Arturo Toscanini talking to Wieland Wagner, Bayreuth, Germany, 1933
 Alfred Eisenstaedt  (via: fansinflashbulb.wordpress)

Arturo Toscanini talking to Wieland Wagner, Bayreuth, Germany, 1933


Alfred Eisenstaedt  (via: fansinflashbulb.wordpress)


Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
“

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

:)


via topart500 twitter without a photographer.  I found the color version on 500px.  Photographer:  SoeThanHtike 

via topart500 twitter without a photographer.  I found the color version on 500px.  Photographer:  SoeThanHtike 


Laetitia Casta
Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )

Laetitia Casta

Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )


Laetitia Casta  
Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )

Laetitia Casta  

Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )


Laetitia Casta
Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )


Laetitia Casta

Dominique Issermann (via: zestforart.com )


Description via pt-pt.facebook   ” Photographer: Aurélio da Paz dos Reis. Lello Bookshop, 13 January 1906, Carmelite Street. 
Among the various figures attending the opening, was Junqueiro War, Abel Botelho, John Grave, Benedict Broom, Aurélio da Paz dos Reis, José Leite de Vasconcelos and Afonso Costa.” Image: AndreGodinho on pinterest

Artemis:   Great photo.  See high-res.  :) 

Description via pt-pt.facebook   ” Photographer: Aurélio da Paz dos Reis. Lello Bookshop, 13 January 1906, Carmelite Street. 

Among the various figures attending the opening, was Junqueiro War, Abel Botelho, John Grave, Benedict Broom, Aurélio da Paz dos Reis, José Leite de Vasconcelos and Afonso Costa.” Image: AndreGodinho on pinterest


Artemis:   Great photo.  See high-res.  :) 


deceasedestates:
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tasmania. September, 2013.

deceasedestates:

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.


Tasmania. September, 2013.




Distance and antiquity (the emphases of space and time) pull on our hearts. If we are already sobered by the thought that men lived two thousand five hundred years ago, how could we not be moved to know that they made verses, were spectators of the world, that they sheltered in light, lasting words something of their ponderous, fleeting life, words that fulfill a long destiny?

Jorge Luis Borges, Selected Non-Fictions


Images: Jorge Luis Borges, Palermo, 1984, Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum -  via: lechbukowski.blog.onet and the last one via: bibliotecaignoria.blogspot


We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all receivedwisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion….This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no needfor temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicatedphilosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple.The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights anddignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we arelearned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow someother religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others andconduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there isno doubt we will be happy.

Dalai Lama  -  born 6 July 1935   :) 

Image:  The Dalai Lama in exile arrives in Tawang, 1959 (via: blog.lefigaro)


We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received
wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion….
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need
for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated
philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple.
The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and
dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.
So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are
learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some
other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and
conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is
no doubt we will be happy.


Dalai Lama  -  born 6 July 1935   :) 

Image:  The Dalai Lama in exile arrives in Tawang, 1959 (via: blog.lefigaro)


Miles Away


I want you and you are not here. I pause
in this garden, breathing the colour thought is
before language into still air. Even your name
is a pale ghost and, though I exhale it again
and again, it will not stay with me. Tonight
I make you up, imagine you, your movements clearer
than the words I have you say you said before.
Wherever you are now, inside my head you fix me
with a look, standing here whilst cool late light
dissolves into the earth. I have got your mouth wrong,
but still it smiles. I hold you closer, miles away,
inventing love, until the calls of nightjars
interrupt and turn what was to come, was certain,
into memory. The stars are filming us for no one.

“

Carol Ann Duffy


Vaux le vicomte
Michael kenna

Vaux le vicomte

Michael kenna


La Poele, Vaux le Vicomte, France, 1996
Michael Kenna

La Poele, Vaux le Vicomte, France, 1996

Michael Kenna


White Bird Flying, Paris, France, 2007
Michael Kenna

White Bird Flying, Paris, France, 2007

Michael Kenna


River Willow, study 1, Strasbourg, France, 1993
Michael Kenna

River Willow, study 1, Strasbourg, France, 1993

Michael Kenna