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Title: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 28, 2010, 06:51:43 AM
Bighorns on Buffalo Bill Dam, Shoshoni River, Cody, Wyoming

Sunday, September 26, 2010

For those who aren't familiar with the view - it's the downstream face of the dam and those dots are bighorns WALKING ACROSS IT.  They're licking the surface - salt, maybe?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TJ-OalQyRYI/AAAAAAAAAbA/vz-kXVga9TU/s320/photo+1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TJ-OgysxngI/AAAAAAAAAbE/zE7Jjr5xMUk/s320/photo+3.jpg)

What happens when a man's had enough.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/THvWB1irgMI/AAAAAAAAAaI/1w7Js6SJ-BQ/s320/image.jpg)

One Pound Deer

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarian section at a Wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother.

Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

At just 6" tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He has only recently opened his eyes.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TFcXgvNHSiI/AAAAAAAAAYY/nnS3MzlTN4M/s200/ONEPOUND1.jpg)   (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TFcXruc9pBI/AAAAAAAAAYg/Pdc3UA0qdFE/s200/ONEPOUND2.jpg)   

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TFcYbK1eBPI/AAAAAAAAAYw/iFPNGoTVLz4/s200/ONEPOUND4.jpg)   (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TFcYQYdiCaI/AAAAAAAAAYo/64t-1horXlA/s200/ONEPOUND3.jpg)

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TFcYh_LmJcI/AAAAAAAAAY4/cH6gGgvJtvQ/s200/ONEPOUND5.jpg)

Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said, "Rupert's mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and got him breathing, and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube."

Rupert in an incubator.  Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera. Staff members are optimistic that Rupert, now 5 days old, will make a full recovery. "Deer are very, very tricky, but this one has spirit. He's an extremely feisty, little guy and quite pushy," Mr. Stocker said.

http://charleneraddon.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: wag on September 28, 2010, 07:20:23 AM
I'm not buying that bighorns would or could do that.  Why would they?  Then what do they do?
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Vidarr on September 28, 2010, 07:41:27 AM
The shadows of the bighorns suggests the sun is directly to the right of them..
The shadow of the stairs in the upperleft of the dam picture shows the sun is up high.

It is safe to conclude it is a bad case of photoshop.

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 28, 2010, 07:51:09 AM
Feel free to inquire

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TB1fQzVEr0I/AAAAAAAAAVw/_CDT6uwqjdY/S240/framed+me+copy-1.jpg)

Charlene Raddon

    I began writing in 1980. In 1991 my book TENDER TOUCH became a finalist in the RWA Golden Heart contest. In 1994 it was published. Four more novels followed. Currently I'm polishing a completed western historical romance I call DIVINE GAMBLE. I'm married and have two fabulous grandchildren. I am a member of RWA and past president of the Wasatch Mountain Fiction Writers.

http://charleneraddon.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-gender-is-computer.html
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 28, 2010, 08:19:43 AM
Love & Grief Aren't Just for Humans

A friend recently sent me these photos of a swallow who was hit by a car.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDf5VqpDjI/AAAAAAAAAXg/3y9P_XHpYBU/s320/swallow-1.jpg)

Her mate brings her food.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDgGKsfIyI/AAAAAAAAAXo/kXWbB4p4Hf4/s320/swallow-2.jpg)

When he returns with more, he sees she's dead.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDgTP7_khI/AAAAAAAAAXw/PfpYYiW7J78/s320/swallow-3.jpg)

His grief over her death is obvious as he tries to revive her.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDgix5t-BI/AAAAAAAAAX4/Zv-JffZMGGc/s320/swallow-4.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDgxWBiroI/AAAAAAAAAYA/dPqhhFvt_og/s320/swallow-5.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QpCueJ-PADM/TEDg52rB5fI/AAAAAAAAAYI/W1hq8hg-odw/s320/swallow-6.jpg)

Finally he accepts she's gone, but he looks angry, puzzled, lost. I don't know about you, but these images tore me apart. As a writer, if I could portray these emotions as readily as this little bird does, my work would be all the richer for the effort. If anyone doubted such simple creatures shared these complex emotions with us humans, here's the proof.

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: DrNope on September 28, 2010, 10:38:30 AM
Here's a site that says it's not Buffalo Bill Dam, it's a dam in Italy, and has a link to a Google Earth shot of it., and a link to videos of the bighorns on it, within the text. Wherever it is, it's surely amazing.
http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/gazoutdoors/article_0f28faec-c5a8-11df-868f-001cc4c03286.html
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 28, 2010, 06:48:38 PM
Here's a site that says it's not Buffalo Bill Dam, it's a dam in Italy, and has a link to a Google Earth shot of it., and a link to videos of the bighorns on it, within the text. Wherever it is, it's surely amazing.
http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/gazoutdoors/article_0f28faec-c5a8-11df-868f-001cc4c03286.html

I just saw that... thanks. 

Highlight the link, then click on this icon  (http://www.freedomportal.net/forum/Themes/divart/images/bbc/img.gif) (above the smileys) this will create 'image tags'. 

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/0/67/d05/067d05a0-c5a8-11df-8886-001cc4c03286-revisions/4c98ef3a97590.preview-300.jpg)

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on September 28, 2010, 07:03:40 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YuR6V_Yr7Bk/TKH_CP-mO3I/AAAAAAAAGKI/EdYKZdT5dmk/s1600/saturnaurora.jpg)
Saturn's aurora
Image credit: Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble
(http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mont-saint-michel-france.jpg)
Mont Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael`s Mount) is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer (just over half a mile) off the country`s north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on September 28, 2010, 07:08:23 PM

(http://foodarty.com/img/photos/0119-.jpg)

(http://foodarty.com/img/photos/0319-.jpg)

(http://foodarty.com/img/photos/0418-.jpg)
Absolutely Stunning Photos from Kluchevskoy Eruption
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 28, 2010, 09:36:31 PM
Wow, that is stunning indeed!
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on September 30, 2010, 05:48:10 PM
Wow, that is stunning indeed!

Yep.
(http://www.randomblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/epic.jpg)
I'm not sure if this s real image or not..wither way it looks breath taking!

