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It was such a wonderful morning we booked a helicopter trip over the Remarkables. But by the time we went up there the cloud had come in. Never mind it still was a great experience!
The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago, South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. The range is clearly visible from the nearby town of Queenstown.
High point in the range is Double Cone (2319 metres) with Ben Nevis (2230 metres, named after the Scottish mountain of the same name) further south in the Hector mountains.
The mountains were named The Remarkables by Alexander Garvie in 1857-58, allegedly because they are one of only two mountain ranges in the world which run directly north to south. An alternate explanation for the name given by locals is that early Queenstown settlers, upon seeing the mountain range during sunset one evening, named them the Remarkables to describe the sight.
Our first day in Queenstown on our fourth day of my friends trip around the South Island. Not many more days and they have to return back home to the UK.
Taken from and for More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Remarkables
November 5, 2013 New Zealand.
Queenstown (Māori: Tahuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. The Queenstown-Lakes District has a land area of 8,704.97 km² (3,361.01 sq mi) not counting its inland lakes (Lake Hāwea, Lake Wakatipu, and Lake Wanaka). Its neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill. Queenstown is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. It is popular with young international and New Zealand and Australian travellers alike.
A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, Parapenting, Sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Most activities are safe except for the odd paraglider stuck up a tree.
Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain skifields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
The 100 year old twin screw coal fired steamer TSS Earnslaw traverses Lake Wakatipu.
Queenstown lies close to the centre of a small wine producing region, reputed to be the world’s southernmost. The Two Paddocks vineyard is owned by local actor Sam Neill. Neighbouring, historic Arrowtown features restaurants and bars.
Queenstown is a locations for television and film to be flimed.
Jane Campion’s six-part drama mystery Top of the Lake was shot during 2012 for pay TV release in 2013. The lakes of the Wakatipu appear ominous, and the Southern Alps spectacular. The main location is Moke Lake and scenes were shot on Lower Beach Street and Coronation Drive, and at a supermarket and bottle store on Shotover Street. Top of the Lake’s international cast includes Holly Hunter, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, and Thomas M Wright.
Taken from and for More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown,_New_Zealand
Any one interested in following our trip around the South Island.. here is a map: <a href="http://www.wises.co.nz/l/lewis+pass/#c/-41.801671/172.516537/8/"
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The crew have sent a diary of their trip –
as we arrived in ostend at about 12.30 in the morning, we were already tired an the tents that had been promised had not turned up either, so things were starting to look a little bleak, so we decided to drive for a bit towards Paris and then crash out in a hotel, after driving for two hours, we _(our part of the convoy parked up on a service station having no luck driven roun bruges looking for a hotel( parked up in a service station an got 3 hours sleep in the van…. taste of thing to come, then we hit the road again and drove past Paris to begles in Bordeaux where we arrived at 1.00am Monday morning,
we were put up in a local community centre by the locals who arranged for food and somewhere to sleep , and we were to leave as a whole convoy at 10 am, but one of our vans broke down, the convoy left without us and we stayed on in bagel all day trying to see if we could fix it, and then we decided to get another, and that two vans would go on to catch up with the rest of the convoy, whilst farook bhai and abbey would stay and get a van and then catch us up, I will let them tell u the story of the hospitality and help that the locals gave to us , so the two vans left bagel at 11 pm to drive to Spain to catch up the rest of the convoy,
driving through the night into Spain and then crashing out in a service station in the van again in freezing conditions was not really the exotic idea I had when I left for this convoy, but the reality of the situation was starting to sink in with all of us, and also being split from our group didn’t help us feel any better, but we knew we were on a mission so we soldiered on taken in the landscape and beautiful view of Spain until Cordoba when it got dark, and was sad that we had to carry on driving through the night again to get to tarifa as we were missing out on all the scenery, we managed to catch up with our group, as they were on the side of the motorway, an ambulance had broken down, and after praying and a can of Baxter’s soup we were on the way again, getting split up from our group again and going to tarifa different ways arriving at 3 in the morning
went to sleep in the ferry ports office for two hours in our sleeping bags, before getting our tickets and then going through customs leaving Europe on the ferry arriving in Tangiers at 10 am, and then being sniffer dogged , x-rayed (that’s just the vans!( George Galloway turned up and gave a press conference in front of our van (again( and after waiting for 5 hours we were eventually police escorted to a large country club for dinner on the governments expense, but before that we were given what looked like a heroes welcome by the people on the roads of Tangiers, making the tiredness go away, felt guilty as we were on a mission to take aid to GAZA, large reception at the country club with tagine (first hot meal since leaving home, ) and then we thought sleep was on the agenda, but not the case as we left at 6pm and drove 260 through thick fog arriving at fez at 4am
large hotel was arranged for the whole group and jus being able to have a shower and sleep in the bed was a welcome relief for us all, along with the fact that the other two drivers from Gloucester had caught us up and arrived at the hotel in the afternoon, day spent getting the vans ready, mechanics in, refuelling, changing money and also being able to come in to Fez and having a quick browse through the souks, and also having to put all this down now, so hopefully we will have a daily if not every two days worth of material from other members of the group as well. We will be setting of at 7 am tomorrow to Oujda through the base of the Atlas Mountains……….
