SignEdge Snarky/Witty: Forget About World Peace…



Walking through a parking lot the other day, I saw a car window decal with the message above.

I had never seen this before and although it does have a humorous bent to it, I think the message is much more subtle. I enjoy snarky and/or witty messages like this. What are your thoughts?

NOTE: I didn’t take a photograph of the initial sign I saw, but found this decal on Amazon.

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180831

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Questions can’t change the truth. But they give it motion.” — Giannina Braschi

“Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.” — Winston Churchill

“The universe wants us to have fun doing more than one thing in life. That’s how it learns. You don’t have one purpose in life. You have maybe 500 or so.” — James Altucher

“A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.” — John Grogan

 

 

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Lisbon Portugal – The Belem and Tejo River District


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It was time for us to join the tour company for further exploration of Lisbon and the sites near the Tagus River (Rio Tejo). Our fist stop was the Coaches Museum. This was quite a unique collection of a variety of coaches used for historical events in Europe.

Not part of the actual collection, but quite interesting was the huge elevator which was able to accommodate dozens of people at a time. Here is our very knowledgeable guide, Paula, commenting on the unusual shape and size of the elevator.


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The coach pictured below was fairly typical of the items on display. Notice the photographs projected on the walls. There was as much information as one could want about the various coaches and their history. Some of the more modern vehicles had videos to show them in use. In addition to being modes of transportation, these carriages were distinctive works of art.

An exhibition note found online about the coach below describes it as follows:

Car Infantas

Car of the apparatus used by Infantas (children) D. Maria Francisca (later D. Maria I), D. Maria Ana, D. Maria Francisca Doroteia and D. Maria Francisca Benedita, daughters of King D. José I.


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Read more about the coaches Museum HERE (click the EXPLORE button to see additional coaches and their history – some descriptions are in Portuguese)

A short ride by bus took us to the Monastery of St Jerome, one of the major attractions and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Belem district (west Lisbon).

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos was built along the Tagus River and completed around 1600. King Manuel I decided to build a monastery in honor of the Virgin Mary and as gratitude for one of its premiere explorer’s, (Vasco de Gama), successful expedition to India. Precious commodities from Africa, Asia and South American expeditions plus spice trade taxes mainly subsidized the monastery’s construction.
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Vasco da Gama and his crew reportedly slept at the Monastery prior to leaving for their voyage to India.

The south portal (pictured below with the statue of Our Lady of Bethlehem) is perhaps one of the most stunning features of the monastery. It was designed by Spanish Architect João de Castilho (also known as Juan de Castillo). There is an abundance of sculptured filigree, statues of saints, noted historical figures and fine details. It is hard to believe that this is not the main door, however this is where visitors were entering the building on the day we visited.


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The details on the outside of the building were not the only impressive architectural element of the monastery. The vaulted ceilings of the attached Church of Santa Maria de Belem were massive, interwoven stone and masonry webs. It is an amazing and impressive structure bringing to mind descriptions from Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth.


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There is ample artwork to impress visitors as well. The alcoves were covered with paintings, statues and icons along with gold and silver ornamentation.


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This old, blemished wall looked its age and was a good foil for the stained glass window of the Virgin Mary.


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Perhaps the most famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, is entombed in the Monastery of St. Jerome.


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This is a very popular site and there are often long lines so travelers should plan accordingly.


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Not far from the Monastery is the Tejo or Tagus River. There are a number of sites to be seen along this waterway. The Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge spans the Tagus River. Visitors may notice the similarity in constuction to San Francico’s Golden Gate Bridge

In the Alameda district across from Lisbon is another impressive attraction, the Cristo Rei Statue which is reminiscent of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Those so inclined can walk across the bridge or take public transportation to within walking distance of the statue.


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Along the waterfront is the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) which pays homage to the brave Portuguese explorers and navigators who risked their lives to find new lands and resources. There is a park-like area with the stylized pavements and decorative inlays.


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People can mount the monument to get a closer look at the artwork, nearby boats and the waterway.


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The main statue pays tribute to Prince Henry the Navigator who played a major role in the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Other statues call forth images of Vasco da Gama and Magellan among others.


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Read previous posts about our adventures traveling in Portugal and Spain:

Portugal – Alfama District, Lisbon Part 1

Portugal – Alfama District, Lisbon Part 2

Portugal – Lisbon Streets & Garden

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180830

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.” — Tacitus

“I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart — that shows at the same time pearls and the soul.” — Victor Hugo

“The strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.” — Rona Barrett

“The only problem with doing the impossible is that everybody expects you to duplicate the impossible.” — John McKay

 

 

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STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20180829

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180829

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” — Malaysian Proverb

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him.” — Rumi

“I want to put a ding in the universe.” — Steve Jobs

“This book fills a much-needed gap.” — Moses Hadas

 

 

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Garden Video: Live Capture of Critters in a Bottle Mousetrap

If you have followed JBRish.com for a while, you may have read one of my posts where I describe the difficulty we have with a variety of rodents (and other critters) in our desert garden.

I try to appreciate and respect all of nature and I don’t like to kill any animals if it can be avoided. I was intrigued by the EL GATO live-capture Bottle Mousetrap which may help with some of our smaller vermin.

Watch the video below and let me know what you think.

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180828

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” — Maimonides

“Never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.” — Anthony Trollope

“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” — J. G. Holland

“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.” — Frank Sinatra

 

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180827

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott

“If anything goes bad, I did it… if anything goes semi-good, we did it… if anything goes really good, then you did it; that’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” — Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, University of Alabama Football Coach

“Those who need us give us a hold upon life.” — Marie Dubsky

“My spelling is wobbly; it’s good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” — Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne

 

 

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Quotes from Louisa May Alcott, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, Marie Dubsky and A. A. Milne that are poignant, witty, humorous,

STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20180826

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