2018年4月29日 星期日

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, U.K. / Univ. of Essex:Wivenhoe Park, by John Constable


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Wivenhoe Park, by John Constable

Wivenhoe Park, located on the Eastern edge of Colchester, is a multi-acre landscaped green space. It is the site of Wivenhoe House.

Until the 1960s its main claim to fame was that it was the setting for one of Constable's landscape paintings. The Painting shows the park and was painted in the romantic era. It shows crisp and tight brushstrokes, exhibiting Constable's young style. His later paintings exhibit looser, and more painterly brush strokes.

From the 1960s onwards, however, Wivenhoe Park has been home to the University of Essex. As of 2012, a school offering courses to train students in the hospitality industry and a luxury hotel are in Wivenhoe House.[1]

The park is also host to a very large colony of rabbits.

Coordinates51.87824°N 0.95173°E
See also
John Constable
University of Essex
Wivenhoe House
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Essex大學中最妙的靈地,當然是湖色天光,如果你讀過藝術史名家E. H. Gombrich的名著 Art and Illusion(此書有漢譯,為美國國家畫廊Mellon講座結集),開章就是談論John Constable畫的Wivenhoe Park之牧場和湖景,這幅畫現藏美國國家畫廊。在世紀之交前,我校某藝術史教授努力促成它回母校的畫廊展示,據他說,談判的過程曲折,譬如說,美方要求該畫必須24小時持槍警備,不知道英國的守衛已經沒有這類裝備……總之,可以克服種種硬體和人情制度,成功地回母校展示,參觀人數10萬人次。


Students: Are you feeling beautiful today?
Head to Square 3 between 11am and 2pm where you can sign up to be added to Essex’s very own modelling books.
You don’t need to be 5’11” or have the ‘perfect hip to waist ratio’ and you don’t even need to have impossibly symmetrical features.
That’s right, we don’t believe there is just one definition for ‘beauty'. You are all beautiful!
Today we’ll be ditching demographic labels and recruiting the next faces of the University’s marketing materials.
All you’ll need is that infectious smile of yours!




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Wivenhoe Park, located on the Eastern edge of Colchester, is a multi-acre landscaped green space. It is the site of Wivenhoe House. Until the 1960s its main claim to fame was that it was the setting for one of Constable's landscape paintings. Wikipedia




Address: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

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南京雞鳴寺滄桑

1921.7.31 胡適在雞鳴寺得太太的家書 知叔永、莎菲新得一女 (p.235) 去年8月他們在此地宣布婚約 (下文“我們三個朋友” (樊洪業)中的"下"即此寺的豁蒙樓)
胡適寫一首詩祝賀:
重上湖樓看晚霞,湖山依舊正繁華。
去年湖上人都健,添得新枝姐妹花。
(三個朋友一年之中添兩女,吾女素菲,即用莎菲之名。)


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雞鳴寺
南京市文物保護單位
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雞鳴寺全景
所在南京市玄武區
分類近現代建築
時代南朝梁始建
1980年代重建
雞鳴寺位於中國南京玄武湖南岸雞籠山東麓的山阜上,是南京的著名佛寺。

歷史[編輯]

雞鳴寺所處的地方在三國時是東吳後苑,東晉時為廷尉屬。這裡最早的佛教道場創建於永康元年。南朝梁大通元年(527年),梁武帝台城北面修建同泰寺,相傳就在雞鳴寺現址。同泰寺的寺名取自梵語「以協同泰」,規模宏大,有大殿六座,寶塔九層,號稱南朝四百八十寺之首。梁武帝多次在這裡出家捨身,549年侯景作亂攻入台城,梁武帝餓死,同泰寺也毀於戰亂。五代十國楊吳天贊元年(922年),楊行密在同泰寺故址修建了台城千佛院。南唐時為淨居寺,後又改名圓寂寺,宋代為法寶寺。洪武二十年(1387年),明太祖朱元璋命令在舊址上重建寺院,定名為雞鳴寺。永樂年間,靈谷寺寶志法壇遷到雞鳴寺,為西藏噶瑪噶舉派活佛大寶法王哈立麻(得銀協巴)建施捨台。雞鳴寺在宣德成化弘治年間經過多次擴建,成為南京金陵城內第二大寺。清朝康熙皇帝和乾隆皇帝南巡經過雞鳴寺時,分別題字「雞鳴古寺」和「古雞鳴寺」。咸豐年間,雞鳴寺毀於兵火,同治年間重修,規模縮減。光緒年間建豁蒙樓,民國初期建景陽樓

2018年4月18日 星期三

Qatar:National Library. FBI says Russian hackers 'planted fake news... Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha

"The library is a space that could contain an entire population, and also an entire population of books" - Rem Koolhaas OMA





US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar.


Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports
THEGUARDIAN.COM

5月24日,卡達官方卻公開否認國王挺伊朗的講話,堅稱是駭客入侵、偽造講話內容的「假新聞」,並請求美國中情局介入調查。5月25日,阿拉伯聯合大公國《宣言報》頭版標題指「卡達分化中東」,沙烏地阿拉伯《生活報》亦大幅報導反卡達言論。
美國《紐約時報》指,美國波斯灣盟邦關係鬧僵,會連帶影響美國在中東的軍事部署。美國反IS作戰的烏代德空軍指揮中心設在卡達,卡達也是對阿富汗及中東軍事行動的前進指揮中心。巴林是美國海軍第五艦隊駐紮地,阿拉伯聯合大公國則提供空軍基地,供美國聯合軍事行動之用。與卡達鬧翻,巴林與阿拉伯聯合大公國必然向沙烏地阿拉伯靠攏,但各國之間如何能再像過去一樣協調軍事行動?會是美國接下來要傷腦筋的問題。

斷交換川普支持

中國現代國際關係研究所副所長李紹先分析,這是波斯灣合作委員會(GCC)成立30多年來的最大危機,主因是卡達傾向與伊朗改善關係,並支持穆斯林兄弟會。中東問題專家烏瑞奇森分析,以沙國為主的波灣國家在此時聯合起來反卡達,是為做給美國看,痛打卡達與伊朗關係的微妙變化,可獲得川普青睞而給予更多支持。


阿拉伯6国与卡塔尔断交 https://t.co/JfmR3T7e1K





阿拉伯6国与卡塔尔断交 | 德国之声 来自德国 介绍德国 | DW | 05.06.2017


出于对恐怖主义的忧虑,沙特、巴林、埃及、阿联酋以及也门、利比亚等6国…

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Bloomberg






The Middle East's Balance of Power Has Just Been Disrupted


A Saudi-led alliance has severed links with Qatar.

BLOOMBERG.COM

Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha
BBC · 3 hours ago


Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha

BBC News · 2 hours ago


Qatar isolated as 5 countries cut ties: Live updates


CNN.com · 1 min ago


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海湾地缘政治关系生变沙特领头与卡塔尔断交


中东海湾地缘政治发生震动,沙特阿拉伯,阿联酋,巴林以及埃及今天一齐宣布与卡塔尔断绝外交关系。四国指控卡塔尔支持恐怖主义势力以及干涉巴林内政,但专家分析可能与卡塔尔对伊朗政策生变有一定关系。

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沙特阿拉伯 卡塔爾海灣國家
海灣地緣政治關係生變沙特領頭與卡塔爾斷交


作者 小山表時間05-06-2017 更改時間05-06-2017 發表時間11:23




圖為卡塔爾及海灣地區地圖路透社照片


中東海灣地緣政治發生震動,沙特阿拉伯,阿聯酋,巴林以及埃及今天一齊宣布與卡塔爾斷絕外交關係。四國指控卡塔爾支持恐怖主義勢力以及乾涉巴林內政,但專家分析可能與卡塔爾對伊朗政策生變有一定關係。


據法新社今天稍早報導,沙特阿拉伯今天率先宣布與卡塔爾斷交。埃及,巴林以及阿聯酋緊隨與卡塔爾斷交。海灣國家擬定今天召開峰會,討論地區合作問題,與卡塔爾關係將佔據主要地位。


據沙特阿拉伯官方媒體說,沙特與卡塔爾斷交是為了保護國家安全免受恐怖主義和極端主義的危險。巴林指責卡塔爾動搖巴林的安全和穩定,干預內政。埃及也指責卡塔爾支持恐怖主義,並譴責卡塔爾通過支持埃及國內的穆斯林兄弟會組織爭端而乾預埃及內政。


就目前為止,各方沒有顯示緊張對立,但上述國家之間關閉了邊境。


國際社會對海灣國家關係生變,抱有擔憂,美國等國家敦促各國之間協商對話解決爭議。



據地緣政治評論,主要是遜尼派宗教國家的沙特,巴林,阿聯酋以及埃及,可能對卡塔爾近期對伊朗政策立場生變不滿。沙特指責卡塔爾評價伊朗是地區重要國家,而海灣國家通常譴責伊朗是上述國家共同的敵人以及譴責伊朗支持恐怖主義。


另外卡塔爾的石油政策與沙特等國有分歧。


不過卡塔爾今天至此顯示低調處理斷交危機,沒有表現針鋒相對。據路透社引述卡塔爾據卡塔爾半島電視台消息,卡塔爾官方表態,對沙特、埃及、阿聯酋和巴林周一因指控卡塔爾支持恐怖主義,切斷與卡塔爾外交關係感到遺憾。

據卡塔爾外交部說,這些措施是不合理的,並且是基於沒有實際依據的指控。


卡塔爾稱,這些決定“不會影響到公民和居民的正常生活”。


據路透社評論,沙特阿拉伯、埃及、阿聯酋和巴林今天一致與卡塔爾斷交,指責其支持恐怖主義,海灣阿拉伯國家合作委員會實力最強大的成員國這樣斷交是前所未有的情況

2018年4月17日 星期二

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble

1906

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble

The city’s building code does not protect its people from earthquakes nearly as much as you might think.

2018年4月1日 星期日

Bloom's Literary Places

Bloom's Literary Places takes you o a tour through six major cities with strong literary roots. Each city is examined as it has appeared as a setting in various works of literature, and as it has served as an influence for various authors. Descriptions of literary periods and movements serve as the background for the exploration of each city's literary and cultural history.


by Donna Dailey and John Tomedi
London (Bloom's Literary Places)


by Bradley Woodworth and Constance E Richards




by Jesse Zuba and Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom



by Jesse Zuba and Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom



by Brett Foster and Hal Marcovitz



by John Tomedi and Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

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