After a night of rest and an early morning breakfast at 6.30am we were supposed to be ready and hit the road at 7am but due to typical multinational timing clashing we finally hit the road at ten. There was heavy police presence that also escorted and split us in to manageable groups. The view around fez and the plateaus and of course not to mention the foothills of the Atlas Mountains was breathtaking and would suggest a sight to be visited. every town we passed through, people lined up along the roads waving, cheering and showing the peace sign, showing us their support and appreciation of what we are doing support for the cause. We stopped for salatul Ju’mah in the town of taza, outside the masjid itself. We sat down as the khutbah started like any other ju’mah salat until the imam mentioned the convoy in his bayan and prayed for the people of Gaza. After we came out of the masjid there was a big crowd of people around all the convoy vehicles wishing us well on our journey and some people even gave us dirhams for the people of Gaza we soon departed from there stopping at a town called guercif for a reception organised by a close contact of Viva Palestina in that town who has been working tirelessly to host us. As we were running a day behind he actually made preparations to feed us yesterday and he insisted that we visit him he re-arranged all the food and staff for today, it was no small feat feeding a group of over 250 people with a three course meal and waiters on hand at his own personal residence (which was quite large and surrounded by acres of olive trees). We carried on further to another reception by the mayor of Oujda near t6he border and then managed to get a hotel room for the night at 2am. For a North African country we expected it to be hot, at least warm, but we were all still wearing our coats as it is still very chilly. We left at 7 am and then queued up in the convoy driving three km to the border between Algeria and morocco which the respective governments opened for the first time after 15 years, which shows the extent that they were prepared to go to help us. At the border we spent the whole day, until 9pm waiting for our documents to be processed, which without computers and groups of their customs officers who have never experienced anything of this sort before was to be expected and made us realise how lucky we are in our country to be able to be passing through borders with such ease. We eventually left the border and the numbers of Algerians showing support lined up just outside the borders was tremendous. every town we drove through there were as many people cheering and clapping us through, making us feel welcome and humbled as this was not because of who were, but what we were doing and we did not want the acknowledgement for us, but for the people to feel connected to the people suffering in Gaza., as we had been travelling with very little sleep and in confined spaces of our vehicles, tempers would flare occasionally in the convoy, and even amongst our group we had issues about team involvement skills, as we were being pushed to the limits of our endurance, the need to pull together as a team was never so important. And as members questioned others commitment to the group, a firm reminder of the purpose of this mission was reiterated without mincing words, and people started to pull together as a team.
We travelled on until 1 am and parked in a large car park where we pitched up a 6 man tent that we had practise with whilst waiting at the border. It was cold again and the seven of us as well another fellow traveller snuggled up for the night after warming up a can of soup and sharing a few morsels amongst the group. toilet facilities were there inn the bushes, just keeping an eye out for snakes and scorpions quickly got ready to hit the road again, not knowing when we will stop or for how long, so we made our coffees on the vans and hit the road in a convoy, covering over 650 km passing maghnia, oran, mostagennem, alger – the capital ) and then stopping at tibaz .This was one the hardest drives we had, driving until 4 am Monday morning, every time we went through a town, we had to slow due to the crowds of people in each town, we would occasionally get drinks and food given to us by passer bys and they would also descend up the vans with their marker pens to leave their messages for the Gaza people on the vans, they would also ask us in their broken English/French and us in our broken French/Arabic to convey their salaams to the people of Gaza and that the Gaza people were in their duaas.
