Journal

Getting to know Jesus

I am indebted to the UK Daily Maily (the issue published in Europe) for the following:

Sign on a billboard outside a church in South Carolina..

“honk if you love Jesus..

text while driving if you would like to meet Him.."

Timeline of European Architecture

800BC-400BC Etruscan
750BC-AD250 Ancient Greece
700BC-300BC Ancient Rome
400BC-AD700 Roman
300BC-200BC Early Classical
700-1050 Pre-Romanesque/Early Christian…

  1. Merovingian 475-780
  2. Carolingian 775-890
  3. Ottonian 950-1050
  4. Asturian 711-910

1000-1250 Kiev
1050-1175 Romanesque
1066-1190 Norman
1120-1220 Romanesque Brick
1150-1550 Gothic

Gothic styles in England:

  1. Norman 1066-1200
  2. Early English 1180-1275
  3. Decorated 1275-1380
  4. Perpendicular1380-1550

Gothic styles in France (Opus Francigenum):

  1. Early 1140-1260
  2. High 1200-1320
  3. Rayonnant 1160-1250
  4. Late or Flamboyant 1150-1550
  5. Southern 13thC

Gothic in Germany and Eastern Europe:

  1. Brick Gothic (Backsteingotik) 1175-1425

Gothic styles in Italy:

  1. development of the Cistercian 1150-1228
  2. Early 1228-1290
  3. Mature 1290-1385
  4. Late 1385-1550

Gothic styles in Spain:

  1. Early – 12thC
  2. High – 13thC
  3. Mudejar

Tailgaters Beware

Driving through La Belle France the other week an old friend was concentrating so hard on the cameras, as one does, that he went past a car at a high rate of knots and only got a glimpse of the sign in the back window.

All of his family clamoured for a closer look so he slowed and when the vehicle went past he then tailgated to read the sign:

“Je ne suis pas un chien. Ne mettez pas votre nez dans mon cul. svp.”

Featured Work

The following artists’ work have been featured in the ‘Strictly Gothic’ group effective 14th March 2009.

theBFG – ‘Villers Abbey’
kilmann – ‘Cathedral of Lausanne’
Peter Hill – ‘The Grace Hotel – Sydney’
bkyshef- ‘Wells Cathedral’
blueclover – ‘York Minster’

The new group icon ‘Ville de Coutances and Cathedral’ is by Amy Ralston

Congratulations to everyone.

Featured Work

The following artists had work featured as of 24th february 2009

Pamela J Smith “Café Arsénal” – Icon

Corinne Pouzet “Château de Pau (SW France)”
Victor Pugatschew “Troyes Skyline”
Alateia “The Entrance”
Pamela J Smith “Café Arsénal”
Cyril Marchand “Couserans”
Shiela Laurens “Abbey at St Jean de Sorde”

Letter to America

To the citizens of the United States of America…

In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.Her Sovereign Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy), as from Monday next.

Your new prime minister, David Cameron, will appoint a governor (probably Gordon Brown) for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effec

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