Month: May 2017

Kinkaku-ji…

  … or, as it’s more commonly known on this side of the planet, the Golden Pavilion… Quite possibly the most famous building in Japan, and certainly in Kyoto, this dates back some ten or eleven years. The picture, I mean… The pavilion itself dates from the end of the 14th century. Although the original burned down in the 1950’s… So this would be Kinkaku-ji 2.0… I was in Japan for work, and had a period of time where I was not required to be present. So I went walk-about… I spent the better part of almost two weeks in Kyoto and the surrounding areas, photographing my dang fool head off.   One of the happier times of my entire life…       Advertisements

Happy Birthday…

Today is the day on which we remember the birth of one of the more prolific writers the English language has ever managed to produce… G(ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born on this day in 1874, and died in 1936. So if any of the following quotes seem somewhat old-fashioned, or indeed even prophetic, keep the fact of when he was writing in the forefront, if you please…   “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

Egg-cellent…

  Of course, the proposed budget still wants the money to build one… You’d think they’d want to distract attention away from the builders of the last rather notorious wall… not focus a spotlight on it, with all the obvious parallels… They built a wall… And now the person they (allegedly) helped put in office wants to build a wall… Christ… Even Reagan looks good, in comparison…   One scrambled country, coming right up…       Image found here.