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Friday, September 26, 2014

Plant Doings




 This Team from Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting has just cleared the rocks shown to the right of weeds and debris; they are quite happy with the work.

 

Two successful plantings, left of Banana and Honeybush and below of cactus succulents.

Cool Outfits at Fashion Week in NY

The coolest Outfits were not the professionals but People who had made their own and showed up for the gathering on Lincoln Plaza, of shoes, photographers and more.




Fashion Week Feet


Sometimes shoes are the outfit...




Sometimes shoes just add to the Outfit.

Fashion Week Fotos

 Lots of photo ops, posing and shooting, by professionals and amateurs.





Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bard Performing Arts Center and Landcaping

 Bard College is north of New York City near the Hudson River.  The Performing Arts Center, above, was designed by Frank Gehry.  

Landscaping includes magnificent old oaks and sculpture, like the 'Stargon' by Robert Perless from 1986.  http://inside.bard.edu/arboretum/


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The Parliament of Reality


 The Parliament of Reality is a large landscape sculpture at Bard College, made in 2009 by Olafur Eliasson.
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/olafur-eliasson-parliament-of-reality/

The Prime Minister of Reality, above.

Staunton Virginia Music Festival

 Opening night at the Staunton Virginia Music Festival was a costume ball at Mary Baldwin College.
  This is a wonderful event with many concerts of classical music over a whole week in a great setting.
http://www.stauntonmusicfestival.org



General Director of the music festival, Jason Stell, below, with an admirer.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Thunderstorm over Aargau

 This series of photos shows several favorite things:  color, weather, and Switzerland.






The location was in rolling hills southwest of Zurich, looking south toward Lucerne.


North Philadelphia to Milan





 Alan and Cyane departed Philadelphia at the regional rail station above.  
  18 hours later, arrival was at Milan's Stazione Centrale, clock shown to left.  Construction was completed during the fascists' rise to power in Italy (1931) and is a monument to imperial ambitions.
  
  The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, below, may be the first and most successful pedestrian shopping mall (1865-1877).
  
  Milan has many expressions of distinctive design, old and new.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bologna Colors





None of these pictures are photoshopped, retouched or enhanced in any way.  These are the real colors.