Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wonderland



Wonderland is the setting for Lewis Carroll's 1865 children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the story, Wonderland is located underground, and Alice reaches it by travelling down a rabbit hole, possibly on the banks of the Thames between Folly Bridge and Godstow. While the location is apparently somewhere beneath Oxfordshire, Carroll does not specify how far down it is, and he has Alice speculate whether it is near the center of the earth or even at the Antipodes. The land is heavily wooded and also grows mushrooms. There are well-kept gardens and substantial houses, such as those of the Duchess and the White Rabbit. Wonderland has a seacoast, where the Mock Turtle lives.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wonderland

Wonderland was a United States resort community, just outside the Columbus suburb of Gahanna, near a bend in Big Walnut Creek. It was abandoned in the late 1920s. In the mid-1990s there were still decaying roads and abandoned residential buildings; however, this land was being bought by the Port Columbus International Airport for future expansion, which razed the remaining structures and fenced off the land. A reminder of the town is the Wonderland Church, on Friendship Drive, next to the interchange of Interstate 270 and Hamilton Road.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Mother

A mother (or mum/mom) is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the ovum that grew into a child. Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term. The male equivalent is a father.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Mother

A mother, mom, mum, momma or mama, is a woman who has raised a child (to whom she may or may not have given birth) in the role of parent.  Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to define a mother to suit a universally accepted definition. The male equivalent is a father.