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


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.

Photo Chal and FB-5001

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



Travel theme: Light | Sigoese

Travel Theme ~ Light | Stories After Bedtime

light | photo theme hop

Weekly Travel theme: Light « Lagottocattleya

Travel Theme: Light | wildsherkin


  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Flickr Comments
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE | eagerexplorer
  3. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : CULTURE | beyond toxicity
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Ese’s Voice
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Culture” | It’s Just Me: My thoughts and happenings of the day…
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge:Culture | So where’s the snow?
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | A Little British Pea …
  8. Charlemagnes Octagon – A lot of culture (Loving Aachen IV) | A Happy and Beautiful World
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Queenie
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Culture | Cabin Fever
  11. Culture | Spirit Lights The Way
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Taking time, making time
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | AC’s Sharing Spree
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture: American Diner | SERENDIPITY
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Just James
  16. Horn-OK-Please | wingrish
  17. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Culture | Perfecting Motherhood
  18. Culture (weekly photo challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
  19. WordPress Photo Challenge: Culture | A year in the Life
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | A Western Buddhist’s Travels
  21. Challenge Photo Hebdo – Culture(s) | Paris en photographies
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture | The Syllabub Sea
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture | Chittle Chattle
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Bams’ Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture | Just Snaps
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – Joy and Woe
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Ryan Photography
  28. Culture and Modernity – Pic de Jour | piran café
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | six degrees photography
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Sigoese
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Culture’ | Campanulla Della Anna
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Wings to Fly
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge:Culture | It’s a Journey Photo Blog
  35. Bolivian Boys | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture (Naxos) | What’s (in) the picture?
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Hope* the happy hugger
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture « LargeSelf
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE | Lost in Translation
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge : Culture | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  42. Man With a Book | Empire of Lights
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | بيسان
  44. 139. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Sofie’s Diary
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | FOTO chip – © Birgitta Rudenius
  46. A New Culture’s Allure | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Lucid Gypsy
  48. Giants and Big Heads in Barcelona | Travel with Intent
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | belgradestreets
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Stroopwafel Inspiration
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge:Culture | My Visual Arts
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | patriciaddrury
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Aislynn’s Lens
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture | Eat, travel, photograph

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.


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


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


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?


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…


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.



Second verse, very different from the first…

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