(http://www.chilloutpoint.com/images/2010/09/fantastic-shapes-from-dreams/fantastic-shapes-from-dreams-04.jpg)
Let your mind fly free.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs27/i/2009/323/0/8/Russia_by_zeldis.jpg)
Paintings by Maria Zeldis

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 30, 2010, 06:37:55 PM
The first one, especially if it is real, is rather striking.
The middle picture is what I would call 'kitschy'. (Google definition of ....)


This one is appealing, it speaks to me.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs27/i/2009/323/0/8/Russia_by_zeldis.jpg)

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on September 30, 2010, 07:02:16 PM
The first one, especially if it is real, is rather striking.
The middle picture is what I would call 'kitschy'. (Google definition of ....)


This one is appealing, it speaks to me.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs27/i/2009/323/0/8/Russia_by_zeldis.jpg)




hehe I feel the same, you should check some of her other painting they are amazing

(http://i.imgur.com/GW2or.jpg)
Alesund, Norway
(http://a.imageshack.us/img405/368/cutesl.jpg)
Forever kiss
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on September 30, 2010, 07:16:23 PM
So nice to have talent!

Norway:  Strikingly bright colors, typical in Scandinavian countries.

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 02, 2010, 04:28:51 PM
(http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/behind-a-waterfall-the-other-side-seljalandsfoss.jpg)
Photograph by Yuri Ovchinnikov

Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls in Iceland.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 02, 2010, 04:55:30 PM
(http://www.travelet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Norway_102_by_lonelywolf2.jpg)

Heaven on Earth  :)

You can watch it here in a larger scale
http://www.travelet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Norway_102_by_lonelywolf2.jpg
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 03, 2010, 10:06:58 AM
Very colorful, it almost looks unreal.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 06, 2010, 08:01:34 PM
The Great Blue Hole of Belize, World`s Deepest Sea-Hole
(http://planetoddity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/great-blue-hole-1.jpg)
(http://planetoddity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/great-blue-hole-2.jpg)
(http://planetoddity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/great-blue-hole-3.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 06, 2010, 08:11:40 PM
Natural Ice sculpture
(http://dpshots.com/images/uploads/2010/09/ice_sculpture.jpg)
Fire and Ice
(http://dpshots.com/images/uploads/2010/09/ice_fireworks.jpg)


Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 06, 2010, 08:18:33 PM


The main miracle
(http://www.bigpicture.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AwardWinningPhotographysFromTheCategoryAstronomy_004.jpg)

Siberian total eclipse
(http://www.bigpicture.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AwardWinningPhotographysFromTheCategoryAstronomy_006.jpg)

Orion
(http://www.bigpicture.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AwardWinningPhotographysFromTheCategoryAstronomy_011.jpg)
Veil Nebula in the constellation Cygnus
(http://www.bigpicture.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AwardWinningPhotographysFromTheCategoryAstronomy_012.jpg)
The Sword and the Rose
(http://www.bigpicture.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AwardWinningPhotographysFromTheCategoryAstronomy_013.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 06, 2010, 10:11:05 PM
Amazing what is out there... neat stuff.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 10, 2010, 04:14:07 PM
Amazing what is out there... neat stuff.


Our world is so beautiful, to bad is infested with parasites  :-[

Three Gorges Dam
(http://realitypod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/37.jpg)

It is the world`s largest electricity-generating plant of any kind. Once operatonal, this astronomical engineering feat will have the capacity of equaling 15 nuclear power plant`s energy combined. The dam consists of a 610-foot high wall that runs 1.3 miles from bank to bank. A gigantic achievement, considering that the three gorges dam is visible from the space.

Swimming with Tigers
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JwTvDWpU4xI/THJVSbq3vxI/AAAAAAAACrs/0N-vF4mzFbA/s400/tiger-group-portrait_.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JwTvDWpU4xI/THJVrWdW9II/AAAAAAAACr0/xHxg1-peY2k/s400/tiger-paw-grab_.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JwTvDWpU4xI/THJXLomUR-I/AAAAAAAACsE/-gwMNZ4vUMw/s400/tiger-scruff-neck.jpg)
Hallo  :D
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JwTvDWpU4xI/THJXbR0IvdI/AAAAAAAACsM/lVcJbWu3iH4/s400/tiger-two-shot.jpg)

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 10, 2010, 04:28:07 PM
Those sweet moments... :)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S7eaHixdRvs/THJr-wzdkuI/AAAAAAAAGo0/8QRMbs9tYvk/s640/13457825_21n.jpg)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S7eaHixdRvs/THJr9hyIR9I/AAAAAAAAGos/KA4UvkJSoDg/s640/13457825_11n.jpg)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_S7eaHixdRvs/THJsJF7ds3I/AAAAAAAAGpU/1LbHl5HGA84/s640/13457825_71n.jpg)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S7eaHixdRvs/THJsLEgSC3I/AAAAAAAAGpc/vApJ3KrcG6Y/s640/13457825_81n.jpg)

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Railroad Bum on October 11, 2010, 05:24:07 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YuR6V_Yr7Bk/TKH_CP-mO3I/AAAAAAAAGKI/EdYKZdT5dmk/s1600/saturnaurora.jpg)
Saturn's aurora
Image credit: Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble
(http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mont-saint-michel-france.jpg)
Mont Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael`s Mount) is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer (just over half a mile) off the country`s north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41.



You've posted awesome pictures here, AOL!  
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Railroad Bum on October 11, 2010, 05:33:53 AM
Here's much more info on Sushi's amazing dam photo - it's real, but mislabeled :

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/buffalobill.asp
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 11, 2010, 07:56:00 AM
Here's much more info on Sushi's amazing dam photo - it's real, but mislabeled :

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/buffalobill.asp

Mother Nature is just awesome! Nice find, W.

Alpine Ibex - http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/list.php?qry=Alpine%20ibex
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 08:19:54 AM


You've posted awesome pictures here, AOL!  

Why thank you, as a great women named charlotte knobloch once said: A picture's worth a thousand words!
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Rudi Jan on October 11, 2010, 10:27:41 AM

Those sweet moments... :)


The only real pic in this post are the owls. The other three are photoshopped.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 11, 2010, 11:07:59 AM
Why thank you, as a great women named charlotte knobloch once said: A picture's worth a thousand words!

Mrs. Knoblauch, eh? Nice to know whom you admire.