The Algerian govt had also sorted out free petrol for the convoy; they must have rivers of the stuff flowing round here….! locals have helped convoy members whose vans have broken down to get them up and running again, the governor of tibiza, where we eventually stopped for the night, personally came and took us on a tour of a roman amphitheatre on the coast of the Mediterranean, where the Romans would watch duels and fights similar to that of Crowe in gladiator, except that this was one of the real locations. The ruins looked beautiful against the backdrop of the sea and I took this opportunity to start writing this second section of our log which we will pass on to you once we can find an internet connection (lucky enough to find toilets, let alone wifi!) I have also asked others to write up something to post out to you, but as this was one of the first days that we got to spend chilling, that was what we did. we stopped at a hotel on top of a hill in tibiza, where we managed to get sleep after fajr and then had dinner, where George Galloway joined us and gave a little talk, taking charge of the ship so to speak, setting out ground rules such as no more than 350 km in a day and a stops on the road after every three hours, along with emphasis on working together as a whole group and looking after one another, as there were concerns after the amount of driving that has been done, and the lack of communications between the some of the group organisers and the rest of the group, along with certain factions of the convoy who do not like to take orders from others and want to do their own thing, George gave any one who wanted to do their own thing that they could leave the convoy and go their own way at their own speed, but promised that they wouldn’t get far as it was a result of his influence with certain sympathetic people to our cause that we were getting this help through these countries. the way he speaks leaves one to think that he is a Muslim and stressed on Islamic ideals about unity and fearing god, which was then further emphasised by sheik zahid (don’t know where he is from yet), who also talked about the need for unity amongst us a there were many out there who would like to see this mission fail and for us to be derided, also the fact that there are non Muslims on this group – a small minority who are very good in their akhlaq that I feel embarrassed by our behaviour (one of the convoy group
slapped a waiter in the face in a previous hotel, and people complained about food being bland etc when they are giving us their best hospitality for free…. it make you wonder why the state of the ummah is in such a plight when we are not bothered about our neighbour / fellow traveller on a journey, using the benchmark of what we are used to at home and expect it to be the same here at somebody else expense. the hotel we were put up in last night (night? sorry this morning and tonight) is very nice an has a excellent view, but somebody even complained to George about the hotel and said that Algeria is a rich country, is this all they could do to put us up!! George again reiterated that we have our sleeping bags and that we were expecting to rough it out for the journey not has hotels, but when there is an opportunity we will take it and be grateful. so I’m off to the town again to find a cyber cafe so that I can post this out, hoping that all the folks back home are good and grateful for the help given to us by the local community to enable us from Gloucester to take part in this once in a lifetime experience. I hope that by the next time we get to cyber cafe we will have uploads from other members of the group who will share their experience as well, and hope you get some photos with this message… salaams
after a nights rest at the hotel in tibiza we left as a whole convoy and stooped at the first petrol station that was along the motorway where it took two hours to fill up all the vehicles, we had to pay this time, but at 13p a litre of diesel and 22p a litre of unleaded, nobody was complaining, we then drove 300 miles ( so much for Georges cap at 350 km!) going through setif and stopping just outside the city of constantine ( I think its where the roman emperor made Christianity the official religion) and with salaat stops and changing drivers every couple few hours, we found it an easier drive, stopping for the night at a car factory by 9pm, parking our vehicles in their car park and then being escorted by coach to a local mosque where we stayed the night. The local Red Crescent came and handed out bags of food to every one and we also had our photos taken with some of the military, holding their big guns. there has been a lot of military and police presence in Algeria along the road, at junctions and in each town as well as those at the front and back of the convoy, not sure why this is the case, but they are all heavily armed and you also get the odd tank by the side of the road and sniper towers dotted along the motorway. Even though they were many in number and armed, they were the friendliest so far, waving at us as well and striking up conversation when we would stop. If for any reason a vehicle stops behind at one of the stops, you get your own police escort until you catch up with the main convoy again. Again the view as we drove through the country was amazing, panoramic views, flat plateaus and mountains with sno3w caps, roads cut through the side of cliffs, a tunnel carved out of a large cliff as well, the road right on the edge of many hills with a drop of several hundreds of feet, you wouldn’t want to go off the edge, the roads are starting to get worse, two lane motorways with no road markings and the last leg of today’s journey was difficult as it was raining as well and you just couldn’t see the road ahead of you except by the tail lights of the vehicle in front as all the Algerians seem to drive with their full beam on.
