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Dar es Salaam's Watchman

Photo courtesy: mwanasimba — Wikimedia Commons

Askari monument, in the middle of a roundabout in Dar es Salaam, was a statue I passed every day on the way to the General Post Office. 91 more words

East Africa

1881 – William Pearse, brother of Pádraig, was born in Dublin.

Pádraig’s younger brother was also educated at Westland Row and was a promising sculptor. He founded the Leinster Stage Society and acted in the Abbey Theatre. 76 more words

Irish History

Sinister kangaroos

Dodgy Perth promises this is the last time we will ever deal with this controversial issue. Especially since we are going to put it bed for once and all time. 213 more words

Perth

Delivering the Past - Museum of London, Sept 2016

I love this picture: An empty exhibition, not a single soul. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great exhibition, but where are all the people I hear you say? 852 more words

Museum Reviews

Dar es Salaam's Roundabout Watchman

Photo courtesy: Mwanasimba from La Reunion — Wikimedia Commons

Askari monument in the middle of a roundabout in Dar es Salaam, was a statue I passed every day on the way to the General Post Office. 86 more words

East Africa

Hikkaduwa before the internet

Colombo near Fort Station. Photo courtesy: Calflier001 – Wikimedia.org

Being in Hikkaduwa for six weeks before the internet meant day trips to Colombo to pick up snail mail. 69 more words

Sri Lanka

1916 – In a manifesto, written on this date, Pádraig Pearse, wrote:

‘I desire now, lest I may not have an opportunity later, to pay homage to the gallantry of the soldiers of Irish Freedom who have during the past four days been writing with fire and steel the most glorious chapter in the later history of Ireland. 82 more words

Irish History