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Israeli+President+Shimon+Peres+Visits+Berlin+lPtN3IsGQjpl.jpg)

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 11:10:45 AM
The only real pic in this post are the owls. The other three are photoshopped.

wow I would've never thought any of them to be photoshopped  :-\
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 11:25:36 AM
Mrs. Knoblauch, eh? Nice to know whom you admire.

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Israeli+President+Shimon+Peres+Visits+Berlin+lPtN3IsGQjpl.jpg)



I admire beauty, courage, honesty and intelligence and always keep my love for the man above.

Personally I think there is a conspiracy involving LoneWolf editing my posts to make me look bad  ;D
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Rudi Jan on October 11, 2010, 11:31:39 AM

Personally I think there is a conspiracy involving LoneWolf editing my posts to make me look bad  ;D


There can be no conspiracy of one. If I edit posts it's to clean up typos.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 11:43:19 AM
There can be no conspiracy of one. If I edit posts it's to clean up typos.

"If" the possibility is there  ;D

Moving on ......

The largest clock in the world designed by German and Swiss engineers, Mecca Saudi Arabia
(http://funkydowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/World-Largest-Clock-1.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Rudi Jan on October 11, 2010, 12:01:02 PM

"If" the possibility is there  ;D


So say you. Try not to project your own tyrannical inclinations on me.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 03:57:11 PM


Richat Structure `˜Bulls-eye`
(http://smashingpicture.com/wp-content/gallery/nasa/nasa14.jpg)

Bora Bora

(http://www.travelkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Bora-Bora-Love-At-First-Sight-8.jpg)

(http://www.travelkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Bora-Bora-Love-At-First-Sight-6.jpg)

(http://www.travelkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Bora-Bora-Love-At-First-Sight-7.jpg)

(http://www.travelkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Bora-Bora-Love-At-First-Sight-5.jpg)

(http://www.travelkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Bora-Bora-Love-At-First-Sight-3.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 04:03:29 PM

American brave heart pioneers 
(http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/good-ol-days.jpg)

(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/img_2293.jpg)

(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/be032379.jpg)

(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/129968.jpg)

got milk  :D
(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/97962.jpg)

(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ironworker_john_jay.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 04:06:11 PM

Lunch Break
(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/lunchbasicversion.jpg)

(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/personaluse2_6216930-fb.jpg)


(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/old-timer-structural-worker-1024x819.jpg)

I could be wrong but i believe most if not all of these pictures are taken while building WTC?
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Railroad Bum on October 11, 2010, 05:44:44 PM
"I could be wrong but i believe most if not all of these pictures are taken while building WTC?"

Yes, you're wrong - and looking at your other posts, you seem to be wrong about a lot of things.

Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on October 11, 2010, 10:04:26 PM
"I could be wrong but i believe most if not all of these pictures are taken while building WTC?"

Yes, you're wrong - and looking at your other posts, you seem to be wrong about a lot of things.



Oh dear, thanks for telling me mr truth boy, I know that all may not be from the building of the twin towers but I can put my hand on the fire that some are!

But who am I to question your personal opinions backed by......  :D nvm
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Zampan0 on October 12, 2010, 05:22:10 AM
WWII pics of U.S. women worker's.




Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Railroad Bum on October 12, 2010, 05:24:19 AM
"Truth boy".  Yeah, champ, it's my "personal opinion" that those photos are not photos of the WTC under construction.

And weren't you just instructing people on how highly educated you are on that other thread?  Then how come you can't even put together a grammatical sentence?  Or is English your second language?  It does say you live in Israhell by your name.


- T.B.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Zampan0 on October 12, 2010, 05:31:26 AM
The black worker said that riveting required more skill than 'bucking'.  Balony. No way,  'bucking requires not only more strength, but the savvy and nerve to stop a misplaced shot.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on January 03, 2011, 04:26:47 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5226476983_9132def99e.jpg)

Uk under the blanket of snow.

I hate global worming  ;D
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on February 13, 2011, 11:28:43 AM
Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark
(http://s03.justpaste.it/files/justpaste/image5.jpg)

My new home Tasmania, Australia  :)
(http://s03.justpaste.it/files/justpaste/image20.jpg)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on February 13, 2011, 11:44:12 AM
The above pictures were taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand those two were my favorites out of many. To see more of his work please follow this link.

http://justpaste.it/3ky
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on February 13, 2011, 01:40:29 PM
"If" the possibility is there  ;D

Moving on ......

The largest clock in the world designed by German and Swiss engineers, Mecca Saudi Arabia
(http://funkydowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/World-Largest-Clock-1.jpg)


What would they do without 'German Genius'  (Swiss~Germans)  :P
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Mel Gibstein on February 13, 2011, 01:41:10 PM
(http://www.baconbabble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/old-timer-structural-worker-1024x819.jpg)

Looks like he is on the Empire State building - picture facing the east river. Thats the Chrysler building in the background. I know NYC like the back of my hand, but havent been there in years. Lived in Liberty Square for a while a couple weeks before the Towers were bombed. Some idiot calls RBN and says they put explosive devices in the beams as they were building the towers and the so called experts on RBN agree with the idiot. There is no way in Gods green earth the towers were built with explosives in them and anyone who says this is in my opinion a disinfo Jew or just a plain ole Jew.

(http://wirednewyork.com/landmarks/esb/images/empire_state_building_wtc.jpg)
Thats the view from the towers uptown.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on February 13, 2011, 01:55:24 PM
I think you are right Mel.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on February 13, 2011, 03:19:21 PM
Bora Bora

Very nice collection of Bora Bora, I have never been there!

Here are pictures taken by someone else in Fiji. I have been in there in the 70's.

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/Boat%20Trip.jpg)
Sportfishing in and around the north coast of Fiji

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/kayaking2.jpg)
Kayaks are available at Maravu to explore the reefs.

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/kids2.jpg)
Kids in Fiji

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/Dive%20Picture2.jpg)
Diving in Fiji's north coast

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/kula-bird2.jpg)
Kula bird

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/Maravu-20.jpg)
Poolside at the Maravu Plantation

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/Boumanatlpark.gif)
Bouma National Park, Fiji.

