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Archive | November 7, 2015

Some Tower Of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies Move To St. George’s Hall In Liverpool.

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Click this image to access BBC original.

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Click to access pretty amazing gallery of pictures.


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Pope Francis Trip — Vicarius Christi in terra!

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Click here for original from the
U.K. “Daily Telegraph“.

Last image is the video.

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When I saw this I couldn’t resist SHARING this with you.

Pope’s obviously trip.

Happened to Pope Pius XII (the WW II pope) too right after his election as they were leaving the Sistine Chapel.

French Cardinal Jean Verdier, upon seeing this, PUNNED in Latin “Vicarius Christi in terra!”

The pun being that this could mean either “the Vicar of Christ on Earth” (one of the pope’s title) or the Vicar of Christ is on the ground.

Papal trivia that I carry in my head.


‘6 images for the day’ — November 7, 2015.

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Taken with my (second) Sony RX100 II.


Original 5472 x 3648, ~4Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 220Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







Enjoy. Thank YOU.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Confirms That The Poppy Is The Official Memorial Flower Of The VFW.

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Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
‘poppy’ page titled ‘In Flanders Field’
after the poem that started it all.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here.


U.S. Red Poppy Promotions from prior years.


So why isn’t the Red Poppy MORE popular — let alone ubiquitous as it is in other countries at the start of November — in the U.S.?

I have a theory.

The U.S. did NOT enter World War I until April 6, 1917.

WW I started July 28, 1914.

The Second Battle of Ypres, which is what the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, which gave rise to the ‘Red Poppy’ tradition was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915.

In other words the BASIS for the tradition predates the U.S. involvement though ‘Poppy Day’ itself did not come to be until 1921. Please check ‘Red Poppy’ page, above, for the full illustrated history.

Well that is my theory. I could be wrong.


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