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9th-Sep-2005 10:47 am - Brown V Board National Historic Site
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Sign School Building
Sign

The sign in front of the Brown V Board National Historic Park.
School Building

The "Black" (African-American) school that was at the center of the of the Brown v. Topeka Board lawsuit in front of the Supreme Court.


"The current sit-in and other demonstrations are concerned with something bigger then a hamburger...The Negro and white students, North and South, are seeking to rid America of the scourge of racism, segregation and discrimination - not at lunch counters but in every aspect of life."


- Ella Baker, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1960
How Segregation Came to be

(this is one of the displays that is part of a 25 minute movie that starts the tour of the Brown v Board Historic site)
Education Differences
Education Differences

(this is one of the displays that is part of a 25 minute movie that starts the tour of the Brown v Board Historic site)


(this is one of the displays that is part of a 25 minute movie that starts the tour of the Brown v Board Historic site)


(this is one of the displays that is part of a 25 minute movie that starts the tour of the Brown v Board Historic site)

30th-Aug-2005 01:53 am - Sark in Pictures
1) Me at Omaha Zoo in front of the World

Main Street Traffic Guernsey War Memorial
Main Street Traffic

traffic on main street include pedestrians, bicyclers and horse drawn carriages (used mostly by tourists). (April 2000)
Guernsey War Memorial

Remembering the dead of World War II at the St. Peters Port in Guernsey. (April 2000)
Unloading in Sark Expensive Transportation
Unloading in Sark

While automobiles are banned, tractors have been allowed for essential agricultural purposes and getting passengers to and from the harbor at the base of a very steep hill. (Nov. 1997)
Expensive Transportation

Due to the cost of horse and buggy, this form of transport is primarily used by tourists. (April 2000)





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30th-Aug-2005 01:47 am - Around Sark
E) Proud American and Christian

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Dixcart Arch Butterfly Rock
Dixcart Arch

This natural archway is located on the beach at Dixcart Harbor. (Nov 1997)
Butterfly Rock

Can you see why this rock along the coast of Sark received its name? (April 2000)


One of the many caves that are in the coastline of Sark. Sark's caves are famous among European Spelunkers. (April 2000)


Standing at the base of a cliff on Dixcart Beach in Dixcart Harbor.(April 2000)
Dirt Road Sark Lighthouse
Dirt Road

No Paved roads in Sark, just packed dirt roads (April 2000)
Sark Lighthouse

The lighthouse, one of the last maned light houses in the world is now automated and tours are no longer available. (April 2000)
Bicycling Waterfall?
Bicycling

Bicycle is one of main forms of transportation to Sarkese on an island that does not allow motor vehicles. (Nov. 1997)
Waterfall?

I took time to stand under a waterfall. Actually, I am on Dixcart beach again, standing at the base of the cliff where a trickle of water is flowing from the top of the cliff after a recent rain. (April 2000)

13th-Aug-2005 10:17 pm - Sark: La Seigneurie/Seigneur Gardens
E) Proud American and Christian



Apple Mill (April 2000) is on the grounds of Le Seigneurie.
Make my day!
Make my day!

Don't mess with me! (April 2000)


When visiting Le Seigneurie you must see the Elizabethan bronze cannon. Queen Elizabeth I presented it to the first Seigneur Helier de Carteret and inscribed with the words "Don de sa Majeste' la Royne Elizabeth au Seigneur de Sercq A.D. 1572."
When The Germans abandoned their occupation of Sark in WW II, they left behind the field gun.

Clock (April 2000)



A favorite for kids is the Hedge Maze on the grounds of Le Seigneurie. (Nov. 1997)

It was planted in 1991 at the far end of the vegetable Garden. In the Center, The "castle" was built from an oak that fell during the hurricane of 1987.
Seigneur (or lord) Michael Beaumont

Seigneur (or lord) Michael Beaumont

Sark is the last feudal state in Europe and as such is governed by the Seigneur Michael Beaumont. On one trip (April 2000) I was able to ask him a few questions.
When asked why Americans should visit Sark, he replied that because of its unique political status it makes an interesting place to visit in addition to there being no cars.
As far as the best time to travel, he said that depends on what you want to do. If flowers and bird watching then go in the early spring. However, if swimming is more your style then July-Sept.


Seigneur Gardens is on the grounds of Le Seigneurie.


Another view of Seigneur Gardens (April 2000)


This old signaling tower was probably built in the late 17th or early 18th century. Built as a signaling and look out tower before the view of guernsey was obstructed by trees. At present the building isn't open to the public as the steps and platforms decayed to the point they were removed. The tower is on the grounds of Le Seigneurie. (April 2000)

13th-Aug-2005 09:04 am - Guernsey: Candie Gardens
E) Proud American and Christian

Candie Gardens, Guernsey
Candie Gardens, Guernsey

Candie Garden in St. Peters Port, Guernsey (April 2000)
Candie Gardens, Guernsey
Candie Gardens, Guernsey

Candie Garden, St. Peters Port, Guernsey (April 2000)
Victor Hugo Statue in Candie Gardens

Victor Hugo Statue in Candie Gardens

This statue of Victor Hugo author of Les Miserables is located in Candie Gardens on the island of Guernsey.





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