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Archive for April 2011

Cycling in Whitehall

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April 30, 2011 at 17:53

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Confessional

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April 24, 2011 at 17:06

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Palermo Statues

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April 16, 2011 at 13:27

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Thinking of Father Turk

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My love for anything Atatürk related is quite well documented  (I even have an Atatürk desk piece, since I miss the Father Turk’s gaze on me when I am not in Turkey), so I am obviously biased, but the Anıtkabir is probably one of my favourite buildings in the world. Fascist architecture FTW.

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April 9, 2011 at 19:20

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Tusker

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April 8, 2011 at 21:36

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In the Archives

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Absolute gem from a 1962 Foreign Office report on Pakistan:

As a unifying factor, as a refuge from the appalling conditions in which the mass of Pakistanis exist, and as a worthy and decent background to most personal lives, Islam is a source of strength – especially in the broad, humane and forward looking form taught by Ayub. It also inspires to some extent a healthy dislike and distrust of Communism. But the other side of the coin is that the fatalism which Islam seems to encourage constitutes a formidable obstacle to self-improvement. Pakistan – like other Muslim countries – is plagued by the patent inadequacy for modern purposes of the social side of Islam. It also suffers from its share of reactionary, heresy-hunting and Christian-baiting Muslim divines – “the turbaned kind”, as Gertrude Bell once called them, “whom I would like to seal into a bottle”

 


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April 3, 2011 at 23:42

Flowers & Stone

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April 1, 2011 at 13:41

Posted in Colour, Oxford, Photography