Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 20/July/21

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18 thoughts on “Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 20/July/21

  1. Pingback: Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 20/July/21 | In the Net! – Pictures and Stories of Life

  2. I just worry when statues like these will be torn down – we’ve lost so many of them here, even those of Washington and Lincoln – to satisfy the rabid mass that wants to erase our past.

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    1. I don’t think these statues are in any danger, Noelle. They’re recognised works of art, not the glorifying monuments to slavers and other political figures that tend to be the targets of protesters. I don’t know about the States, but here in UK the concern is not to erase history but to have it written and recorded accurately, so our children are no longer expected to respect tyrants, slavers, and political bullies.

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      1. A far more sensible approach than just tearing everything down with nothing to replace it. That’s just destruction and revenge for something that happened more than a century ago. You can’t change or alter history – better to accept it, face it and deal with it sensibly.

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        1. There is always the fact that history is written by the victors, of course. Once we become aware of the inaccuracies, bias, and sometimes downright lies, it behoves us to make sure our children are not polluted with disinformation, so they at least have a chance to make up their minds based on facts. I don’t agree with indiscriminate actions in any area, but I can understand the passions of people who have been denied the truth and, as a result, been made to feel less valuable. And, when an individual statue of a person now known not to be worthy of admiration is toppled, I can’t feel any sorrow for that, Noelle. We can alter the record of history, simply by rewriting it as the truth rather than as received misinformation. Here in the UK, we were never taught the appalling history of our Empire whilst at school, and that accounts for a lot of the racism that still occurs here. If children were taught about the murder of innocents by politicians, and companies whose only concern was profit, I think they may have a different view of the victims.

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    1. He was, indeed, Lynette. We didn’t manage to get to see the original ‘David’, as there were very long queues for that museum. But there is a copy outside, easily accessible, and those in the know say it is a very accurate replica. But that’s not the one portrayed here, which is a bronze.

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      1. Oh gosh Stuart I do hope I get there some day. I don’t travel well. I think it is so wonderful that you and your wife have done so much traveling together. How wonderful. Sending you two my love. ❤️🤗

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        1. It’s a long way from USA to Italy, Joni. We’ve travelled only in Europe, and I expect that will remain the case for environmental reasons as well as the growing difficulties of travelling once one reaches a certain age!

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            1. If we could all restrict ourselves to one return flight a year, it would make a tremendous difference to the problems of climate change, Joni. So many people want to fly as often as they like without ever considering the environmental consequences.

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              1. So true. We should all be aware of this issue and sixteen story cruise ships. The biggest one that doesn’t shut its engines off in port. Destroying a beautiful sea town. Everyone has to be willing to give up something. ❤️🤗 hugs my friends

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                1. Absolutely right, Joni. When we were on the tiny Greek island of Santorini, a place with a local population of around 15,500, we learned that at least once a week, a convoy of cruise ships descends on the tiny harbour and anchors in the bay formed by the caldera. Often these ships bring more than 15,000 visitors to the island for a single day. Overwhelming! Fortunately, we were there at a time of year this doesn’t often happen.

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                  1. Wow how I would love to be there. I wrote about Santorini and have a gorgeous photograph of a lovely home there. It is so beautiful. I can’t imagine what that would be like. I am glad you managed to avoid it. Imagine the pollution their island suffers for several days. Those ships use the most toxic fuel there is and often dump their enormous waste right into the ocean. You two have really been blessed to have traveled to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Sending you both lots of love. ❤️🤗😘

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                    1. It’s certainly an extraordinary place, Joni. We had a great stay in a boutique hotel that was for adults only, and the staff were wonderful. And our trip out to the newly forming volcano was fascinating.

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