Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Peace Pole Garden

It is a cold windy overcast day in my Nati City.
And the Garden is not in bloom.  But, I wanted to show you the
 Peace Pole Garden.
Which honors diversity and promotes inclusion.
It sits less than a mile from my home.
We hold candle light vigils here.
What does this say in Arabic?
What does it say in Spanish?
What does it say in Russian?
What does this say in Hindi?
What does this say in Cherokee?
What does this say in Chinese?
What does this say in German?
What does this say in French?
Maybe Easy can read this for me.
What does this say in Hebrew?
What does this say in Japanese?
What does this say in Swahili?
Maybe Wallace and Samuel can read this.
I know what this says!
Yes we pray May Peace Prevail On Earth.
How many languages do you speak?
It kind of reminds us of Stonehenge.
In that it is circular and made of stone.
I am sure it will not last as long as Stonehenge.
But it is a testament to our desire for Peace to Prevail.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Around the outer perimeter of where the Peace Pole Garden sits is a wonderful track for walking.  I am starting my training for the Big Mayorz Marathon that Blogville is having April 16th.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot 


  1. That is a super monument Sweet William. Gail and I always love it when you show us these interesting corners of Nati City.
    I, Bertie, can only speak English and Doric (the local dialect of English spoken in NE Scotland and incomprehensible to most folk outside this region). My predecessor Hamish used to attend German classes with Gail, and his dog sitter for many years was a lovely Frenchman called Jacques, so he really was quite multilingual.
    Toodle pip!

  2. Thanks, William today I learnt something what's very important: to say the bestest and greatest words in nearly all languages. And if it is written for all people of this world, we should follow that advice.
    Easy Rider

  3. that was so beautiful Sweet William and thank you for sharing it wif me, our mom speaks a little german, enough to get her pomfrittes and schiztel...lol....we were just thinking about you and Lee last night and wondering how you were both doing....hugs....stella rose

  4. How many do I speak? I'm a parrot, all I have to do is listen to it spoken for an hour and I'm an expert.

  5. Wow that is an impressive array of languages SW. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. that is a wonderful garden and we love all the stones - how cool is that

  7. What a lovely idea, beautiful even without flowers in bloom. I finks yous everso good sitting on each stone to get your photo taken William, you're pawfect you is!
    (unlike me who barely registers the word SIT!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. That looks like such a peaceful place. Bet it's beautiful with flowers in bloom...

  9. That's a pretty cool place you found there
    Lily & Edward

  10. It is so good to see you out and about Sweet William. You can feel the peace of the monument even in winter.
    Thank you for sharing your city sights. But no way would I be sitting on all the stones as well as you do Sweet William.

  11. That was a lot of posing you did on all those stones. That's a nice garden.

  12. Cool garden wiff all da poles. I speak Wooffy, Barkary, and Arrrroooooooooian. Oh, and I understand a bit of human (when I want to).
    I love your running shorts and sneakers. I still have to pick mine out.
    Have a super day and HELLO to Lee.

  13. If only peace could reign in the world! Thanks for showing us.

  14. What a beautiful place, wouldn't it be wonderful if peace would come to all the world!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. We always REALLY enjoy your tours of your QUEEN CITY... of Cincinnati.
    We like it SO much that for Flash Back Friday... we will be featuring YOU... so be sure to stop by our blog on the 6th..
    Give Miss Lee a Lick and a snuggle fur us... and tell Miss Janet we say HI...

  16. How cool to see it in all da languages - da only ones my momma could read wuz English and da Spanish.

  17. What a nice park and a peaceful place, wish all the world could be the same way and stand together.....now go get some laps in so you and ME can run together.

    Da Sus

  18. Wow, Sweet William, what a lovely park and I absolutely love the sentiment! Very much like our Blogville...everyone is loved and welcome. Peace is splendid in every language. Thanks for sharing this special place.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  19. Crikey William .....what a lovely peaceful park with a wonderful message, aye??
    I speak Strine pretty good but I didn't see any in your park!!
    Crikey ..... you sure look smart in your marathon training gear. You've got your feet well and truly planted on the ground in those sneakers, aye?? Hope you don't trip over 'em!!

