Line(s) of the Day #WoodrowWilson

Woodrow Wilson looking serious

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Former US President Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924), who served from 1913 – 1921. His many successes include winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, for his sponsorship of the League of Nations.

Gr8at: Kilmainham Gaol

These are some of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. First built in 1796, it was known for its dreadful conditions. There was no segregation of prisoners by gender or age, there were often five adults or children in 28 square metres cells with little light or warmth. It is most famous for imprisoning activists from the Easter Rising in 1916, when Irish republicans tried to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic. Have you ever been? Are you much familiar with the history of Ireland and how it became segregated?

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Film Quizzes: Vietnam

That very controversial American President Richard Nixon once said: “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is mis-remembered now.” However you feel about the war itself, and what it represented, it has been fascinatingly portrayed on the big screen. See how well you can do at working out the six films below.

Film Quizzes - Vietnam Film 1 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Vietnam Film 2 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Vietnam Film 3 (1980s)

Good morning ,Vietnam 1988 Barry Levinson Robin Williams (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Vietnam Film 5 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Vietnam Film 6 (2000+)

Answers below

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Travel Photography – Stockholm

The world is filled with all kinds of beauty. No excuses then, for not sharing with you all some photographs of places I have been lucky enough to visit. This time its Stockholm which I visited last year.

Stockholm main photoOne of the most startling things about Stockholm is just how spacious the city is. There are rarely any crowds and it’s really easy to walk down the streets.

Stockholm window

The air is magnificent, and a joy to the senses. The views are wonderful, especially as Stockholm has so many lovely lakes. In places like Drottningholm Palace and the National Historical Museum you really appreciate how much history Stockholm has, especially as there are so many museums to see.

Stockholm mural

Stockholm statues

The Millesgården is the home of artists Carl and Olga Milles, which features Carl’s most famous sculptures. Though the day was pretty cloudy, the statues are very striking.

Stockholm boat

Stockholm old menu

The Vasa Museum features the only preserved 17th century ship in the world, with 95% of the ship still original. Inside the ship is pitch black and would have been crowded and smelt badly. Not the best menu either.

Stockholm wildlife

Stockholm classic attire

Stockholm Amish

The Skansen Open-Air Museum is the oldest open museum in the world and features among other things a small zoo and a sense of tradition. You see how a lot of the old-fashioned furniture is made and it is like stepping back in time.