Zege Peninsula

The Zege Peninsula is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, is situated at. It is 600 km northwest of the capital city of Ethiopia. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, is the source of the Blue Nile river; the peninsula is attached to dry land on its western part. As a place name, the word "zege" signifies a peninsula that encloses two rural qebele, the former monastery and Zägé town at the gate of the main land of the peninsula. At present, Zegé is part of Bahir Dar city administration, is 32 km from the main town, the capital of Amhara National Regional State; the origin of the term "zegié" is somewhat obscure. Informants from Ura Kidane miheret monastic church, one of the earliest church in the peninsula associated the term to Debra Zegag and Abba Nahom. Still another church scholar, Aleqa Aynakulu Mersha, related the term to a name of a tribe called Zegie 1955 E. C:466. On the peninsula of Zege there are six Monastic churches, all established between the 14th and 17th centuries.

A heart shaped Lake and source of Blue Nile Lake Tana is situated in North western Ethiopia in the area between Gonder and Gojjam, to the north of Bahir Dar. It is the largest lake in the country, at 3600 square kilometers. Lake Tana has about 37 islands and hosts about 30 ancient and historic monasteries endowed with precious heritages and ancient books as well as documents. Sources traced the foundation of many of its monasteries back to the 14th century, out of the thirty monastic churches on the islands. On the land around Lake Tana, seven churches were founded in zege peninsula occupies a large land mass pushes the lake from the west in an easterly direction. Among the monasteries of zeghie, mahal zeghie georgies and betre Mariam is believed to be the earliest, it is the earliest monastery in zeghie, because in the hagiography of betre Mariam it is stated the other six churches were established long after the foundation of mehal zege giyorgies. The history of the monasteries of lake and its surroundings is associated with the seven stars the term "seven stars" refers to the saints who were pioneers it the evangelization of the lake tana region.

Thus the Abune Betre Mariam, one of the "seven stars", founded Mehal zege Giyorgies in 1264 E. C. Many monasteries on this peninsula have a steeple-like structure on the roof; the monastery of Debre Maryam is one of the newer monasteries of Lake Tana, having been built by Emperor Tewodros in the 19th century. A friendly priest welcomes all visitors and is happy to show you the ancient manuscripts stored there, it can be accessed by boat and a short walk through coffee and fig trees that line the path. More adventurous travellers can rent a tankwa papyrus boat from locals, 20 minutes on the road towards Gondar, just before the Nile bridge. Set on a hill around 100m above the lake, a short trek up a winding path brings you to one of the most sacred monasteries, the monastery of Dega Estefanos; this monastery is of real historic interest, housing brightly coloured ceremonial robes, a 16th-century painting of the Madonna and the mummified remains of five Ethiopian emperors, displayed for visitors to view in modern, glass-sided coffins.

Narga Selassie, which means ‘Trinity of the Rest’, was built on Dek Island, the largest island of Lake Tana in the late 18th century. The church is one of the most peaceful and atmospheric on Lake Tana and is set in an beautiful location. Tana Cherkos is a small island monastery where it is said the Ark of the Covenant was hidden for 800 years before being brought to its final resting place in Aksum; the shores of the island are covered with a dense forest strip, home to majestic fish eagles. It takes around three hours to reach this monastery by boat from Bahir Dar. While it is said to be one of the most beautiful and atmospheric of the monasteries of Lake Tana, the church of Kebran Gabriel is no longer open to the public; the monastery was rebuilt in the 17th century. It is located the closest to Bahir Dar; the round roof is supported by twelve pillars made from carved stones symbolising the twelve apostles. The Zege peninsula, covered by a dense tropical forest and of by the endemic plant of coffee, is situated to the south west edge of lake Tana some 20 km on land and 15 km on water from the town of Bahir Dar.

Monasteries with immense historical and cultural interest history tell us that lake Tana had been serving as a link between Ethiopia and the ancient world the ancient Greek called it as "Copper Tinted Lake' or the jewel of Ethiopia' hermits seeking seclusion from the mundane world founded early Ethiopian orthodox Christian monasteries among the shores of Lake Tana and on the different island since the 4th century. Mehal zege saint George monastery is the pioneer among the seven historic and ancient churches on the zeghie peninsula, built since the 13th century. Women are not allowed entry to some. Be sure to include zege peninsula as there is a monastery with excellent paintings here; the rich forests on the Zege Peninsula are home to many medieval churches waiting for you to visit. The peninsula can be reached by boat or bicycle from Bahir Dar. Bete Maryam Monastery located on the Zege Peninsula not far from Bahir Dar. We chose to stop at Bete Maryam which means "the House of Mary" first since it is one of the oldest and most spectacular mon

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Beatrice Anderson was an English television and film producer, voice actress and costume designer, best known for her collaborations with Gerry Anderson, her husband between 1960 and 1981. In addition to serving as co-creator and co-writer on their TV series during the 1960s and early 1970s, Anderson's primary contribution was character development and costume design, she directed the bi-weekly voice recording sessions, provided the voices of many female and child characters, in particular the creation of Lady Penelope and Parker in Thunderbirds. Anderson was born in Camberwell, England, on 25 March 1927, her father, Sidney Thomas, was a champion boxer, her mother, Beatrice, a dressmaker. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a degree in sociology and political science, she became a social worker, she emigrated to the United States to live with an American golfer. While in America she worked as a journalist. Anderson returned to the United Kingdom in 1955 with her daughter.