(http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/fiji/Dlx-Interior.jpg)
Inside one of the cabins at Maravu Plantation.
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on February 13, 2011, 03:25:50 PM
Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark
(http://s03.justpaste.it/files/justpaste/image5.jpg)

Looks like spokes on a wheel, rather unique....
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on February 14, 2011, 01:34:45 PM
What would they do without 'German Genius'  (Swiss~Germans)  :P


Hmm I don't know got to the Austrians?
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on February 14, 2011, 01:35:38 PM
Looks like spokes on a wheel, rather unique....

Very much at peace with nature.  :)
Title: Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on February 14, 2011, 04:00:11 PM
Very much at peace with nature.  :)

Of course Denmark has a lot of flat lands, what makes this kind of interesting is that one feels surrounded by green grass, trees and spaces, especially nice for kids to play. 
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Railroad Bum on April 20, 2011, 08:22:28 AM
Do you know this awesome website?

http://www.shorpy.com/

Note that you can get high def images by clicking the button.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: fireball999 on May 31, 2011, 09:00:36 AM
(http://free-animated-screensavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/breathtaking-pictures-screensaver.jpg)

You just feel in a whole new world.


(http://blog.accomline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/a-breathtaking-view-of-the-beach-at-sunset.jpg)

Just breathtaking!
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Post by: AngelOfLight on June 18, 2011, 06:06:18 PM
(http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/images/2011/02/m168/18.jpg)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 18, 2011, 08:02:38 PM
Above (fr. Fireball) and yours, Angel --- Two different Worlds!
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: AngelOfLight on June 18, 2011, 08:16:48 PM
Above (fr. Fireball) and yours, Angel --- Two different Worlds!

But it portrays CNN beautifully that's why I posted it, in fact if portrays the MSM!
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 18, 2011, 08:35:11 PM
But it portrays CNN beautifully that's why I posted it, in fact if portrays the MSM!

It sure does!
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Post by: EyeBelieve on June 19, 2011, 10:11:30 PM
Of course Denmark has a lot of flat lands, what makes this kind of interesting is that one feels surrounded by green grass, trees and spaces, especially nice for kids to play.

I once fussed at ChrisPDX for posting a pro-Danish article that mentioned their gov't schemes for house-building which (despite Scandinavian rep for green) relied vastly on expensive ungreen low-rise housing.  USA takes much heat for the wasteful suburban model but the Nordics are pretty bad also, although they have better public transport.  The circular-style Danish subdivisions are IMHO rather nasty, all suggesting of people-farming like agriculture in dry areas that relies on irrigation.  Internet reports of rate of Danish homelessness vary widely but some claim tens of thousands are homeless in Denmark.

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Post by: Vidarr on October 03, 2011, 09:27:59 AM
expensive ungreen low-rise housing.  USA takes much heat for the wasteful suburban model but the Nordics are pretty bad also,

 ? excuse me ?
You  would prefer people to be stacked like chickens in the bio industry, you call a home with a garden a waste of space and energy ?. The nordic housing model of low buildings with a garden was actually introduced by Hitler because he realized people need that space , people need a garden simply for mental sanity so they have an opportunity to escape the walls of their home.

(http://www.dierennood.nl/images/bioindustriekippen.jpg)
(http://www.fotovideoclubloenen.nl/afbeeldingen/2009-11-14%20Bijlmer%20fotosafari/Giel/slides/giel%20bijlmer%200509%20flat%20zon%20schaduw.jpg)



 
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Post by: Sue on October 03, 2011, 11:03:20 AM

That is just gross. Devoid of any green space and fresh air to breathe.

I once fussed at ChrisPDX for posting a pro-Danish article that mentioned their gov't schemes for house-building which (despite Scandinavian rep for green) relied vastly on expensive ungreen low-rise housing.  USA takes much heat for the wasteful suburban model but the Nordics are pretty bad also, although they have better public transport.  The circular-style Danish subdivisions are IMHO rather nasty, all suggesting of people-farming like agriculture in dry areas that relies on irrigation.  Internet reports of rate of Danish homelessness vary widely but some claim tens of thousands are homeless in Denmark.

No wasted space here: welcome to today's ghettos

Title: - Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: EyeBelieve on October 25, 2011, 08:35:35 PM

 ? excuse me ?
You  would prefer people to be stacked like chickens in the bio industry, you call a home with a garden a waste of space and energy ?. The nordic housing model of low buildings with a garden was actually introduced by Hitler because he realized people need that space , people need a garden simply for mental sanity so they have an opportunity to escape the walls of their home.

Why do folks hate on high-rise housing?  I've lived in both low-rise & high-rise & there are advantages to both.  Why not give folks a choice instead of zoning commissars dictating?  In USA local zoning boards make construction of efficient low-cost housing defacto illegal due to perverse tax/spending incentives.  A lot of folks would be happier with their own small apartment than wasting money on over-priced houses, dealing with nasty roommates or renters etc.  The high-rises I've lived in were hardly "soulless"--people were friendlier than in house/townhouse areas; buildings are safer, more conducive to public transport etc.

I like gardening but for most home-owners keeping up the landscape is just another expense (with illegals doing a lot of the work).  Very few USA folks grow veggies in home gardens & mostly kids don't use yards to play outdoors anymore.

Germany has the tradition of low-rise housing but mostly only the wealthy can afford US-style suburban houses with spacious lawn/garden.  Also Germany, to it's credit, has a lot of medium-rise housing.  On my last trip to Germany I was amazed to see the large number of 5-story apartment buildings in Berlin & Munich.  AFAIK they don't have elevators--in America these would be illegal since we now consider it inhumane to expect folks to walk up more than 2 stories.  Also Germany, despite a relatively excellent public transport system, has transportation problems.  Many folks are forced to use autos with skyrocketing costs & traffic jams.

The Netherlands is even more devoted to low-rise housing with the whole country becoming basically one big suburb with little space for forests, parks etc.
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Post by: Rudi Jan on October 25, 2011, 08:53:08 PM
The Netherlands is even more devoted to low-rise housing with the whole country becoming basically one big suburb with little space for forests, parks etc.

That's rather sad to hear. As a young boy there I remember well the forests and town centered communities there. Compared to what Canada (Montreal) was when we came over it was rather idyllic.
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Post by: Sue on October 26, 2011, 10:58:25 AM
@LoneWolf, @ EyeBelieve

This is The Odessy Tower in Calgary (after we sold our house) we lived there for almost two years prior to moving to beautiful British Columbia. There are three towers with magnificent views of the city. Usually a 10 minute drive to the city center. It was a great place to live and also the place where I interviewed potential candidates for oil companies until the economy took a dive in the early 80's.

