17-01-09 Just A Dream

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no, I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
Try, cry, why try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream, dream

Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe

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4-26-13 Twofer! Travel Theme : Light – Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” .

Terry Pratchett

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”

Peter Ustinov

The two photo themes this week serendipitously came together for me in one image

Ailsa choose the theme: Light.

The WordPressians Photo Challenge this week is: Culture.

This shot is from Barcelona in 1990.

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As always here are a few other views of these subjects. You can find all of them through the links above.

http://wp.me/p3galV-BJ

http://roosdoring.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/travel-theme-light/

Travel theme: Light | Sigoese

Travel Theme ~ Light | Stories After Bedtime

light | photo theme hop

Weekly Travel theme: Light « Lagottocattleya

Travel Theme: Light | wildsherkin

http://wildsherkin.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/travel-theme-light/

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3-12-13 The Cloistered Life

“He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.”

Dante Alighieri

On Sunday, Katherine and I went up to The Cloisters. It is a beautiful Medieval Museum – an annex of the Met.

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It is located in Fort Tryon Park north of The George Washington Bridge.  It has great views of the Hudson as well.

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It is filled with European religious art, primarily 12th to 15th century.

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Katherine really enjoyed the Buddha look of this Madonna and Child.Cloisters-3

We started with Dante. How can we not end with souls being tormented in Hell?

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2-1-13 Duet: East 15th Street And Different Ways Of Seeing

I was on East 15th Street yesterday and was intrigued by two very different buildings dedicated to religion. The first is St Mary‘s Byzantine Catholic Church with their International Style II architecture (The Church’s word not mine) interestingly expressed through their steeple…

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The other is the Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House built in 1860. It is attached to Friends Seminary, the oldest continuous coeducational school in the City.

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Second verse, very different from the first…

Today is the 2nd Anniversary of The Quotidian Hudson…I thought it only appropriate…