Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Larry & Palmerston

Larry the downing street cat.
Larry is the 10 Downing Street cat and is Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. :))))

Palmerston is the resident Chief Mouser of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) at Whitehall, London

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Why the EU Is Not A More Effective Foreign Policy Actor? ( K. S)

'We are not yet ready to make a bomb of love' A. E

'Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love'..
A letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter
    Dear  Lieserl,

When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.

I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.

When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force. Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals. For love we live and die. Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.

After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.

Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.

When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it's too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! ".

Your father,
Albert Einstein

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The Art Works From The Russian Constructivist Art Movement

The Tatlin Tower was designed by Russian Constructivist and artist Vladimir Tatlin

 Lubov Popova's design for The Magnanimous Cuckold

  The Pianist. 1915, by Liubov Popova 

  'Symphony of a Big City,' 1928, Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg,

1928 Mospolygraph Pencils (Anonymous)

Varvara Stepanova  (1894–1958) was among the leaders of the Constructivist movement. Her husband  was Aleksander Rodchenko. she is well  known for her textiles designs and theatrical costumes and posters.

Aleksandr Rodchenko's Design

Liubov Popova Textile Design c.1924

Vassily Kandinsky - Composition VIII, 1923

Wassily Kandinsky. Transverse Line, 1923

Bureau and Room by Kazimir Malevich-1913 ( Born in Ukraine). 

 The Russian Constructivist Art Movement 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Hard Rock Cafe, London

The Hard Rock Cafe, London, O2.01.17.
Video recorded by K. S
'I'm going slightly mad''

John Berger

* The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied … but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.”

* Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.”
John Berger
John Berger and Susan Sontag / To Tell A Story (1983)