The Adventures of Lionheart, Temple Cat Tourist

About that Wall…
Walls can be fun for climbing and good views

Building walls seems to have been a favorite past time of emperors from China to Rome to establish borders and separate the “cream from the milk” so to speak. For example, Hadrian’s wall was built by the Roman army, creating the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. A biography written 200 years later said Emperor Hadrian ‘put many things to right and was the first to build a wall 80 miles long from sea to sea to separate the barbarians from the Romans‘.

Sounds familiar?
Building a wall can be grueling, expensive and take years however taking one down can be a real party and happen in a day… like the dramatic dismantling of the Berlin wall in 1989, reunifying Germany and changing the course of history.

 

Art by Victor Landeta, Berlin, Germany
Now remnants of the wall are the canvas for street art
like this series of portraits of Nobel peace prize winners.
 
Currently the Israel’s Separation Wall around the West Bank
is the subject of the latest political art project by
that cat Banksy, an anonymous British street artist.
Built next to the Wall in Bethlehem,
the Walled Off hotel is designed in decadent British colonial decor
and boasts of “having the worst view in the world”.
And the best hummus.
Only a mountain goat could climb this wall 
 Perhaps the next step in consciousness  is to become obsessed about bridges.
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