Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Mission Church Of San Ignacio De Loyola In Baja California Sur

One of the more interesting towns in Baja California Sur
 is the date palm oasis of San Ignacio,
which lies near the center of Baja both north-south and east-west.

Because it is on neither the Pacific or the Sea of Cortez,
 it has missed some of the tourist development that has centered along the coasts.

The springs that provide the water in this small valley 
have created a lush environment in the midst of a harsh desert,
and an obvious place to locate a mission.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Anthony Shadid's House Of Stone In Marjayoun, Lebanon

I recently became aware of a set of videos to accompany the new book House of Stone
by the recently departed Anthony Shadid,
which follows his remodeling of the family home in Marjayoun, Lebanon.

To see the whole set click on House of Stone Video Chapters 1-10.

The separate chapters are:
Chapter 3- 4:05- Revealing Scars,

(In the above list I cannot find Chapter 3 as a separate video
 but it does show up in the Chapters 1-10 link.)

Anthony Shadid, an American by birth, 
was a Middle East journalist who died tragically last month,
of of an acute asthma attack while on assignment.

These videos provide a fascinating look at the remodeling process
that he goes through in bringing back the family home
 after years of abandonment.

I have not read the book but it looks good.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012