The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~John Greer

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.

"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"

~ John Burroughs

April 30, 2012

Zooming



Mime. Place Georges-Pompidou. Paris 2010

Centre Pompidou. Takis - Signal (exhibition)
-In the background The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur-

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur



The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, in ParisFrance. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the supposed excesses of the Second Empire and socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order.
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. [Wiki]

May 29, 2012 is
International Jazz Day
When Louis Armstrong was asked what the definition of jazz was, he famously replied, "If you've got to ask, you'll never know."



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April 28, 2012

Louvre Sunset




“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
~George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy!


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April 27, 2012

Portraiture



Paris. 2010

Fri Apr 27, 2012

This week's challenge:
'Portraiture'.


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April 26, 2012

April




Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~Lao Tzu
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April 25, 2012

Before



The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization.
It was greatest before there was any civilization.
~Sigmund Freud

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April 24, 2012

Tlaloc






-Detail-
Source of Tlaloc
Just in front of an ancient urban water station, today established as the museum “Carcamo of Chapultepec”, you can see the only underwater mural entitled "Water, Source of Life" and conceived by the renowned Mexican Muralist, Diego Rivera in 1951.
The main part of the decoration is the figure, a polychrome bas-relief of Tlaloc, (the aztec and mesoamerican God of Water) emerging from the mud, which is made of colored stones combining painting and sculpture.

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