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Let’s get it to 35mil!

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Step Away

Hauntingly beautiful photos of Portugal in winter time by nessa_flame

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This morning was like a blast from the past. Near past, ~2007. That was the high time of blogs, when in one reading I would start on someone’s post, then chain-reacted to 20 others, with tangential or even unrelated info from the starting one, and will be enriched, enlightened and entertained in an hour and ready for action-packed weekend, in excellent spirits.

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You’re a nerd^3

If you paused the video more than 3 times to fully appreciate OT info

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I will write about it just as soon as new year begins. In a meanwhile, just look at this beauty. How can anyone who lives there be unhappy?!
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[See more @ the Flickr album]

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Плямба

Wyspianski pavilion [2007]- Krakow, Poland

Photo: Laurent Ruamps
“Wyspianski pavilion [2007]- Architect: Krzysztof Ingarden [1957-] Krakow, Poland”

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Brain Games

На national geographic channel сейчас идёт: серия про цвет. Отличная! примеры прекрасные, и смонтирована замечательно, с юмором. Бегите смотреть!

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Кстати о любви к женщинам.
Чтоб не обвиняли меня в негативизме, вот вам положительный пример “как надо”.

Aлёна

Anna #7

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A blogger sat in a Paris café with a glass of Loire Blanc, engaging in that oh-so-French people-watching. Is that me or you too notice that 80% of French men look distinctly gay?

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have a wild turkey day!

Thanks for the idea to Charley Parker

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Chopines, part II

Потрясающая история! Думала ли я, прилепливая к посту о венецианских платформах эл. копию картины Карпаччио, что с картиной не всё так ясно? да ни в жисть. Ленива потому что и нелюбопытна…увы.
Вот отличная искусствоведческая работа.

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Продолжим тему подразделом о цветовых сочетаниях в одежде.
Возьмём за данность, что наша цель – достичь гармонии. Неважно, в европейском ли смысле (симметрия, точно дозированная пропорция), или в японском, например (динамичная асимметрия, композиционный баланс).
Вот, допустим, полюбили мы лиловый. И хотим пострoить вокруг него наряд. Давайте сравним две картинки: 1я – этот самый наряд по версии “гурицы” (как она сама называет конкуренток)
2я – картина неизвестного мне художника Желонкина (обе картинки случайно подобрались в сегодняшней дружеской ленте)

Казалось бы, тот же лиловый, и какая разница. В первом – тоска, во втором – гармония.
Ну, кто заметит почему?

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Couch potato:

that’s me.
vsmap
[What does it mean? Ask Chaz]

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Slip of reason

by Paul Kirchner via Mi3ch

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Precisely!

[via Buttercup]

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Gerard Michel

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Where else could I brag if not in my own tiny corner of the ‘sphere?
Especially if the occasion is so rare, with my usual gadget idiocy.
I researched! And bought ! And installed (all by myself)! A brand new printer!

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In watercolor!


Zhenia (kaktus-affectus), illustration to [very, very bad, in literary sense] poem about Russia.
Found another site of the artist, called evgeniamora (her name?) on Tumblr.

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Не то чтобы я была согласна с подходом Кристы к “авторским” украшениям, тем более я не идентифицирую себя интеллигентом, кому не злато-серебро, а ассоциативность подавай – скорее по внутреннему узнаванию мне ближе отношение archimboldo . Но ей не повезло встретиться с нечаянно совпавшими вещицами, а мне повезло – аж 3 раза.

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Asaroton

Decorated mosaic floor II century a.c. Vigna Lupi. Roman copy of the Sosos Mosaic. Pergamon, II century bC. Vatican Museums, Rome.

I love it how each object has a shadow (in mosaic!) and there is a recycling scheme going on: see the little mouse exploring the buffet?
That’s, probably, what the floor in a typical Roman triclinium looked like, among all the glory of Roman Architecture – Corinthian order, double marble columns, friezes and mosaics, couches with gorgeous cushions, vista of  spectacular Mediterranean…and those bits and pieces of festive  meals, leftovers of ancient sense of humor stretching under one’s feet.
[read more on this popular theme from antiquity here]

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Update to old post

Porto. Casa de Serralves. Arch. Marques Da Silva

Porto. Casa de Serralves

My stats showed a reader who came searching – not for “Jews”, not “Lvov pogroms”, not all-time stat champion “Bilibin”, not some LJ schlock – but  about Portuguese architecture. Darling visitor, you made me very happy.

…Pleasant park cacophony turned into a deliberate silence. Unknown bird cried something …a warning? The alley grew darker and longer. The tops of the trees swung frantically under invisible wind; here, on the path, like at the bottom of the well, all was quiet. I couldn’t see the end of the alley; it went uphill like a straight red arrow. A movement in the treetop sent a chestnut to my feet: small, hard as a rock, deliciously smooth and the color of dried blood. I picked it up and noticed, at a side glance, stroke of pink behind vegetation on my left. A flamingo? I followed the flashing vision…there was a path trickling between jasmine shrubs. I exited the alley and had a revelation.

Although you can’t see any pictures – my photos of the time all disappeared together with the depository storage site faces-dot-com – I can make at least one thing better, compared with 2006 post. Porto’s glorious Villa Serralves considerably improved their website; we can now read it in English, and they added several pages on history: original owner, architects, interiors and surrounding park. Enjoy it with me!

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Speaking of Lagos and Art:

How do you like the little animation?

Don’t see the little animation? Ah, sorry, here’s the link-to-click. Still don’t see it?  What about now?

 

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Сменим тему

О, да вы – филолог.
imageВы мастер каламбура и генератор мемовирусов. В зависимости от настроения, вы можете быть душой компании, а можете язвить и быть ядовитей самой ядовитой змеи. С вашими талантами вам бы идти в политику или книжки писать. Проблема только в том, что вам лень. Впрочем, сами-то вы не считаете это проблемой, и сама ваша лень – это ваша свобода и ваш кукиш этому прагматичному миру.
Пройти тест

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Comic relief

…, along with [finally!] some cold relief this morning:

[found @ M_elle]

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