in the morning we woke at the mosque for fajr and it was like being in jamaat, every body in our sleeping bags and a talk after fajr by imam zahir from Aston, stressing on our intention for this journey, that it should be for the pleasure of Allah swt and nothing else, and the way we conduct ourselves with others, as the prophet Mohammed pbuh was of a kind nature and was not harsh in his words and actions, and that we should follow in his footsteps, not only in actions but in behaviour as well. A point was also made as to the different schools of thought within Islam and our convoy, and he stressed that even the companions of the prophet pbuh had difference of opinions yet they still lived together and got along with each other despite their differences, which is what we were starting to do as well.
just to mention the diversity of the group of people and vehicles on this convoy, we have people of all denominations, Muslims of all different schools of thought, some with their own schools of thought, some with no thought, Christians, atheists, socialists, hippies, politicians, journalists, documentary makers and even a couple of spies so it has been rumoured! getting all these to get along with obvious differences is a pretty hard task, but with the objective at the end to get the convoy to Gaza, it is surprising how every body is starting to pull toget6her, realising that everybody is in the same boat, and gets tired to the point of falling asleep at the wheel due to the pressure of the amount of driving we have been put through. We have vans of different sizes, a fire engine, ambulances, a boat, caravans, mobile mechanics and then some.
We hit the road towards the Tunisian border at tebessa instead of the route that was planned through annaba, thereby cutting a couple of hundred km, as well as the fact that we are now three days behind. we stopped for lunch about 30 km away from the border and then went on to the Tunisian border, where within an hour we were through with our vehicle and passports stamped yet again.
its now nearly maghrib time now and we are just waiting to regroup on this side of the Tunisian border, wondering where we are going to tonight, it starts to get easier as we have slept in the van in freeing conditions, with 2 – 3 hours sleep, so now anywhere we stop and get 5 -6 hours sleep, whether it will be in a tent, car park, warehouse all seem like a luxury. food wise, we get French bread sticks quite often and we have some tinned food as well, when a meal is not available, as we stop at places where there are no shops around (im yet to find an internet cafe to send the last two instalments over), heating water over a stove in the mornings to make our coffee before we hit the road, and also having the luxury of a travel kettle in the vehicles as well as a supply of earl grey…..
the Gloucester seven have gone from strength to strength now, overcoming our initial difficulties, as I have mentioned earlier, team work is of paramount importance and now that every one is pulling in the same direction it is all going very well, having a laugh and a joke when we are together and out of our vehicles, Ishmael is our "pretty boy" front man for the camera and getting friendly with Yvonne Ridley of press TV, ibrahim leads most of our prayers when we manage to get a jamaat together (we usually have to read in twos by our vehicles when we are on the road), (salaat time, prayer break by the side of the road and 5 star toilet facilities in the bushes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
bloody freezing out there, 1200 m above sea level at tebessa border, and now we are heading for a place called gafsa, hopefully cutting out the north eastern part of the Tunisian country, the downside being that there was reception planned at the northern border by both countries which we diverted away from, there were ministers, press and food all sorted out for us which we will have to do without….
like I said, its bitterly cold out here for the past few days, the only bit of heat we got was in morocco on the first and second day there, the sun shines and we are starting to get our tans but we are all wishing we brought more of our normal winter clothes along rather than expecting a heat wave!!!
