Well, it was my world for a few days this month.
This is Bernini's famous 1651 fountain of the
Quattro Fiume, in Rome's Piazza Navona—with
representations of a river for each of the continents
known at the time. This one is the Danube.
[See more of the world here.]
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This is one of my favorite places to eat in Rome: Da Augusto,
in Trastevere—where the locals outnumber the tourists
by at least 8 to 1 and I've never been given a menu
(as the locals never are either). And the food is fabulous!
[See more Mellow Yellow here.]
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Found this in the Capitoline Museum, in Rome.
I'd love to tell you all about it but, fact is, I was in there
for about four hours and saw more fabulous
art than I could even process. Let's just say it's
very old and, I think, very beautiful.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I wonder what the monks who wrote these
tomes would think of the Kindle!
This shot was snuck in low light (hence the poor quality)
with a b. d. camera in the Musée du Moyen Age, in Paris.
[You can see more things "written" here , at tnchick's meme.]
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This is the back of Ca' Dario, on the Grand Canal,
immortalized most famously by Monet. Some say this house
is cursed, and it's true that its various owners have known
more than their share of bankruptcy and untimely death—most
from suicide or murder. There was a rumor that Woody Allen
was interested in purchasing this 15th-century palazzo—
until he learned its history. Maybe he's superstitious.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Today we have tickets for the Vatican Museum (pre-booked—
don't want to risk a long line even in November), and
hope we don't encounter stormy skies like this because I'd
love to climb up to the top of the dome (again, after 32 years!).
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I'm leavin' on a jet plane—finally using my vacation days.
There's a clue here to where I'm headed—I'm sure you can guess!
I'll be mostly offline for the next nine days, but I've scheduled
my posts and I hope that my blogpals will visit while I'm away
and leave some comments for me to find when I return.
[I'm linking back to That's My World. To see more, go here.]
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Downtown Manhattan (by City Hall), and this reporter
is patiently waiting to tell us all whatever exciting news
he can come up with (I didn't see any, btw).
[You can see more Shadow Shots (or post one of your own) here.]
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Taken from the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge—and
you can see that I shot this one before we "fell back" last weekend.
Tonight when I crossed the bridge, it was pitch dark
at this hour—but much less crowded, so fine with me!
[See more Skywatch (or add your own) here.]
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The leaves on the tree that "grows in Brooklyn"
are finally beginning to turn. Don't know if it's global
warming or what, but I was starting to wonder if
we were ever going to see this around here.
[See more of this Thursday "autumn" challenge here.]
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
|Was biking around Governor's Island recently when I spotted the |
fireboat; when I caught up to it, I realized it was there
to accompany the QM2 out of the Buttermilk Channel (she
docks in Brooklyn these days!) as she started off for home.
[See more abc wednesday here.]
|She's a beauty!|
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
So why is it that people don't really wear hats anymore
(unless it's 4° below, that is)? Saw these at the
Brooklyn Flea—I'll take the straw job with the
three white flowers; anything strike your fancy?
[See more Mellow Yellow here.]
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This beautiful animal is a "retired" show horse.
She's earned her retirement, and is living the good life in the
Virginia countryside—and she's still very much alive!
[To see more things that are "alive," go here to tnchick's meme.]
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The tools of the trade for crafters: buttons, and
pom-poms, and chenille stems—oh, my!
One of the editors at my magazine is in charge
of all the "crafty" stories, and I raided
her well-stocked cubicle for these shots.
[You can see more crafts here.]
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This beauty—a 19th-century Steinway grand—belongs
to my brother Chris. On weekends, when he's
not playing drums with the Lone Sharks he can usually
be found right here making a different kind of beautiful music.
[See more abc wednesday posts here.]
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This lovely art deco building is in NYC's financial district.
It was completed in 1932, and is the 5th tallest
building in New York (39th in the world). It's also the
headquarters of the now infamous American
International Group (AIG). Remember when the Fed
bailed them out to the tune of about $125 billion,
and they turned right around and handed out
$165 million in bonuses to their top execs?
Apparently the glass-enclosed observation deck up
there at the top used to be open to the public,
but is now the exclusive domain of those same
AIG execs. Personally, I think the arrogant
ingrates should open it up to the
rest of us taxpayers, who bailed them out!
[To see more of That's My World, go here.]
Monday, November 1, 2010
|You can see more Mellow Yellow here.]|