MODERNAGE BUILDERS’ HISTORY

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BEARDLESS JESUS WITH WITH ANGELS, SAINTS MARY MAGDALENE + MARTHA IN GLASGOW ‘SPOOK SCHOOL’ ARCHED STAINED GLASS WINDOW : Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life + Art, Glasgow, Scotland. ‘Erected by Wm. Johnson, 1905.’ Maltesedog foto: Wikimedia Commons + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published January 13, 2014 by goyodelarosa

SAINT MUNGO’S MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL PRECINCT, SCOTLAND

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SAINT JOHN DIVINE EVANGELIST REVELATOR WITH WHITE EAGLE FEATHER: Jugendstil Mosaic of St John the Evangelist – Friedhofskirche zum Heiligen Karl Borromäus – Max Hegele – Vienna, Alberto Fernandez Fernandez photo @ Wikimedia Commons + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published December 27, 2013 by goyodelarosa
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SAINT JOHN

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Description Jugendstil Mosaic of St John the Evangelist – Friedhofskirche zum Heiligen Karl Borromäus – Max Hegele – Vienna
Date July 2007
Source Own work
Author Alberto Fernandez Fernandez

The Victoria Django Festival: Brishen, Pearl Django, Daniel Lapp, February 14-15, 2014, poster printed December 2013, PARIS GYPSY JAZZ c. 1920 in Victoria, Vancouver Island

Published December 22, 2013 by goyodelarosa
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FREEDOM + SOLUTIONS RALLY SEEKS ARTISTS: We Are Change Victoria presents 3rd Annual Freedom + Solutions Rally, Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12 Noon to 2 p.m., B.C. LEGISLATURE… New poster designs encouraged by wearechangevictoria.org writes Josh Steffler

Published October 9, 2013 by goyodelarosa

 

Pat Klugh

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hello good people of WACV! we need a few things done ASAP….for the rally coming up

1. We need handbills made up, one that says our next 2 film nights, our upcoming rally and our weekly meetings. the handbill wouuld be best in Black and white for cheap printing and better if there was 4-6 a page so one sheet which costs 0.08 can be given to many people, we can also print double sided pages for the same cost. If you get me the file done, I will print up 100 which could give us 4-600 by saturday to hand out.

2. We need some more posters made up, a few for the rally that also look good in Black and white, and for the next film night which is November 3rd and we will be screening “take back your power” which is a film about the dangers of smart meters. something creative like an all seeing eye or something….short slogans about smart meter surveillance….if we get these done, we can use the kitty to print them up.

I am not very skilled in poster making, I apologize for that, but we need to be able to get things done without having to have meetings all the time…I am hoping someone will read this and just take the iniative to make them and forward them to me…if we get a few awesome posters, we can print them all…

main priority is the handbills for the March against Monsanto to promote the good work we all do here…please if I can have them the sooner the better, I know we have amazingly talented people out there…if you want any info on what to put on the posters or handbills message me

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ROSA D’ABRIL: Mare de Déu de Montserrat or ‘Moreneta’, “Rosa d’abril, Morena de la serra…” (April rose, dusky lady of the mountain chain…), ‘BLACK MADONNA’ statue of Virgin Mary + infant Christ venerated at Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery on Montserrat mountain in Catalunya

Published August 1, 2013 by goyodelarosa

Virgin of Montserrat

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The Virgin of Montserrat

The Virgin of Montserrat (CatalanMare de Déu de Montserrat or Moreneta) is a statue of the Virgin Mary and infant Christ venerated at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery in the Montserrat mountain in Catalonia. It is one of the black Madonnas of Europe, hence its familiar Catalan name, la Moreneta (“The little dark-skinned one”). Believed by some to have been carved in Jerusalem in the early days of the Church, it is more likely a Romanesque sculpture in wood from the late 12th century.[1]

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“La Moreneta”

The mountain of Montserrat has been of religious significance since pre-Christian times, when the Romans built a temple to honor Venus.[2]

By one account, the image of the Madonna was moved to Montserrat in 718, to avoid the danger posed by invading Saracens.[3]

Legend has it that the Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, choosing to instead build around it. The statue’s sanctuary is located at the rear of the chapel, where an altar of gold surrounds the icon, and is now a site of pilgrimage.

