Where does the word "bunker" originate? Thanks, Online Etymology Dictionary:
1758, originally Scottish, "seat, bench," of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of banker "bench" (1670s); possibly from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Swedish bunke "boards used to protect the cargo of a ship"). Of golf courses, first recorded 1824, from extended sense "earthen seat" (1805); meaning "dug-out fortification" probably is from WWI.
The imprisoned mafia bosses didn't get to do much besides sit 23.75 hours/day in their bunkers under constant surveillance. On the way to Stintino we drove by old military bunkers, too, but no golfing.
|Where prisoner sits for short monthly visit with family.|
|Exiting Samuel Beckett exhibit "Invisible Prison".|
|Isolation of Isola de Asinara.|
|Lizard's blue tummy spots match the sky.|
The island is on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. And yes, I woke up at four a.m. again.
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