Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
My friends tell me that when a shopping mall
is built in Florida, the developers don't
plant little trees and wait for them to grow.
Instead, one day there's no vegetation
at all and the next day there's this.
[It's Shadow Shot Sunday. To see more, go here.]
Saturday, January 24, 2015
This diamond (part of an exhibit at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art that I showed you
on Tuesday) is actually quite new—made by Cartier
in 2013. Its name, the Star of Golconda, alludes to a
kingdom in India from which the Koh-i-noor
and Hope diamonds came.
[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]
Friday, January 23, 2015
At the Left Bank end of the Pont des Arts
is the Institut de France, which houses five
academies—the most famous of which
is the Académie française, the official authority
on the French language. Their rulings are
advisory only, however; if they had the final say, it
probably wouldn't be "supercool" to faire du
"shopping" or visit le "snack bar" or walk le "red carpet."
[To see more weekend reflections, visit James's meme.]
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
No, it was not Halloween.
No, it was not a photo shoot.
No, Robin wasn't there.
I have no explanation for Batman's presence
on the Brooklyn Bridge on that random
Friday in September—except to say "Hey, this
[To see more ABC posts that feature the letter B, go here.]
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I visited the Met(ropolitan Museum of Art)
on Saturday and enjoyed an exhibit of Indian jewels.
Believe it or not, this circa 1800 gold and ruby bracelet,
from Varanasi, was meant to be worn by a man
(and this was long before the term "metrosexual" existed).
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and also to Our World Tuesday.]