Retirement in BC was our dream, so, we sold and hit the road a little sooner than we thought. No regrets! 

(http://pic2.rewhosting.com/ereb/images/64861829_1.jpg)

Germany still has plenty of lovely green spaces left and lots of hiking trails. 2006 was the last time I was there.
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Post by: EyeBelieve on October 26, 2011, 06:37:55 PM
That's rather sad to hear. As a young boy there I remember well the forests and town centered communities there. Compared to what Canada (Montreal) was when we came over it was rather idyllic.

I guess there are forests somewhere there, I just haven't seen 'em whereas they're much more common in Germany, France etc.  I'm not saying Netherlands is ugly, I saw many a tidy little town, but they're strikingly uniform as if all produced from same plan.  Housing designs vary little within towns too.  Reminds me of Reston Virginia (what the Brits call a "New Town") that is pleasant enough but strictly controlled.
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Post by: EyeBelieve on October 26, 2011, 06:56:37 PM
@LoneWolf, @ EyeBelieve

This is The Odessy Tower in Calgary (after we sold our house) we lived there for almost two years prior to moving to beautiful British Columbia. There are three towers with magnificent views of the city. Usually a 10 minute drive to the city center. It was a great place to live and also the place where I interviewed potential candidates for oil companies until the economy took a dive in the early 80's.

Germany still has plenty of lovely green spaces left and lots of hiking trails. 2006 was the last time I was there.

Odyssey Tower looks pretty nice.  From watching umpteen Canadian-produced movies/tv it looks that Canadians approve of high-rises a bit more than "Americans" even though lack of space isn't a big problem in Canada.  In Montreal's Expo '67 there was a cool semi-high rise building called Habitat...unique design which maximized airiness, sun & privacy.  Ironically the US pavilion was a big geodesic dome which would be illegal in much of USA now.

(http://expo67.ncf.ca/bill_cotter_collection_53.jpg)

& yes, Germany does have an amazing amount of green space considering fairly high population density.  Yes they have pretty strict zoning but apparently it works better than USA, UK etc where only needs of wealthy are accounted for.  A couple of years ago I checked prices for low-cost apartments in Berlin, just to compare to USA.  There were some places even cheaper than comparable (big-city) locations in USA.  OTOH I read an article for ex-pats seeking apartments in Munich...the situation was very tight there & finding a flat was time-consuming & frustrating.  Fuehrer EB will put a stop to this nonsense, NIMBYers will be sent to SuperMax prisons & enjoy true privacy!   ;)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 26, 2011, 08:19:57 PM
Odyssey Tower looks pretty nice.  From watching umpteen Canadian-produced movies/tv it looks that Canadians approve of high-rises a bit more than "Americans" even though lack of space isn't a big problem in Canada.
 
Of course in the down-town locations there are more, but not quite as unique. Our balcony was absolutely private.

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In Montreal's Expo '67 there was a cool semi-high rise building called Habitat...unique design which maximized airiness, sun & privacy.  Ironically the US pavilion was a big geodesic dome which would be illegal in much of USA now.

(http://expo67.ncf.ca/bill_cotter_collection_53.jpg)

While this design is rather unique too and the view exquisite and looks friendly, for my taste it lacks privacy.

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& yes, Germany does have an amazing amount of green space considering fairly high population density.  Yes they have pretty strict zoning but apparently it works better than USA, UK etc where only needs of wealthy are accounted for.  A couple of years ago I checked prices for low-cost apartments in Berlin, just to compare to USA.  There were some places even cheaper than comparable (big-city) locations in USA.  OTOH I read an article for ex-pats seeking apartments in Munich...the situation was very tight there & finding a flat was time-consuming & frustrating.


I have seen more of Germany visiting from Canada, than I did while living there, I left Germany at age 18. And when I went back on my fist visit four years later, my Dad had a fatal heart-attack only three weeks before I arrived. That was a sad visit. My later visits were more pleasant. I have 4 sisters-in-law, so there is lots of excitement and we all get along well. All except one have visited us here, she does not like flying...

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Fuehrer EB will put a stop to this nonsense, NIMBYers will be sent to SuperMax prisons & enjoy true privacy!   ;)

LOL... Cute.  ;)
Title: - Re: * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Rudi Jan on October 26, 2011, 09:14:00 PM
I guess there are forests somewhere there, I just haven't seen 'em whereas they're much more common in Germany, France etc.  I'm not saying Netherlands is ugly, I saw many a tidy little town, but they're strikingly uniform as if all produced from same plan.  Housing designs vary little within towns too.  Reminds me of Reston Virginia (what the Brits call a "New Town") that is pleasant enough but strictly controlled.

There were forests back then, when I was young. And it wasn't just a small patch. I remember it as clear as day. But that was in the late fifties and well before the influx of modernism and immigrants.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 26, 2011, 09:57:57 PM
There were forests back then, when I was young. And it wasn't just a small patch. I remember it as clear as day. But that was in the late fifties and well before the influx of modernism and immigrants.

I also arrived in the late fifties in Montreal. The next day I went by train to Edmonton, from there to Calgary. That was a long trip.  One of the fellows working on that 8000 ton ship I talked to a lot, was Gary's brother, who said contact him, he may be helpful....

Well, he still is. :)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: EyeBelieve on October 26, 2011, 10:35:40 PM
 
Of course in the down-town locations there are more, but not quite as unique. Our balcony was absolutely private.

While this design is rather unique too and the view exquisite and looks friendly, for my taste it lacks privacy.
 

Yes I suppose in more standard high-rises there is more privacy since looking down/up or across at neighbors is blocked by the next apartment in column/row.  I think the Habitat idea was to emphasize having a distinct & airy place...maybe if the neighbors are happier they aren't so inclined to spy on each other!  Anyway I think Habitat, along with the other Expo '67 infrastructure, was destroyed, just like after Montreal etc Olympics.

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I have seen more of Germany visiting from Canada, than I did while living there, I left Germany at age 18. And when I went back on my fist visit four years later, my Dad had a fatal heart-attack only three weeks before I arrived. That was a sad visit.

