Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Feeling of Mystery

French Railway Station, Adrianople, Turkey.
Steam engine and wagons of the Orient Express train. 
Orient Express was the name of the most famous train ever to ride the rails.          
This legendary train , leaving from Paris, it steamed through the
Alps, Budapest and Bucharest to Constantinople. Originally the
Orient Express was an international train, providing service from
Paris to Istanbul, and eventually became associated with luxury.
It first ran in October of 1883 operated by the Companie
International des Wagons-Lits, a French Railway Company.
   
Today, mention of the Orient Express conjures up a vision
of great luxury travel, and its name has become synonymous with
romance, intrigue and mystery.

Poster advertising the Winter 1888-89 timetable for the Orient Express.                                  
Great movie directors love trains. So here are a few films with
trains:
"Murder on the Orient Express" by Sidney Lumet is a 1974 
British mystery film based on the 1934 novel of the same name
by Agatha Christie.

"The Lady Vanishes" by Alfred Hitchcock.
                     
"Strangers on a Train" by Alfred Hitchcock.
                     
"Once Upon a Time in the West" by Sergio Leone.
                      
"High Noon" by Fred Zinnemann.
                                  
"High and Low" by Akira Kurosawa.

I've always been fascinated by trains and I always get a feeling
of mystery when I watch trains go by...
Trains always brought out the romantic in me I guess.
Not only do I love to ride in them, I love to photograph them. I always thought they would make an interesting photo subject as well.
Ever since childhood, I have seldom heard a train go by and 
not wished I was on it!

Do you like trains? Are you intrigued by old trains?

P.S. I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and can't wait 
to catch up on your blogs! xx

Loving  Your Sunday Best by the awesome Nancy.

(Poster photo via Wikipedia.)

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Miss You. Hug?

 daisies

When I decided to take a little break from blogging, I didn't expect it to be this long. Sometimes life gets in the way...other life obligations took priority and time, but I just wanted to send a quick update to let you all know that I miss you so much.

Have a wonderful weekend, my lovelies! xx

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunny Days

So, I decided to enjoy the day outdoors today. What I plan to do is to go outside for walks on the beach and take my camera along with me.
I just want to soak up the sun as much as possible and enjoy the chilly sea breeze running through my hair.
Summer will be just around the corner once more. Again!

I thought I'd post something to truly bend the mind at all kinds of angles. A good and refreshing diversion after a hectic week at work.
I really need to step away from the computer and find some inspiration today.
What are you up to this weekend, dear friends?

Hope you have a wonderful one, my darlings! xx

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Romantic Gesture

Aren't you excited for warm sunny days and spring flowers? 
Speaking of I love these fresh flowers, they really do lift spirits  and definitely help brighten my mood.
I'd love to have these flower photos hang around my house with beautiful frames.
Say it with flowers. Sending flowers tell our loved ones, friends,
family how much we care about them. Flowers can also convey
such a wide range of emotions.

Think about it. One day. Unexpectedly. A big bunch of pretty flowers shows up on your doorstep.
Suddenly, you realize that someone is thinking of you!
What a special feeling! Flowers say it all.
...and remember. When nothing else will due say it with flowers.
I do love to get flowers, but I have never sent a man flowers.
I wouldn't think of giving flowers to any man. At least so far!

Would you ever send a man flowers? Would men really appreciate
getting flowers from us?

What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear. xx                                                                          

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Worn

...by good use but still beautiful and distinctive. These photos are literally reflective; they suggest an essential harmony between time and culture.  

Numismatic Museum of Athens, Greece. A work of Ernst Ziller, 19th century, Athens, Greece. An impressive and glorious building of imposing architecture. (Photos Above) 

The Numismatic Museum in Athens is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world. 
The museum itself is housed in the former mansion of Heinrich Schliemann, the famous German archaeologist, formally known as Iliou Melathron, "Palace of Ilion".   

{Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller was a Saxon architect who later became a Greek national, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a major designer of royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras and other Greek cities.}
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. xx   
                                                                                                            
Update: My Internet speed has been drastically slowed down lately;
periodically the Internet connection totally drops. Sorry I haven't been around much lately. My apologies. Internet connection issues is such a frustrating experience. I hate it when that happens!                                                                                                                                        

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Just a Quickie

Since the weekend I've been having problems with my Internet connection. My Internet provider says I have a problem with my router.
Let's hope it gets fixed soon. xx
                                                                                   
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