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I have already noted that the most influential art historians
during my under-graduate years at Melbourne University were
Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky, EH Gombrich, Nikolaus Pevsner, Adolf
Katzenellenbogen, Fritz Saxl and Rudolf Wittkower. All trained
at German-speaking universities, these art historians went on to
change Britain's scholarship.
Now let me think about France. In studying Paris’ most loved art dealers, gallery owners, academics and writers from 1870-1940, it occurred to me yet again that so many of them were born in Alsace or had Alsatian parents. Every one of my favourites had a German-sounding surname:
Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809-91) was born in Paris, son of a family that came from Alsace. He became the most famous town-planner and renovator of Paris ever!
Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935) was born and raised in Alsace. He was a rapidly rising military officer, until he was court martialled for spying for the Germans and expelled from France. He was later exonerated.
Berthe Weill (1865–1951), art dealer and modernist gallery owner, was born in Paris to an Alsace family.
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979) was born in Mannheim in Germany and went to Paris to become a fine art historian, art collector and perhaps the leading French dealer of the 20th century.
Ernest Gimpel (1858-1907) was born and educated in Alsace but worked in art with the Wildensteins and the Duveens in Paris and New York. His son René Gimpel (1881-1945) married Lord Joseph Duveen’s sister and became a prominent French art dealer and patron in Paris.
Marc Bloch (1886–1944) was born into an academic family from Alsace. The son of the professor of ancient history, Marc himself became a brilliant medieval historian in Paris.
Via Cult of Weird:
Underground shelters built in fear of a nuclear attack were usually cramped spaces with just enough amenities to survive a few months. When wealthy recluse Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson built his Cold War bunker in 1978, he decided to ride out the end of the world in style.
The subterranean paradise at 3970 Spencer St. in Las Vegas was built 26 feet underground. At ground level a 2-bedroom caretaker house sits on the property. In the backyard, ventilation and air-conditioning units jut up from the dirt. Rocks conceal stairways and an eleva......
This ancient Babylonian map of Jupiter just changed history as we know it:...
Mein Vorname ist Lukas, ich bin der Studierender des vierten Studienjahres der Humboldt Universität. am Schluss des zweiten Studienhalbjahres brauchte ich eine Semesterarbeit in der Literaturwissenschaft. das Werk sollte 50 Seite betragen. Außer der Schularbeit anfertige ich noch und für Schreiben meiner Arbeit hatte ich keine Zeit. Ich habe meine Freundeum Beihilfegebeten und sie haben mir einen Serviceim Bereich desakademischen Schreibens suche-ghostwriter.de angeraten. am Anfang habe ich eine Reihe Unsicherheit dazu, aber nach dem ersten Telefonat wird meine meine Unsicherheit nicht mehr aufgetaucht.
Der Service suche-ghostwriter.de funktioniertim Bereich des fachwissenschaftlichen Schreibens schon mehr als 6 Jahren und hilft den Studenten beim Schreiben des akademischen Arbeiten. Hier steht zur Verfügung man eine große Listevon Angeboten und extra Sortimente an. Das Ziel dieser Hilfsquelle ist 100% ausgezeichneten, einzigartigen und nicht kopierten Fassungen zu schaffen. Ich möchte sagen, dass den Betrieb dem Ziel Tausendprozent entspricht. Meiner Arbeit war gut zu verstehen, fehlerfrei und richtig geschrieben, und alle meinen meinen Anweisungen entsprach. Der Kundendienst hat eine gute Wahrnehmung im Schreiben der fachwissenschaftlichen Semesterarbeiten.
Nach meiner ersten Kenntnis der Kollektivarbeit mit suche-ghostwriter.de, beordere ich regulär meinefachwissenschaftlichenArbeiten und bin dazu sehr froh. Ich habe keine Angst für Studium, weil ich ständig für Hilfe anbieten kann und sicher bin, dass ich 100% exzellenten und, was am wichtigsten ist, plagiatsfreien Texte bekommen wird. Dank diesem Kundendienst habe ich noch frei Zeit für Beruhigung und Arbeit. Ich habe verschiedenartige Texte bestellt, und bekam allemal nur guteResultat. Bei suche-ghostwriter.de gibt es eine Chance von kleinen Artik.....
