Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunset Persian Wall

 That's the title of this incredible work
of glass sculpture, seen at the
(Dale) Chihuli Museum in St. Petersburg
(in Florida).  It's almost overwhelming—
and they don't care how many photos you take,
just so you Don't Touch!!

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows
and to Mandarin Orange Monday.]



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Palm/Sunday


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

The Weekend in Black and White


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

Weekend Reflections


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

Thursday Challenge—"trees"


This photo of a banyan tree—in St. Petersburg—is
a nice souvenir of my New Year's trip to Florida.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ABC Wednesday—B is for "Batman on the Brooklyn Bridge"


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
is New York Gotham City!"

[To see more ABC posts that feature the letter B, go here.]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

the maharajah's jewels


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.]