In 2001 renovators working for the government observed that the black hands and face of La Moreneta, had over the centuries undergone a change in colour. They attribute the change either to prolonged exposure to candle smoke or a chemical reaction caused by a varnish used as a paint sealant. The statue was repainted black by successive generations of restorers. A series of tests, including X-rays, revealed the statue’s original colour and also showed that the last repainting took place at the turn of the 18th century.[4]

Veneration[edit]

Upon his recovery from battle wounds, Ignatius of Loyola visited the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat (March 25, 1522), where he laid down his military accouterments before the image.[3] Then he led a period of asceticism before later founding the Society of Jesus.

On September 11, 1881, Pope Leo XIII declared the virgin of Montserrat patroness of Catalonia (Saint George is another patron saint.)

The hymn to the Virgin of Montserrat, known as Virolai and sung every day by the Escolania de Montserrat, begins with the words:“Rosa d’abril, Morena de la serra…” (April rose, dusky lady of the mountain chain…). Therefore this virgin is sometimes also known as “Rosa d’abril”.[5]

Patronage[edit]

The statue has always been considered one of the most celebrated images in Spain. However, like Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, its popularity is primarily regional.[3] “La Moreneta” is Catalonia’s patron saint.[4]

Legacy[edit]

The Jesuits operate Monserrat Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas.[6]

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FORMER SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE IS “NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT”: Gregory Hartnell concurs with architectural heritage experts John W. Veillette + Donald Luxton on preserving present Saint Andrew’s Elementary – Preschool in letter to T-C Editor, June 4, 2013

Published June 4, 2013 by goyodelarosa

St. Andrew’s building nationally significant

 TIMES COLONIST 

JUNE 4, 2013

Re: “Save art-deco building on St. Andrew’s site,” letter, May 31

Before it was known as St Andrew’s Elementary, the current art-deco building on the St. Andrew’s site was known as St. Louis College, run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland. I was a student there in the ’60s.

As a St. Louis College alumnus and a Jesuit-trained Catholic historian with a concern to see our Catholic architectural heritage preserved whenever possible, I fully concur with heritage expert John W. Veillette’s timely call to save this unique heritage school building.

Veillette notes that “it is given high marks in the survey of art-deco and moderne architecture in Victoria.”

That scholarly work was produced by another Victoria heritage expert, Donald Luxton, who wrote Capital Regional District Art Deco and Moderne, published in Victoria by the Hallmark Society in 1984.

It is my hope that the present owners pay attention to voices like those of these well-respected heritage experts, and that the Hallmark Society, St. Louis College alumni and St. Andrew’s Elementary alumni join them and other concerned citizens in encouraging the developers to save this nationally significant art deco- moderne school building to repurpose it for all Victorians.

Gregory Hartnell

Victoria

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UNEDITED ORIGINAL LETTER:

Last sentence mentioning bonus density trade of six storeys to pay for renovation of the school

was omitted by Times Colonist Editor

Gregory Hartnell, Catholic Historian

1357 Rockland Avenue

Victoria, V8S 1V7

Tel. 250 382 97 67

Victoria Times Colonist
Letters to the Editor
Re: “Save art-deco building on St. Andrew’s site,” May 31
  Before it was known as Saint Andrew’s Elementary-Preschool, the present ‘art-deco building on St. Andrew’s site’ was known as Saint Louis College, run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland, and I was a student there in the sixties.
  As a Saint Louis College alumnus, and a Jesuit-trained Catholic historian with a long-standing concern to see our Catholic architectural heritage preserved whenever realistically possible, I fully concur with heritage expert John W. Veillette’s timely call to save this unique heritage school building.
  Mr. Veillette notes that ‘it is given high marks in the survey of art-deco and moderne architecture in Victoria.’
  That scholarly work was produced by another Victoria heritage expert, Donald Luxton, who wrote ‘Capital Regional District Art Deco and Moderne,’ published in Victoria by the Hallmark Society in 1984.
  It is my sincere hope that the present owners pay attention to voices like those of these well-respected heritage experts, and that the Hallmark Society, Saint Louis College alumni and Saint Andrew’s Elementary alumni join them and other concerned citizens in encouraging the developers to save this nationally significant art deco – moderne school building to ‘repurpose’ it for all Victorians.
  If ‘bonus density’ is needed to finance seismic upgrades and this repurposing to commercial office space, the surrounding apartment buildings should not exceed six stories.
 
