Archive for the ‘public art’ Category
However you see it, it sure looks like a piece of art or an art form! National Geographic’s web photo galleries are un-snipable. So you’ll have to click on the link to see the image. Take my word for it it’s worth the click!
- Can National Geographic Still Wow Us? On Flipboard, It Can (readwriteweb.com)
- Last Kodachrome photos to be shown in Istanbul (gadling.com)
She died a few years ago in her eightys. Her name was Bettie Page. Her is one of her photos considered a “bikini original”.
I snipped this image from a HuffPo gallery of iconic swimsuit images.
- The 50 Best Sports Hottie Bikini Bodies (bleacherreport.com)
- Lindsay Lohan Breaks From a Photo Shoot For Poolside Bikini Time (popsugar.com)
- Bikini Bare (perkingthepansies.com)
When I was leaving I decided to buy a few mementos, first an English language description of the SAR and its special touristic features. Then I bought a small bracelet that features a left facing svasticka symbol along with a set of nice stones.
More than one person has wondered why I should have bought such a controversial artifact. I have always said that the left facing svastika had some connection with Buddhism and peace. Here is an authentic sounding explanation copied in from Wikipedia:
The paired swastika symbols are included, at least since the Liao Dynasty, as part of the Chinese language, the symbolic sign for the character 萬 or 万 (wàn in Mandarin, man in Korean, Cantonese and Japanese, vạn in Vietnamese) meaning “all” or “eternality” (lit.myriad) and as 卐, which is seldom used. The swastika marks the beginning of many Buddhist scriptures. The swastika (in either orientation) appears on the chest of some statues of Gautama Buddha and is often incised on the soles of the feet of the Buddha in statuary.
My family and emotional connections with this fractious world is so varied and light that I feel ok about wearing a semi-religious symbol that is connected to so many East Asian cultures and quasi religious origins.
I kind of like the sense that I feel ok wearing a symbol that has such a complex history.
- Factbox: Language and politics in the Chinese world (reuters.com)
- Did the Buddha teach Traditional Reincarnation? (triangulations.wordpress.com)
- Yale Silk Road Database | Yale University Library (library.yale.edu)
Superlative words about China’s building of skyscrapers there aren’t enough of!
Here’s the latest tower over them all:
It does bring to mind the adage of “What goes up must come down!”
With the fire in the 30 story tower last month that killed 57, it seems that we should pay more attention to the adage!
- China’s Skyscraper Boom Buoys Global Industry (abcnews.go.com)
- Deadly Shanghai Fire Underscores Shortcuts in China’s Building Boom (time.com)
- Skyscrapers: Stand tall (economist.com)
Her Flickr handle is Sexy Red and she obviously is a Red Head.
For you boys out there with erotic tastes I highly recommend you click here!
I well remember from over 20 years ago a late night tryst with a lady who was red haired all over! A memory, sadly unrepeated that I cherish!
An afterthought! Here is a side view worth the trip:
- Own Your Beauty, Month Two: Not the Perfect Coach, Just Coach Caitlin (blogher.com)
- Celebrate Your Inner Beauty by Going Makeup Free Every Monday (jsyk.com)
- red head! (secret-agent-josephine.com)