Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
7 concrete panels span the underside of the Bosphorus Bridge
7 rainbow colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
7 letter words: Turkiye, Ataturk, Osmanli, Mevlana, Ortaköy, Marmara, Topkapi, secular, Erdoğan
7 major WORLD religions: Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Tao, Judaism, Confucianism
7 ayets: 7 sentences open the Koran
- In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most merciful
- Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds
- Most Gracious, Most Merciful
- Master of the Day of Judgment
- Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek
- Show us the straight way
- The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
7th commandment of Islam and Christianity: Thou shall not kill
- Quran: Anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people (5:32)
"You shall not kill any person - for God has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped." (17:33) Exodus 20: 1-17 & Deuteronomy 5: 6-21): Thou shall not kill.
7 traditional hills of Istanbul: Cemberlitas, Beyazit, Fatih, Edirnekapi, Kocamustafapasa, Sultanahmet, Aksaray
7 churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation are found in Turkey: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
7 geographical regions to Turkey: Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, Marmara, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southern Anatolia Regions
7 bordering countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria
7 traditional continents of the world: Asia, Europe, North Americas, South Americas, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica
7 traditional seas of the world: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, Southern Ocean, Mediterranean, Caribbean
7 historical civilizations: Mesopotamia, Hittite, Urartu, Ionian, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman
7 big gates to Topkapi Palace
7 degrees of separation which divide humanity
7 stages to spiritual enlightenment
7 chakras of the body
7 days of creation
7 days of the week
7 musical tones: do - ra - me - fa - so - la - te
7 finger holes to the Ney musical instrument
7 times Joshua walked around Jericho accompanied by
7 priests carrying
7 th day they circled Jericho
7 times and the walls came tumbling down
7 heavens according to the Koran, Bible, Shaman and Druids
7 deadly sins
7 cycles to life according to tradition
7 inspires the Hebrew Septenary design in the Bible
7 steps to Heaven according to popular belief
7 th son of the 7th son is by Jewish tradition believed to have great healing powers
7 leagues in one stride may be walked by the weraer of magic boots according to the mythical magic of giants or men of renown.
7 is the influence upon which Hebrews swear an oath to come to influence under
7 Argive heroes of Greek legend
7 champions of English legend
7 gifts of the spirits
7 Japanese gods of Luck
7 joys and sorrows of Mary
7 ages of Greece or Wise Men of Greece
7 senses – according to the ancients, by influence of the planets: fire moves, earth sense of feeling, water gives speech, air taste, mist sight, flowers hearing and the south wind smell.
7 wonders of the ancient world.
7 according to Numerology has Jesus Christ as the number 7
7 is scholarly, mystical, withdrawn, dreamy, time, stability, endurance and duration.
7 forms the Septenary design as 777 (the beast 666)
7 elementary hues to the spectrum when blended together form white.
7 spirits of God
7 churches of Asia
7 golden candlesticks
7 lamps of fire
7 angels (you thought there were only 4?!)
7 headed Red Dragon in Revelations with 7 crowns
7 pairs of animal go into Noah's Ark (and we thought it was 2)
7 pairs of each type of bird
7 days between the prediciton of the deluge and the rain
7 days between sending of the doves
7 th month the Ark rests on 17th day and Noah leaves the Ark on 27th day to begin his
7 th century
7 wonders of the ancient world:
- the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza
- the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Turkey)
- the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (today's Bodrum)
- the Colossus of Rhodes (over looked the Aegean Sea)
- the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Turkey)
- the Pharos Lighthouse at Alexandria
7 in 007
Add further examples if you have them......
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
rainbow /ا reınb∂ц/ n. & adj. – n. 1 an arch of colours (conventionally red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) formed in the sky (or across a cataract etc.) opposite the sun by reflection, twofold refraction, and dispersion of the sun’s rays in falling rain or in spray or mist. 2 a similar effect formed by the moon’s rays. – adj. Many-coloured. □ rainbow lorikeet a small brightly coloured Polynesian parrot, trichoglossus haematodus. rainbow trout a large trout, Salmo gairdneri, orig. of the Pacific coast of N.America. ssecondary rainbow an additional arch with the colours in reverse orderformed inside or outside a rainbow by twofold reflection and twofold refraction. [OE regnboga ( as RAIN, BOWا )]
The Oxford English Dictionary Definition: Rainbow
Rainbow Bridge the world’s largest bridge of natural rock, situated in San Juan county in southern Utah. Its span is 86m (278ft).
The science of rainbow colours according to NPP's L1 specialist
We use our eyes to see the things around us. The human eye is like a camera lens.
Light is a kind of electromagnetic radiation. There is no difference between high frequency radio waves and light waves, apart from their wave-length.
