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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

Join Centenary Day

Sunday, April 24, 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Rising. The official commemorative site, http://www.ireland.ie and the Irish Independent news invite all people of Irish blood or ancestry, to send a photo of where they are on that day. 96 more words

Irish History



Beneath the pillars 
of your past, 
I posted letters 
between your walls 
and wondered 
if they rubbed up against 
the souls of your saviours, 68 more words


Easter Parade, April 24, 1916

“By the left, quick march!”

At the command of Commandant General, James Connolly, the Dublin Headquarters Battalion of the Irish Republican Army marched northwest from Liberty Hall. 517 more words

Irish History

City of Saigon

Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East “.

Ho Chi Minh City – former name Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city. A fast paced city with a unique mix of French colonial architecture, Chinese influences, a modern entrepreneurial spirit and numerous temples. 442 more words