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Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre – 9

Atlas holding up the world is part of an ancient Greek legend. My introduction to this Titan came from the stories of Hercules’ labors, where he got Atlas to help him steal a golden apple from Hera’s garden. The Greek myth had Atlas holding up the sky but later figures showed him carrying the earth … Continue reading

Burgenstock – 9

It’s not easy to appreciate a 360-degree view in 2-D, but I have no other option but to share this vista in this limited manner. The original file is over 100 MB; I’m just waiting for holographic technology to kick in… 😉

Luzern – 9

It was literally the middle of the week, but the beautiful weather had still brought the sailor out in some people.

Stories From Anywhere

Originally posted on Mick Canning:
I am proud to announce…Tah…Rah!! A book of short stories from Tunbridge Wells Writers. My regular reader may be interested to learn that the collection includes a fairly long short story of mine, World’s End, and I’m reasonably proud to point out that the cover is also designed by me.…

One liner Wednesday

I separated from my wife due to creative differences: she kept dreaming up new reasons to fight.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Originally posted on Poetry of an eccentric sheep:
? ? You wish you were someone else Every night you fall to pieces Knowing you can’t save yourself I can see you, I can hear you There’s a place where the broken go There’s a room full of second chances You’re not stranded on your own…

Pastime

I have been rejected enough to have built up some immunity against it…

Rented 

Borrowed joy,  Words that soar,  Smiles aplenty,  Grins galore.  Temporary,  Not my own.  When will you,  Recall your loan? 

Fondation Beyeler – Monet 17

One of Monet’s seascapes. He chooses his place carefully, the sunlight catching the city at just the right angle. Placed perfectly between the green canopies of the trees, the azure of the sky and the deeper blues of the ocean, it seems suspended in mid-air. Why is there no path to it visible, I wondered.

Heidelberg – 32

The display at the Deutsch Apotheken Muesum at Heidelberg also boasts a vast collection of various herbs, roots, and other various plant bits and minerals and what not; stuff used for preparing medicinal solutions/infusions/salves/powders. A glimpse of some of these follows in these few posts. Apart from the endless line of plant parts, minerals and … Continue reading

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