Thursday, 23 July 2020

Syria and Facebook

Do not miss on  Facebook both  -

[a] *Raqqa Pictures*  and

[b]  *Abood Without Barriers*.

From Raqqa-born Syrian photographer ABOOD HAMAM, now 45, who has survived the terror of both the vicious and Kremlin-armed Assad Regime and  the cruel terror of  ISIL Jihadist gangs.

He very  movingly and memorably captures both  the haunting beauty and the unimaginable horror of  his native land.

He was also featured from 11 AM to 11.30 AM today on   BBC Radio 4  in their *Crossing Continents* series with Tim Whewell .

Feel [ rightly ] very disturbed by the CVD-19 nightmare which now faces us  -   across the Globe  -  as I certainly do ? 

Just look at Raqqa for a  while and see how much worse we could be.  Humans  have faced  - and also survived   - a  lot worse, and we will  also survive this time as well

And just as  both Sarajevo and in 1945 Berlin rose from the ruis,   so will Raqqa  - eventually

And rebuild not only stones but a decent society and culture.

But they will be able to do so in part thanks  to the inspiring  witness of people like Abood Hamam.   

Friday, 10 July 2020

Bette Midler - From A Distance (Official Music Video)

Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings (Official Music Video)

STARSHIP----NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW (Subtítulos En Español) 1986 Ro...

Cher - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Do You Believe? Tour)

Cher - Believe [Official Music Video]

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive [Official Video] 1978 [Audio iTunes Plus ...

Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time (Official Video)

Tina Turner - Simply The Best 1989

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Aid 1985)

Queen - We Are The Champions (Official Video)

Queen - We Are The Champions (Official Video)

Queen - We Will Rock You (Official Video)

Queen - I Want To Break Free (Official Video)

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video)

Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Official Music Video)

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (Official Video)

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (1943)

Vera Lynn The White cliffs of Dover

'We'll meet again': Vera Lynn's anthem of hope through the ages

Dame Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (White Cliffs of Dover Projection)

Castle Oliver Restoration.

Co Limerick Cromwellian Planter ancestors of Elizabeth Oliver aka Mrs Gibert aka dancer *Lola Montez*, 1847-48 Mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Castle Oliver - The Big House

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Torpedo attack rocked Ireland and the world

Torpedo attack rocked Ireland and the world: When the Lusitania first went into service in September 1907 it was the biggest ocean liner ever built.

U-boat captain's role in the 1916 rising

U-boat captain's role in the 1916 rising: The commander of the German U-20 submarine who ordered the devastatingtorpedo to be fired at the Lusitania and the officer who launched the strike have sidebar links to another dramatic event in Irish history — the 1916 Rising.

CIN009 Metropole

CIN009 Metropole