Tagged “H”: Henry Moore

This week Frizztext challenge is “tagged H”…So, I introduce this work by Henry Moore…

It is one of his latest works  (1986)…

It is made in golden bronze, and it weights almost 20 Tm…

It is located in Gernika (Basq Country) in the Garden outside the Assembly House…

Henry Moore: “Large Figure in a Shelter”

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I love it!

Letter “D”: León at Dusk

This week, Frizztext challenge is letter “D”…
I am a bit late, because the weather has been very bad, but today I went out to the capital with C. and both dogs…And we arrived to this square: “Plaza del Grano” just at Dusk

Plaza del Grano, León, Spain

Plaza del Grano, León, SpainThis is probably the oldest square in León, part of the “Camino de Santiago”, and the ground is paved with stones….

It was working as a market square for many centuries and, even, as an “arena” or “plaza de toros” in the XVII century…

The church is called “Santa María del Camino”, and it is from the XI century…

The houses with wood arcades you can see on your right are from the XVI century, while the fountain on the front is from the XVIII: it simbolizes the two rivers of León: the “Torío” and the “Bernesga”…

This square was also used as a place for execution in the old days…

If once if your life you try to follow the “Camino”, and you happen to be in León, do not forget this place..

….Especially at dusk….

Letter “C”: Two Cute Close(?) Colleages in a Snowy Day…

This week I rejoin Frizz challenge with the letter “C”!

And I will take the opportunity to present you our new guest: Neo.

Neo is another Border Collie…He came into our lifes three weeks ago…You already know Sigh…She is pretty, and intelligent, and sweet..But she is not dog-friendly…We were really worried about that…May be she did not know she was a dog? May be she was trying to protect us from the other dogs? May be she was taking care of her “sheep”?…
Talking to her breeder, we decided the solution could come in form of another dog , one she already knew from the time she was a puppy…And we decided to try…So Neo came…
And here we are….
I have to say that at the beginning Sigh was not very happy about having Neo all the time near by…
Every morning she was looking at him, like thinking. “What in the Earth is doing this dog here again??!!!”
Every stick was HER stick…Every toy was HER toy….Alpha (C.) and Beta (me) we were HERS…
But time is a big master, and I think she is starting to realize she IS a dog…And that it is really cool to have a good colleage to play with…

 

Well….More or less….

Close colleages?

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Photo Story Challenge: Letter “Y”

This week Frizz´s challenge is about “Y”…
I have been thinking and thinking…And the only thing I can see with “Y” is “Yellow”…I know it is not very original…But I promise you that, at least, I have been very careful looking for nice yellow things…
Hope you will enjoy…

Nice Yellow Things…

Photo Story Challenge: letter “X”

Yes, I know, I know….It is quite late, but, still, I have two hours to answer to Frizz´s challenge about “X” letter…Hope my page will work….
Here is my little “X” story….
I have a Border Collie…She is smart…So smart that, when I played 2 weeks ago with her and some stones at the river….She did not only catch the stones…But swallowed one!!!!
I had to call right on the moment to the vet…We had to cross the forest, quickly, quickly, …And, in the mean time, I blamed myself thousand times and I promised to God to be a good girl a hundred more…
At the end we were lucky…

                                                 Sigh “X-ray”…The arrow marks the stone…
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The stone was quite small…(I was sure it was big big,,,,)
The only thing I had to do is to take care of her p…
I did…For 5 days I took care of her poops…And of her appetite…She was eating and p..correctly…So, although I did not see anything solid, the vet told me last week everything should be ok…
……..                               ” But, please, do not play with stones again!!!!!”

Photo Story Challenge: Letter “U”

This week, Frizz challenge is for the letter “U”….

Uhhhhh…It is quite complicated!!!! But I have remembered one nice thing I have seen in the “Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago”..

“U” stands for “U-505”

An U-boat is a submarine…The abbreviation comes from “unterseeboot”, a German word that means “undersea boat”…

Periscope and Torpedo

     

U-boats were a terrible menace for the Allied ship´s, and they were really elusive..To get an idea, this only U-505 sank eight Allied ships in 1942. So, they became one major target for them..

The U.S. Navy organized special antisubmarine escort ships in units called Hunter-Killer Task Groups.The U-boat 505 was captured by the Guadalcanal Task Force, leaded by Captain Daniel Gallery (from Chicago) on June 4, 1944, North of the Cape Verde Islands.

Rear of the U-505

It was a really important capture: being intact, it allowed the Allies to study it and being able to defend their ships better..And what is more, it was a wonderful source of intelligence: apart from acoustic torpedoes,  it had two Enigma machines inside, as well as codebooks…That saved a lot of hours of decoding work to the Allies!

M-4 Enigma Machine (left). Rotor and Codebook (right)

M-4 Enigma Machine       Rotor and codebook

It is the only U-boat of its type in the States, and one of the only five left in the whole world. Now,  in Chicago, it is a memorial to the 55.000 American sailors who died in the Atlantic Ocean during the WWI and the WWII..

This is the link to the Museum exhibition http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/u-505/story/world-at-war/us-navy-responds/

And, if you have time, please, there is a wonderful teacher´s manual:http://www.msichicago.org/fileadmin/Education/pdf/U-505_Instructors_Manual.pdf

Photo Story Challenge: Letter “T”

This week I am a bit late for Frizz´s challenge: letter T….But here it is…..

TRANSLATION (lost in….)

No, I am not going to do any review of the film, do not worry….But it is about languages …

When one speaks a language, one realizes it is like a door open to another World, another culture, another history, another people in fact….And, then, we enjoy meeting these people, trying to practice their language, proud to understand and to be understood…We become more and more interested, and we read books and watch news in that new language…And that is why the language is alive!!!

Sometimes, we leave it aside and , slowly it becomes more and more difficult for us to be able to communicate, to remember words and meanings….

So, imagine me…I have been studying one for 6 months and stopped for summer holidays,

I do not have anybody to speak it to….

I stopped drawing it,  and I got rusty…..

I came back to it 2 weeks ago….

And now, honestly, while trying to do my homework…..

I realize I am lost in Translation!!!!!

My Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Photo Story Challenge: Letter “S”

Well…As you can imagine, “S” is the Frizz´s challenge for this week….And, although I know it is Stricking, it has been Sigh who has decided what to post today….

So here it is…

“Sigh Smiling on the Snow!!!”

Photo Story Challenge: Letter “R”

Revolving Doors, Hebron City, Palestine

(no Photoshop has been used)

Hebron City is divided in two sectors: H1, under Palestinian Authority, and H2, a Jewish settlement in the Old Jewish Quarter , under Jewish Military Control..

To pass from one to the other, you need to pass through one check point plus these Revolving doors…

As tourists, that was not very difficult for us…For local residents….Well, that is another story…..

This post is in answer to Frizz Challenge…http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/story-challenge-letter-r/

Photo Story Challenge: Letter “Q”

This week Frizztext challenge was Quite difficult…

So I went in Quest of something Queer

…And found this Quarryman´s work atop a French Cathedral…

Now, I am in a Quandary….Would it suit the challenge?

More contributions? Feel free to visit https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/story-challenge-letter-q/