A Bunch of Healthy People Running Past My House

March 20, 2012 at 7:47 am (Atlanta) (, , , )

Yeah, and they were out E-A-R-L-Y.

One guy still wearing his St. Patrick's Day green tophat

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Water Abstracts

March 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm (Nature, Photography) (, )

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I visited Atlanta’s High Museum of Art this weekend to see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, and though I didn’t “get” many of these works, I was inspired.  How does one know that squiggles and blots of paint make one a “great master” like the 14 artists in this exhibit?  Is it the ability to express one’s vision verbally, defending it as one defends a doctoral dissertion?  Is it the purposeful breaking away from tradition?  Is it the ability, as my son says, to get others to see an ordinary object in a new light, as Marcel Duchamp did with a snow shovel? Read the rest of this entry »

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French Quarter in Square Format

March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm (Louisiana, Photography) (, , , , )

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A fellow blogger Miguel Solorzano recently posted images of New Orleans, including the French Quarter, and that inspired me to round up my SquareS of French Quarter doorways I took in April 2006.  Now you may remember this was only months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but the French Quarter was mostly unscathed by the flooding.

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I find doorways and windows to be fascinating vignettes of a house.  Like human faces, they have a character all their own.  Few places have so many charming doorways in a particular neighborhood than does the French Quarter.  The colors are especially inviting and cheerful.

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