FOWC with Fandango: Movie

We have two cinemas in our town. This one is in the middle of town and the other just outside. We Brits still tend to call them films, although Movie is OK, we understand it. Otherwise it must be at least 20 years since I actually ventured into a cinema. I think the last film I saw was “The Shining” and before it “Yellow Submarine” and each time it was because for some reason our TV gave up the ghost and Mr. Swiss said let’s go to the cinema. I do not even watch a film on TV today, no time. My only interest in the movie world is the music themes. All the film stars I used to like all seem to be no longer living and I am out of touch with the new movie stars. What a boring life I lead, but I always have something to do.

FOWC with Fandango: Movie

RDP Sunday: Memorial

1st World War Memorial, Solothurn
Switzerland does not really do wars, at least not with other countries. They seem to have fought most battles with each other for grounding a new Kanton, or amalgamating with another Kanton. The last independnence day of a Kanton was when the Kanton of Jura was established in 1979. It used to be part of Kanton Bern, but after a few arguments and disagreements they gained their independence.

This has nothing to do with the memorial in the picture. As said, we do not fight wars, but defend our borders from those that might be fighting wars. This naked guy with the sword was our memorial to the 1st world war in our Kanton of Solothurn. It shows that even the Swiss were prepared to fight, although of course they were dressed for the combat. This memorial stands in one of our parks, although I often wonder if the youngsters know what it is.

As can be seen from the photo, the Swiss soldiiers were armed and dressed for the occasion. This photo shows my husband’s grandfather and his three brothers, great uncles, that were ready to stand by their country. They did not really have a choice I suppose.

RDP Sunday: Memorial