A spiritual Journey #theVBL Episode 6

1324_610153762352065_323872124_n 21417_610549478979160_83289635_n 22008_610156755685099_799004812_n 62297_610153805685394_967686850_n 62311_610156412351800_594645843_n 64402_610154765685298_270416127_n 64410_610155832351858_1374447977_n 74757_610154845685290_977987595_n 76368_610154565685318_1275641427_n 431219_610549322312509_837063455_n 521641_610549688979139_1525042781_n 532511_610156529018455_608440779_n 602666_610156032351838_214210189_n 602670_610155775685197_2022771288_n 602693_610154605685314_1991423880_n 603379_610157105685064_1563410783_n 603387_610551105645664_221911576_n 643888_610549155645859_1619844053_n 946278_610155759018532_1138724423_n 946635_610155039018604_901902095_n 970972_610549795645795_460869511_n 970987_610154962351945_353489008_n 971172_610550215645753_1174821670_n 971173_610549575645817_677554797_n 971564_610549602312481_1140117548_n 971564_610550238979084_890278078_n 972047_610157255685049_1088252765_n 972234_610549748979133_348779730_n 972289_610155429018565_1058301861_n 992820_610157145685060_7250495_n 993637_610153945685380_1993945411_n 998219_610156795685095_1372125346_n 998227_610155025685272_2046096928_n 998403_610549485645826_1471216606_n 998411_610549168979191_301426238_n 1000216_610549605645814_1146181516_n 1000224_610156665685108_1024670841_n 1002149_610155315685243_1607298047_n 1005198_610550378979070_1772908904_n 1010864_610155205685254_1639750084_n 1014049_610550738979034_941704790_n 1016427_610549752312466_2008342084_n 1016829_610156102351831_1555682778_n 1045027_610157069018401_1102242900_n 1045168_610549482312493_103274972_n 1069323_610549312312510_607011267_n 1069906_610156432351798_2029695893_n 1070085_610549152312526_886817508_n 1070111_610154792351962_708806485_n

Once again picture are louder than words but here is a little bit of history to go along with the recap.

The bell was presented by the Republic of Korea to the American people to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States and to symbolize friendship between the two nations. The effort was coordinated by Philip Ahn, a Korean-American actor. It was dedicated on October 3, 1976 and declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 187 in 1978.

It is modeled after the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok the Great of Silla (also known as the Emille Bell), cast in 771 for Bongdeok Temple and now located at the National Museum of Gyeongju; both are among the largest bells in the world. The bell is made of over 17 tons of copper and tin, with gold, nickel, lead, and phosphorus added to the alloy for tone quality. It has a diameter of 7½ feet, average thickness of 8 inches, and a height of 12 feet. The exterior surface is richly decorated in relief, featuring four pairs of figures. Each pair includes a “Goddess of Liberty” (bearing some resemblance to the Statue of Liberty) and an Seonyeo or Korean spirit figure holding a Korean national symbol: a Taegeuk symbol, a branch of rose of Sharon, a branch of laurel, and a dove.

 

In 1888, President Grover Cleveland designated an area overlooking San Pedro Bay as an unnamed military reservation intended to improve the defenses of the expanding Los Angeles harbor area. Additional land was purchased in 1897 and 1910, and Fort MacArthur was formally created on October 31, 1914. The fort was a training center during World War I, and the first large gun batteries for harbor defense were installed in 1917. The effectiveness of these fixed gun emplacements was debated for many years, and test firings were extremely unpopular with nearby residents, the concussion shattering windows in buildings and houses for miles around. By the end of World War II the large guns were already being removed, with the last decommissioned in 1948. Battery Osgood-Farley is probably the best preserved example of a United States coastal defense gun emplacement, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. A second site, Battery John Barlow and Saxton, was added to the Register in 1982.

WEEK 6 ANGELS GATE >> A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

12:30 Beach Warriors – 102 vs Jet Lux – 85

1:45 Well Respected – 80 vs ROTN – 95

3 – NCAA Boys – 71 vs Sunblock – 82

 

1. ROTN 5-1

2. Mean Ones 4-1

3. SPL 3-1

4. Beach Warriors 4-2

5. NCAA Boys 3-2

6. Free Agents 2-3

7. Sunblock 2-3

8. Well Respected 1-4

9. Jet Lux 1-4

10. White Collars 0-5

Leave a Reply