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 30, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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.
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.
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.