Something from 2013
Letters to the Editor
It is not surprising to read the numerous letters of disapproval of the selection of David Morrison as Australian of the year.
Here we were, the average Australian thinking this award was for achievement over and above the norm, instead we get a person who has by his actions in feminising the armed forces, totally polarised the community.
We have the left wing, latte sipping luvvies swooning with delight that he spent tax payers money funding the operation to turn a man into a woman on one side, and us ordinary folk that believe that the Australian of the year be someone that the whole community could respect.
The only word that comes to mind about the 2016 recipient is a good old Australian colloquialism that rhymes with tanker.
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Much derided Australian of the Year, David Morrison rejected by diggers
Start at the bottom on your right. The first three are bullshit foreign awards for deliver speeches in the respective countries. The last on the bottom is the Australian Service Medal that was issued to anyone who served in the Australian defence forces. The first of the top is yet another Australian Service Medal issued to those who served in the services during then to now. Then we have the East Timor Medal which was given to all that served in East Timor. The next is an Australian Active Service Medal which is bullshit because this bloke never heard a shot fired in anger and spent all of his time well away from any hint of action in Headquarters as a coordinator or some such bullshit. The last one is another joke, it is the Order Of Australia Medal OAM and...
WOLLONGONG City Council received the preliminary results from a
Merger Proposal Community Opinion Poll on Friday.
The poll, conducted by IRIS, showed 77.5 per cent of those contacted were aware of the State Government’s proposal to merge Wollongong City Council with Shellharbour City Council.
It also found 44.5 per cent of people agreed with merger proposal while 55.5 per cent did not, and 49.7 per cent said the merger proposal was an important issue while 50.3 per cent said it was not.
“While these are the preliminary results, they do provide Wollongong’s Councillors with valuable information about the community’s thoughts on this merger proposal,’’ Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.
“The full report will be tabled at the Council meeting on Monday night, and will form an integral part of discussions as we work towards a Council resolution on the State Government’s merger proposal.’’
Council resolved at its Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 18 January to carry out a public opinion poll on the proposed amalgamation.
Josh Pyke with Winterbourne Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW Friday 29th January, 2016 I can’t believe that Twilight at Taronga has been running for more years than I have lived in Sydney for, yet it took until 2016 for me to make it to one of the famed summer series concerts. With the city reeling from an afternoon […]
A video documentary is being made of last year’s record-breaking 38:48-hour crossing of America on a BMW K 1600 GT motorcycle – but it’s nothing compared with crossing Australia.
The new Guinness World Record for the 2829-mile (4552km) LA-to-NYC crossing now belongs to Californian Carl Reese who also set six other records in seven months last year.
The above trailer for the documentary shows the emoltional and physical stresses, dramas, police incidences, and tyre and mechanical problems that can plague such a record attempt.
From the teaser video, it looks like he also broke some speed limits.
Mind you, it’s a bit easier than crossing Australia as the American crossing is all tarred roads, mainly highways.
Reese may have been riding solo, but he also had a back-up team in cars, people monitoring his progress via GPS tracking, communications with a BMW mechanical support team, plus a film crew.
Many have commented about the recent developments at Park Lakes
Wetland at Bli Bli. The developers have seen fit to replace what
was initialy an outstanding example of what could be achieved
ecologically within a residential development - specifically a
wetland with a variety of zones from mud edge to reed beds to open
water - with an ecologicaly dead duck pond!!
Greg Roberts has written more on the subject at his blog which can be found here; http://sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/parklakes-wetland-down-drain.html#comment-form
I have written to the developers and if you wish to lend your voice to a protest you can do so via; email@example.com
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Gypsy Point, on the Genoa River, north of Mallacoota, is a small quiet
village visited by people interested in nature and those
wanting to get away from it all. I visited a few times during my
recent stay in Mallacoota. Not only is it a good location for
Sea-eagles it is also well known for a variety of birds,
mammals and reptiles. While photographing the Sea-eagles from the
small cruise boat, we came across a tiny Azure Kingfisher – a
stunning looking little ambush hunter that works its way along the
water’s edge, diving from an over-hanging tree branch down into the
shallow water and taking small fish, frogs and aquatic insects.
