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Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve message in 1968.

1968 saw the planet Earth in a bit of a mess. Parts of Asia was in flames, Martin Luther King had been assassinated, & many cities had been torn apart by rioting. However, if you remember watching the HBO miniseries

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Black athletes make silent protest during 1968 Olympic podium ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article

Somehow this has become routine.

Putting ‘Greatest Speeches’ search into YouTube came up with this speech by President Obama in October 2015. He was speaking in response to a mass shooting at Umpqua college in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend to understand U.S. Politics on

Pale Blue Dot Photograph…. Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely ¬†spell bound…. It was just an ordinary Thursday evening last week¬†& a speculative Youtube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl

The worst form of inequality?

A truism even today?

The City as a drama in time!

Just happen to agree with this quote by Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) ‘But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.’ Showcasing iconic photographs on my blog a theme I am keen on. ‘Tank