Friday, May 11, 2018

Rolls Royce Cullinan



ROLLS ROYCE CULLINAN


“At this point in the history of automotive design, SUVs have become homogenous and ubiquitous,” Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce’s director of design, told reporters. “The label SUV is now applied to anything with a two-box silhouette and the least suggestion of going off tarmac. [So] we envisioned an authentic, three-box, all-terrain, high-bodied car with a convention-challenging design and absolute capability that would satisfy the adventurous urges of our clients.”   Link































Monday, April 30, 2018

Snowball Viburnum


I planted a row of Hornbeams and transplanted the Viburnum to to screen the house recently built next door. The Viburnum (just behind the far birdbath) will eventually fill the 'hole' in the landscape.












Monday, April 23, 2018

Caroline Jaine: Baghdad: Barriers & The Secret Message




Drawings from Baghdad, 2013, by Caroline Jaine




















Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kenyan Bahá'í House of Worship Design Unveiled



The design for the Bahá'í House of Worship in Matunda Soy, Kenya, was recently unveiled.   Baha'i Houses of Worship are designed to architecturally reflect the local culture and are gathering places for prayer and meditation . All Houses of Worship are required to have nine entrances. There are no rituals or sermons (the Baha'i Faith has no clergy); all music is a capella; and every House of Worship is open to people of all faiths.



An illustrative rendering of the House of Worship, inspired by the huts traditional to Matunda Soy.








The Temple capacity will be about 250 people.








Architect Neda Samimi speaks with a reporter about the Temple design.





The joyful celebration  brought together more than 1,000 people of all ages.










The celebration was infused with song and dance.






Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Birds in the Backyard



These birds have visited my backyard recently.







































(Internet images)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

5 Fingers






James Mason assumes the role of Diello, the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara who sold British secrets to the Germans during WWII.  The movie is based on actual events.


The approach.




Making his pitch to Moyzisch, the German Attaché.


Moyzisch securing payment.



Contemplating the combination of the safe.




Diello:  I said to myself:  If I was an ambitious Attaché to the German government, what would be the combination of my safe?

Moyzisch: How dare you!

Diello:  1-30-33, the year Hitler came to power.  I imagine it would open half the safes in Germany, and Hitler's birth date the other half.  What an unimaginative lot you are.




Diello confirms the betrayal.



Movie Quotes:

Diello:  As for my name....
Moyzisch:  You have been assigned the name 'Cicero'.
Diello: Cicero:  A man of nobility, eloquence, and dissatisfaction. I like that name.
...

Diello (to Moyzisch) :  ... and please don't have me followed. You Germans have no talent for it. You keep wanting to get ahead of the people you follow.








Sunday, April 8, 2018

FIRST LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHAI'S OF PUSAN, KOREA 1960





FIRST LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHAI'S OF PUSAN, KOREA 1960