The Kingfisher photographed below was not overly bothered by the boat and kept hunting along the river’s edge while the Captain tried to ease up and allow me a closer view.
"The problem with being a slob is..." an introduction that could
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The Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club is renowned for the collective knowledge of natural history held by its members. The club was formed in 1976 and has produced regular monthly newsletters since its inception. These newsletters contain a record of club excursions, local flora and fauna observations and informative articles on the ecology and natural history of the Castlemaine district …. which of course includes Newstead!
Recently, one of the club’s members, Chris Timewell completed digitising the full set of newsletters. They are a wonderful resource, an absolute treasure trove of information that will prove extremely valuable in the future as we witness changes in our landscape resulting from natural and human induced events. I was particularly interested in observations of the Sandon area where our family lived from the mid-1980s until 2000. Suzanna Starr, a local resident of Sandon made regular contributions, with some notable records.
For example in October 1991, Suzanna recorded Hooded Robin (now rare at Sandon) and White-throated Gerygone (a rarely recorded summer migrant), while around the same time, members of the Maryborough FNC observed Australian Pratincoles on the Moolort Plains.
I’m planning to do some more systematic reading of this wonderful resource soon...
Gold Coast Airport has reached a historical milestone, welcoming in excess of six million passengers through the airport for the 2015 calendar year.
This marks the first time in its history that Gold Coast Airport has facilitated over six million passengers in a twelve month period.
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the strong passenger growth in 2015 was the result of the desirability of Gold Coast and northern NSW as an inbound and outbound destination.
“We welcomed a number of new services in 2015, including Wuhan, Fiji, Avalon, Townsville, Rockhampton and Perth. In addition to that we also welcomed additional capacity on existing routes such as Melbourne.”
“These additions translated into an overall increase in total passengers for the year, driven by a 13.7% growth in long haul international passenger movements and 4.0% growth in domestic passenger movements,” Ms Charlton said.
“The Christmas holiday period is traditionally the busiest time of year for most airports, and as the premier tourist destination in Australia, Gold Coast Airport was no exception.”
“Extra capacity from our airline partners was added over the Christmas and New Year period to accommodate the influx of holiday makers,” Ms Charlton said.
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We have been told by our Government that all will be well with the Power system in Tasmania, and that the Hydro Power will be able to cope until Basslink comes back online. Is this really true? • John Lawrence in Comments: Pete, those figures look pretty right. Except, part of AETV, a Rolls Royce 60 Mw machine, is overseas being repaired. Some say wind in Tassie operates at 40%. Shenhua supposedly did their figures on Woolnorth and Musselwroe at 38% but output hasn’t been quite to expectations? HT only has a minority (25%) interest in the joint venture, so it doesn’t disclose too many details in its Annual Report. Solar operates at around 15%. • Chris in Comments: How prudent was it to reduce the feed in tariffs to 5 cents per KWH thus turning people off installing household solar? Just imagine if 10,000 homes were to install say 5 KW units with some incentives, (like headwork gifts to developers) then there is a potential for a further 50MW to be added to the system … • Steve in Comments: #19; Mr Harriss; if you have been following this debate on TT, you would be aware that John Lawrence has done a detailed economic assessment which indicates that it’s very improbable that the logging of Lapoinya is going to turn a profit: HERE .You are obviously across the economics of the situation, as indicated by your costings of protest action. Please could you supply a rebuttal of John Lawrence’s analysis, indicating which of John’s assumptions are unreasonable, and why. As a tax payer, I’m concerned that fellow taxpayers, such as the residents of Lapoinya, are forced to suffer the destruction of an area that’s special to them, and all at a net cost to the State. It would be of great value to have the economics of the situation explained in detail. • Derbytas in Comments: … Tasmania has more than a Billion Dollars of Debt, from the building of these dams, still unpaid. The punters of Tasmania have been paying the interest on this debt...
