Monday, September 22, 2014

Last Resting Places?

The first "Neolithic" burial barrow to be built in the UK for 5,500 years has been completed and already the first urn of human ashes has been placed inside.  The structure took almost nine months to build, using traditional materials and stone working techniques and cost about $350,000, It can hold about 1,000 urns and has now opened officially. The long barrow contains four large chambers, each housing 55 niches, which are each able to hold four or five urns.  A smaller "secret" chamber is able to house single urns in smaller niches. Clients are charged about £1,000 for use of a niche.

Primitive India

Longwa, Myanmar, Konyak Naga tribe

One of India’s last primitive tribes,  the Konyaks were fierce headhunters until the practice was supposedly banned in the 1940’s. Killing and severing an enemy’s head was considered a rite of passage for young boys, and success was rewarded with a prestigious facial tattoo. With the last headhunting case in Nagaland reported in 1969, older tribesmen like Pangshong belong to the last generation with these striking facial tattoos. 9

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Newscaster quits on air with drama.

a little rain

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.  
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunday, September 21, 2014

World Climate Summit, September 23.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore will be there for sure.  However, many world leaders have chosen not to attend the event - including China, Australia, Canada, Germany, India and many more.  Hmmm.

My heart love till now for sweared sight, for I never saw true beauty till this night.

Portrait of Eleanor
The winning entry in a recent BBC photo contest under the theme of ‘Vintage’ captures Shakespeare's words perfectly.

Carla Laemmle

Carla Laemmle, a dancer and actress whose screen career began in the silent era and ended with new found celebrity in the Internet age, died on June 12 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 104. 
She made her first screen appearance in “The Phantom of the Opera,” the 1925 Lon Chaney silent. After the coming of sound, she uttered the opening line of the 1931 “Dracula,” starring Bela Lugosi. After a six-decade career hiatus, rose from the dead at the dawn of the 21st century, with credits including the web series “Broken Dreams Blvd.”

jpr: I'll be!