Gregory Hartnell

Victoria

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ELIZABETH NICKSON’S NEW BOOK: ‘Eco-Fascists exposes the major fallacies of the environmental movement,’ Look inside kindle @ Rockland + Goyo de la Rosa’s LA ROSA

Published October 21, 2012 by goyodelarosa
Eco-Fascists: How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage

Eco-Fascists: How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage

Elizabeth Nickson (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

An investigative reporter documents the destructive impact of the environmental movement in North America and beyond.

When journalist Elizabeth Nickson sought to subdivide her twenty-eight acres on Salt Spring Island in the Pacific Northwest, she was confronted by the full force and power of the radical conservationists who had taken over the local zoning council. She soon discovered that she was not free to do what she wanted with her land, and that in the view of these arrogant stewards it wasn’t really hers at all. Nickson’s long, frustrating, and eyeopening encounter with these zealots started her on a journey to investigate and expose the hugely destructive impact of the environmental movement on ordinary people and communities across North America—and the world.

What she discovered is shocking. Forty million Americans have been driven from their land, and rural culture is being systematically crushed, even as wildlife, forests, and rangelands are dying. In Eco-Fascists, Nickson explores how environmental radicals have taken over government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The result? A wholesale sequestration of forest, range, and water—more than 40 percent of North America—impoverishing us all, especially the most vulnerable. This confiscation of America’s natural heritage is a major factor contributing to our current economic decline; until it is acknowledged and addressed, our economy will not recover.

Nickson traces the tens of billions of dollars environmental nonprofits marshal every year to promote the notion that our essential natural systems are collapsing, and finds, in a brutal example of self-fulfilling prophesy, that their corrupted science is desertifying the heartland. She visits once-thriving communities that are turning to ghost towns because environmental legislation has forced mines, ranches, and mills to close and has forbidden critical forest, range, park, and wilderness maintenance.

Eco-Fascists exposes the major fallacies of the environmental movement—from wildlife protection to zoning to forest-fire management—and introduces us to the individuals who are fighting back. Fast-paced, highly accessible, and sure to be controversial, this is a work that will change the national conversation about environmental protection and its impact.

About the Author

Columnist, investigative journalist, and novelist Elizabeth Nickson was European bureau chief of Life magazine and a reporter for Time magazine, and has written for many international publications. She lives on Salt Spring Island in the Pacific Northwest.

LINDA DARBY’S ‘BOOGIE TOWNS’ CITY MINDSCAPE PAINTINGS: Intuitive abstracts cohere with colour harmonies, Klimtian mosaic motifs make for best work of her life @ Martin Batchelor Gallery until November 1, 2012.

Published October 14, 2012 by goyodelarosa

Queen Victoria Inn, built in 1965 by Peter + Sheila Hartnell, is sold by four of their nine children: Anthony, Cecilia, Justin + Roxanna

Published April 3, 2012 by goyodelarosa

Queen Victoria hotel sold to Vancouver developer

 TIMES COLONIST APRIL 3, 2012
Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites has been owned by the Hartnell family since 1965. It was sold to Vancouver-based Concert Properties Monday.

Photograph by: Darren Stone , timescolonist.com April 2, 2012

The Hartnell family has sold the Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites in downtown Victoria to Concert Properties.

Tony Hartnell, who owns the hotel with siblings Roxanna, Justin, and Cecilia, said although the hotel was not actively listed, the family had decided to sell if a certain amount was offered. Concert Properties came forward with an offer. The sale price was not released.

Although many hotels are “flagged” by being associated with a well-known brand, the Queen Victoria has always been independent since it was built in 1965.

© Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

Read more:http://www.timescolonist.com/Queen+Victoria+hotel+sold+Vancouver+developer/6402239/story.html#ixzz1r0HG1MoU

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