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BARBRA STREISAND – On A Clear Day
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Wish I had a high resolution version of this picture… I’ve had it for years… I think all the pictures from this session (taken by legendary Sir Cecil Beaton) is just stunning! I love the way she did her make-up in this period!!! Mesmerizing eyes! And I love this movie too – She had that English accent from the "Regency: period down!!! ^^;
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BARBRA STREISAND – Funny Lady (1975) – Wallpaper
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I made this a long time ago (August 2008) and just re-discovered it… ^^; Such a nice surprise! 🙂
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"The Concert – 1994" forum signature/tag – made 4 years ago…
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Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then the Arizona Territory. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 1,569.
In the summer of 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin was working the hills east of the San Pedro River in the southeast portion of the Arizona Territory, when he came across a vein of very rich silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats. When Schieffelin filed his mining claim he named it "The Tombstone", after a warning given him by a passing soldier. While telling the soldier about his rock collecting experiences, the soldier told him that the only rock he was likely to collect among the waterless hills and warring Apaches of the area would be his own tombstone.
The town of Tombstone was founded in 1879, taking its name from the mining claim, and soon became a boomtown. Fueled by mineral wealth, Tombstone was a city of 1000 by the beginning of 1881, and within another year Tombstone had become the seat of a new county (Cochise County) with a population between 5,000 and 15,000, and services including refrigeration (with ice cream and later even ice skating), running water, telegraph and limited telephone service. Capitalists and businessmen moved in from the eastern U.S. Mining was carried out by immigrants from Europe, chiefly Ireland and Germany. An extensive service industry (laundry, construction, restaurants, hotels, etc.) was provided by Chinese and other immigrants.
Without railroad access the increasingly sophisticated Tombstone was relatively isolated, deep in a Federal territory that was largely unpopulated desert and wilderness. Tombstone and its surrounding countryside also became known as one of the deadliest regions in the West. Uncivilized southern gangs from the surrounding countryside, known as "cow-boys", were at odds with the northern capitalists and immigrant miners who ran the city and mines. On October 26, 1881 this situation famously exploded in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, leading to a continued family and political feud that resulted in multiple deaths.
On December 25, 1881 the Bird Cage Theater opened, and in 1882 the New York Times reported that "the Bird Cage Theatre is the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast."
After the mid-1880s, when the silver mines had been tapped out, the main pump failed, causing many mines to be flooded with deep groundwater, and Tombstone declined rapidly. The U.S. census found it had fewer than 1900 residents in 1890, and fewer than 700 residents in 1900.
The 1900 census was a minimum, however, and Tombstone was saved from becoming a ghost town after the decline of silver mining, partly by its status as the Cochise County seat. Even the county seat was later moved by popular vote to nearby Bisbee in 1929. However, the classic Cochise County Courthouse and adjacent gallows yard in Tombstone is preserved as a museum.
Tombstone is home to perhaps the most famous graveyard of the Old West, Boot Hill. Buried at the site are various victims of violence and disease in Tombstone’s early years, including those from the O.K. Corral. Boot Hill (also known as the old city cemetery) was also the destination for bad-men and those lynched or legally hanged in Tombstone. Admission to this historic site is free and donations are accepted.
The lot in which the historic gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurred in 1881 is also preserved, but this has been walled off, and admission is charged. However, since much of this streetfight occurred in Tombstone’s Fremont Street (modern Highway 80), much of this site is also viewable without admission charge.
Booker T Washington
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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 15, 1915) was an African American political leader, educator and author. He was one of the dominant figures in African American history from 1890 to 1915.
He was born into slavery at the community of Hale’s Ford in Franklin County, Virginia. As a young man he made his way east from West Virginia to obtain schooling at Hampton in eastern Virginia at a school established to train teachers. In his later years, Dr. Washington became a leading educator and was a prominent and popular spokesperson for African American citizens of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. Although labeled by some activists as an "accommodator", his work cooperating with white people and enlisting the support of wealthy philanthropists helped raise funds to establish and operate dozens of small community schools and institutions of higher education for the betterment of black persons throughout the south.
Within the context of the times he did much to improve the friendship and working relationship between the races.
I will let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him.
During Reconstruction, after he was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, Washington worked with his mother Jane as a salt-packer in a West Virginia facility, and, when he could, attended school. At 16, Washington worked odd jobs to make his way across Virginia to reach Elizabeth City County near Hampton Roads where he enrolled at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University), in Hampton, Virginia. It was a school founded for the purpose of training black teachers and had been funded by individuals such as William Jackson Palmer, a Quaker, among others. From 1878 to 1879 he attended Wayland Seminary in Washington, D.C.
