There are some absolutely stunning images in this posting. What four images to put together — where else would I get the chance to do that? This is the stuff that you dream of! The more I study photography, the more I am impressed by the depth of relatively unknown Eastern European photographers from countries such as Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria and Turkey. The reproduction of his image Crucified before I would love to do more specific postings on these East European photographers if any museum has collections that they would like to advertise more widely. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.
Every year at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England, a guest is invited to speak on the subject of religion and education. In some ways, Pullman was a natural choice for the lecture: he was born in Norwich, where his grandfather was an Anglican parish priest, and the university, which is renowned for its creative-writing program, has given him an honorary degree. In his books, fantasy is a springboard for exploring cosmic questions about the purpose of human life and the nature of the universe.
The latter provides evidence that the yoof of London have been resorting to some old skool outdoor pursuits to keep them occupied during lockdown. Also on the Embankment is a monument to The Special Operations Executive, secretly formed during WW2 to recruit agents to fight for freedom by performing acts of sabotage in countries occupied by the Axis powers. The bus on the plinth depicts Violette Szabo — 45 , who was among the SOE agents who did not survive their missions to France and was posthumously awarded the George Cross and the Croix de Guerre.