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It's time to take a stand in the great MySpace vs. Facebook wars of 2007. I will not denigrate MySpace here other than to say that they've brought the GeoCities aesthetic into the new millennium*, but I do want to say that Facebook is really a great site, and with the addition of modular applications may actually -- for the first time among social networking sites -- be verging on usefulness.

 

It's a natural integration with Flickr, and not just because there are applications that integrate the two sites. It's a relatively minimalist site with a focus on community, and seamless integration of RSS feeds. It's also the easiest way to get my blog, Flickr, and my new, I'm-not-telling-you-yet blog content all in one place. Try it for yourself.

 

As always, stalkers are welcome -- add me here

 

*is there anything more to say?

Palacio Familia Armand - Comenda

 

Projetado no início do século passado pelo renomado arquiteto Português Raul Lino, esta mansão está localizada na foz do Córrego Comenda, perto velhas ruínas romanas na Serra da Arrábida e considerada uma das principais atrações da região de Setúbal.

 

O palácio costumava ser de propriedade da família Francesa Armand. Conta a lenda que Armand solicitou a Raul Lino para projetar a casa com um pedido especial: que ele dormisse uma noite sob a luz da lua no local da futura casa. O pedido foi aceito e o resultado é este belo palácio.

 

Armand e também o arquiteto eram pessoas muito interessadas na preservação da fauna e flora que cercam o palácio e respeita totalmente a integração natural com a natureza refletindo o equilíbrio entre a construção eo lugar.

 

Longe da agitação e de frente para a península de Tróia, o palácio está tranquilamente rodeado pela exuberante vegetação da Serra da Arrábida, além do rio Sado.

 

A título de curiosidade, a família Armand eram amigos da família Kennedy e sobre a morte do ex-presidente dos EUA, sua viúva Jacqueline Kennedy se hospedaram no palácio com seus filhos.

 

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Armand family Palace - Comenda

 

Designed at the beginning of last century by the renowned Portuguese architect Raul Lino, this manor house is located at the mouth of the Comenda Creek, near old Roman ruins on the Arrabida Hills and considered one of the main attractions of the region of Setubal.

 

The palace used to be owned by the French Armand family and legend has it that the Armand count asked Raul Lino to design the house with a particular request: that he sleeps one night under the moonlight at the location of the future house. The request was accepted and the result is this beautiful palace.

 

The Armand count and also the architect were persons much interested in the preservation of the surrounding fauna and flora and the palace totally respects the natural integration with nature reflecting the balance between the construction and the place.

 

Away from the hustle and bustle and facing the Troia peninsula, the palace nestles quietly surrounded by the luxuriant vegetation of the Arrabida Hills besides the river Sado. It has an entrance of the river where you can do kayaking and it also forms a small beach. Not far there’s a very well-known picnic park. You truly feel like the cares of the world disappear on this idyllic space.

 

Out of curiosity, the Armand family were friends of the Kennedy family and upon the death of the former USA president, his widow Jacqueline Kennedy stayed at the palace with her children.

 

When thinking about Saint Mark's Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica.

Essentially Byzantine in its architecture, the Basilica finds in the mosaics its natural integrating element. The mosaic decorations were developed through some 8 centuries of the Basilica's history.

 

They represent stories from the Bible (Old and New Testaments), allegorical figures, events in the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Mark and other saints.

The mosaics, with their warm colours, particularly gold, decorate the ample spaces of the Basilica, from 28 metres wide up to 21 metres high. As in Middle-Eastern churches, the interaction of the decoration with a dim, but ever changing light, according to the time of day, creates a range of evocative and intense effects.

 

In the Basilica's mosaics can be found the most significant evidence of Venice's history, the ambitions, faith, languages and trends characterizing the evolution of its art. From its Greek-Byzantine origins to the local artistic expressions and the skills to represent and interpret other outside influences, up to the modern, quite difficult art of preservation and restoration of these precious and complicated works.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

 

On 2 May, HAF and its partners presented the historical context to around 60 boys at the Dar Taleb orphange and children's home in Essaouira. They were very interested to learn more about their home city and answered a quiz at the end of the presentation to show how much they had learned. One boy remarked that he had known nothing about Essaouira's multicultural past and so he was grateful for the chance to learn.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

 

On 2 May, HAF and its partners presented the historical context of Essaouira's multicultural past to around 60 boys at the Dar Taleb orphange and children's home in Essaouira. They were very interested to learn more about their home city and answered a quiz at the end of the presentation to show how much they had learned. One boy remarked that he had known nothing about Essaouira's multicultural past and so he was grateful for the chance to learn.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

 

On 2 May, HAF and its partners presented the historical context of Essaouira's multicultural past to around 60 boys at the Dar Taleb orphange and children's home in Essaouira. They were very interested to learn more about their home city and answered a quiz at the end of the presentation to show how much they had learned. One boy remarked that he had known nothing about Essaouira's multicultural past and so he was grateful for the chance to learn.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Natural Integration: New born tortoises rushing to its habitat !

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

  

When thinking about Saint Mark's Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica.

Essentially Byzantine in its architecture, the Basilica finds in the mosaics its natural integrating element. The mosaic decorations were developed through some 8 centuries of the Basilica's history.

 

They represent stories from the Bible (Old and New Testaments), allegorical figures, events in the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Mark and other saints.

The mosaics, with their warm colours, particularly gold, decorate the ample spaces of the Basilica, from 28 metres wide up to 21 metres high. As in Middle-Eastern churches, the interaction of the decoration with a dim, but ever changing light, according to the time of day, creates a range of evocative and intense effects.

 

In the Basilica's mosaics can be found the most significant evidence of Venice's history, the ambitions, faith, languages and trends characterizing the evolution of its art. From its Greek-Byzantine origins to the local artistic expressions and the skills to represent and interpret other outside influences, up to the modern, quite difficult art of preservation and restoration of these precious and complicated works.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

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Ugandans' faith is strong, and the natural integration between faith and family was a beautiful thing to behold. Another lesson we in the West can take from our friends.

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Natural integration

or: How a tree could wrap a stone ....

Thanks to the support of the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the High Atlas Foundation and its partners have initiated a preservation and maintenance program for the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. These sites stand as present-day reminders of the rich multicultural heritage of this small city, and Morocco at-large, where people of different faiths and backgrounds shared a town, a life, work, a culture, language. Morocco epitomizes the natural integration of unity and diversity and through understanding the past, and by sharing it with the world for a peaceful future.

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

This is the original "Natural Integration" leaflet from 2005 back page. The current version may be found on the website www.vcce.co.za

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

Dale Chihuly glass artist exhibit, "Chihuly in the Park" in Chicago

Dale Chihuly glass artist exhibit, "Chihuly in the Park" in Chicago

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

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