Gave someone a compliment today and they responded “Awesome sauce”. LOL, alrighty then…
Human skull, dried blue rose © David Bailey.
Bailey’s way - British Journal of Photography
Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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….
Salvador Dalí and David Bailey, 1972
Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London
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.
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.
Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS, trailer
Just two words: “HAPPY DANCE”!!! I love this photo, it’s great composition, IMHO. Love.
Getting goosebumps just looking at this!
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 :-).From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn, Rag Doll, Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You, and many more.
The JERSEY BOYS trailer! It’s here! It’s here!!
- “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”— Charles Austin Beard. (via quotedojo)