She joined the newly founded and short-lived Polytechnic Films as an office assistant in 1957. There, she met an editor and director; that year, when Anderson and Arthur Provis created AP Films following Polytechnic's collapse, she joined them on the board of directors of the new company, alongside their colleagues John Read and Reg Hill. In 1957 AP Films was commissioned by writer Roberta Leigh to produce films based on her children's stories, including The Adventures of Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy. Sylvia Anderson worked on these projects as a production assistant. In late 1960 the couple married, she developed a wider role in production duties; the couple worked together as a team, co-writing and co-creating the first episode of a series sharing the work according to their strengths. Gerry tended to specialise in special effects and hardware, Sylvia in character, costume and plotlines. In this way, Anderson contributed plot development and voice work for a series of half-hour shows including Supercar and Fireball XL5.

However, she felt the half-hour format was insufficient to develop characters and stories, she persuaded the team's TV producer Lew Grade to extend their shows to a full hour. In the early 1960s, the Andersons co-created the series Thunderbirds, Sylvia created the characters, she was aware that Grade intended to sell the show to American TV networks and wanted to make the show appealing to American audiences, hence she introduced the "British aristocrat" character of Lady Penelope, Parker her "Cockney chauffeur". Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, an aristocratic fashionista, an undercover agent, was to become one of her most popular characters. AP Films puppet designer Mary Turner used Anderson as the template for the creation of the Lady Penelope puppets, a decision of which Anderson was not aware. Interviewed by the Daily Mirror in 1968, Turner commented: "we wanted a glamorous blonde and was the obvious choice." In 1966 and 1968, Anderson produced two feature-length films based on the Thunderbirds story, Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6.

She was co-creator with Gerry Anderson for the series UFO on which she co-produced, was responsible for fashions on the show and did the majority of the casting. The Andersons' creative partnership ended when their marriage broke down during the production of the first series of Space: 1999 in 1975. Gerry announced his intention to separate on the evening of the wrap party, following which Sylvia ceased her involvement with the company, which by this time had twice been renamed and was now called Group Three. In 1983 she published a novel titled Love and Hisses and in 1994 she reprised her voice role as Lady Penelope for an episode of Absolutely Fabulous, she worked as a London-based talent scout for HBO for 30 years. Her autobiography, Yes M'Lady, was first published in 1991. Of the film, Anderson commented, "I'm thrilled that the production team have paid us the great compliment of bringing to life our original concept for the big screen. If we had made it ourselves we could not have improved on this new version.

It is a great tribute to the original creative team. It was a personal thrill for me to see my characters come to life on the big screen." My FAB Years was re-released as a spoken CD, narrated by Anderson, in 2010. In 2013, Anderson worked with her daughter Dee, a jazz singer, on a concept for a new TV series named The Last Station, they set up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for followers to contribute and be a part of the series. In 2015, Anderson returned to the Thunderbirds universe, when she guest-starred in an episode of the reboot TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go, as Great Aunt Sylvia, a relative of Lady Penelope. Anderson was known for her charity work in support of Breast Cancer Care and Barnardo's. In 1966, Thunderbirds received the Royal Television Society Silver Medal. In 2015, Anderson travelled to Italy to receive a Pulcinella Award in recognition of her career in television production. Anderson married Jack Brooks in 1946 with whom she had Dee, she remarried in 1952 to George Thamm, which resulted in divorce.

She married for a third time in 1960 to Gerry Anderson, with whom she had a son, Gerry Anderson Jr before divorcing in 1980. On 15 March 2016, Sylvia Anderson


Eauze is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France. Located in the heart of south-west France, 130 kilometers from the Spanish border, Eauze is a proto-Basque city that became Roman, it was the capital of the Roman province of Novempopulania until the eighth century. Its Latin name, Elusa, is identical to that of a titular see of Palaestina Tertia, suffragan of Petra. Eauze is twinned with Ampuero; the weather is typical of the southwestern French climate, characterized by an oceanic influence and high temperatures in summer. The annual sunshine is around 2,000 hours. In winter, frosts can be large and reach a minimum early morning temperature of -5 °C. On the other hand, summers are favorable to the strong heat and the proximity of the ocean accentuates the temperatures felt which reach 35 to 38 °C. In spring and autumn, temperatures range from 12 to 27 °C. Éauze Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Luperculus, said to have been a bishop here in the third century before being martyred.

Éauze has a market on Thursday mornings and there is a separate poultry and rabbit market. Communes of the Gers department INSEE This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Official Site of the commune of Éauze Éauze tourist office