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Kodachrome

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Une histoire assez peu ordinaire.

Une chercheur tombe par hasard sur des vieux Kodachrome, système qui permet de réaliser les premières photographies en couleur (je ne suis pas spécialiste) et découvre une série de commandes pour le Ministère de l’Agriculture Américaine.

Voici un témoignage émouvant sur l’Amérique de la Grande Depression et du début de la Guerre.

Un diaporama de Time Magazine.

Il me rappelle Apocalypse, que vous avez peut-être regardé ces jours-ci à la télé, sur France 2, sinon ne ratez pas la suite de ce documentaire.

F W de Klerk praises Nelson Mandela

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

F W de Klerk, the last president of South Africa during apartheid, hailed Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest figures of the last century in a 90th birthday tribute on Thursday to his successor.

De Klerk, who stood down after Mandela won the first multi-racial elections 14 years ago, said his co-winner of the 1993 Nobel peace price was a born leader with the “humility and the grace of a true natural aristocrat.”

“He is the most famous South African who has ever lived and is universally regarded as one of the greatest figures of the 20th century,” said De Klerk in a statement.

The former National party leader acknowledged his working relationship with Mandela went through some rough patches both in negotiations leading up to the end of whites-only rule in 1994 and in a two-year stint as deputy president.

“He was a hard, sometimes remorseless, negotiating partner and our relationship was often severely strained,” he said.

“Nevertheless, whenever the situation demanded it …we were able to overcome our differences and take concerted action to defuse the crises as they arose.

“After his inauguration, Nelson Mandela used his personal charm to promote reconciliation and to mould our widely diverse communities into an emerging multicultural nation. This, I believe, will be seen as his greatest legacy.”

Mandela, who turns 90 on Friday, served one term as South African president before standing down and being succeded by the current head of state Thabo Mbeki in 1999.

Taken from Cape Times

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Britain used to say that Athens had no adequate place to put the Elgin Marbles, the more than half of the Parthenon frieze, metopes and pediments that Lord Elgin spirited off when he was ambassador to the Ottoman Empire two centuries ago.

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

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D-Day in Normandy

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Read more about it here

Thanks to www.anglarene.com

The Thatcher Era

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

pictures of Margaret Thatcher here .

In 1979, thirty years ago, she became the first female British Prime Minister.

Ireland

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Article en construction,

Videos and links coming soon …  

 

The Statue of Liberty

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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New York !

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Travel Guide – Top 5 Things to Check Out in New York City

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The Empire State Building

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and here is the script :

One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. Opened in 1931, this 1,450 feet icon is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The landmark soars more than a quarter mile into the Manhattan atmosphere.

Observation decks are on the 86th and 102nd floors. The lower deck is probably the better spot for the best views. On clear days, enjoy an amazing 80-mile visibility.

In the lobby, special concerts and art exhibits are offered at various times throughout the year. Hour and rates vary so be sure to check for specific information.

Construction workers of the Empire State Building

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Let’s visit the Empire State Building !

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The Titanic

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Here are three videos about this legendary ship :

The first one is bout the history and the building of the ship in Belfast :

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This second video explains how the tragedy happened :

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To finish, a short interview of one of the survivors :

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Rosa Parks

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

a video about Rosa Parks who fought for equality and civil rights in America :

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