Category : Photos/Photography

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words–Charleston, South Carolina in 1865

Posted in * South Carolina, History, Photos/Photography

(Guardian) Epiphany around the world – in pictures

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Posted in Epiphany, Globalization, Other Churches, Photos/Photography

(BBC) Christmas 2018 in Pictures from around the World

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Posted in Christmas, Globalization, Photos/Photography

(The Star) Photos: Remembrance Day and Armistice Day around the world

There are 24–look at them all.

Posted in Globalization, Military / Armed Forces, Photos/Photography

(FT) How business is capitalising on the millennial Instagram obsession

The tables at the Tsubaki Salon are slightly wobbly. No more than a couple of millimetres off kilter, but enough to be noticeable.

This is puzzling because, in all other respects, this highest of high-end pancake houses, nestling among the haute-couture flagships of Tokyo’s Ginza district and fitted out in bracingly minimalist decor, is perfection. The plates and cups are the definition of Japanese ceramic elegance. The spindly handled spoons and forks have been created by one of the country’s most famous designers to fit the pinnacle of pancake Epicureanism. When it comes to the edible stars of the show — made using a complex technique — they too, in the view of the pancake cognoscenti, are flawless.

But what about that wobble? “It’s deliberate,” says Yukari Mori, nudging the table a little to demonstrate that even this imperfection is perfection. “They were designed this way to show off what makes these pancakes so good.”

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Posted in Consumer/consumer spending, Corporations/Corporate Life, Dieting/Food/Nutrition, Economy, Japan, Photos/Photography, Science & Technology, Young Adults

Friday Morning Mental Health Break–People Versus Birds

Posted in Animals, Humor / Trivia, Photos/Photography

(BBC) Photographs of Derby Cathedral from 1880s found

A collection of negatives of Derby Cathedral dating back to the 1880s has been found and developed.

They include two of the earliest-known photographs of the cathedral; one of the outside, taken between 1873 and 1880, and one of the nave from 1889.

The fragile plate glass negatives were discovered by a volunteer at W. W. Winter Ltd photography studio in Derby.

They were developed in Nottingham using traditional darkroom methods and are now on display in the cathedral.

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Posted in Church History, Parish Ministry, Photos/Photography

BBC News – In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

Posted in Easter, Globalization, Photos/Photography

(Guardian) Good Friday 2018 Around the World in Pictures

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Posted in Holy Week, Photos/Photography

(Time) Teen Sexting Has Become Even More Common, Research Says, with about 1 in 4 now saying they receive such photos

73% of teenagers today have a smartphone, giving them access to all types of communication over text or social media. For many kids, that includes sexting—the sharing of sexual messages, images or videos—according to a new study.

The new report, published in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 39 studies with a total of about 10,300 young men and women under age 18. It found that sexting has become increasingly more common in recent years. Though the majority of teenagers don’t report sexting, 15% of teens say they send sexts and 27% receive them. The activity is also more common as young people get older, the study authors report.

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Posted in Children, Ethics / Moral Theology, Marriage & Family, Photos/Photography, Pornography, Science & Technology, Sexuality, Teens / Youth

(Telegraph) Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services as prayer should be private, C of E court rules

Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services because prayer is private, a Church of England court has ruled.

The consistory court ruling is believed to be the first made on the ethics of CCTV in church and was made in response to a Canterbury vicar who applied to install two cameras so his church could be left open during the day.

The Reverend Philip Brown, and churchwardens Robin Slowe and Robert Allen, want to install the camera system to deter vandals from damaging the church and to catch the actions of any wrongdoers.

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Posted in Church of England (CoE), England / UK, Ethics / Moral Theology, Law & Legal Issues, Parish Ministry, Photos/Photography, Religion & Culture, Science & Technology, Spirituality/Prayer

Meet the Cincinnati Zoo’s viral social media star Fiona the hippo

As the prematurely born Fiona the hippo continued to grow in size, her social media following through the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Facebook page also grew.

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Posted in Animals, Photos/Photography

Blessed Epiphany to all Blog Readers

Posted in * South Carolina, Epiphany, Parish Ministry, Photos/Photography

In Pictures–Epiphany 2018 Celebrations Around the World

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Update: the Express has 23 photos there.

Posted in Epiphany, Photos/Photography

Morning Snow Update from Summerville, South Carolina

Posted in * South Carolina, Photos/Photography, Weather

Summerville, South Carolina, Turned into a Winter Wonderland with 6 1/2 inches of snow from the Latest Storm

Posted in * South Carolina, Climate Change, Weather, Photos/Photography

(BBC) Christmas Day 2017 around the world in pictures

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Posted in Christmas, Globalization, Photos/Photography

Remembrance Day 2017 around the world – in pictures

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Posted in Globalization, History, Military / Armed Forces, Photos/Photography

A Series of Wonderful Photos of the new bishop of Sheffield Pete Wilcox

Posted in Church of England (CoE), CoE Bishops, Photos/Photography

Friday Morning Mental Health Break–A 40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water (Really)

Posted in * General Interest, Animals, Photos/Photography

Lowcountry South Carolina Solar Eclipse Coverage from the Local Paper

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Posted in * South Carolina, Photos/Photography, Science & Technology

Sunday Afternoon Mental Health Break–The White Moose of Sweden

Posted in Animals, Photos/Photography, Sweden

The Diocese of South Carolina Contingent at the ACNA 2017 Assembly

Posted in * South Carolina, Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Photos/Photography

More Vacation Photos–Acadia National Park

Posted in * By Kendall, Harmon Family, Photos/Photography

Selected Maine Vacation pictures

Posted in Harmon Family, Photos/Photography

Wednesday Morning Mental Health Break–A Taste of New York

A Taste of New York from FilmSpektakel on Vimeo.

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Posted in America/U.S.A., Photos/Photography, Urban/City Life and Issues

In Pictures: The US Observes Memorial Day 2017

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Posted in Death / Burial / Funerals, History, Military / Armed Forces, Photos/Photography

Wednesday Night Mental Health break–Adrien Mauduit Films: A time-lapse of deep-sky objects called GALAXIES Vol. 1 – 4K (UHD)

GALAXIES Vol. 1 – 4K (UHD) from Adrien Mauduit Films on Vimeo.

Posted in Photos/Photography, Science & Technology

It seems a long time ago in a land far away…but yes it is our 30 yr anniversary today

Posted in Harmon Family, Marriage & Family, Photos/Photography

A Week in the Life of the Church of England: 17th – 23rd April

Some wonderful pictures–take a look at them all.

Posted in Church of England (CoE), Photos/Photography