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FRIDAY January 29 ... • Stewart Hoyt, convenor for Forests of Lapoinya Action Group (FLAG): Government Conducts Phoney Forest War ... Adrian’s letter to Joan Rylah: … You stated that you “strongly believe compassion for others is the glue that holds community together” in your maiden speech. If this is how you show compassion, by sticking it to the locals and sticking up for a foreign-owned company? Our small community is destined to go the way of Muenna. Low quality forestry plantations and maybe some dairy, soon after that, just low quality plantations. I wait somewhat apprehensively for your reply, and would very much appreciate a reply from you, not an automatic response or even better, call in for a cup of tea and a chat … • John Biggs in Comments: #19. “Every time a protester enters the coupe at Lapoinya, Forestry Tasmania has to suspend operations in order to protect the safety of workers, and the protester.” Mr Harriss, that is not true. FT doesn’t have to suspend operations. People standing by are not stopping anyone from working, they are not obstructing or damaging machinery. They only “prevent”: people from working because that is your edict. You and FT seem to be deliberately inflaming the issue. TUESDAY January 26 ... When representatives of industry, timber workers and the conservation movement signed an accord back in 2011, some of us hoped Tasmania’s crippling forest wars were over. … When a government is elected, it has a responsibility to govern for all. Will Hodgman should know that hostility towards portfolio stakeholders is no basis for a ministerial career. He should not have put Harriss in charge of forestry operations. But it was the blind leading the blind. The premier has for many years echoed Harriss’s extreme pronouncements. Held captive by their shared ideological spin, Paul Harriss and Will Hodgman have dug themselves a deep, dark hole, and it’s only getting deeper. • Mark Temby in Comments: A...
The Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group welcomes the findings of Infrastructure Tasmania’s review of the Hobart Light Rail project. The review acknowledges deficiencies in the previous Government’s studies and makes two clear recommendations …
January’s Jakarta terrorist attacks have their roots in the oppression and unrest of Aceh’s hidden war.
Awesome Descendents cover.
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, July 4th 2015.
Starting off in October 2014, CLEVER have wasted no time taking their chaotic noise punk shows up and down the east coast playing in Nambour, Brisbane, Lismore, Newcastle, and Sydney as well as scoring a ton of support slots for local and international artists. If they keep things up at this pace, you can expect to hear a lot more of them.
Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Beetle Bar, Brisbane, 20th September 2013.
Formed in 2005 by vocalist and guitarist Ian Powne, and self described as ‘sub tropical post punk pop crossed with art school indie’ the stress of leisure has remained 100% independent and released a total of 5 albums all through their own record label over their mammoth career. Although the band members have not remained consistent, The Stress of Leisure continues to produce great songs with great choruses.
Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29th
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.
On 1st July, 1851 two things occurred which changed the face of
the Barwon catchment forever. On that date, Victoria was declared a
separate colony from New South Wales and gold was discovered at
Clunes on Creswick Creek, a tributary of the Lodden River. Five
days later, James Esmond arrived in Geelong with samples of the
gold found by himself and his two companions. Two days after that,
the Geelong Advertiser published the news. By the end of the month,
the Victorian gold rush had begun.
|Information board near the site of
Hiscock's first gold
discovery, situated roughly opposite the Buninyong Cemetery.
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I can't believe I'm going to buy this thing and actually try use it. Flowstate. A writing app. First, I already have more than enough writing apps on my desktop and other iDevices to keep a basement full of monkeys cranking out War and Peace sequels for a year. Second, this thing is... frightening.
It's designed to promote 'focus' and focus is good, right? But it doesn't just depend on a full screen environment; it deltes what you've written if you stop writing for mre than five seconds.
Five fucking seconds!
I stopped for about half a minute in that second par just to ponder an awkward piece of phrasing. I'd have lost the lot. Bad enough after a couple of lines. Can you imagine the howls if you actually did crank out the words for half an hour and then lost them all?
Anyway. The whole thing is so crackbrained I can't help myself. I have to give it a try. I'm including a link to the app store so that I can at least get a couple of bucks back via my own associate payment. I don't recommend anyone else try this at home.
