nation estate


Brockhampton by Tony
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Tudor estate in Herefordshire


Shugborough, Staffordshire, fireplaces by groenling

“I felt like a man in Germany in the 1930s trying to explain why Jews ought not to be sent to the concentration camps. It all seems so utterly clear. You do not murder. You do not kill the innocent. You do not treat people like blemishes on the landscape, or communities as parcels of real estate, or nations as squares on a chessboard. Yet no group seems more distant from these facts than American (and Catholic) Americans. I have all but given up talking to Catholic audiences about Christ; I simply talk about justice, raw basic justice. I think I’ve come to understand why natural law made its way into our Church. It was simply an attempt to ask us to be, if not holy, then just. At least that.

How is it that we have become so insensitive to human life, to the wonders of this world we live in, to the mystery within us and around us.”

Jim Forest, in a letter to Thomas Merton the evoked the infamous “Letter to a Young Activist” from Thomas Merton to Jim.

p. 191




Little Morton Hall by Tony
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Tudor House with a twist, or a kink


4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 59:

Stourhead Houses, England. 

Built between 1721 and 1725 to the designs of Colen Campbell. It was gutted by fire in the early 20th century, although it was restored. 

It is run by the National Trust and is particularly well known for its beautiful gardens. 


Autumnal colours by Tony

Get ready, America!

USA is heading to the World Cup! It seems like only weeks ago that the Men’s National Team inspired the nation during its World Cup run in 2015. Building on those exciting matches, it is now the Women’s National Team’s turn to bring something special to the World Cup in Canada.  

In addition to the CENTURY 21® System sponsorship of the U.S. National Soccer team, C21® will air commercials during the following 2015 Women’s World Cup matches. Two of the three U.S. Women’s National Team starting group-stage games will air live on FOX and the third on FOX Sports 1. Their success in the group stage matches will advance them into the elimination rounds of the tournament.

CENTURY 21 commercials will air during the following dates and times:

FOX Sports 1
6/8  7pm ET: Pregame Show
6/8  7:30pm ET: USA vs Australia

6/12  7pm ET: Pregame Show
6/12  8pm ET: USA vs SWEDEN

6/16  7pm ET: Group Match Bridge Show
6/16  8pm ET: USA vs Nigeria

FOX Sports 1
6/22  7pm ET: Pregame Show
6/22  8pm ET: Round of 16 Game

6/26  7pm ET: Quarterfinal Pregame Show
6/26  8pm ET: QF Game

6/27  1pm ET: QF Pregame Show

6/30  7pm ET: Semifinal Pregame Show
6/30  8pm ET: Semifinal Game

7/5  7pm ET: Final Pregame Show
7/5  8pm ET: Final Game


Library by Tony
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How to show you are learned? build and stock a library. Many of the books document the history of the estate. all books where bound with coloured leathers to match the library.

2015 10 26 122910 Norfolk Felbrigg Hall 1PM

Get creative in a new sculpture class inspired by Picasso Sculpture. No experience necessary! 

[Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Guitar. Paris, 1924. Painted sheet metal, painted tin box, and iron wire. 43 11/16 × 25 × 10 ½ in. (111 × 63.5 × 26.6 cm). Musée national Picasso–Paris © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

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[Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Guitar. Paris, 1924. Painted sheet metal, painted tin box, and iron wire. 43 11/16 × 25 × 10 ½ in. (111 × 63.5 × 26.6 cm). Musée national Picasso–Paris. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]



Triptych: Tot allò que, subtilment, em transporta als paradisos perduts, amb més música d’una sonata de piano de Baldassare Galuppi · Todo aquello que, sutilmente, me transporta a los paraísos perdidos, con música de una sonata de piano de Baldassare Galuppi · Everything that, subtly, transport me to the lost paradises, with music from a piano sonata of Baldassare Galuppi

Setembre · September, 2015

Larissa Sansour’s short film Nation Estate presents a sci fi-inspired outcome to conflict in the Middle East. “I have always been intrigued by the ability of an artwork to foreshadow political change, but remain grounded solidly in its art practice,” Sansour says. “The aim has never been to offer any conclusions, but rather add a what-if scenario to the discourse in an attempt to understand a current political dialogue that seems—once again and despite solid efforts to avoid it—to have reached an impasse.”

See it September 26 and 29 as part of the MoMA Film series Films from Here: Recent Views from the Arab World.

[Nation Estate. 2013. Palestine/Denmark. Directed by Larissa Sansour.]