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Fred from Jupiter

Fred from Jupiter

war ein Traum vom einem Mann

Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter
Der Traum aller Fraun
Du machst mich schwach
Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter
Bleib für immer hier
Geh doch nicht fort

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

My mother was an Avon lady. I loved it- the bag full of samples and brochures. To a Wild Rose,...

The Palace Burner

The Palace Burner

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt A picture in a newspaper She has been burning palaces. “To...

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

My mother was an Avon lady. I loved it- the bag full of samples and brochures. To a Wild Rose,...

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Allegory of Lyric Poetry

Allegory of Lyric Poetry

François Boucher French1753  On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 525 Francois Boucher produced almost as a signature motif these allegorical putti suspended midair. They represented a season, the elements, or one of the arts, shorthand decorative...

Fred from Jupiter

Fred from Jupiter

war ein Traum vom einem Mann

Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter
Der Traum aller Fraun
Du machst mich schwach
Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter
Bleib für immer hier
Geh doch nicht fort

H.L.Mencken

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."  "As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and...

The Palace Burner

The Palace Burner

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt A picture in a newspaper She has been burning palaces. “To see      The sparks look pretty in the wind?” Well, yes— And something more. But women brave as she      Leave much for...

The Targa Florio – One of the great road races.

The Targa Florio – One of the great road races.

The Targa Florio was an endurance road race that took place in the mountains of Sicily, Italy from 1906 to 1977. It was the oldest sports car racing event and part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 and 1973². The race was known for its challenging course, which included winding roads through mountains and villages. The Targa Florio became one of Europe’s most important races by the mid-1920s, long before the now-legendary Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans were established. The racing event ran for 71 years and 61 races before stopping in 1977,  Since 1978 it has been staged as a rally.

Lammas Day Celebrations,

Lammas Day Celebrations,

  We are baking bread for Lammas Day- Aug 1st,  the festival of the wheat harvest, the first harvest festival of the year. In the medieval agricultural year, Lammas also marked the end of the hay harvest that had begun after Midsummer. At the end of hay-making a...

Reyner Banham – ‘A Concrete Atlantis’

Reyner Banham – ‘A Concrete Atlantis’

U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture.
One of the strengths of the book is Banham’s ability to connect the use of concrete to the unique environmental, cultural, and technological factors that shaped America during the mid-20th century. He demonstrates how concrete was not only a practical building material, but also a symbol of  modernity and progress, and a reflection of  aspirations for the future.

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

In the last part of our tale, we find Guy Fawkes, the brave Yorkshire man and experienced miner and sapper soldier, being questioned by the King, having been interrupted in his work of blowing up Parliament. The others are rushing north to the Midlands and preparing...