Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2017

Victory Lighthouse, Italy

A truly magnificent structure.
At 68 metres, Vittoria dwarfs Slangkop (South Africa's tallest), and the copper version of Giovanni Mayer's Winged Victory statue is just the cherry on top.


The fact that the lighthouse aides navigation on the seas at night comes as no surprise to me. What I do find notable is the fact that it was built to commemorate the Allies' fallen sailors of World War I.

The construction project was completed on 24 May 1927 and the lighthouse is still being used today.

Weekly Quotable: Freedom Day

Seriously. Just be yourself.
No one can be you better than you can.

HEY-Man

We're celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa this week.
On a serious note, that means we're commemorating our first democratic elections held in 1994.

It also means that you can have as much fun as He-Man in this video as long as you don't impede on the Freedom of others.

We ALWAYS Have A Choice

As I first read through Deuteronomy, it seemed a neverending list of laws.
In reality, God was using Moses to show the Israelites how every choice they'd make would have a consequence.

Krista Williams' teaching on Deuteronomy 27, Life Is Not A Coin Toss, brought this home for me. I realised that these lists of blessings and curses weren't just strict ultimatums. They were guiding God's people by showing them the consequences of each choice before them: Follow God's Word, or turn away from Him and go your own way, alone.

You see, we always have a choice. In any and every situation, we have the freedom to make our own decisions on how to proceed. This freedom is a luxury gifted by God. Use it wisely.

La La La La Land

Enya's lyrics are as hard to hear as any metal I've ever listened to.
Although, I must admit that I've always been mishearing lyrics. For years I was convinced that Def Leppard was singing a song about Lesbian Rock (whatever the hell that may be?!).

As an example, let's have a look at Orinoco Flow - the first Enya song I ever heard:

St Catherine's Lighthouse, England

The Cow and the Calf.
As I ventured into the land of lighthouses, I quickly learned that lighthouses all have different looks. Some are tall, some are short, some are bright, some are stocky, some aren't even round.

While some details were added as a result of the architectural trends during the years they were built, their sizes and locations all come down to visibility, which is also the reason why the tower of St Catherine's lighthouse is shorter than when it was originally built. In 1875 it was decided to reduce its height by 13 metres because the light at the top was frequently shrouded in mist.

Notice the little tower to the left in the photo above? No. This is not a second lighthouse tower. This is what the locals refer to as the Calf - the location of the fog signal house until they stopped using it in 1987 (it was moved to this second little tower from the cliff's edge after cracks continued to appear). 

Other Noteworthy Dates: From 1323 to 1530, lights were shone…

Soul Control - Chocolate

How apt that the group's name is Soul Control?
When it comes to chocolate, most of us need more than mere self control.

Enjoy today's weird song, and enjoy your chocolate Easter eggs. Just don't munch yourselves into a diabetic coma.