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Cluny Abbey – Christianity from a different era

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Cluny Abbey

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Inside the Abbey Museum

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The Granary is now the Abbey museum

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Still Another … Year Ago Today

A number of people, in passing, have told me that they enjoyed the photos from last year’s trip. The following were taken exactly a year ago in Edam , yes the cheese place! For a cheese freak like me, this is as good as it gets.

Cheese AND Wine and a very friendly shopkeeper inside

Cheese AND Wine and a very friendly shopkeeper inside

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Edam

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Another – Year Ago Today

A year go today we were in Stockholm and came across the incredible story of the Vasa.

The original post: The Vasa

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The Vasa and a suspicious looking tourist

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A Model of the Vasa

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The Vasa from another angle

 

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Public Art – Continued

Here are some more examples of public art:

The History of Campbell Town carved in an old Cypress tree

The History of Campbell Town carved in an old Cypress tree

Alexander Beetle mural in Burnie Tasmania

Alexander Beetle mural in Burnie Tasmania

Paper Mache people at The Makers' Workshop Burnie Tasmania

Paper Mache people at The Makers’ Workshop Burnie Tasmania

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Public Art

My wife and I like looking for public art as we travel. Sometimes it makes sense and other times … it doesn’t. These do.

Penny Farthing Rider - Evandale Tasmania

Penny Farthing Rider – Evandale Tasmania

Penny Farthing Rider - Evandale Tasmania

Spinner – Oatlands Tasmania

Pageant in Time - The people and Occupations in Burnie Tasmania

Pageant in Time – The People and Occupations in Burnie Tasmania

 

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A Photo for Saturday

Porthleven Cornwall, 2006

Porthleven Cornwall, 2006

One of my favourite places is Cornwall. This moody photo was taken in the summer of 2006. Fortunately not everydaywas  like this!

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School Photos

Grade 2 Ocean Grove Primary School 1958

Grade 2 Ocean Grove Primary School 1958

Do you remember everyone in your school photos? I don’t. There was a time, of course, when I knew everyone but now after 50 plus years the names and memories have faded. Not all. Some people I remember because they were friends or, maybe, enemies. There are others that I can recall because they are associated with a particular event. I remember Detlev because his mum always dressed him lederhosen as it was “long wearing” but poor Detlev had to put up with a lot of teasing which nowadays would be called bullying. And I remember Robert Robertson because his name wasn’t very imaginative and he was also the first to break loose from school, to become a postman. There was “Chooky” who had an  unusually shaped head but was a great footballer and we had the same birth date.

Similarly, I can’t remember all my teachers’ names apart from those that I liked a lot or loathed. Mrs. Fisher was ahead of her time. Her classes were interesting and varied and she always had something in her “dilly bag” to show us. Mr. Austin in contrast was stern and humourless and his music lessons consisted of humming in tune with a tuning fork. I remember getting “six of the best” on numerous occasions. I am not saying I didn’t deserve them but it didn’t help me like him either.

My school photos also come from a time when life was in black, white and shades of grey. Colour hadn’t arrived yet. I wonder if that affects our memories? Do colour school photos make the time seem more pleasant? We were regimented into lines in the photos just as we were lined up and marched into school to the sound of a scratchy old record over the PA system playing “Colonel Bogey”.

But one can’t help wondering as one looks at the 43  students in the Grade Two photo what lives the other 42 have lived and how many have passed on. What has happened to Ron, Peter, Sue, Vera and Olga and have Detlev’s lederhosen finally worn out? Have some of the others been better at keeping in contact than I?

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The Origin of Prophecy

Flinders text

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A Photo on Sunday

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Grover and Will at Guell Park Barcelona

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Faith

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Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

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