Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wednesday's Wonder on Thursday



I heard another version of this story. The waves had broken windows overnight and flooded the downstairs part of the lighthouse. A second after this shot was taken by a helicopter there to rescue him, he slammed the door shut as a wave was about to hit the door opening.



18 comments:

  1. Those curved trees are amazing. it looks as if they were curved on purpose while young then left to grow and be used eventually for the hulls of ships.
    I like the lighthouse shot.

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    1. River, there has got to be a reason for the curve. Something must happen. Gosia is not being helpful, yet.

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  2. It's a wonder!

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    1. Lee, nature is a wonderous thing.

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  3. Hi Andrew
    My email got compromised by spam and this is the only way I can send you a potential post. I am assuming The Guardian got their facts right, but of course it could be all fake news *groan*.

    The Guardian 12/7/2016 reported that Fred Trump was Woody Guthrie’s landlord for two years in the 1950s. The public housing complex, named Beach Haven, was built near Coney Island and almost exclusively housed white tenants in a lily-white neighbourhood. Fred Trump, who built Beach Haven using federal loans, made significant profits from the project.

    In 1954, after Woody Guthrie had already moved out, Fred Trump was the subject of a federal investigation for overstating the cost of developing Beach Haven and pocketing the $3.7m difference. A Village Voice investigative series published in 1979 looked at the Trumps’ real estate empire, including the cases brought by the US justice department alleging “racially discriminatory conduct by Trump agents”.

    Old Man Trump was written by Woody Guthrie in 1952, at a time when he was thinking deeply about race and segregation in the US. The music was written by Ryan Harvey:

    "I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate
    He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts
    When he drawed that color line
    Here at his Beach Haven family project etc"

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/30/old-man-trump-tom-morello-ani-difranco-woody-guthrie

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    1. Hels, how fascinating. I did kind of know that the father of the crook who is the US president was a crook himself. I will follow up this with interest.

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  4. Curve trees are interesting.
    Coffee is on

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  5. Poland it says are growing those trees, amazing with no explanation.
    Lucky man in that light house to be rescued.
    Wonder how that car was done, how the leaves stayed on, must be some sort of glue that won't hurt paint work.

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    1. Margaret, however the leaves were applied to the car, it was very labour intensive.

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  6. Stunning images. And the lighthouse is scarily magnificent.

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    1. EC, the seas that happen off the European and English coasts are unimaginable to us.

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  7. Crikey ..... it sure would be difficult to cock your leg on one of those trees, aye???

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    1. Charlie, maybe better for girl dogs than you.

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  8. All three are wondrously wonderful Andrew ☺ I have seen some trees really bent out of shape by prevailing winds but this is quite extraordinair! I would NOT ever like to be in a lighthouse situation of any kind 😀😀

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    1. Grace, Rottnest Island seems to have trees bent by prevailing winds.

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  9. That lighthouse shot is unbelievable and did they get him rescued? Now the car, I like the car.

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    1. Strayer, from memory, yes, he was rescued.

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