Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Gloriously Colourful Ireland!

Autumn trees and grand gates.............
Autumn along a winding road.....

Even ruins are glorious when the leaves begin to turn...


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The Library of Alexandria

Underwater museum and wonderland...
Alexandria as it was...
What lies beneath...

When one thinks books, knowledge and the ancient world in one thought, one thinks the library at Alexandria. What a wonder that must have been, and what a loss to the world then and now.


Alexandria isn't just known for Alexander the Great, his library and progressiveness (relative and dependent on viewpoint), but also for Ptolemy, Cleopatra and, of course, Mark Antony, and others. It was civilisation and granduer and colour and spice and the stuff of Pharoahs and legends.


Recently the ancient harbour city was rediscovered by archeaologists under water in the Mediterranean...fantastic! Like to Troy, another 'myth' is uncovered as reality. Now that is the stuff of legends.


For future generations and for our present awe and enjoyment, an underwater museum is planned for the site. Above is an artist's impression of what that will look like. Hold all thumbs that one day soon this becomes reality. We need to preserve our past for our future, and what better way than to make it accessible?
Every appreciation is due to everyone involved with discovery, reporting and the creative process that takes us to the next step.