Saturday 6 September 2003
Pix Of The Day: Presidential Retreat In Scotland
CREDITS: © Tony Richards/LakelandCAM.co.uk MAP: Culzean Castle
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Earlier in the year, Tony Richards took the featured picture while on a jaunt away from his Lakeland homeland. The ancient pile is Culzean Castle (pronounced Cull-ane), ancestral home of the Kennedy family. The president of that ilk is not the one referred to in the headline: President Eisehower, fondly known as Ike, is the man to whom we are referring. When the Kennedy family donated the castle to the National Trust for Scotland in 1945 they asked that the top floor be given to General Eisenhower, as he was then.
The present form of the castle is the work of Robert Adam, and many feel it is the finest example of his style. The nearby town of Maybole celebrates the Eisenhower connection on the community web site. They also have an excellent photo tour of the castle. This is an excellent and highly recommended web site: we wish many more towns were so well served by their webmaster. Visitors who enjoy location images, and particularly vintage images, may especially appreciate this site. The denizens of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, may enjoy reading about their own connection with Maybole, or perhaps arranging an assignation with us on McWhirters Corner.
From Our 2002 Archives: All Quiet in Gallipoli - Friday 6 September 2002
The name Gallipoli will bring back memories to many from an older generation. Today however 'The Beautiful City' is a quiet seaside town, photographed by Paolo Borgognone. Paolo's web site is Rome-CAM, which more usually features pictures of 'The Eternal City'. Nothing like a few descriptive labels to clear the air! This was my first visit, so I wished there was an archive, but I guess I'll just have to keep checking back to catch Paolo's updates.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)