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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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My inspiring view of Table Mountain

My inspiring view of Table Mountain

“During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” – Nelson Mandela 1998 There’s a reason President…

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Nov

Who owns Booth Island (or whatever it’s called)?

Who owns Booth Island (or whatever it’s called)?

 Germans discovered and named Booth Island.   Argentine maps say it’s in Antartida Argentina.   Chilean maps class it as Territorio Antártico Chileno.  It’s also said to be part of the British Antarctic Territory.   Belgians called it Wandel Island. All of these countries are signatories to the Antarctic Treaty, which freezes all claims to Antarctica and nearby islands,…

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Nov

Which Martin Luther King is it?

Which Martin Luther King is it?

  I was initially confused when I walked past this building in Harlem, New York City:   But then I read the rest of the sign, wrapped around the side:   It’s on Lenox Avenue, also known as Malcolm X Boulevard. I’m not sure that the Rev Dr King would have liked his building to be…

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Nov

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth