Elevated Home close to Key West


For sale in Big Coppitt Key
$549,000




Large Corner Lot
mature trees
1200sf one level
Sunset views over the water
covered parking for 4 cars
close to everything
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
surounded by privacy trees
Around the corner from boat ramp


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends August 17th. 2020

 

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
AUGUST 17, 2020

We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent Just a Few of the Features in this Issue). Above ; Our Weekly Journey Around Town in Photos with Roberta DePiero and Friends (Photo above is from a Residence with a few Statues). This Week in the August 17th. Issue, 2020 Issue : Pt. 4 of Groovy History's "67 Colorized Photos that Captured Way More Then Expected" (Below Salvador Dali aboard the SS Normandie in NYC 1936), The Key West Art Gallery Continues a Multi-Week Feature Presenting 6 of their Artists Each Week (Below : Art from DUNN-HARR), KWPD Chief Brandenburgh Promotes Officer Alex Rodriquez to Sergeant, Pt. 2 Animal Mothers (Adorable Photos), Pt. 1 "52 Vintage Photos from Florida during the 1920's (from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", The Brilliant Art of World Re-Knowned Adam Scott Rote and "Provocative & Sensuous Fine Art" 8/12-16 Exhibition
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue August 17, 2020 : Pt. 2 "48 Funny Vintage Photographs" from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", Marisa Tomei & WWW.TSKW.ORG on 8/19 Team Up to Continue in their Series :"Between Two Palms", Our Weekly Photographic Journey around Town with Roberta DePiero & Friends, A few On-Line events from the South Florida Symphony Orchestra inc. 8/15, Bill & Linda Klipp Amamzing Nature Photographs, Fantasy Fest, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Presents Two Annual Events :"KW Art Garden" & "ScareCrow Competition".
THE NEXT PHOTOS FROM FEATURES IN THIS AUGUST 17th. 2020 ISSUE : Pt.1 "50 Amazing Vintage Photographs from the 1900's & 1910's from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", Letty Nowak's "Jag" Gallery Presents "Portraits" Exhibition, Dick Matson at Harrison Gallery & Cole Harrison Photographs a GIANT CLAM, TSKW Presents the Play "Hatpins" by Karen Leonard 8/18-23 + "Between Two Palms" with Marisa Tomei (8/19) + Screenwriting Workshop, Johnny White's Mile Zero Key West (Featuring the Valarie HOH Wearable Art Collection and Music by Kopavi, Bahama Village's Arch, and the Complete (No Audio Problems) Video from the July 27 Hometown Key West Candidate Q & A.

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
AUGUST 17th. 2020 ; going out to 7800 Weekly.

NEW FORMAT

The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. This Info. will now APPEAR Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue.
Every Part 1 will contain VERY IMPORTANT LINKS at the Beginning of Each Issue (to give you Easy to Find Info. in One Place). Detailed Extensive Information about Covid-19 is in Part 2 (Just Click the LINK)
(ALSO IN PART 2) : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos.

KEY WEST EDITOR OF THE KEY WEST WEEKLY MANDY MILES
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844 Jason@Keysweekly.com
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630 Info@Konklife.com
WE START OF OUR AUGUST 17TH ISSUE WITH MARISA TOMEI and WWW.TSKW.ORG

AND IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY ART! 

Purchase a piece of art from now until August 19 and you'll receive a free ticket to see Marisa Tomei's Between Two Palms appearance!

FINAL WEEK!

MANGO MADNESS MEMBERS' SUMMER SHOW
CLOSES THURSDAY AUGUST 22 
If you haven't visited our online gallery we hope you'll take the chance to check it out.
Prefer to see the work in person? 
Gallery Hours are Wed-Sat, 10am - noon by appointment or noon - 4 pm for walk-ins.
 
Clockwise from Top Left : Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Trinity Cutrtis, Rita Troxel, Eric Anfinson, Mary Kay Clapp, Michele Brunschvig. Sponsored by Team Kaufelt
 
Clockwise, from top left:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Trinity Curtis, Rita Troxel, Eric Anfinson, Mary Kay Clapp, Michele Brunschvigsponsored by Team Kaufelt





Letty Nowak and Guest Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Present
"Portraits"
Welcome to visit us at JAG Gallery.
“ PORTRAIT Invitational “ ; is Open all day With the artworks of prestigious artists; until 6:00 pm .
We have invited John Martini, Letty Nowak, Eric Anfinson, Sharon McGauley, Carol Munder, Susan Sugar, Adam Russell, Yana Golikova, Charlie J. Meyers, AD Tinkham, Rick Worth, Johnny White, Lincoln Perry , Lucy Stevens, Cathy Rose, Sandra Rodriguez Naranjo and Emmanuel Dias to exhibit in our show , the Portrait Invitational. We are honored and excited to be showing this work through August. Editor's Note : Call the Gallery for hrs for all 7 days.


WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
305-407-6202

WE NOW START PART 2 OF "ANIMAL MOTHERS"

The Child Leash
While child leashes have caused controversy in the past, it's not uncommon for monkies to use their child's tail to keep tabs on them. Human parents use them to ensure their kids don't wander off in grocery stores or destroy another vitamin display at the pharmacy. This monkey mom likely had different intentions when she grabbed onto her kid's tail though. Perhaps he was misbehaving, running off into the jungle without his mom's permission. If people who put their kids on leashes don't re-think their actions after seeing this, then nothing will! They'll just go on living looking as silly as this monkey.
When You Hug The Wrong Mom
Standing at just a few feet tall, it’s not uncommon for toddlers to wrap their arms around the wrong calves when out in public with their parents. From their perspective, most legs look the same and it’s easy to get confused. It appears that this poor kitten has made a similar mistake. As long as she’s getting fed, the kitten doesn’t seem to mind where the milk comes from. This new dog mom, however, appears to be quite confused by her pup’s new look. Combined with the exhaustion of taking care of her own babies and the kitty intruder, it’s possible this dog will think this is all just a bad dream.
Look at these two lovebirds! The way they're looking at their offspring with such admiration and pride resembles every new parent as they look upon their newborn in the hospital. Likely these two lovebirds are proud of the results of their combined DNA. When this 50 Shades of Grey ladybird and Tucan Sam male mated, they produced some truly unique birds. As the perfect combination of the two, this look of admiration won't last forever. After several sleepless nights, they'll probably start looking upon their kids with eyes of exhaustive regret.
If Your Child Never Took Naps
You know that exhausting feeling when your child refuses to sleep despite how hard you work to wear them out throughout the day? So, you end up on the bed beside them and hope that the combination of your presence and complete silence will eventually get them to doze off. Most likely, though, you end up bribing them with toys and snacks just to get them to stay in bed. This hedgehog duo seems to be going through the same thing. The baby appears to be wide awake, doing a big stretch, while mommy is desperate for some shut-eye. Taken right out of the parenting playbook, she looks like she's pretending to sleep so that the child will follow suit. Like most new parents though, she's not having much luck
This Cuddly Cinnamon Bun Of Love
Parents are often willing to give their kids the shirts off their backs in order to keep them safe and happy. In the human world, this means giving our kids food, clothes, and a warm place to sleep. In the animal kingdom, however, parenting is a bit different. This adorable wolf-mother offers her pup a cozy place to nap, literally giving up her personal space. She selflessly offers her body heat to her child so that they can be nice and toasty during the cold winter months. This demonstrates more than just great parenting, but a truly picture-perfect moment.
But Mom!
One thing that is absolutely mutual across every species is a child's complete disregard for the word "no." They all know what it means, yet they have no interest in following this particular order. It's not just toddlers who refuse to listen to this particular word though.
This tiny pup is clearly asking its mama for something. Those puppy-dog eyes aren't reserved just for human parents! They work on dog moms as well. While we will never know if this pup wants to play or go to the park, one thing we know is that the begging won't stop until they get what they want.
Meow!
Once your child reaches the age where they start talking back, you just might second-guess any plans to have more kids. Parenting truly gets interesting when your toddler discovers their voice, as they quickly learn that they can say no to you. Who knew a kitten so tiny could be so loud?! It's not just toddlers who learn to have a mind of their own though. This kitten looks like he has just figured out that his mouth makes noise and is giving his mommy a piece of his mind. Like all new parents, this momma cat is far from thrilled about this new development, and likely preferred when her offspring were quiet and peaceful.
No Corner Is A Safe
When we want some privacy, we all have our small, safe places we like to go to. For some, it's in the bathroom with the best lock, while for others it's our something more intentional like a She-Shed. We tend to think none of our kids will find us in the unusual corners of our house, but alas, they always do. When they're up against children, locked doors don't stand a chance! In a bid to get away from her pups, this new mom seems to have just discovered the perks of a private corner. Take a look at that adorably worn-out face desperate for some serenity and perhaps some sleep. Unfortunately, she won't be getting much of that until her pups get older!
More "Animal Mothers" in Perhaps the Next 4 Weeks

WE NOW START THE THE FIRST OF TWO NEW CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS BOTH FROM EXCELLENT YOU-TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "YESTERDAY / TODAY" this one Immediately below is called "52 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN FLORIDA DURINGTHE 1920S. Up Shortly Part 1 of '50 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 1900's and 1910's Vol. 3"
More Vintage Photos of Florida in the 1920s Next Week. Up Shortly Part 1 of another "Yesterday / Today" Content Provider with Hundreds and Thousands of Entertining Photographs; This One is called "50 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1900's AND 1910's Vol. 3"

WEST MARTELLO TOWER AND BOTANICAL GARDENS 1100 ATLANTIC BLVD.
KEYWESTGARDENCLUB@GMAIL.COM
WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 305-294-3210 OPENED IN 1862
They are now OPEN ONLY Sat & Sun 9:30a-12:30p, and wisely require MASKS even though you are outside ( AND ASK PLEASE NO GROUPS OVER 10)

ROBERTA DEPIERO & Gal Pals Almost Everyday will travel (Journey) around Key West / Stock Island with some friends and sometimes Solo. I want to Thank You Roberta & Friends for providing amazing images ; especially to those like myself that are in Total Lockdown ISO.
Some of Roberta's Regular Gal Pals :Jody Gross, Lucy Carleton & Joyce Chilton . Check out
AUGUST 3, 2020 https://conta.cc/3gyhuj0
AUGUST 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/3a8EN0o

Roberta's Comments from her Facebook Posting of these Photos are :

So we are embarking on completing the Key West Historic Marker Tour. There are 120 sites to locate. Here are our first ones. FREE maps available at the USS Ingham Museum. 


#56 Salt Production Salt Production, 2100 Flagler, circa 1830. Hand-raked sea salt yielded 75,000 bushels in a single year.
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#15 Martin Havana Cigar Factory. #15 location... I love the guy sleeping in the background! With Judy Gross. #15 Martin Havana Cigar Factory. 2010 Staples Ave, circa 1909. Produced Key West's only remaining cigar brand: "Flor de Luis Martina."
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#100 Indian Block. I thought this was interesting information. #100 Indian Block, 1922 Staples Ave, circa 1890. All-concrete building blocks heralded as fire proof.
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#33 Bruce Hall. I wonder if they still have that auditorium and roof garden?  Rosi Ware do you know? #33 Bruce Hall 1310 United, circa 1911. Built as part of a Methodist educational complex, it has had many lives.
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#97 1909 & 1910 Hurricanes. #97 1909 & 1910 Hurricanes, 1315 White (United Side), circa 1909. Two of the most devastating hurricanes to hit Key West.
MORE FROM ROBERTA DePIERO AND FRIENDS UP SHORTLY

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Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076


WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Further Down is a Feature on the Latest Adam Scott Rote Exhibition happening from 8/12-16
"Provocative & Sensuous Fine Art Exhibition"
WE CONTINUE WITH FEATURING MANY OF THE ARTISTS.
Three or Four Paintings from Many of the Artists that Hang Year Round at The Key West Art Gallery. Here are the Idents on the First Batch

THE FIRST FIVE PAINTINGS COME FROM DUNN-HARR

Amidst Blue Waters, 2020
Original Painting
12 x 12 in
$3,595
 
King's Visit
Original Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 in

 
Pacific Pageantry
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
20 x 24 in
 
Legacy of Camarena (0/195)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas
40 x 20 in
 
Tropical Parlor I (0/250)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas
30 x 50 in



Maya Eventov
Day Birch with Pines
Original Painting
24 x 24 in
$2,995
 
Maya Eventov
First Bloom
Original Painting
40 x 40 in
$5,995
 
Maya Eventov
Abstract Dance
Original Painting
40 x 40 in
$5,995

MICHAEL FLOHR

Golden Light, 2020
Original Oil Painting
36 x 24 in 
 
Duval Street, 2020
Original Oil Painting
24 x 36 in
 
Across the Board (/195), 2010
Hand Embellished Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas
24 x 48 in
 
