Tag: Australia

Snowball Fight in Jerusalem

This evening a good friend of mine shared this beautiful photo of a snow-covered Dome of the Rock.  It is the first time in four years that snow has fallen in Jerusalem and it looks like the locals are enjoying the novelty.  According to this article it is […]

Japanese Invasion Money

I once read somewhere that if a country is invaded then it takes over a hundred years for the wounds to fully heal.  It is as if occupying forces can leave invisible scars on the towns, cities, roads, bridges and fields. Once lost, innocence is difficult to regain. […]

The Nieuw Zeeland in Sydney Harbour 1932

Nieuw Zeeland Tarts

August 29th 1935 – The Dutch liner Nieuw Zeeland approaches the Australian coast, ending another routine voyage from Singapore.  The passengers are dining on delicacies such as Iced Asparagus with Remoulade Sauce and ‘Fantasie’ Ice Cream.  They have no idea that peaceful Pacific cruises will soon come to […]