Tuesday, December 6, 2016

book ship graphic

In which the ship is made to appear a rather like an iceberg. Incidentally, nearly all cruise ships are painted white, the bark blue of the Holland America Line hulls are an exception. Udsyn = view.

After five frosty years, an Israeli ambassador returns to Turkey

Eitan Na’eh is Israel’s first ambassador in Ankara in half a decade. Before he was greeted by Erdoğan in the Presidential Palace for a short ceremony, a military band played Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva.

Na’eh, who had been stationed in Ankara in the 1990s, arrived in Turkey on Thursday.

“I am very happy to be back in Turkey as ambassador. We have a lot of work to do,” he told reporters at the airport. “I want to thank Turkey for the support, the aid it sent Israel fighting fires last week. We have a history of helping each other.”

Turkey was among the several states that sent planes and other equipment to help Israel extinguish over 1,000 wildfires across the country.


Turkey's relations with Egypt have been even more frosty since Egypt removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power and this year Egypt told Israel it did not want any Turkish involvement in Gaza with which it also has a border. The state of relations currently is unclear.

Monday, December 5, 2016

1948 Standard saloon

Seen in 1965 in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.  The old windmill in Wickham Park is in the background. (Brisbane City Hall collection)

1971 Pontiac Grand Ville

One of the numerous illustrations by Arthur Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman of Pontiac's ad agency who did the Pontiac advertisements and literature from 1959 to 1971.

"I wish I could find a transpress nz book"

loading the first shipment of phosphate at Nauru art

On the Norwegian ship SS Fido in 1907.  About 80% of the surface of Nauru was strip-mined from then to the early 1990s.  A Republic of Nauru postcard.

1955 Skoda 440 poster

The 440 and the similar 445 and 450 (known in Czechoslovakia as 'Spartak') were made between 1955 and 1959. The 440 had a 1089 cc engine producing 29 kW (39 hp) at 4,200 rpm.

spreading lime with a Cessna 188 in Todds Valley near Nelson, 1976

See our DVD set Classic NZ Aviation for more.

fast 2-bullockpower plus a BOAC plane over Ceylon, 1951

Today Sri Lanka, see earlier posts.

bananas - in more ways than one