Sorry to hear about that, at least he had the consolation of having a nice daughter.  BTW I guess I haven't been paying close enough attention, didn't realize you were in BC not Calgary now.  Wow, BC is the promised land.  Mountains, lakes, beautiful scenery.  A little cloudy but the tv/movie guys consider the flat light a plus.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 26, 2011, 11:29:51 PM
Yes I suppose in more standard high-rises there is more privacy since looking down/up or across at neighbors is blocked by the next apartment in column/row.  I think the Habitat idea was to emphasize having a distinct & airy place...maybe if the neighbors are happier they aren't so inclined to spy on each other!  Anyway I think Habitat, along with the other Expo '67 infrastructure, was destroyed, just like after Montreal etc Olympics.

True, airy, it was indeed. The standard highrises downtown are built to closely to each other, though they are quite nice inside, but not enough sunshine for the lower floors.

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Sorry to hear about that, at least he had the consolation of having a nice daughter.  BTW I guess I haven't been paying close enough attention, didn't realize you were in BC not Calgary now.  Wow, BC is the promised land.  Mountains, lakes, beautiful scenery.  A little cloudy but the tv/movie guys consider the flat light a plus.

Yes, that was very sad, we were so close and he was only 52 years old, so smart and so well traveled. From Lima to Shanghai, from Bombay to North Africa. He never made it to Australia or to North America to visit me.  :'( 

BC is nice and we will get our 1/2 acre retreat next Spring in an excellent growing area. I'm so excited about that. I will order Organic seeds from Kelowna, BC and some my sister in-law will send to me in time. (Monsanto is not having a good time in Germany, they have been kicked out twice.) No doubt Ms. Cleavage (Merkel) will let them in again.

It is past my bedtime - again, good night!
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: FrankDialogue on October 27, 2011, 06:46:12 AM
I have to blow a horn for Philadelphia here: We have the world's largest 'in city' park, Fairmount Park...And the northern section of it is called the Wissahickon, which, although it has well maintained bike and foot paths, is still a place you could camp in for a week or so, and not be noticed, if you use a little discretion...Eye Believe is probably familiar with it...It is quite wonderful:

(http://prints.encore-editions.com/500/0/the-wissahickon-fairmount-park-philadelphia-pa.jpg)


(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001657105/5558859305_271868995_345db3276c_answer_6_xlarge.jpeg)
(http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=66582&t=r)
Parts w/ foot & bike trail


(http://www.cardcow.com/images/set147/card00137_fr.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/geology/1/0/P/_/1/PAfairmount.jpg)

(http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/wissahickon.jpg?w=300&h=225)
Valley Green Inn, Colonial Inn in the center of Wissahickon

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4633265515_ed00b14cb4.jpg)
Forbidden Drive, bike path

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4708826171_c06ea3f5b2.jpg)
Cathedral Meadow/North Wissahickon



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Post by: Sue on October 27, 2011, 07:28:54 AM

Lovely area, awesome scenery, Frank. Most of these pictures look like parts of B.C.
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Post by: FrankDialogue on October 27, 2011, 10:09:26 AM

Lovely area, awesome scenery, Frank. Most of these pictures look like parts of B.C.

Only we don't have the Pacific Ocean next to us...What an awesome body of water, majestic!
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Post by: burford on October 27, 2011, 05:26:31 PM
Only we don't have the Pacific Ocean next to us...What an awesome body of water, majestic!

Oh c'mon! You've already got the Delaware and the Surekill Rivers. I mean, you can't have everything.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on October 27, 2011, 06:56:01 PM
Only we don't have the Pacific Ocean next to us...What an awesome body of water, majestic!

A lot of water, awesome colors, especially when you sail to all the way to Australia. We stopped in Hawaii, Fiji and Auckland, NZ., very nicely situated, and Sidney, where we spent a week with relatives, and then on to our final destination, Perth. We stayed for a little more than a year. It was nice, great weather most of the time, the Aussies we met all very friendly.

(Great Beer!)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: EyeBelieve on October 28, 2011, 03:50:44 PM
I have to blow a horn for Philadelphia here: We have the world's largest 'in city' park, Fairmount Park...And the northern section of it is called the Wissahickon, which, although it has well maintained bike and foot paths, is still a place you could camp in for a week or so, and not be noticed, if you use a little discretion...Eye Believe is probably familiar with it...It is quite wonderful:
Yes, Fairmount Park is very nice, reminds me a lot of Rock Creek Park in DC/MD.  Just north of downtown at the southern end of Fairmount are the boat houses for crew, very traditional-looking.  Also next to the int'l airport there's a big wildlife refuge.  Really, Philly doesn't get it's due credit for being an interesting tourist destination.  A friend from South America didn't believe me when I told her folks drive hours to Philly just for the sandwiches.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: burford on October 28, 2011, 05:49:09 PM

(http://www.cardcow.com/images/set147/card00137_fr.jpg)

From just about this location looking at the Hermits Lane bridge, if you turn around you get a pretty impressive view of the Henry Avenue bridge towering overhead, if I recall correctly, although it's been about 35 years.

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Post by: Sue on January 21, 2012, 07:28:26 PM
Every Child Needs A Pet

The cutest collection you'll ever see!

(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2011/11/18/10/enhanced-buzz-2916-1321629339-32.jpg)

(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2011/11/18/10/enhanced-buzz-543-1321629389-15.jpg)

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(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web04/2011/11/18/10/enhanced-buzz-19417-1321629822-30.jpg)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Rudi Jan on January 21, 2012, 10:15:16 PM
Every Child Needs A Pet
All one can say is... aaaaw. Too cute for words.
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Post by: Sue on January 22, 2012, 11:02:45 AM
All one can say is... aaaaw. Too cute for words.

Gotta love them, they are so sweet and innocent...  :)
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Post by: FrankDialogue on February 25, 2012, 11:04:31 AM
(http://www.expressiveyogadance.com/wp-content/gallery/jaime-tam/indian.jpg)

Yoga instructor Jamie Tam
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Post by: Sue on February 25, 2012, 03:49:33 PM

Nice looking, did you sign up?  ;)
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Post by: FrankDialogue on February 25, 2012, 07:43:12 PM
Nice looking, did you sign up?  ;)

No as she teaches in Las Vegas...Strangely, she moved from NYC in 2001, taking a flight to her new home hours before the WTC came down.

