Sublime Dreams of Living Machines. Part IV. One of the most interesting clocks, as well as one of the most representative of clockmaking during the transition from the late 16th to the early 17th century, is this rather spectacular automaton of Diana On Her Chariot, as it’s called.
Never forgotten was the drama as the Palm Line freighter Enugu Palm after finally answering the wheel skimmed by a metre or two a row of ocean-going freighters moored at the port’s quays. A second’s delay on the part of Captain Inés would have led to one of the worst shipping disasters in African history.
Many great Europeans truly believed that their pens, as they composed, were guided by a divine spirit. Great musicians were quite clear in their belief that their works were the creation of a divine force, which we place under the blanket term, God.
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. In the midst of the Thirty Years’ War, after months of suffering and dying from the plague, the people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the »play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ« once every 10 years.
Oradour sur Glan, is a French village, located 23 km north-west of Limoges.
Horrified at the thought of anti-lockdown protests spreading to Britain, a parliamentary edict has issued by Westminster to prohibit any protest consisting of more than two people.
What of the origins of doll’s houses? Where does the interest come from – for our children to love to play with them, for so many adults to love to collect exquisite miniatures like this?
Consisting of patriotic young ladies following the outbreak of the Great War (1914 – 1918) the initiative was unlikely to provide real assistance to the country in distress. Nevertheless, 35 determined ladies had a different opinion. Dressed in sailor uniforms, they learned the charter, went into the navy’s ranks, followed orders and prepared to die for the Fatherland on the various fronts of the First World War.
President Trump has repeatedly warned against a cure that is worse than the disease. And now that cure is the subject of new litigation that seeks justice against the political tyrants who told us all that we had to hole up at home in a mask in order to ‘flatten the curve.’
The best-remembered gifts are those into which a lot of thought goes. Some presents are exceptional and affect our lives so profoundly we remember them forever. On the other hand, some surprises can be unusual, or even hazardous.