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Is it photography or a painting?

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Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

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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!

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/06/05 at 15:23

She was considered the original bikini girl in Hollywood of the ’50s

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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.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/05/29 at 22:11

Recent Kendall Kendrick painting

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A few times a year I get an email from Kendall Kendrick who paints West Coast venues. I like most of what she does and here is her latest art, lebelled “Meditation Tide Pool”

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/05/10 at 19:15

Latest pic of Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

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I post published photos of famous places. I saw this photo in a NY Review of  Books article about the issues facing the Chinese Govt because of the Dalai Lama’s announced retirement from political affairs.


This is the first photo I have seen of this site with the Tibetan mountains in the background.

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/04/19 at 18:23

I visited Yili Yining in Xinjiang Province last Sept

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picture of a wallpainting in a laotian temple,...
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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 Mandarinman 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.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/12/21 at 16:24

Tall, Taller and Tallest in Shanghai

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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!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/12/05 at 12:35

An image of a beautiful non-celebrity woman

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Mary Magdalene, Oil on wood panel, Samuel and ...
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Her Flickr handle is Sexy Red and she obviously is a Red Head.

I have a red-headed lady friend from the Carp area outside of Ottawa. I have never seen any images of her or views in the flesh, but I can imagine that she would compete handsomely with Sexy Red.

For you boys out there with erotic tastes I highly recommend you click here!

Zemanta has offered an image of Mary Magdalene for this post and I have accepted it. Nice contrast and more than one red-head.

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:

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/21 at 13:43