In 1881 Booker T. Washington founded and became the first principal of the Normal School in Tuskegee, Alabama. It later developed into the Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee University. Still an important center for African-American learning, the Institute was created to embody and enable the goals of self-reliance. He wed Olivia A. Davidson, his second wife, in 1885. She was a Hampton graduate and the assistant principal of Tuskegee. They had two sons, Booker T. Washington Jr. and Ernest Davidson Washington before she died in 1889. His third marriage took place in 1893 to Margaret James Murray who died in 1925.
Active in politics, Booker T. Washington was routinely consulted by Congressmen and Presidents about the appointment of African Americans to political positions. He worked and socialized with many white politicians and notables. He argued that self-reliance was the key to improved conditions for African Americans in the United States and that they could not expect too much having only just been granted emancipation.
His 1895 "Separate as the fingers" speech given at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia sparked a controversy wherein he was cast as an accommodationist among those who heeded Frederick Douglass’ call to "Agitate, Agitate, Agitate" for social change. A public debate soon began between those such as Washington, who valued the so-called "industrial" education and those who, like W. E. B. DuBois, supported the idea of a "classical" education among African Americans. Both sides sought to define the best means to improve the conditions of the post-antebellum African American community. Washington’s advice to African Americans to "compromise" and accept segregation, incensed other activists of the time, such as DuBois, who labeled him "The Great Accommodator". It should be noted, however, that despite not condemning Jim Crow laws and the inhumanity of lynching publicly, Washington privately contributed funds for legal challenges against segregation and disfranchisement (see Giles v. Harris (1903)). Although early in DuBois’ career the two were friends and respected each other considerably, their political views diverged to the extent that after Washington’s death, DuBois stated "In stern justice, we must lay on the soul of this man a heavy responsibility for the consummation of Negro disfranchisement, the decline of the Negro college and public school, and the firmer establishment of color caste in this land."
Henry H. Rogers 1840-1909Around 1894, Dr. Washington developed a friendship with millionaire industrialist and financier Henry Huttleston Rogers. The latter had attended one of his speeches in New York City, and had been surprised that no one had "passed the hat" afterwards. Rogers had risen from a working-class family in a small town to become a partner of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust. With additional interests in natural gas, copper, mining, and railroads, Rogers was one of the wealthiest men in the world.
Despite his great wealth, and widespread reputation for tough business dealings, Rogers was apparently both a modest and generous man. Dr. Washington became a frequent visitor to Rogers’ office, to his family’s 85-room mansion in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and was an honored guest aboard Rogers’ yacht Kanawha. Their friendship extended over a period of 15 years, during which time Rogers quietly financially supported and encouraged Washington in his work.
Handbill from 1909 Tour of southern Virginia and West VirginiaAmong many other enterprises, Rogers was the builder of the Virginian Railway, completed in 1909. Although Rogers had died suddenly a few weeks earlier, Dr. Washington went on a previously arranged speaking tour in June, 1909 along the route of the new railroad which was built to transport bituminous coal from the mountains of West Virginia to port at Sewell’s Point on Hampton Roads.
Dr. Washington rode in Rogers’ personal rail car, "Dixie", making speeches at many locations over a 7-day period. He told his audiences that his recently departed friend, Henry Rogers, who was held in their esteem for having financed the railroad from his personal fortune, had urged him to make the trip and see what could be done to improve relations between the races and economic conditions for African Americans along the route of the new railway, which touched many previously isolated communities in the southern portions of Virginia and West Virginia.
Some of the places where Dr. Washington spoke on the tour were (in order of the tour stops), Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lawrenceville, Kenbridge, Victoria, Charlotte Courthouse, Roanoke, Salem, and Christiansburg in Virginia, and Princeton, Mullens, Page and Deepwater in West Virginia. One of his trip companions reported that they had received a strong and favorable welcome from both white and African American citizens all along the tour route.
