WHO I AM - Over fifty, living in Southern California for the last 10 years or so. Father. Truly in love with the most amazing woman I've ever known. I enjoy the pursuit of knowledge. I prefer savory to sweet. I love to travel and explore what the world has to offer. I like both form and function; the rain and the sun; peoples faces (and their bodies), but mostly their thoughts and soul; what we construct, what we consume, and what we should protect.

WHAT I POST – I reblog that which I find aesthetically appealing or intriguing: architecture, art, design, light, nature, the physical form and world are of special interest. Occasionally I post an original photo or thought. I try to have a cup of coffee each morning and I always try to celebrate the coming and going of the sun.

COPYRIGHT – I do not claim copyright to any of these images unless I specifically say otherwise on an image-by-image basis. If you are the copyright owner of a picture or video I post and would like it removed or credited, just let me. No problem and no harm intended.

25th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald with 1,454 notes

"I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything."

Scott about Zelda, 1920

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25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from with 933 notes

Another beautiful end to another amazing day 

radivs:

'Venice - Sunset and a Broken City Light' by Photo Jörn
Another beautiful end to another amazing day

radivs:

'Venice - Sunset and a Broken City Light' by Photo Jörn

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25th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from BBC Radio 3 with 79 notes

bbcradio3:

In June and July 1933, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra toured Britain for the first time and on 14 June, they performed live for the BBC National Programme. Ellington had appeared on BBC radio before, notably in a live relay from New York in November 1932 but this was his first trip outside the USA so it was a real event.

The picture of Ellington is the only one from the live appearance in the BBC archive. The second picture shows Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton on trombone and the clarinetist, hidden behind Nanton’s instrument, is probably Johnny Hodges (better known as an alto player). The third picture shows drummer Sonny Greer. All of these musicians were already important figures, a testament to the stature of Ellington’s Orchestra at the time.

The set list for the 45-minute broadcast included big hits like ‘Creole Love Call’, ‘Sophisticated Lady’ and ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’. The rest of the set list and more about the concert in this post on the Wall of Sound blog. The British tour was put on by band leader and impresario Jack Hylton. You can read the original tour programme on the National Jazz Archive web site.

Listen to Geoffrey Smith’s survey of music from Ellington’s small groups on BBC Radio 3 at midnight tonight and for seven days after transmission. Listen online from anywhere in the world in HD Sound (320K AAC).

25th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Impressions on my mind with 303 notes

itssvevag:

Vincent Van Gogh

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25th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from AmbientEntropy with 60,641 notes

mysevenkids:

This is so important.

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25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Diary Of A Radical Conformist with 62 notes

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25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from the night of the soul with 118 notes

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25th July 2014

Quote reblogged from feeling with 5,500 notes

What is there to say? You know how much I have loved you.
— Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald, cir. 1935 (via feellng)

25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from 2000 Light Years From Home with 11 notes

2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Helen Van Meene

2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Helen Van Meene

25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from It Is What It Is with 1,373 notes

elenamorelli:

{ sun through the clouds }

elenamorelli:

{ sun through the clouds }

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