Category Archives: HISTORICAL

MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, PALL MALL, LONDON

Today, April 12, is the Duke of Edinburgh’s  President’s Council Forum to be held at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London. Marlborough House is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. It has been occupied over … Continue reading

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LONDON TERROR ATTACK

Sad news out of London this morning as a terrorist attack has been carried out on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster.  Oddly enough I woke up last night and read a couple of chapters of Ben Judah’s raw, … Continue reading

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HMCS ATHABASKAN FAREWELL

From a recent report in the National Post. I spent a couple of winters in the Davie Shipyard as a civilian Combat Systems Engineer putting Athabaskan and her sister ship Algonquin together  down in dim, cold grimy spaces below decks … Continue reading

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CHURCHES OF EL BIERZO AND GALICIA

 Faith moves mountains and Spain has been a devoutly Catholic country for centuries. This could have been on the minds of the of the first pilgrims on their way to Santiago, a religious act,  which would end with their being … Continue reading

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JOHN GLENN

“February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver…. Bad news upon the doorstep, I couldn’t take one more step”. Long before I became a teenager, I was a foot soldier in Roy Thompson’s press empire (later Lord Thompson of … Continue reading

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PEARL HARBOR ANNIVERSARY

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. One of the signal events of World War II if not the last century. The following images were taken several years ago and are a token tribute to my cousin, … Continue reading

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TRIBUTE TO GAUDI

No trip to Barcelona is complete without visiting the architectural legacy of the city’s most famous genius, Antoni Gaudi (1852 – 1926). Gaudí’s work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. Gaudí considered every detail of … Continue reading

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LONDON MISCELLANY

 Some odd shots from my recent London visit. LONDON EYE THE “CITY” AT NIGHT  SHIT HOUSE TO PENTHOUSE Frenetic construction activity near the Olympic Park as builders try to cope with housing demand. SOUP KITCHEN FOR THE JEWISH POOR, BRUNE … Continue reading

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HMS BELFAST

 Remembrance Day, 2016. POOL OF LONDON The indomitable HMS BELFAST rides at anchor in the Pool of London with Tower Bridge in the background.  The Belfast has been a must see tourist attraction for several decades now. HMS BELFAST The … Continue reading

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LONDON BRIDGES

 A recent visit to London allowed the opportunity to explore a few of London’s bridges. MILLENIUM BRIDGE WITH ST. PAUL’S IN BACKGROUND   MILLENIUM BRIDGE  MILLENIUM BRIDGE AT LOW TIDE WITH GLOBE THEATRE IN BACKGROUND LONDON BRIDGE ALCOVE, VICTORIA PARK … Continue reading

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