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Offline geralmar

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« Reply #5020 on: February 12, 2020, 08:40:19 PM »

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Mice fighting on subway platform
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5021 on: February 12, 2020, 09:19:00 PM »
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“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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« Reply #5022 on: February 13, 2020, 12:21:03 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #5023 on: February 13, 2020, 08:00:13 AM »
Great photo!

It is, indeed, and I’m lucky to find one in this kind of quality, because most of the photos I found of this particular shot was grainy, too dark or too great of contrast, etc. This one had a nice clarity to it --- I believe I stumbled upon it when visiting the Schoenberg website (which is a fantastic site): https://www.schoenberg.at/index.php/en/.
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« Reply #5024 on: February 13, 2020, 08:40:32 AM »
Yes, lovely photo Mirror Image!

This one always makes me smile....

  Vaughan Williams with his favorite cat (Foxy).  If I'm recalling correctly (from a Michael Kennedy book), he used to let his cats sit on his stomach whilst he was composing.    ;D

Geralmar,

I saw that image (along with several others) yesterday on the BBC's website.  The man who took it apparently had a fear of mice and rats (better now) and spent I think five days laying on the ground in the Tube at night!

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« Reply #5025 on: February 13, 2020, 10:12:43 AM »
Yes, lovely photo Mirror Image!

This one always makes me smile....

  Vaughan Williams with his favorite cat (Foxy).  If I'm recalling correctly (from a Michael Kennedy book), he used to let his cats sit on his stomach whilst he was composing.    ;D

Geralmar,

I saw that image (along with several others) yesterday on the BBC's website.  The man who took it apparently had a fear of mice and rats (better now) and spent I think five days laying on the ground in the Tube at night!
Yes, Vaughan Williams with his favourite cat Foxy (a well chosen name) is a favourite of mine too. Yes, the stomach story is apparently true. My cat likes to sit on my chest when I'm in the bath (too much information!  ???)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #5026 on: February 13, 2020, 12:01:46 PM »
Yes, Vaughan Williams with his favourite cat Foxy (a well chosen name) is a favourite of mine too. Yes, the stomach story is apparently true. My cat likes to sit on my chest when I'm in the bath (too much information!  ???)
So much for 'me time'!

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« Reply #5027 on: February 13, 2020, 02:51:43 PM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #5028 on: February 14, 2020, 11:03:10 AM »
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5029 on: February 14, 2020, 08:38:22 PM »
Original art: rarely allowed.

Yeah, I said it.  :-X

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LOL that is very true. Rock albums have tended to have much more original artwork.

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« Reply #5030 on: February 16, 2020, 01:43:11 PM »
LOL that is very true. Rock albums have tended to have much more original artwork.
There were some cool (sometimes 'whacky') ones from the '70's though.  Anything since?  I'm having a hard time thinking of any.   :(

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« Reply #5031 on: February 16, 2020, 09:53:41 PM »
There were some cool (sometimes 'whacky') ones from the '70's though.  Anything since?  I'm having a hard time thinking of any.   :(

The newest ones I bought, from 2018-19, have been quite smart and abstract.