Apr 29, 2014

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A Room With a View (1985)

Reasons to love this movie:

1. Bellatrix and McGonagall together





Apr 28, 2014

IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

It took me almost twenty years to finally found this song because I really wanted to listen to this again. This was taught to us at school when I was nine and I though it was just one of those children's songs. It is indeed mostly sung by children but I also found out that this was also a song by an American recording artist Pete Seeger. Finally!


If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world,
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If each little kid could have fresh milk each day
If each working man had enough time to play
If each homeless soul had a good place to stay
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho,
It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world,
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If there were no poor and the rich were content
If strangers were welcome wherever they went
If each of us knew what true brotherhood meant
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho,
It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world,
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

GOTHIC

The vaulted ceilings, ribbed arches, high columns, stained glass windows, the beautiful rose window are just a few of the characteristics of a Gothic architecture mostly seen in churches specially in Europe. Apparently there are several parts of a Gothic aesthetics structure and it's terminologies may be found here or here.


Apr 23, 2014

TRAVEL


"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." Dalai Lama

Apr 21, 2014

POSTCARDS FROM THE NEW WORLD

 Mulberry Street in New York

San Francisco

Glad to be able to share these powerful images of the "New World" colorized using photochrom process and made into postcards and have been released in a book "An American Odyssey".

source: dailymail

Apr 19, 2014

NINA LEEN



I'm so thankful of the glimpse into the past Nina Leen's photos had allowed us. As a contributor to Life Magazine, she had published countless of her works from all over the world over the years. I personally enjoyed her photos that depicts the young generation in the 1940's and 50's.

Apr 16, 2014

Apr 15, 2014

ON BOARD THE TITANIC

In homage to the 112th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, here are pictures from the collection of Fr. Browne S.J., an Irish member of the Jesuit order who survives the disaster taken just days before the doomed liner went down to its watery grave.

Titanic crew members

 The Brown suite aboard the Titanic

Apr 14, 2014

TITANIC IN COLOUR

I can't get enough of these images of RMS Titanic colorised by Anton Logvynenko. 



Apr 9, 2014

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD


Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World, 
With the wonderful water round you curled, 
And the wonderful grass upon your breast-- 
World, you are beautifully drest. 

From: Great, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World by William Brighty Rands

Apr 8, 2014

CAROUSEL ON THE BEACH

Why don't we have something like this nowadays?

1921: Electric carousel in the surf
Wilson Beach, Chicago

source: retronaut

Apr 7, 2014

IN SUMMER



How plain and height
With dewdrops are bright!
How pearls have crown'd
The plants all around!
How sighs the breeze
Thro' thicket and trees!
How loudly in the sun's clear rays
The sweet birds carol forth their lays!

But, ah! above,
Where saw I my love,
Within her room,
Small, mantled in gloom,
Enclosed around,
Where sunlight was drown'd,
How little there was earth to me,
With all its beauteous majesty!

 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
source: flickr

Apr 4, 2014

WHY HEAR'ST THOU MUSIC SADLY


Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
Why lov'st thou that which thou receiv'st not gladly,
Or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tunèd sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who, all in one, one pleasing note do sing;
Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,
Sings this to thee: "Thou single wilt prove none."

Sonnet 8 by William Shakespeare

Apr 3, 2014

GOLDEN

Actress Maureen O'Hara lying in bed, looking fabulous while sewing.


Apr 1, 2014

GRETNA GREEN


Last night when I kissed you,
My soul caught alight;
And oh! how I missed you
The rest of the night -
Till Love in derision
Smote sleep with his wings,
And gave me in vision
Impossible things.