Beautiful Florence (/100), 2020
Hand Embellished Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, also available in 35x65
18 x 32.50 in
More from the Artists of the Key West Gallery Up Shortly. WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339


Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
Kevin@GayKeyWest.com
More from them Further Down
 
PAM HOBBS IN HER NEW SPACE AT THE GUILD HALL ART GALLERY ON DUVAL
Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

PAM HOBBS
Check out my new space at Guild Hall gallery 614 Duval st, KWFL! There has been some changes , come check it out!

Last week we did a Tease Few Photos from the You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today" 48 FUNNY VINTAGE PHOTOS VOL. 2. We Now Start Part 2 with Part 3 in the August 24th. Issue
Part 3 "48 Funny Vintage Photos" from You Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today" Many Additional Photos in the August 24th. Issue. You may Notice that the Photo above was from the Popular Mid 60s TV Show "I Dream of Jeannie". Elizabeth Montgomery and the Fellow that Played Larry David's Father on "Curb" Shelly Berman
Info@keywestimpromptu.org

To our Key West Impromptu Family

Summer greetings from Impromptu Concerts wherever you might be. We trust that all are safe. Covid-19 has interrupted all of our lives.

Please be assured that Impromptu is on top of developments in this ongoing saga and is working with all the guidelines to continue our programming as soon as possible.

Leonard Bernstein said “Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

In 2018, Impromptu produced a program REMEMBERING LENNY, a celebration of the love affair between Leonard Bernstein and Key West. We invite you to either revisit this exciting evening or view it for the first time on our website: http://www.keywestimpromptu.org.

Feel free to contact us with your thoughts at info@keywestimpromptu.org.
We Now Start Our Other Part 1 from Excellent You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today" "50 VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1900's TO THE 1910's.Vol. 3"

PART 2 OF "50 AMAMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1900's TO 1910's in the August 24th. Issue
NOW THE TOURIST COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS : EVERY MONTH THEY PRODUCE THE ON-LINE BRIEF FEW PAGES "THE KEYS TRAVELER" Filled with very informative Features.WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM

10775 : FLORIDA KEYS COVID-19 MASKS REQUIRED, SOCIAL DISTANCE & WASH HANDS

10823 : KRISTIE KILLIAM : STEWARD OF THE KEYS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

10829 : EXPLORE CREATIVITY AT TWO MIDDLE KEYS EMPORIUMS https://fla-keys.com/news/article/10829/



The August 3rd Issue had many additionalphotos from the TDC; and lots ofLink to Features ( a Sample of just 3 above) so go to their website to look at ALL the Pics they have in the August "Keys Traveler" and of course Hundreds of Photos, Videos, and Articles..also click the August 3rd Link for the Complete Feature



WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

We now continue with our Multi Part / Multi Week Feature Showing a few Works from Many of their Artists

FROGMAN : BRONZE SCULPTURES

Arrow
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture with Patina Finish, Edition of 2000
8 x 8 x 6 in
$645
 
Chico
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture with Patina Finish, Edition of 5000
8 x 5.50 x 3 in
$550
 
Churchill
limited edition bronze sculpture with patina finish, Edition of 400
9.50 x 9.50 x 6 in
$1,390
 
Cosmos
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture with Patina Finish, Edition of 5000
1.50 x 2.75 x 2 in
$225
 
Dimples
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture with Patina Finish,Edition of 5000
6.25 x 5 x 3 in
$490
 
Hedge Fun
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture with Patina Finish, Edition of 250
8 x 4 x 2 in
$925


 


Dmitri Danish
November Venice
Original Oil on Canvas
36 x 18 in
 
Dmitri Danish
Paris
Original Oil on Canvas
16 x 12 in 
 
Dmitri Danish
Winter Yard
Original Oil on Canvas
16 x 10 in

More from The Key West Art Gallery in the August 24th. Issue; Featuring 6 More Artists with 3 to 5 Works Each. Please remember the Adam Scott Rote Exhibition August 12-16 Details Further Down IN THIS Issue. ALSO
HIT THIS LINK TO SEE THE VAST COLLECTION OF PETER MAX THAT THE KEY WEST GALLERY HAS TO OFFER
https://keywestgallery.com/artist/peter-max



