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(1) First Train from Battersea Power Station Station (YouTube)


…denied the chance for three points against Man City because of VAR.

(1) Man City 0-0 Southampton: Penalty drama denies Saints as hosts record one shot on target (Sky Sports)

Weekend 510.2 (Wreck & Redemption)

I was in Plymouth last weekend and saw the place where the Sea Venture set sail from in 1609. It was supposed to bring relief supplies, etc. to the settlers in Jamestown but was damaged during a hurricane and run aground off the coast of Bermuda. The Sea Venture was helmed by the Admiral of the Company, Sir George Somers, and it was his decision during the storm to drive the ship onto the reefs in order to prevent its foundering. All of the passengers aboard the Sea Venture survived. His Admiralty Sir George Somers later died on the island and his heart was buried in St. George. There is a memorial in Somers Garden commemorating his life.

There is a plaque in Plymouth commemorating the 350th anniversary of the wreck in 1959 and in Bermuda there is a cross celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Bermuda (The Somers Isles).

William Shakespeare purportedly used the account of the Sea Venture as inspiration for The Tempest.

Limestone Archive
Bermuda on Flickr
Bermuda Posts

Weekend 510.1

Beautiful prose from Love in a Valley by John Betjeman:

And me to lonely shopping in a brilliant arcade;
Firm hand, fond hand, switch the giddy engine!
So for us a last time is bright light made.

Weekend 510.0

(1) Edward I

(2) France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia over new national security partnership (CNN)

(2a) Migrants crossing Channel will be turned back to France (Express)

(3) Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything (YouTube)

Mathematical proof connected to justice (29:50)

(3a) It’s not just a joke anymore: They’re actually claiming math is racist (Washington Examiner)

Ashburn, VA

June 17, 1729

Weekend 509.0

(1) Sir John Betjeman reads “Norfolk” (1954) – his poem about lost innocence.

Fact: Fauci Lied

(1) Covering up Fauci’s role in COVID leak: Devine (NY Post)

(2) Report Finds NIH Provided More than $3 Million to Fund COVID Research in Wuhan (EWTN News)

(3) Fauci Lied (Lotus Eaters)

(4) The smoking gun on Anthony Fauci? (The Spectator)

(5) Rand Paul Gets Fauci to Show His Fangs (Turning Point USA)

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

“And there’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”  — Joe Biden

(1) The Government and CDC Are Lying About COVID-19 Vaccine and Ivermectin; The Question Is Why? (Townhall)

(2) ‘Adults,’ ‘Progress,’ and Disaster (American Greatness)

(2a) Biden pushed Afghanistan president to ‘project a different picture’ weeks before Taliban takeover (USA Today)

Psaki, Freud, Fauci and Fraud

Jen Psaki in her own words on the global plandemic.

(1) Jen Psaki didn’t realize she said this….

(1a) “And when you lose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown…”

“We have put together one of the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organizations in the history of American politics.” — Joe Biden

(2) Biden Brags About Having The “Most Extensive…Voter Fraud Organization” In History (YouTube)

Weekend 508.0

All three are very closely related and timely/relevant.

(1) A quote from The Gift of Silence by Jerome Kodell, OSB:

“The favorite images of Mary in art are the moments of silence: the annunciation; the scene at the crib—as a Christmas carol says, ‘How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given’; and Mary holding the body of Jesus in her arms beneath the cross. The silence of Mary is not an empty silence. It is a silence of contemplation: of waiting, of pondering, of loving. Mary pondering the message of Gabriel at the beginning and Mary with Jesus at the end: these are two different moments—of bewilderment, surprise, and apprehension, and loss of life, pain, and sorrow. The word that comes out of these moments is then and for all eternity the word of acceptance, submission: Fiat, ‘let it be.'”

(2) A Charlie Brown Christmas (YouTube)

(3) Christmas Homily from Archbishop Becket (Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot)

(4) Our Lady of Sorrows: The Marian Devotion For These Dark Days (YouTube)

London Station Group (Collect ‘Em All)

There are 18 railway stations served by the National Rail network in central London. My goal is to explore and photograph each. Here’s a quick list / summary to date of those I’ve visited (and travelled to/from). My favorite station in the LSG is Euston whilst my favorite destination station (not terminal) is Harlow Town. Harlow Town (1959) was featured in British Rail Architecture 1948-97 (pgs. 76-81) by David Lawrence and was described in Architectural Review as the “first and most convincing fulfilment of the promise of better railway architecture in Britain.”

Station Destination
Victoria Canterbury East
Liverpool StreetHarlow Town
Kings CrossBury St Edmunds
Paddington Bournemouth / Plymouth

(1) The Central line to Harlow? It could happen… (Secret London)


“You just killed my son with a dementia-ridden piece of crap who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House.”
— Kathy McCollum

Weekend 507.2

I was in Bournemouth / Poole this weekend for the Poole Town FC Dolphins versus Dorchester Town Magpies football match. The Dolphins scored a late goal in the first-half and then held on in the second to earn all three points.

My weekend in song >>> Fearless by Pink Floyd

Weekend 507.1

“But here the wild seemed to have a different agenda, an insistence on a postmodern coexistence with the city, even a hint of triumphalism. In the mood of the times, it seemed almost insurrectionary.” – Richard Mabey