Artist Joe Rush hopes his sculpture Mount Recylemore in Cornwall, England will catch G7 leaders’ attention. His electronic waste sculpture has images of all G7 leaders mimicking Mount Rushmore. Rush’s artwork calls attention to the damage caused by disposal electronic devices.
In 2019, 53 million tons of e-waste was generated worldwide, a five fold increase from 2014 according to a United Nations report.
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Howth Harbor Lighthouse established in 1837 is built like a fort. The small lighthouse has a Georgian style house attached. It also has a gun position for defensive purposes. Weapons were landed here during the Irish Civil War 1922-23. The Civil War erupted over the disagreement over the Anglo-Irish treaty.
Today, Howth Harbor is a quaint, peaceful village and a popular holiday destination. Howth Harbor Yacht Club is the largest in the Republic of Ireland.
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It took a bit of mischief to see the St. John's Point Lighthouse in Ireland.
It was difficult to see and sketch the lighthouse while balancing on a wall! I wondered why our tour group couldn't get inside the lighthouse but now wasn’t the time for that discussion.
To add to my anxiety, I fretted about the possibility of being handcuffed and taken to a foreign jail. Luckily we escaped without capture and headed to the next lighthouse.
Although the initial dire request from mariners for a lighthouse on Rathlin Island was made in 1827, East Rathlin Lighthouse in Northern Ireland was not built until March 1856.
There were differing opinions on the need for a lighthouse by the Irish Commissioner of Northern Lights and the Corporation for improving Dublin Port.
East Rathlin Lighthouse or Altacarry Lighthouse is unique in that it has two beacons.
The taller light flashed and shorter light was fixed. The lighthouse’s two beacons were meant to distinguish them from nearby lighthouses.
The ‘upside down’ lighthouse on Rathlin Island in Ireland is a marvel of human ingenuity. Unlike most lighthouses, the keepers at West Rathlin Lighthouse had to climb down to the light. Known as perhaps the “most friendly lighthouse”
Rathlin Light is built into the heart of the United Kingdom's largest seabird colony. Puffins and thousands of seabirds make the island home during various seasons.
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The Blue Angels certainly lived out their motto “Ambassadors of Goodwill” during 2020. Their “American Strong” salute honored healthcare workers, first responders, essential personnel, etc. They flew over hard hit states like Arkansas, California Florida, New York, Tennessee and more.
Memorial Day weekend, witness the amazing aerial artistry of the Blue Angels at Westmoreland County Airshow in La Trobe, Pennsylvania. They will unveil a new Super Hornet jet and perform stunts and reenact war stunts.
During air show season, the team is station at Fort Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Their mission is bring aviation to men, women and children across America. For 74 years they have mesmerized over more than 450 million spectators.
If you’re heading to the Miami area for the Memorial Day Weekend, you may want to hit the brakes on those plans. South Beach has issued an emergency which will put a damper on Memorial Day fun. At Key Biscayne near Miami, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park reminds visitors that on a regular weekend it reaches capacity.
If you are hoping to miss the crowds and mayhem, check out these beaches.
Passe A Grill Beach
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Calusa Beach, Florida Keys
Lover’s Key State Park
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Amelia Island Lighthouse is Florida's oldest lighthouse. Originally built to guide vessels entering the St. Mary’s River and the Atlantic Ocean, the former Cumberland Lighthouse was moved due to changes in the channel that made it obsolete. It was dismantled brick by brick and transported by ship to Amelia Island. After being reconstructed, the lighthouse was lit in 1839 as Amelia Island Lighthouse.
The City of Fernandina owns and preserves the lighthouse. However, the Coast Guard along with the Coast Guard Auxiliary are responsible for the functioning of the beacon at the Amelia Island Lighthouse.
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Lighthouses adorn postcards and remind us of peaceful days gone by.
But my painting of Biloxi lighthouse is far from peaceful. It portrays the painful past of the lighthouse located on a busy highway not a peaceful shore.
The lighthouse has survived over 20 hurricanes, the Civil War and Civil Rights protests since it was built in 1848. It thrives on a busy 4 lane highway oblivious to the hustle and bustle around it. Biloxi beach was blackened by the BP oil spill that began in April 2010. People and wildlife still suffer from its repercussions today.
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