We continue with Part 3 of Photos from just one of Hundreds of Groovy History Features. This Feature : Called "67 PHOTOS THAT CAPTURED WAY MORE THEN EXPECTED" by Jacob Shelton. Here is the Link to AL 67 Photos with Verbiage in case you can't wait for the next few weeks / Issues.

https://historydaily.org/67-colorized-photos-captured-way-more-than-expected?utm_source=native&utm_campaign=hd_native_67colorized&utm_medium=hd_native_67colorized

Men of the Seaforth Highlanders resting with a dog in a trench, near La Gorgue, France in August 1915

During World War I every country in Europe did its part to fight against the fascist leanings of the Central Powers — essentially Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. The carnage and brutality of the war was unprecedented and it thrust soldiers from many countries into a massive skirmish for which they weren’t fully prepared.
Scotland and its Seaforth Highlanders was one of the small countries who stepped up to take on the Central Powers. They formed in 1881 following the merging of the 72nd Highlanders and the 78th Highlanders, becoming the county regiment for several northern Scottish counties.
In the initial stages of World War I the Highlanders were serving in India but they were quickly moved to France in 1914 to take part in the Battle of Givenchy before moving to Iraq and Palestine.



Salvador Dali standing on the deck of the S.S. Normandie as it docks in New York City, 1936
Salvador Dalí is a timeless artist that never really feels in places at any decade, but in the early 20th century he was turning heads with his surreal paintings and post modern visual experiments. His early trips to New York City helped the artist form a broader idea of his art form and inspired him throughout the rest of his life.
On his first trip to the city with his wife Gala, Dalí travelled on board the Champlain from France and that his cabin was on one of the lower decks near the machine rooms.
Patroness Caresse Crosby notes that Dalí flourished where some members of the ship might have been agitated. He noted, “I am next to the engine, so that I’ll get there quicker.”


 

Eunice Hancock, a 21-year-old woman, operates a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft plant during World War II. August 1942.

During World War 2 men were pulled away from the amor force in order to enlist in the fight against Japan and Germany. To fill the void left in the labor market women took on jobs in manufacturing, utilities, and transportation.
Nearly 2 million women from all over the country took up jobs on assembly lines and in plants where they produced pieces of armaments and machinery for the war effort.
During the war the amount of women in the workplace increased from 27 percent to 37 percent, meaning nearly one out of every four married women were working outside of the home by 1945. These women were just as important to winning World War 2 as the men overseas and we salute them.


Pablo Picasso wearing a hat and holding a revolver & holster given to him by Gary Cooper - Cannes, 1958
We tend to think of Picasso as existing on another plane of existence. A place where the bodies shift and the colors are unnatural yet comforting, he is never apart from his ability to create. However that’s not the case at all. Picasso loved to entertain guests and had friends from all walks of life.
From the art world he plucked Gertrude Stein, the sculptor Julio González, and poet André Salmon - all of whom called Paris home at one time or another. Picasso was also close with actor Gary Cooper and his daughter.
In the 1950s the men were close enough that Picasso entertained Cooper and his family at his ceramics workshop in Vallauris.

Sophie Scholl. An anti-Nazi political activist, she was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the LMU with her brother, Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.
As a member of the White Rose Resistance Sophie Scholl was one of the few Germans who worked against the Naxis out in the open. Or as out in the open as she could. Her group was an underground non-violent resistance movement who passed out flyers and passively resisted the Nazi movement.
She was arrested at the University of Munich on February 18, 1943 while she and members of her group were distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. She dumped a suitcase full of fliers over a staircase at the university so they’d all float down, but she was spotted by a worker who was sympathetic to the Nazi cause.
Scholl was sent to People Court on February 21, 1943 and sentenced to execution. Her final words were:
Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go... What does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?


A Leading Stoker nicknamed "Popeye", with 21 years of service, on board the battleship HMS Rodney, one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid 1920s. Photo taken in Sep. 1940. This guy clearly looks like Popeye the Sailor Man, a favorite cartoon character of people of all ages, but was the character based on him or is it just a strange coincidence that he looks just like the cartoon?
While E.C. Segar was inspired by a man in his hometown to create Popeye, the man pictured isn’t the inspiration, rather an anonymous photo of a sailor on the HMS Rodney in 1940. Weirdly enough the sailor’s nickname was “Popeye’’ according to the Imperial War Museum.
If that information doesn’t prove that this man has nothing to do with Popeye, the fact that the HMS Rodney was a British battleship in service o the Royal Navy sailing nowhere near the Segar’s home in Illinois will.