It was only after the multi-millionaire’s death that Dr. Washington said he felt compelled to reveal publicly some of the extent of Henry Rogers’ contributions for his causes. The funds, he said, were at that very time, paying for the operation of at least 65 small country schools for the education and betterment of African Americans in Virginia and other portions of the South, all unknown to the recipients. Known only to a few trustees, Rogers had also generously provided support to institutions of higher education.
Dr. Washington later wrote that Henry Rogers had encouraged projects with at least partial matching funds, as that way, two ends were accomplished:
1. The gifts would help fund even greater work.
2. Recipients would have a stake in knowing that they were helping themselves through their own hard work and sacrifice.
In an effort to inspire the "commercial, agricultural, educational, and industrial advancement" of African Americans, Booker T. Washington founded the National Negro Business League (NNBL) in 1900.
Booker T. Washington’s coffin was being carried to grave site when his autobiography, Up From Slavery, was published in 1901, it became a bestseller and was one of the major influences to Marcus Garvey in the founding of the UNIA in Jamaica. He was also the first African-American ever invited to the White House as the guest of a President – which led to a scandal for the inviting President, Theodore Roosevelt.
"Think about it: We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands… Notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, we are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe." – from Up From Slavery
Washington finally collapsed in Tuskegee, Alabama due to a lifetime of overwork and died soon after in a hospital, on November 14, 1915.
For his contributions to American society, Dr. Washington was granted honorary degrees from Harvard University in 1896 and Dartmouth College. On April 5, 1956, the house where he was born in Hardy, Virginia was designated a United States National Monument. Additionally, the first coin to feature an African-American was the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar that was minted by the United States Mint from 1946 to 1951. On April 7, 1940, Dr. Washington became the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. Numerous schools across the country are named for him, including the Dallas Independent School District’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama where the choir there is outstanding.
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Title: Popular electricity magazine in plain English
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Popular Electricity Pub. Co.
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King Alphonso in His Racing Car 978 POPULAR ELECTRICITY and the WORLDS ADVANCE the joy rider apologized, the king insistedupon having them take him to the station.Here the king ordered that the men whohad stopped him be raised in rank andpresented each with a box of cigars. The accompanying picture shows theking at the wheel of his racing machine. LIVING WITH A BROKEN NECK A man who cannot laugh or sneezewithout endangering his life, because hisneck is broken, has been awarded a ver-dict of ,000 by a Supreme Courtjury in New York. The winner of the verdict is Fred C.Neun. He fell from the tenth floor of He Cannot Laugh or ^Sneeze without Endan- jgering His Life
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the Hudson Terminal Building duringits erection, and since that time a steelrod and a steel head brace have sup-ported his broken neck. The 140 footplunge down an elevator shaft fracturedthe second cervical vertebra, but left thespinal cord intact. A sudden jar at any time may snap thespinal cord and cause death. Neunlives with his wife and three children, buthe is helpless. He has to be bathed,dressed and shaved by a physician, sodelicate must be the care with which heis handled. He testified in court thathis clothes are changed not more thanonce a month, and then by his doctor.This process necessitates being pulledup off the floor by a special harness. AURORAL EARTH CURRENTS To the Editor of Popular Electricity and the Worlds Advance: I have read with much interest thearticle on the Aurora Borealis, by Mr.Warren H. Miller, in your issue for Octo-ber. It carried me back in memory manyyears to an interesting experience I hadin the later 60s or the early 70s at Lynch-burg, Va., which I
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Tomb of Saadi is set in a beautiful garden in Shiraz. The monument you can see today has been built in 1952. Originally, there was a very simple tomb. Saadi traveled widely in Syria and Iraq and he was imprisoned by the Crusaders there. He returned to Shiraz after that and worked on his collections, the Boostan (the orchard) and the Golestan (the rose garden).
These are verses and prose written with ethical values to promote in mind. The poet passed away at the age of 101 in the year 1290. He had lost his father when he was young but his uncle helped him to complete his studies. He was trained in traditional Islam in the Nezamiyeh college in Baghdad.
While traveling in Iran, you will learn that Saadi wandered in the countries of Syria, Anatolia, Iraq and Egypt after the Mongols attacked Iran. He is also believed to have visited Central Asia and India. He interacted with the survivors of the Mongol attacks who included the merchants, preachers, farmers, thieves, wayfarers and Sufi mendicants. He preached for about 20 years like this while giving advice to the people. He traveled, learned more and gave better sermons and thus became a better poet.
