October 23, 2009

My Next Life

Woody Allen, the well-known movie director is one of the most respect living American directors.                                                                                                                                                                  
He's an actor, comedian, screenwriter, zazz  musician, author, and playwright.                  
My Next Life, by Woody Allen, is a very interesting and hilarious story. It keeps making me laugh, so I figured I'd share it with you. xx

In my next life I want to live backwards.You start out dead and get that out of the way.
Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day.
You get kicked out being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get
a gold watch and a party on your first day.

You work for forty years until you 're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school.
You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play.
You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born.

And then you spend your last nine months floating in luxurious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters everyday and then,
Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!
I rest my case.
(Photos courtesy of Google images.)                                                                                    

October 21, 2009

October Freebie Prize Draw

"One, Two, Three Snow!" by Mark Highton Ridley.

Loving Mark Highton Ridley's Fine Art Photography. I'm so excited today. I entered October Free Prize Draw, in which three lucky folks will each receive a signed, mounted Fine Art print by Highton Ridley of their choice.

Enter October Free Prize  Draw NOW!

And who knows, maybe you are the lucky one! Details to enter the October Free Prize Draw are here .                                                        
Mark Highton Ridley is a talented photographer from Plymouth, UK. He is definitely a gifted artist and a master of Fine Art Monochrome Photography.
Black and White Photography carries a lot of depth and interest and all of his images are absolutely stunning.

Mark Highton Ridley's main site over at: http://www.highton-ridley.co.uk/ is all about the Fine Art of Monochrome Photography.
As he perspicaciously says "...colour is all fine and dandy. Some shots take my breath away in their appeal to my higher senses. But it takes b&w to pluck at my more basic primeval instincts.
I think it's that connection which attracts me to this genre."

I'm sure you'll love his excellent work as much as I did. xx
(Photo by Mark Highton-Ridley)                              

October 13, 2009

The Garden of The Muses

                                    Ernst (Ernestos) Moritz Theador Ziller. His architecture work is                                  
                                    marked by its creativity  and its sense of artistic freedom.
                                    He was a Saxon architect who later became a Greek national
                                    and in the late 1800s and early 1900s was a major designer of
                                    royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras, and other major
                                    Greek cities.   
                                   Iliou Melathon, a work of Ernst Ziller was one of the most                                        
                                   beautiful residences of Athens in the 19th century.
                                   Situated on the "Boulevard", (E.Venizelou street today), it was
                                   an impressive and glorious building of imposing architecture,
                                   also expressing the eccentric personality of its owner Heinrich
                                   The statue of an Amazon of the Mattei type (above), a fabulous
                                   statue,  is still found today in the garden which is formed after
                                   the Main Entrance.                                         
                                   All the statues of the garden are clay copies of ancient Greek
                                   The nick name of the gardener was "Priam". However Schliemann
                                    himself enjoyed taking care of his vine arbor, peanuts,  
                                    pomegranates, apricot trees and peach trees, when he was not
                                    away in some trip of excavation.  
                                    In the garden, apart from the multifarious trees, there were also
                                    palm trees, cypresses, accacias and some other trees common
                                    in Athens at that time.
                                    Even though Schliemann was aware of the Virtues of eucalyptus
                                    and personally took upon himself its promotion among the
                                    the Athenians, it's not known whether these trees were planted
                                    in the Iliou Melathron Garden. 

                                     Cats, poultry, and pigeons freely circulated  in the
                                     garden finding an ideal refuge in a paradise, in the heart of the city.
                                     Wine arbour or Vitis vinifera, Johann and Josef Knaqp,
                                      Detail of the Main Entrance.