“Re-setting”… Footholds in Russia’s Neighborhood

Metaphor in pix - Russia and its neighbors

 “Putin’s Achilles heel: oil and gas.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/putins-soft-underbelly/article18124303/#dashboard/follows/

“Putin pivots to the east”

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602727-natural-gas-deal-boosts-vladimir-putin-and-sends-message-america-putin-pivots-east

“Putin Rushes In, Pretending Not to; Obama Stands Back.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/putin-rushes-in-pretending-not-to-obama-stands-back.html?_r=0

“Russian Cossacks Take Foothold in Crimea.”

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/russian-cossacks-take-foothold-in-crimea/5225.html

“Ukraine: a Russian footprint?”

http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=8475

Photo Source:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/putins-russia/5123.html

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Keeping Up with American Political Metaphors

Metaphors in pix USA

“Democrats’ Last Stand? Party foothold in Deep South at stake in Landrieu run-off.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/07/landrieu-faces-run-off-challenges-on-multiple-fronts/

“Deportations Give Migrants Cold Feet.”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/deportations-give-migrants-cold-feet-1406159717

“’Foot-in-Mouth’ Kerry’s Nixonian Blunder.”

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2014/april/09/foot-in-mouth-kerrys-nixonian-blunder/

“Hagel touts ‘light footprint’ strategy for US military amid Ukraine unrest.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/chuck-hagel-us-miliatry-strategy-ukraine-abroad

“Running in the shadow of Obama.”

http://globe2go.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Photo Source:

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21611140-president-wants-ceos-play-ball-he-might-have-change-his-own-language-stop

Follow the Metaphorical Footprints in China

Metaphor China 2008_Footprints_Olympics_Fireworks_

“Backward Progress: The Long March Project.”

http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/56/TheLongMarchProjectBackwardProgress

“China at 60: Military marching lockstep with economic growth.”

http://www.calona.kelowna.com/forums/topic/china-at-60-military-marching-lockstep-with-economic-growth

“China in mind, India, Japan expand footprint in Indo-Pacific.”

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/china-in-mind-india-japan-expand-footprint-in-indo-pacific/article1-1177022.aspx

“China Unfettered: Redefining The Rules Of The Seas.”

http://sgtalk.org/mybb/Thread-China-Unfettered-Redefining-The-Rules-Of-The-Seas-by-Lee-Kuan-Yew

“Footprints of History: Fireworks Project for the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.” (Photo Source)

http://www.caiguoqiang.com/projects/footprints-history-fireworks-project-opening-ceremony-2008-beijing-olympic-games

International African American Museum: An Enduring Footprint

Musuems and Galleries African Slave Being Shackled

The mayor of Charleston, South Carolina announced the construction of a $75 million, 42,000-square-foot International African American Museum. Its site commemorates a wharf where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

Plans for the IAAM include –

  • Arrival Walk, a promenade with themes such as “African Paths to the Coast,” “The Eight Week Passage,” and “The Economics of Slave Trade.”
  • Memorial Wall, a testimonial of individuals.
  • Memorial Walk, a memorial those who perished en route.
  • 882 Markers embedded in the ground, a tribute to the 882 slave ships

They expect to break ground in early 2016.

http://fox11online.com/2014/07/15/museum-to-be-built-where-slaves-set-foot-in-us/

http://www.iaamuseum.org/arrival-square/

Photo Source:

http://americancivilwarphotographs.blogspot.ca/2012/06/african-slave-ships.html

Announcing the First Footstep on the Moon

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 “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. He and his co-pilot, Col. Buzz Aldrin planted an American flag on the lunar surface and a plaque which reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

 

Sources:

http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/15-of-the-most-iconic-newspaper-headlines-ever-printed/

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_40th.html