|I also love it when the artist includes|
a figure like this, peering out of
the canvas—usually it's a
self-portrait, so I wonder if
this is Raphael (or one of his
colleagues) as a child.
[See more Mellow Yellow here.]
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
|I took this picture more than a year ago, right after I discovered |
this fun meme. Just wanted to finally post it and also say that
I still love looking for shadow shots (great idea, Tracy!).
[You can see more Shadow Shots here.]
Saturday, January 29, 2011
|This column has been standing (more or less) up on |
the Acropolis, in Athens, since the middle of the
6th century B.C. I know I'm stating the obvious,
but that's a very, very long time.
[You can see more things that are standing here, at tnchick's meme.]
Friday, January 28, 2011
|Went out at lunchtime on Wednesday and caught|
this shot at the corner of 42nd and 3rd Avenue.
Welcome to winter 2011 in NYC—snow, snow, snow!
(And by the next day, we had 19 inches.)
[See more Skywatch here.]
Thursday, January 27, 2011
|If the fountains are frozen, you know it's cold! We've been |
experiencing some bitter weather here lately—with temps
well below 0° Celcius. This shot was taken by my daughter
Lila (who "doesn't believe in gloves"). Really, Lila?
[You can see more that's cold here.]
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
|I'm still a meat-eater, but I realized as I watched these|
cute butchers (at Eataly) do their thing: If I stood here
long enough, it very well might turn me into a vegetarian.
|If that should happen, I can still find a couple of |
things here that fit the category. (BTW, I bought
some of these breadsticks: in a word—delizioso!)
|[You can see more ABC here.]|
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
|Can't remember the last time I saw one of these things.|
This classic coke machine is in the Pink Cadillac
Diner (which is absolutely chock-a-block with
cool stuff like this). It's out on the Lee (of course)
Highway, in beautiful Natural Bridge, Virginia.
[See more Shadow Shots here.]
Saturday, January 22, 2011
|This is another challenge where I had too many shots|
to choose from (who doesn't love to photograph hands?).
Finally settled on this one, because I also love reliquaries
(creepy but beautiful). This one is in the Santa Maria
Novella church, in Florence. Don't know for sure, but
I'd guess that it contains some part of St. Sebastian.
[You can see more "hands" here, at tnchick's meme.]
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
|I had a hard time choosing an image for this challenge—|
because I have too many! There are Manhattan buildings
that are all windows, beautiful shapely Venetian windows,
and killer views seen through Roman windows. But if
I'm going to choose just one, I'd have to say that the
stained-glass windows in the Sainte Chapelle trump them all!
[You can see more windows here.]
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
|And here's the main drag of the Venetian island|
of Burano. Had lunch at this place, and by the time we'd
finished our fabulous meal of fish risotto, the
water was already receding (as I noted before,
the tide comes in and the tide goes out).
[See more ABC Wednesday here.]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
|I was going through my photos and moved a bunch of them into a |
folder that I titled "random New Yorkers." I snuck this woman's photo
because she has a beautiful, strong profile—and her hair is a-mazing!
(How do I know she's a New Yorker? We were headed into
Brooklyn very late at night—and non-locals just don't do that.)
[I'm linking this back to That's My World Tuesday. See more of the world here.]
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
|Visited VMI (Virginia Military Institute), in Lexington, Va., |
recently. The houses of the commandant and other
bigwigs are all designed (like this one) to resemble a fort.
I found it a tad bizarre—but love those shadows!
[You can see more shadows here.]
Saturday, January 15, 2011
|Okay, this is probably the worst picture I've ever posted. But I had to catch it on the fly,|
shooting quickly out the subway window as the train pulled out of the 14th Street
station. Last Sunday was the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride and, btw, it was cold!
Here are some better pictures.
Friday, January 14, 2011
|The ex took this (because he just has to have the window seat!) |
as we were about to come in for a landing at Amsterdam's
Schipol airport—where it took 40 minutes to walk from one gate
to the next and they are very serious about security (don't ask).
[You can see more Skywatch here.]
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Don't know if this is the best, but it may be my favorite Thursday Challenge
shot of 2010. I posted it under the category "play" back in May.
A few weeks later I ran into this little boy and his dad in another
Brooklyn neighborhood, introduced myself, and got their e-mail address
so I could send them all the shots I'd taken of Dante that day.
[See more "bests" at the Thursday Photo Challenge, here.]
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Went to check out NYC's faaabulous
new food emporium, Eataly.
The joint was jumpin' so I decided to skip the
restaurants and get a carb fest to go.
Couldn't resist some of this wonderful Italian
butter to slather on that fresh-from-the-oven
baguette. The cashier told me I was only
missing one thing: chocolate!
[See more of the world here.]
Monday, January 10, 2011
|When the aqua is alta, Venetians are ready. The "high water"|
sirens had sounded, and all the locals on this vaporetto
were ready with their stivali (mostly Wellies like these).
[See more Mellow Yellow here.]
Sunday, January 9, 2011
|Can you see what's going on here? This tall building |
(on 5th Avenue) was reflected in the overcast sky above.
Not the greatest picture ever, but I just though it was so cool.
[See more Shadow Shots here.]
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
|These cute little guys were waiting just outside|
my food co-op, while their owner shopped.
Every time someone walked out of the store they
jumped up and seemed to say, "Hey! Is it you?
[See more ABC Wednesday "Y" posts here.]
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
|They've wrapped this tree in blue lights from top |
to bottom. Just hope they don't think they could
ever compete with the lights atop the Chrysler Building!
[This is part of That's My World. See more of the world here.]
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
|This is my friend Lisa, the hostess at last night's New Year's Eve bash, and a young guest. |
This photo qualifies for the category on two counts: First, it's a bit fuzzy
(yes, Champagne had been consumed)—and I get a warm, fuzzy feeling
when I'm able to celebrate the new year with family and good friends.
Hope you all had a great time last night too!
[You can see more fuzziness here, at tnchick's meme.]