April 19, 2014
Apparently, this is a thing…

Gave someone a compliment today and they responded “Awesome sauce”.  LOL, alrighty then…

April 19, 2014

April 18, 2014
deepthinking:

Human skull, dried blue rose © David Bailey.Bailey’s way - British Journal of Photography

Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

deepthinking:

Human skull, dried blue rose © David Bailey.

Bailey’s way - British Journal of Photography

Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

April 18, 2014
Why does it seem Photography is the unwanted child of the art world?

During this trip, went to look at some photography.  Was very difficult to find exhibitions.  One was a photo gallery, which was dedicated space, each floor with a different photographer’s work.  

Went to the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is a huge, massive building with wonderful collections.   Their photography collection?  One narrow hallway in a secluded part of the building.   I was amazed that was the total amount of space dedicated to photography.

Last trip was to the National Portrait Gallery, which did have a bigger space for the photographs of David Bailey.  Some of his subjects included other artists such as Warhol and Dali.  Loved these photos but no photographing of the photographs was allowed.  

Just seemed that for all the art that the various museums had, there appeared to be relatively little in terms of photography.  Hmm….  

April 18, 2014
chen-wanyin:

Salvador Dalí and David Bailey, 1972

Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London

chen-wanyin:

Salvador Dalí and David Bailey, 1972

Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London

April 17, 2014
Edgar Allan Poe lived in a borough of London for a few years.  This is the plaque that commemorates it.  I was a total dork, taking this photo as it’s VERY far from central London and there were no tourists around.  The sidewalk was so small, the locals had to wait for me to take the picture and then I quickly got out of the way so they could pass.  

This is a beautiful area, very pastoral.

Edgar Allan Poe lived in a borough of London for a few years. This is the plaque that commemorates it. I was a total dork, taking this photo as it’s VERY far from central London and there were no tourists around. The sidewalk was so small, the locals had to wait for me to take the picture and then I quickly got out of the way so they could pass.

This is a beautiful area, very pastoral.

April 17, 2014
London 2014

1) The accent. Love. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a variation of “What can I do for ya luv?” Squee! I dunno why, but just, well SQUEEE! All those years of “Masterpiece Theatre” with Alistair Cooke as a kid?

2) Public transportation. Cabs, buses, the Underground (awesome name BTW). Love.

3) Cab drivers in particular. OMG, please go to NYC and give them a tutorial. SInce I’ve been here, not one HONK, not one episode of cursing someone out and giving them the finger. They are so polite. And they give you directions if you need them after you get out of the cab! Wow! So detailed. A few of them mentioned what I’m already aware of— namely that they have to go through a fairly intensive training of up to 3 years. Lots of memorizing and many don’t pass the test. But so impressive. I can give them an obscure address (like for a photography gallery) and they’re like “Oh yes, that’s about 15 minutes away and it’s tucked into this other alley, etc”. Awesomeness.

4) HIstory from ancient times to the present. I love those little blue dots that they have around the city, indicating what famous event/person was present at that location.

I fall in love with London every time I come.

April 17, 2014

johnlloydyoungfriends:

Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS, trailer

April 17, 2014
windiwoo:

broadwaycom:

Oh, what a poster! Get under the streetlamp with John Lloyd Young in Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS movie

Getting goosebumps just looking at this!



Just two words:  “HAPPY DANCE”!!!  I love this photo, it’s great composition, IMHO.  Love.

windiwoo:

broadwaycom:

Oh, what a poster! Get under the streetlamp with John Lloyd Young in Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS movie

Getting goosebumps just looking at this!

Just two words: “HAPPY DANCE”!!! I love this photo, it’s great composition, IMHO. Love.

April 17, 2014
Jersey Boys - Movie Trailers - iTunes

chialyn:

The JERSEY BOYS trailer! It’s here! It’s here!!

Finally got to play the trailer, in spite of my hotel’s less than ideal internet connection. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. This. Looks. Awesome. Can’t wait to see it. I texted the hubby about the poster that was released and asked him if he was going to go see the movie with me on opening day. He said “yeah!”. This is the hubby who HATES musicals ;-) He really enjoys this story on the stage and said he’s interested to see how they do it in the movie. So, the hubby and I have a date :-).

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