  20. What a wonderful place, every city and town should have one. Thanks for sharing and let peace prevail.

    Aroo to you,

  21. That is really beautiful. What a peaceful place to visit.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. This is just so lovely! I love ALL the languages surrounding the peace pole. I think it's especially special because it's so close to your house! My mom is impressed with your posing skills.

  23. What a fabulous garden! You are the perfect model, William!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  24. Oh gosh. I love this ...sure wish the world would listen and hear this message of peace and unity! So good to see you back!

  25. Ring-ring-a-roo...Let peace prevail in the land...I sure wish that be true! My goodness, Sir Wills...you just have the best things in your Nati city! Someday I hope I can visit there and see all the precious things you have shown us over the years.

  26. That is pretty cool. Do you not have any snow?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Your Mayors, we have been lucky this winter hardly any snow. Sitting in the Ohio River valley we seem to live by extremes. If it comes up the river we get dumped on because it is usually slow moving. Sometimes though the river kind of makes the storm split and it goes to the south and north. So far it has been the latter of the two. I have the weather forecast for my city in the sidebar.

  27. What a great monument! You are going to be in great in great shape for the Marathon!

  28. Da onliest ones my Momma could read were da English and German, and she figgered da Spanish out, too...

    Whut a cool park!

  29. Mom was able to work out what the German said! Mom speaks two languages: English and Afrikaans (which is a derivative of Dutch, so she can usually make out most of a Dutch conversation too). She did two years of German in high school, she can understand a little but cannot speak a word.
    We can just imagine how arooootiful that park must be in spring and summer.
    Wally & Sammy
    PeeS: The message in Afrikaans would be: "Mag daar vrede wees op die aarde"

  30. That is such a cool place SWeet William. Its good to see you out and about. Your looking good SW.


  31. Thanks for the tour Sweet William. What a lovely garden. You look most handsome in your new scarf!

    Braeden, Seth and Riley

  32. In Russian, it's "peace to everyone in the whole world" or literally "(da) yes (BUDyet) be there (mir) peace (cheloVECHestvu) to everyone (vo) in the (vsem) whole (mire) world" [interesting note: as you may notice, the word for peace and world are the same in russian: "mir"]

  33. In reply to wyboywil~~~~~~~~
    Why that is very interesting that the word for pace and world are the same in Russian. I looked at your profile and it says you were born in the States. Are you of Russian descent or have you just studied the language?
    Thanks for your comment.
    Sweet William The Scot

  34. You commented that you knew that this peace pole would not last as long as Stonehenge. Stonehenge continues to last only because it is maintained. It was not built with foundations sufficient for it to last without that. The same is true of this peace pole. For $10,000 more we could have put as much granite underground as there is above ground, and then it would have far outlasted Stonehenge, but landscaping was more important to people in control of the budget. And there is a good argument for that. There is an iron fence in a park in New York City that was put there by the Dutch. It is about 500 years old and never has rusted because it is in a park where it is maintained.

    This peace pole is in a park where it will stand as long as the cement foundations are reinvigorated every 400 years or so, which is maintenance similar to that keeping Stonehenge standing.

    I am the sculptor who designed this peace pole. I wanted it built with as much granite underground as there is above ground. That would have resulted in its standing long after Stonehenge and civilization in general may have disappeared from this planet, but the ideals of an artist can be hard to fit into a budget. Especially when it is known that even within the budget it will stand as long as people maintain it. That could be thousands of years.

    I continue to make peace poles at www.peace-pole.com. Thanks for pointing your camera at this one.

    1. I am much honored that the designer of this dropped in to give us some history and insight WOW. I do pray that it stands forever but more so I pray that its meaning is felt in the hearts of all people and all nations.
      We walk around your work often and it gives us something different each day depending on what is happening in the world.
      Sweet William The Scot