Actually, she reminded me of my ex-violinist, Jessica Joy Myers,who also moved West to study and teach yoga...However, Jessica is primarily a stained glass artist and if you just Google her name, you can view her excellent work.

I also know another quite famous stained glass artist, Judith Schaecter, whose work is in museums all over NA...She has received Rockefeller money,  Guggenheim money,Pew fellowships...We had a flirtation years ago, as she admired my music but I was a bit too working class & she was moving in more 'rarefied circles,...She was sweet however...Take a look at her work and we can talk about it...Bye!
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Post by: Sue on February 25, 2012, 08:41:21 PM
No as she teaches in Las Vegas...Strangely, she moved from NYC in 2001, taking a flight to her new home hours before the WTC came down.

Good timing!  :)

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Actually, she reminded me of my ex-violinist, Jessica Joy Myers, who also moved West to study and teach yoga...However, Jessica is primarily a stained glass artist and if you just Google her name, you can view her excellent work.

I also know another quite famous stained glass artist, Judith Schaecter, whose work is in museums all over NA...She has received Rockefeller money,  Guggenheim money,Pew fellowships...We had a flirtation years ago, as she admired my music but I was a bit too working class & she was moving in more 'rarefied circles,...She was sweet however...Take a look at her work and we can talk about it...Bye!

Frank, please post do some of her art, you have good taste and always do a nice job with good commentary. 
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Post by: EyeBelieve on February 26, 2012, 09:01:45 PM
No as she teaches in Las Vegas...Strangely, she moved from NYC in 2001, taking a flight to her new home hours before the WTC came down.

Actually, she reminded me of my ex-violinist, Jessica Joy Myers,who also moved West to study and teach yoga...However, Jessica is primarily a stained glass artist and if you just Google her name, you can view her excellent work.

I also know another quite famous stained glass artist, Judith Schaecter, whose work is in museums all over NA...She has received Rockefeller money,  Guggenheim money,Pew fellowships...We had a flirtation years ago, as she admired my music but I was a bit too working class & she was moving in more 'rarefied circles,...She was sweet however...Take a look at her work and we can talk about it...Bye!

Always loved stained-glass...that & the organ music made being dragged to church a bit tolerable.  Went to the Louvre & they had nice exhibits...in USA major art museums don't seem to be interested, perhaps because the joo sponsors associate stained glass with Christianity.  At the Louvre I also wanted to see enamel art (another thing ignored by US Museums that in general don't feature Medieval art)--unfortunately the section was closed for renovation but at least they had one.
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Post by: laconas on February 26, 2012, 10:31:38 PM
Always loved stained-glass...that & the organ music made being dragged to church a bit tolerable.  Went to the Louvre & they had nice exhibits...in USA major art museums don't seem to be interested, perhaps because the joo sponsors associate stained glass with Christianity.  At the Louvre I also wanted to see enamel art (another thing ignored by US Museums that in general don't feature Medieval art)--unfortunately the section was closed for renovation but at least they had one.

I know an older gentleman whose whole house is furnished with 400 to 500 year old pieces from English churches and monasteries. It's old, it's authentic, and it doesn't have much value in today's antique-world.
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Post by: Sue on February 28, 2012, 08:16:00 PM
Moses Bridge - West-Brabant-Waterline

(http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/RO-AD-West-Brabant-Waterline2.jpg)

source (http://www.socialphy.com/posts/images-pics/5517/Moses-Bridge---West-Brabant-Waterline.html)

Sunken Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands Parts Moat Waters Like Moses!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - the waters have indeed parted! This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th Century Dutch fort. Designed by RO & AD Architects, the Moses Bridge literally parts the waters that surround the fort, allowing pedestrians to pass through. The bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and too shallow for boats. In turn the earthen fort had remained protected –until now.

From afar, the Moses Bridge is invisible to the eye. The flow of the moat appears continuous, as the water level remains at the same level, reflecting the surrounding foliage. As visitors approach the fort, the bridge appears as a break in the water with its sloping walls containing it.

First lying flush with the earth, the bridge then descends deeper into the ground. Lined with wood sheet piling for walls, the deck and stairs sit between. The bridge and its components have been made from sustainable hardwood that is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified. The Accoya wood is also treated with a nontoxic coating, protecting it from fungal decay and increasing its durability — an ideal material for a sunken bridge. Like a dam, the walls of the bridge hold the waters of the moat back, and like Moses, the bridge parts the waters so that pedestrians may pass.

The Moses Bridge gives visitors a unique opportunity to pass through parted waters, to eventually meet a historic fortress of defense.

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Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: FrankDialogue on February 29, 2012, 09:02:35 AM
Jessica Joy Myers: Jessica, except for a one week course, is basically self taught:She is into the Hindu stuff

(http://jessicajoymyers.com/coppermine/cpg1420/albums/userpics/10001/Infinity%232~0.JPG)

Life Marches On

(http://jessicajoymyers.com/coppermine/cpg1420/albums/userpics/10001/fortify.jpg)

Fortify

(http://jessicajoymyers.com/images/trinity.jpg)

Hindu gods

Now, for Judith Schaechter: I warn you, Judith is weird, and I have trouble with her work, even though it is technically amazing

(http://www.judithschaechter.com/Portfolio%202004-2010_files/My%20One%20Desire.jpg)

My one desire

(http://missioncreep.com/schaechter/images/self.jpg)

Self Portrait

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx9unpX4co1qzw5wjo1_500.jpg)

Still Life with Bank Robber

http://www.jessicajoymyers.com/ (http://www.jessicajoymyers.com/)

http://www.judithschaechter.com (http://www.judithschaechter.com)

Feel free to criticize and/or comment: This is not stained glass that you see in a church...

(http://craftcouncil.org/sites/default/files/styles/content-image-large/public/0309_F_Schaechter_01.jpg)

Judith in Studio

(http://jessicajoymyers.com/coppermine/cpg1420/albums/userpics/10001/Audio_on_Lancaster_Ave.jpg)

Jessica with my group circa 2008


Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on February 29, 2012, 03:42:04 PM
Interesting and different art Frank, great 2008 picture of you too. Nice to be talented. Does she play an instrument as well?