We cannot see high frequency radio waves; our eyes are not capable of detecting such frequencies. We can detect them with the aid of electronic apparatus.
The wave-length of high frequency radio waves varies from 2-5m long (FM) to a few cm long (3-5 Gigahertz).
The wave-length of visible light is between 3-7 Angstrom (Aº).
1 Angstrom = 1/10,000,000 mm.
Our eyes can only see 3-7 Angstrom wave-length radiation i.e. visible light.
The colour of visible light is dependent upon its wave-length.
At the higher end of the wave-length scale, 7Aº, the light appears purple in colour.
Toward the lower end of the wave-length, 3Aº, the light appears red.
Approximate colour and related wave-length:
7Aº = red (red/orange)
6Aº = yellow
5Aº = green
4Aº = blue
3Aº = purple (violet/indigo)
Light waves shorter than 3 Aº (ultra violet) and longer than 7 Aº (infra red) cannot be detected by the human eye; we cannot see them.
Sunday 13 January 2008 - I found some interesting information using the name rainbow...
Philadelphia Experiment / Project Rainbow
It's No Secret - Area 51 was Never Classified
By Peter W. Merlin
...In 1956, the U-2 prototype (known as Article 341) was modified for a series of anti-radar tests called Project RAINBOW in which Lockheed technicians attempted to reduce the RCS of the U-2 using radar-absorbent materials. Another U-2, Article 344, was strung with piano wire of varying dipole lengths between the nose and wings of the aircraft to reduce the radar signature. These methods created extra drag with a resultant penalty in range and altitude. The U-2 aircraft modified under Project RAINBOW were known as "dirty birds."
List Of Alleged Secret Projects...
14 June, 1973
New Mexico. Code name: Fallen Rainbow; Project Rainbow, USAF.
Crashed UFO recovered with survivors. 385 American witnessed
the crash. All disappeared with their families. Anthrax
epidemic was blamed. Area cordoned off within 1/2 hour. DERO
activated. Some Americans near the crash site were shot by
paramilitary stormtroopers. Moved to Coonty Mountain on 15
June, 1973. Moved to Battle Mountain on 21 July, 1974 and
Note: Project Rainbow originally was the code name of the
time/space experiments conducted aboard the USS Eldridge and
dubbed "The Philadelphia Experiment." We believe it continues
under that name.
Coonty Mountain, Utah
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Oxford English Dictionary Definition: Peace
peace /pi:s/ n. 1 a quiet; tranquility (needs peace to work well). b mental calm; serenity (peace of mind). 2 a (often attrib.) freedom from or the cessation of war (peace talks). b (esp. Peace) a treaty of peace between two States etc. at war. 3 freedom from civil disorder. 4 Eccl. a ritual liturgical greeting. □ at peace 1 in a state of friendliness. 2 serene. 3 euphem. dead. hold one’s peace keep silence. keep the peace prevent, or refrain from, strife. make one’s peace (often foll. by with) re-establish friendly relations. make peace bring about peace; reconcile. the peace (or the queen’s peace) peace exisitng within a realm; civil order. Peace Corps US an organization sending young people to work as volunteers in developing countries. peace divided money saved by the reduction of expenditure on weapons and defence after the relaxation of tension between Western and Soviet bloc countries in 1990. peace-offering 1 a propitiatory or conciliatory gift. 2 Bibl. an offering presented as a thanks-giving to God. peace-pipe a tobacco-pipe as a token of peace among US Indians. [ME f. AF pes, OF pais f. L pax pacis]
“Peace at home. Peace in the world.”
“Thou shall not kill!”
As the 1946 film “A Matter Of Life And Death” by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger states:
That is our case and upon it we demand a verdict that nothing is impossible:
Peace must prevail!
Today’s children will be tommorrow’s leaders. Let’s present them with a symbol of peace; a catalyst for constructive dialogue; an invitation to open minds, to inspire imaginations and prepare an environment in which peaceful actions are moved to the forefront. Let Rainbow Bridge send out a global message to just give peace a chance and consider a more harmonious world for tomorrow’s generations.
Monday, January 02, 2006
With my great life experience from happiness through misery and ultimate incarceration in Concentration Camps to the very happy present....... I have the right to judge Ned's credibility, being still very young yet cultivating his talent as a very original painter. It took him 10 years of hard work in Turkey.
Now he will build his future very quickly and even the keepers of the Bosphorus Bridge might come back to him crying: "Ned please come back and paint the Rainbow on its underside."
I urge people to come to this unique one-man show. I have seen it three times in Coney Weston - it opened my eyes. WHAT A TALENT!!
Very good luck to you Ned.
And very wishes to you from Your old friend.
Witold Kasicki, aged 88, Veteran of 2nd World War
"The most obstinately provocative painter I know."
