Monday, May 30, 2016

In Memoriam...

To really get a grasp on the enormity of the sacrifice of our soldiers in war.... should visit a National Cemetery.
This happens to be the American Cemetery in Normandy.
The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, site of the D-Day Allied invasion of German occupied France.

The cemetery is stunningly beautiful.
The precision of the markers, equally stunning.

There is a sense of awe when visiting there.
Row after row after row of these beautiful crosses...
each one marking the sacrifice of an individual, a family, a community, our nation.

We walked from the cemetery down to the beach...
a pristine and beautiful coastline.
Hard to imagine the brutal battle that raged there so many years ago.

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below."
John McCrae

Our World Tuesday...


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Found Art???

I got an email from a woman who's doing a video project about this old building in Pasadena.
 In particular, the Julia Morgan YWCA building.
She found me through my friend and fellow blogger Petrea Burchard,
 who did a post about Julia Morgan and the YWCA building on her blog,  
Living Vicuriously in 2012.  

I never did post any of my pics...
actually, I never did anything with them.

So I found the pics in my archives...
...and after going through them I found this one.

Call me crazy...the peeling walls etc. looked like an impressionist painting to me!  
With no post processing other than straightening the lines!!!

What do you think???

Here are some of the other pics from that day...

Julia Morgan is notable first and foremost because she was the first licensed female architect
in the state of California. 

An interesting building, eh?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Making Friends...

So why did I pick this one to feature here?

I loved the colors...the shadows highlighting the architectural structure...
and I especially love the guy giving me the high sign!!!

A middle class neighborhood in CapeTown, not far from the Township that we visited.

"The friends of our friends are our friends."
Congolese Proverb