(http://jessicajoymyers.com/images/trinity.jpg)

@ edited to correct a spelling mistake.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: EyeBelieve on February 29, 2012, 07:35:17 PM

Pretty kewl.  Once knew an artist who did mostly painting but dabbled a bit in stained glass, nothing like these two though.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 21, 2012, 10:56:29 AM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205379_2880163423750_1932787418_n.jpg)


(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577657_2880164583779_760118667_n.jpg)  (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/521450_2880164223770_1689811133_n.jpg)


(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c29.0.403.403/p403x403/556617_2570774409218_2030972883_n.jpg)


14 years old ~ Jenna's other passion...  :) 


(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/544752_2730409720001_912948013_n.jpg)
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 21, 2012, 02:55:53 PM
Here is another one, this kid does not leave home without a sketch pad.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/185162_2874605084795_1461448180_n.jpg)

Too bad that my grandpa cannot see this.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: wag on June 21, 2012, 05:57:04 PM
Nice contrast in colors on that.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 21, 2012, 09:48:43 PM
Thanks Wag, she has good sense and a feeling for the arts.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 26, 2012, 07:33:12 PM
Artist at work!

Need a good painter? This guy should qualify!

Take a look here! (http://post.mled.me/artist-at-work-7)

This is quite amazing.


Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: EyeBelieve on June 26, 2012, 08:02:31 PM
Need a good painter? This guy should qualify!

He is good & prolly has quite a market nowadays with many cities trying to dress up crumbling communities on the cheap:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-york-city/257896-when-bronx-burning-3.html (http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-york-city/257896-when-bronx-burning-3.html)

In the 1970's I was a little kid but I observe and remember everything. My introduction into this world was in Bushwick at Wycoff Heights Hospital in the 1970's. That neighborhood went down so fast it could have snapped your neck. This is what happened when the Europeans were blockbusted out of a neighborhood so some Realtor like Harry Bernstein could cash in on Federal Programs. Mr. Bernstein lived in Kings Point of The Great Gatsby fame and played a huge role in taking Bushwick from a vital working class enclave to a welfare slum in about ten years. These things do not happen by accident.

My early childhood in Bushwick Brooklyn consisted of burned out buildings with streets lined with stolen cars with parts removed and glass shattered. There was shattered glass everywhere you stepped with graffiti everywhere not a square inch of wall was clear. Loads of vacant lots and tons of stray dogs, packs of them sometimes just running loose on the streets. The roads were completely in disrepair and I remember lots of old brick roads with the trolley rails still exposed. The pot holes where huge. Hookers strolling around near Flushing ave and Troutman St. We would go to Knickerbocker ave there would always be dazed looking smackheads all over the sidewalks. When people talk about pimping this and pimping that I think of Troutman St 1979 and it is not so cool. Half the buildings were abandoned and burnt out, almost nobody worked. There was more people outside at night than during the day. The traffic of the late 1970's and early 1980's different than today. Imagine going over the Manhattan bridge to China town at rush hour with no delay. I remember driving over the 59th street bridge at the heart of rush hour and it only taking 10 mins. The city population was falling and Immigration from the third world had not yet kicked into high gear, I remember the roads being like a ghost town at times.

The Bronx was just as bad as Bushwick and I remember making trips up there in the early 1980's. One clear memory unique to the Bronx was in 1982 mayor Koch had this huge facade improvement program for burnt out tenements. City workers came in the burnt out buildings and installed faux painted windows into the burnt out shells of the building to made them look marginally better. As you passed block after block of burned out shells they would have this plywood faux windows filling the old window holes with a fake flower/window pane painted on there to make the post-modern welfare disaster look better. The empty lots of rubble up in the Bronx was what I remember the most, much of it was not removed for years.

You can but the blame for the death of the cities on Federal subsidized home loan and Federally subsidized welfare programs. Harry Bernstein and others like him were able to swindle millions while destroying working class New York. While I am sure there are a few success stories the majority of people using these federal programs did little to improve their position in life and ruined everyplace they touched.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: wag on June 26, 2012, 08:14:50 PM
Moses Bridge - West-Brabant-Waterline

(http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/RO-AD-West-Brabant-Waterline2.jpg)
That might last a couple years.  Why wood?
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 26, 2012, 08:59:21 PM
They claim that bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.

Wood without compromise (http://www.accoya.com/)

Accoya® is the world’s leading high technology long life wood. Created via acetylated wood modification, using sustainably grown timber, the Accoya® process is non-toxic. It enables nature and creates a modified wood that matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods.

The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood and, in a non toxic process that ‘enables nature’, creates a new durable, stable and beautiful product, a ‘treated timber’ that has the very best environmental credentials.

A new world of high performance wood, sustainable, low maintenance products – including windows, doors, decking, cladding and glulam structural beams – is opened up by Accoya wood. The exceptional properties of durability, stability, strength and beauty have even led to Accoya wood being used as the main construction material in a heavy traffic road bridge with a highly original design.

Accoya is helping to protect the world’s precious hardwood resources and is guaranteed for 50 years in exterior use and 25 years when used in the ground. This long life also provides an added benefit – helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Accoya® acetylated wood creates beautiful and sustainable possibilities, even in demanding applications.
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: Sue on June 27, 2012, 12:23:28 PM
Title: - * Beautiful Photography
Post by: wag on June 27, 2012, 12:44:53 PM
They claim that bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.

Wood without compromise (http://www.accoya.com/)

Accoya® is the world’s leading high technology long life wood. Created via acetylated wood modification, using sustainably grown timber, the Accoya® process is non-toxic. It enables nature and creates a modified wood that matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods.

The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood and, in a non toxic process that ‘enables nature’, creates a new durable, stable and beautiful product, a ‘treated timber’ that has the very best environmental credentials.

A new world of high performance wood, sustainable, low maintenance products – including windows, doors, decking, cladding and glulam structural beams – is opened up by Accoya wood. The exceptional properties of durability, stability, strength and beauty have even led to Accoya wood being used as the main construction material in a heavy traffic road bridge with a highly original design.

Accoya is helping to protect the world’s precious hardwood resources and is guaranteed for 50 years in exterior use and 25 years when used in the ground. This long life also provides an added benefit – helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Accoya® acetylated wood creates beautiful and sustainable possibilities, even in demanding applications.

Sounds great for use as decking.