1000 Words - The Picture Thread

I just have a new favorite place, the Chapel of Silence. I could not capture the interior feeling. How can you trap quiet, calm, serenity, silence in an image.


So I can only show how it looks from outside. The rest has to be experienced on your own.



Meanwhile this was happening by the door. And not even the concert music made it in. But it was a pity the bouncing balls had a maximum height built in, they seemed like big fun.


Terrific art.  If you're not already familiar with these three, be sure to drink in some Andrew Chase, Al Farrow and Oscar Chichoni. If you're ever in LA, can't recommend strongly enough the surprising "museum" atop Glendale's Forest Lawn cemetery. Includes animal sculpture by Sirio Tofanari (pre World War II) different than the stuff you'll see of his at Google — slightly abstracted into raked imbricated scales. Eerily "Stargate."

Lovely weekend in North Wales catching up with Ruth before she moves away from Anglesey.  We went to Bodnant Garden again and I finally got to see the Laburnum Arch at its best:




Bodnant is a National Trust property and it's well worth a visit. Everything from formal gardens and lily ponds to collections of redwoods.





On Sunday we stayed on Anglesey and went to Plas Newydd. They have *proper* squirrels.




Rex Whistler's amazing trompe l'oeil painting in the house's dining room. The family spent more to hang the canvas than they paid Whistler for the painting.




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Fahrenheit 106, Socorro, nm


Hit that temp in parts of town yesterday. The hallucinations usually start appearing at 105... They say it's going to start coming down. We'll see.



“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451





Compilation of video I've shot over the years featuring the wide range of music The Capitol Bar of Socorro, nm, "The Cap" has always been known for. My wife's family has owned it since the 60's, it's been around since 1896. We ran it ourselves in the 90's. Drinks on me if any WGBers somehow make it through here ...








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