The adaptation Stephen King's classic really needed.
As a safety precaution, due to the forecast weather situation. The Collective Market will be closed this weekend (29th-31st January) See you all next weekend. Stay Safe!
Proposal to house Rockhampton pound in Correctional Centre
A proposal to move the Rockhampton pound to the Capricornia Correctional Centre has been met with support from the local council and the RSPCA.
The RSPCA’s central Queensland inspector Natalie Aitken says it would be a great outcome for both the animals and the prisoners.
Ms Aitken says studies in the US show working with guide dogs and with pounds helps prisoners to rehabilitate.
Queenslanders to join Antarctic dinosaur expedition
Doctors urge residents near coal mine to get health checks
Doctors have advised residents living near the proposed site for the Adani Carmichael coal mine to get health check before work starts on the mine to prepare for later action on the mine’s health impacts.
Doctors for the Environment Australia said residents needed a baseline to compare their health to if they get sick from the mine’s activities.
Graffiti artist charged in Brisbane
Queensland street artist Anthony Lister has been found guilty of one charge of wilful damage by graffiti after painting five sites across Brisbane.
Mr Lister’s lawyer told the court his client had offered to pay $5000 to cover the cost of painting over his works and to promote street art in the city in accordance with the council’s priorities.
Brisbane student accommodation under fire
Student accommodation building Iglu, due to open this month in Brisbane, has been barred from housing residents over safety issues.
The building has not been certified due to concerns it was constructed with materials that are unsafe due to fire safety.
Brisbane City Council lifestyle chairperson Krista Adams said the council was alerted of the fire safety concerns by Queensland Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni’s office and started their own investigation.
Some photos from summer school weekend courses at Brisbane Insitute of Art: T shirt printing and Fabric printing:...
A new exhibition at the Museum reveals glimpse into the future of Brisbane. Eighteen grand designs that will shape Brisbane and its nine sister cities in the future will be revealed at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition *Living in the city: New architecture from Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific, *from 19 February to 22 May 2016. […]
Huon Valley Guessing Games Unless the two-person board of inquiry into the Huon Valley Council has sought another extension of time, its report should be with Minister for Local Government Peter Gutwein by close of business Friday (January 29). Few think its findings will be a clean-sweep exoneration of all involved. That would be far too embarrassing for Gutwein because he knows he must be seen to be doing something about problems afflicting some councils in the South. FRIDAY January 29 ... • Bob Hawkins’ Update ...
Indigenous journalist Stan Grant has been praised for a ‘Martin Luther King moment’. • Watch the speech ... • Mercury: Walshy and Bruce French get an Aussie Day gong • ABC: Australian of the Year: David Morrison, former Army chief, given top honour for gender equality work ... and WATCH the viral video ... • Sign the Petition: Change the date of ‘stralia day ... • Bob Hawkins in Comments: Thank goodness we have the likes of Stan Grant to remind us of our failure as a nation to deal with the biggest challenge it has ever had to face — treating the continent’s original owners as we would want to be treated ourselves, and as equals. It’s time the January 26 Australia Day was consigned to the shit-can of history; and time that we demonstrated our democracy by drawing, willy-nilly, from a hat, a date for an inclusive Australia Day. At least that way, as long as the drawing was properly supervised, if anyone’s political interests were served it would be purely by chance, and, therefore, offensive to no one. • Cassy O’Connor Media Release in Comments: Each year, on the 26th of January, Australia is a nation divided by its history. While many Tasmanians celebrate with pride, our First People feel only the pain of a country taken at the point of a gun. My Green colleagues, Andrea Dawkins, Nick McKim and I are joining Aboriginal Tasmanians at their Invasion Day march in Hobart today because we believe it’s time to change the date on which Australians celebrate who they are as a nation. • Christopher Nagle in Comments: With respect, the whole racist narrative that is supposed to define our history is just that; a narrative; a story we tell ourselves to confirm our current beliefs and myths. The modern industrial world smashed into the settled beliefs and ways of life of everyone it touched. starting with the removal of millions of European peasants from their land and into places populated by dark satanic mills. And as this world glob...
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