Devizes Melting Pot
“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus
- Name: Moonbootica
- Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
At a time when the world is facing an economic meltdown, and there is ongoing violence in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, bombing raids in Syria, yet this news story somehow is the leading news item.
More people phone in to complain about two overpaid TV stars ill judged behaviour and show more care for such trivial bollocks than small things like bank bailouts, illegal invasions etc.
Naturally the same old tired arguments from certain sections who have always wanted to kick the Beeb and destroy it, are trotted out, 'abolish the license fee' or 'let the free market decided' (oh the irony considering what the 'free' market has done to the world's economic systems), blah, blah, blah. Frankly head down that path and you end up with the sewer drain that is Fox News.
The BBC is not perfect but I will always support it, I'd rather be in a world with it in than without it
I for one won't be jumping on the tabloid whipped moral outrage bandwagon
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Maadi Cubs and Scouts
Parents of the Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Brownies
Maadi Girl Scouts posing for a photo with my mum
With the various leaders of the Maadi club
A rather lovely restaurant at Al Azar Park
par t of the ceiling of the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque
The courtyard of the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
As I have recently returned back from a holiday in Egypt, I thought I'd post two videos which use Egypt as a background to their music videos
Slayer - 'Seasons in the Abyss'
and one of my all time favourite songs
The Stranglers - 'Golden Brown'
Thursday, October 16, 2008
A view of The Al-Rifa'i Mosque (where the Egyptian royals are buried) and The Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrassa
Panels illustrating Egypt's military history
Statue of Saladin at the Military Museum at the Citadel
Inside the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque
The Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque
A view of the Citadel from Al Azar Park
On a boat ride on the River Nile
The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
I have recently returned back from Cairo, having had a wonderful holiday and so here are a selection of photos from my trip
The view from our apartment
Me at the citadel, next to a Mamluk Mosque
A view of downtown Cairo from the Citadel
The Military Museum
Portraits of the founder of modern Egypt Mohamed Ali Pasha and his son Ibrahim Pasha