Brian Sewell, art critic The London Evening Standard June 2008
"He's the painting wizard."
Eloise Willcox, Barningham Primary School, aged 4
“I always appreciated your positive energy and effort towards a modern secular Turkey. The work you have done concerning Ataturk is fantastic.”
Ali Y. Koc, Koc Holding 25 March 2008
"Thank you very much for sending me the Ataturk’s Eyes T-shirt and images of Turkey. It was indeed very thoughtful of you. Your efforts to promote peace in the world through your exhibitions, is commendable and I wish you success with your endeavours. Best wishes and warm regards."
General Pervez Musharraf,
The President of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan 16 February 2006
"It’s a big, bright, ambitious, multi-coloured project. But, it seems the Turkish authorities aren’t quite ready for a British artist who wants to paint a rainbow from Europe to Asia on the underside of the Bosphorus Bridge. The impact would be dramatic, symbolic and unifying. Mr. Pamphilon clearly has an uphill task in a Muslim country. But he is determined to campaign for the project. If he succeeds he’ll certainly deserve his pot of gold."
Eastern Daily Press, Editorial 17 January 2006
“Dear Mr Pamphilon……..You contribute to the cause of our country – we sincerely need genuine people like your good-self. As for the Deniz Temiz Association, this could not have been a better subject for promotion and sparking the interest of the children.
God bless you and best personal regards.”
Rahmi Koc, Koc Holding 20 August 2005
“Gökkuşağı köprüsüne evet diyorum - I say YES to Rainbow Bridge!”
Gila Benmayor, Hurriyet 13 March 2005
“Many great countries illustrate their commitment to peace and unity through some visible or tangible gesture. Rainbow Bridge could easily become known to symbolize the birthplace of 21st century peace between East and West.”
Jamil Qureshi, leading UK ‘new-wave’ mentalist performer, 10 May 2004
BASF believe the Rainbow Bridge project has the potential for a world wide profile. The image of Rainbow Bridge will carry a message of intercontinental peace and hold magical connotations for children and adults alike. We consider Turkey to be a most important location in the world today and understand the potential for Rainbow Bridge to highlight this country in a positive and constructive light.
BASF is ready to support the project by offering all the necessary paint and experience to realize this project. We hope this project will also receive your support.”
Dr. Gerhard W. Schwarz, BASF General Manager, Turkiye, 19.04.04
“I think it’s a great project and we’d like to support it anyway we can.”
Yasemin Dalkilic 12 March 2004
“Let’s get that bridge painted bro!”
Cem Ceminay, Number One 102.5 FM
“Recently the rainbow has become a reasonable symbol for all kinds of associations, parties and companies in the world The idea to paint the bridge is the idea of an inspired person. Since the bridge was built all we ever saw was a dark grey colour, so it must be better to paint it as a rainbow, which joins two continents I really believe in Ned’s project as dreams are the basis for huge constructions...
...Ned Pamphilon, a British painter who understands and appreciates the relevance of Ataturk, asked me: ‘What would you say if I said I wanted to paint the underneath of the Bosphorus Bridge?’
At first I thought it was a joke, but when I saw his photographs and visuals, I realized it could be a great project.”
Leyla Umar, Vatan 15.03.2004
“Ned Pamphilon: A foreigner belonging to Istanbul more than any of us....
...There is a voting procedure on his website and 30,000 people voted positively for the Rainbow Bridge.”
Cahit Akyol, Hürriyet, 06 March 2004
“Your rainbow bridge idea seems admirable and well worth the effort of offering support – imagine, if nothing else, the heads of tourists turning as the ferries pass under it, obediently and in unison.”
Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard art critic, 12 January 2004
"Look at this guy! None of us are thinking like he does. Why does it take a foreigner to come to our country and show us such a simple, intelligent idea to promote our country? It's an inspired idea and it will be an inspired decision for our authorities and our country to let this happen.”
Okan Bayulgen, Zaga, Kanal D, 13 December 2003
“Pamphilon’s bridge painting project is ridiculous, amazing and impossible. Perhaps that’s why he is so giddy about it. He is already searching for support for the project and mulling over how to surmount practical difficulties. Maybe within the next few years we’ll be seeing some young artist basking in the spotlight as we ferry across the Bosphorus. Who might that be? Pamphilon? Yeah!”
Ann Musser-Ercan, Turkish Daily News, 20 June 1999
“I would like to see the underside of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge painted: Can you imagine? The longest painting in the world between two continents spanning the underneath of the Bogazici Bridge, from East to West and back again!”
Ned Pamphilon 1999
Sunday, January 01, 2006
For some technical information click on The Bosphorus Bridge
Below are images of the Bosphorus Bridge being constructed...