☆ My best wishes for the new year! ☆
Nelson Mandela - a giant of mankind. Born 18 July 1918. Anti-apartheid activist 1956. Defensive armed struggle 1960. Gaoled 5 August 1962. Life imprisonment 12 June 1964 This bust unveiled 28 Oct 1985 by Oliver Tambo. Released from Robben Island 11 February 1990. Leader of the ANC 1990-94. Jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1993. "Long Walk to Freedom" published 1994. Elected President 27 April 1994. Retired 1999. Passed away 05 Dec 2013.
Heth.G.: The history of native peoples in North America is sadly similar. You may be interested in reading a conversation that developed a few years ago in the comments on one of my pictures taken in Wyoming:
It's a long exchange with several points of view represented, but has an immediacy that you don't get in history books. More like an encounter seminar where the issues are still live.
let it rest in peace...
Thanks for your picture. Bill Bryson looked for this site when he was writing 'Down Under' (Black Swan, 2000) and couldn't find it. He talked to a woman reporter from the Bingara 'Advocate', but she couldn't help him. As she said to him though: All that was different about Myall Creek was that white people were punished for it...Anyway, you wouldn't be able to move in this country for memorials if you tried to acknowledge [all the massacres].
If the world to themselves could have selected her father, she would have chosen Nelson Mandela.
REST IN PEACE, MADIBA
Immersed in geology...like it. Like Best wishes, Michael
also a nice scene. I suppose this is the Burr Trail one may see here left on the dune...
We enjoyed a nice break in that Boulder Mesa Restaurant just below that point.
Max, that is a nice row of that Sugarloaf mountain. My wife and I came along in May from Long Canyon and enjoyed that drive along that pertrified dunes.