Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
The stone facade is perfectly colored, sympathetically faceted, and thrives in the air and the sun of Southern California. It is simply magnificent.
(The wall section shown above is about 20 ft. high by 24 ft. wide. The stones are 30x30 inches.)
Architect: Richard Meier
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"In 1491, not one person in Italy had ever seen a tomato, nor was there a single potato in Ireland, a chili pepper in all of Asia, or a kernel of corn in Africa. In turn, no living American had ever ridden a horse, milked a cow, or eaten a bowl of rice."
Contemplation time, I guess.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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Sunday, April 06, 2008
but there are compensations. This, for instance, is delightful:
Vive La France!
Here's some reciprocity (although I think Ingrid Bergman couldn't carry a tune:)
Vive Rick's Cafe Americaine!
(P.S. For more of Ingrid:(cut and paste))
Saturday, April 05, 2008
HiltonHouse is now blessed with four soft-boiled-egg cups, one egg topper, and four egg spoons. How long would it have taken, and how much gas would it have taken, for me to search throughout the Bay Area to find these things? Instead, I spent about 30 minutes on the Internet and received them all from three different locations.
Bring back soft-boiled eggs!
UPDATE! TempDisplaced informs that soft-boiled-egg cups proliferate, among the snow flakes, all over the U.K. My,my.