Bostan and Golestan
Tomb of Saadi was built many years after his death. He returned to Shiraz from his travels abroad toward the end of his life. The city was then under Atabak Abubakr Sa’d ibn Zangy in 1231 – 1260. He was greatly honored by the ruler and was listed as one of the great poets of the province.
Some of his best panegyrics were composed then, singing praises of the ruler. These lines can be read at the beginning of his Boostan. This work is in verse describing stories relating to the standard virtues which every Muslim must have. Golestan is written in prose and has personal stories. It also has many short poems which consist of advice, aphorisms and humor.
Besides these two main collections, Saadi is also famous for being an innovative lyricist and panegyrist, who has written many odes dedicated to human experience. Saadi is well-known for being a poet using a very direct language somewhat refraining from figurative language.
What makes him very important figure in the history Iranian poetry is the beautiful use of Persian language and eloquent speech he has used in his works. His farsicizing methods in using borrowed Arabic words made this foreign language and its word more pleasant to the speakers of the Persian language.
While traveling in Iran, you can find his lyrics in Ghazaliyat and his odes in Qasa’id. You can also visit Tomb of Saadi and enjoy the architecture of the place.
Destination Iran invites everyone to travel to Iran and explore Iran tourist attractions. To learn more about this fascinating country, visit our blog at http://www.destinationiran.com/articles.
Our Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Trailer marks the culmination of the Year of Tomb Raider, as well as Rise of the Tomb Raider’s arrival on PlayStation®4. With over 50 hours of gameplay, this is the definitive version of the award-winning action-adventure.
Nominated for over 85 “Best Of” awards, Rise of the Tomb Raider features Lara Croft becoming more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia. The 20 Year Celebration edition includes the new “Blood Ties” single player story chapter, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat, new Co-op Endurance gameplay, PS VR support for PlayStation®4 , “Extreme Survivor” difficulty for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, 5 classic Lara skins and all previously released Downloadable Content. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is coming to PlayStation 4 on October 11, 2016.
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Some cool Eddie Murphy images:
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this is probably as close as you ever wanted to get to Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy in Athens
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Our tour guide spotted him as we were coming down from the Acropolis.
Trading Places (1983)
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Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in one of the greatest movies from the 1980s. (Trading Places)
A few nice bernard turner images I found:
Mille Miglia 2014
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Jaguar Heritage Racing is tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15-18 May with a line-up of top-name drivers, which covers over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.
Mille Miglia 2014
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Jaguar Heritage Racing is tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15-18 May with a line-up of top-name drivers, which covers over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST.
Composers: Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikołaj Stroiński, Percival
0:00 – The Trail
2:51 – Geralt of Rivia
5:15 – Eredin, King of the Hunt
7:45 – Wake Up, Ciri
9:21 – Aen Seidhe
11:59 – Commanding the Fury
14:09 – Emhyr var Emreis
16:41 – Spikeroog
19:49 – King Bran’s Final Voyage
22:03 – Silver for Monsters…
24:25 – Whispers of Oxenfurt
27:02 – The Nightingale
28:43 – City of Intrigues
30:52 – The Hunter’s Path
33:46 – Widow-maker
35:58 – Kaer Morhen
38:35 – Eyes of the Wolf
40:41 – Witch Hunters
43:24 – …Steel for Humans (Lazare)
44:53 – Fate Calls
46:53 – The Vagabond
49:43 – Cloak and Dagger
52:31 – Forged in Fire
54:37 – Yes, I Do…
56:13 – Welcome, Imlerith
59:00 – Drink Up, There’s More!
1:00:38 – After the Storm
1:02:11 – Blood on the Cobblestones
1:04:16 – Farewell, Old Friend
1:07:10 – The Song of the Sword-Dancer
1:09:25 – The Hunt is Coming
1:11:32 – The Fields of Ard Skellig
1:14:44 – Ladies of the Woods
1:16:37 – Merchants of Novigrad
1:19:48 – Hunt or Be Hunted
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