"West meets East" - Two german brothers , separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963

After the Berlin Wall went up in 1961 no one was allowed to cross regardless of if they were a child, a worker, or even someone who was lost on one side of the wall by accident. If you were in the east when it went up that’s where you stayed.
In 1963 a border pass agreement was reached which allowed the people of West Berlin to visit the eastern side of the city.
This small humanitarian effort wasn’t a perfect solution but it created some relief for the people who were still in shock after the wall went up. After all, many of the people of Germany hadn’t seen their family for at least two years. It took another 25 years before the wall came down permanently.


100 years ago Mata Hari was shot after blowing a kiss at the French firing squad who executed her for accusations of being a spy
There’s no spy with a story as murky as Mata Hari, the dancer turned spy during World War I who combined sexuality and espionage to catch a grasp of the public’s minds in both fiction and reality.
Even before she was a star Mata Hari was amazing at impersonating a different figure. Her early dances saw her masquerading as Lady MacLeod, the daughter of an English lord even though she used an Eastern dancing style.
Mara Hari’s career as a spy was short lived even if it did become thing of legend. She pawned herself off to various military leaders, which earned her a place in front of a firing squad on Oct. 15, 1917. She refused a blindfold and blew a kiss to the men taking her life.
A photographer uses his own backdrop to mask Poland's World War II ruins while shooting a portrait in Warsaw, November 1946.
By the end of World War 2 much of Europe was in rubbles regardless of which side of the fighting they were on. Poland saw some of the most devastating destruction of the war, leaving the country a waste land where once beautiful structures stood.
Survivors tried to get back to regular life, but how do you go back to the before times when your city has fallen apart. Photographers did their best to make life feel normal, if not beautiful by creating back drops that made it look as if the war had never happened - or if it did that the subject didn’t know anything of it, that they hadn’t been affected.
It may seem like these people were ignoring the horrors of war, but this is the only way they could get through it.
American soldiers watch as the Tricolor flies from the Eiffel Tower again, August 25, 1944, Paris, France

After four years of Nazi occupation Paris was finally liberated on August 25, 1944. The writing was on the wall for German forces so they didn’t put up much of a fight when the French 2nd Armored Division and the U.S. 4th Infantry Division rolled into town to take back the city of lights.
According to legend Hitler ordered General Dietrich von Choltitz, commander of the German garrison in Paris, to destroy the Eiffel Tower and burn the city to the ground rather than allow it to be liberated. Rather than destroy so much beauty Choltitz simply surrendered to the forces.
Two days later there was a liberation march through the Champs d’Elysees, Paris was once again free.

WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM Go to their website and spend Days Looking at Hundreds of Thousands of Photo Features. More Groovy History in the August 24th Issue and Up Shortly some Info. on Just a few of their Editors / Writers.

Great Features, Photos of the Day, Hundreds of Photo Galleries, and Extensive Special Events Sections.
Of course go his site to see this Entertaining and Very Informative Website
This Event Probably Happened in January 2020. Johnny White Comments "Valerie HOH Brings Her Wearable Art the Beautiful Gardens Hotel Runaway Show Accompanied by the Music of Kopavi"
Adam Scott Rote American Ruin Series" Launched Him Into a Decade Long Wildly Succesful Career which has earned him the Distinquished Accolade of Being The Most Callaborated Fine Artist with Academy Award & Legendary Performers Than any Living or Passed Artist in the World

"MILLER'S TALE 2 UNIQUE MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS 45 X 30 $5,995

"The artist's multi-dimensional paintings allow us to become a participant in places the rest of the world has forgotten. We witness the abandonment of life that once resonated within these structures and ponder his choice of figures and objects.

The detail work is mesmerizing. For some the vintage color palette and subject matter cannot help but trigger bittersweet memories. Still in the end he has created a window for us finding the beauty in the decay, Adam has captured the feeling of standing while watching the light fall onto the past." - Salon Magazine Art Review

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