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1 hour ago
Bathing in Multicolor at Moussa Castle, a Lebanese castle built by one visionary man, over 60 years of his lifetime. 🌈✨🇱🇧 #throwback🔙 2016.
#Photo by Minna Mustapää.
Moussa Castle was built on a hill between Deir El Kamar and Beiteddine - Lebanon, with the beliefs and ideas of its builder engraved on its stones. The creator of this great work is Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari, born July 27, 1931. His dream was born when he was only 14 years old, inspired by the Middle Ages that had conquered his mind. He dreamt of #building a great #castle with his own hands, turning sand into gold. Ridiculed by his teacher "Anwar" and mocked by his classmates, especially his crush "Saideh", he ditched school and travelled to Saida on foot where he worked with his uncle on restoring Saida's fortress. He was later assigned by the Emir Maurice Chehab to renovate the castles and to excavate for archaeological discoveries to be exposed in the National Museum of Beirut in 1947. He continued working in the same field after gaining enough experience from his work in restoring Castles as his Ancestors did before him proving that legacy has a major role in #creativity. He was then transferred, due to his competence, to Beiteddine palace, where he restored the museum of Emir Bashir Chehabi II; he supervised the work as well as the placing of the Emir's weapons collection, clothes and jewelry, and the sword offered to him by Napoleon in the museum that was inaugurated under the rule of late president Beshara Khalil Al Khoury in September 1951. It was then that he started to work on accomplishing his dream. He bought a suitable piece of land and started planning to build his long life's dream castle. The foundation stone was laid and the real task began in 1962, with the help of his virtuous wife, from mornings till late nights. He wasn’t able to rest until his vision of a castle became visible.
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2 hours ago
Vacancy - 4.16.18 - 5:59pm
3 hours ago
What an amazing tour this was!
4 hours ago
Dominican convent (1867)
On 8th June 1867, eight Dominican Sisters set out from Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Ireland in answer to a call from Dr James Murray, the recently appointed Bishop of Maitland, to help him set up a system of Catholic Education in his new far-flung diocese.
At Plymouth the Pioneers boarded a tiny sailing ship, the Martha Birnie. After nearly three tumultuous months at sea, they arrived in Sydney on 4th September. Their final destination, Maitland was flooded, causing a delay. Finally they were able to take the steamer, "Morpeth" along the coast and up the Hunter River. They were escorted to Maitland from Morpeth to be warmly welcomed by its large Catholie population on 10th September, 1867.
Dr Murray had purchased a two-storey, eight-bedroomed house for them from the Principal of Maitland Grammar School, Anglican priest William Knight Colyer. The old building still provides the entrance to St Mary's Campus, All Saint's College.
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4 hours ago
An old homestead in #SanTimoteoCanyon that's seen better days. This neighborhood belongs to the wildlife again.
6 hours ago
Shaker boxes in the attic.
6 hours ago
The amazing Norma Merrick Sklarek. 📐In 1954, she became one of the first licensed African American women architects in the United States. Born in Harlem at the onset of the Depression (her birthday would have been just a few days ago!), Norma worked hard throughout school and eventually went on to study architecture at Columbia University. When she graduated in 1950, she was one of only two women and the only African American in her class. Talk about a game-changer. “Until the end of World War II, I think there was strong discrimination against women in architecture. The schools had a quota, it was obvious, a quota against women and a quota against blacks. In architecture, I had absolutely no role model. I’m happy today to be a role model for others that follow.” – Sklarek
Pictured: one of her best known projects, the iconic Terminal One at LAX.
7 hours ago
Being optimistic is a choice, not a reaction. It’s easy to forget that we have the Power of Choice, and to easily default to cynicism about anything in life, i.e. politics, situations that life throws at you, or even picking out the negatives of something beautiful right in front of you. While cynicism can be a defense against deception, it doesn’t really allow you the ability to focus on critical thinking. One of the places that I’ve personally witnessed the most negativity, is in the comments on YouTube videos in general, most of which are usually a reflection of how that particular person feels about themself and/or personal situation. The point I’m trying to make is, try challenging yourself to focus on the good, to build people up and look for their strengths. If you create a pattern of positive thinking, not only will you build yourself up, you’ll effectually build others up as well. ❤️
7 hours ago
Gah. We are in ❤️! 1920s historic school house on acreage under $60k! SO MUCH potential! Over 3000 square feet, school is gutted and ready for your Reno! 📚✏️❤️