It’s not just what you see. It’s also how you see it. The SS Fiscus, for example. One of hundreds of Merchant Marine ships that were sunk “by enemy action” (mostly U-Boats) in World War II. Those ships - and their crew members who went down with them (a lot of lives, almost 24,000 in total) - are commemorated by a huge memorial in Trinity Square Gardens at Tower Hill. Maybe make your way to Panel 49 and look for SS Fiscus. A 12-year-old, 4.800 tonne Steam Merchant, SS Fiscus was torpedoed by U-99 at five minutes to midnight on October 18, 1940. It was in convoy off Rockall. Its cargo: steel, lumber and crated aircraft. There was one survivor. Thirty nine men lost their lives. Except they weren’t all men. Look at the 26th name down. Kenneth Lewis. He was 14 years old. The next name down, his brother Raymond, was 15. Kenneth was the Mess Room Boy. Raymond was the Galley Boy. Were those children asleep when the torpedo struck the SS Fiscus? They were Cardiff kids. They’d forged a letter from their father to sign up. The heartbreak in that house in Cardiff doesn’t bear thinking about. The Commander of U-Boat 99 was Captain Otto Kretschmer. SS Fiscus was his 26th “kill.” He sank 40 ships in all. He had “a good war.” And a good post-war, after he’d served, in Canada, a four-year POW sentence. His final command? Chief of Staff at NATO COMNAVBALTAP 1965-70. Retired with the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. Well, there’s more you can do with the SS Fiscus. Its international crew: several Indians, two Maltese, an Irishman, a Kiwi, a man from Aden, etc. But enough for now. Except to say: every day, over there at the Tower of London the deaths of Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, the two boy princes, etc. are told and retold. The flame of their lives never goes out. Maybe just this once it’s time to remember the lives and deaths of two other boys, of Kenneth and Raymond. www.walks.com #merchantmarine#memorial#ship#uboat#captain#northatlantic#submarine#torpedo#drown#lostatsea#waterygrave#nato#towerhill#londonwalks#londonwalksofficial#atlantic#cardiff#sea#worldwartwo#merchantnavy
No wonder I hate you. The world’s a cesspool and you keep swimming in it, heading for shore. Dear God, where is the shore. You’ll never find it because the shore doesn’t exist! We’re rats drowning in a sewer, but you see lighthouses where there are none. You claim the Titanic is Mark Twain’s steamboat. To you Svengali, Raskolnikov, and Hitler were the Three Stooges! I feel so sorry for you. — Ray Bradbury’s story Somewhere A Band Is Playing • Now And Forever + picture: the ever-erudite Peter Greenaway’s indefatigable film, meticulous and sleightful
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Check out this stunning artwork by @pedromansorart!
What do you think? Leave a comment. 🙂
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Ilustração realizada para o Projeto Open Stage. ✒🎭🎨
“O Projeto Open Stage surgiu de uma parceria entre o Espaço de Arte e Centro Europeu Idiomas. Tem como objetivo principal promover e incentivar o aprendizado da língua inglesa através de técnicas de dramaturgia. Muitas vezes ensino de idiomas é restrito ao ambiente de sala de aula o que pode ser intimidador para o aprendizado. Com isso buscamos alternativas mais lúdicas e dinâmicas em um ambiente mais agradável e descontraído a fim de proporcionar aos nossos alunos o uso da língua não materna.”
O conceito da ilustração surgiu com a necessidade de representação do teatro, usualmente representado pelas máscaras.
A arte de expor e representar emoções, a neuroplasticidade de fluir entre sentimentos de forma natural, o domínio da linguagem corporal e a capacidade de conseguir dar vida aos mais complexos personagens.
Como representar o teatro sem usar o símbolo das máscaras? Como retratar a habilidade dos artistas de uma forma diferente? Como fragmentar diversas emoções em apenas duas máscaras?
A criação dessa composição final só foi possível graças a ajuda da @cassiahauari com as mais diversas dicas e adaptações sugeridas. Mais uma vez muito obrigado por todos os feedbacks esclarecedores e por sempre me ajudar a enxergar mais.
Posted on December 11, 2018
One of the more intriguing Langkawi beaches is Skull Sand Beach (Pantai Pasir Tengkorak) as it has a historic connection to that looming island (Koh Tarutao) on the horizon. Koh Tarutao once had a prison where many people died and their bodies often tossed into the sea. And of course they eventually was up somewhere. At least parts of the bodies. Thus the name Skull Sand Beach. Creepy, no? ☠ @caltexmy#caltexcubatry#caltexjourneyexplorer
My first Inktober drawing is finally finished, four more to go. I had so much fun with this one, and I hope you like it as much as I do.
I would also take the opportunity to thank you all for making me reach another goal post. There are now over 20k of you, and I’m completely blown away. I always say that, but it really feels so surreal. Back in January I had about 1600 followers and had no idea that any of this would be happening to me this year. I can’t even express how much all your support mean to me. You are one of my biggest motivations to keep working and improving. It’s not about the numbers but about how all of you are human beings that I can communicate with, share emotions with and draw inspiration from. You are amazing. Thank you so much.