Saturday, December 31, 2016

Panda playing with snowman

Merry New Years Eve, everyone :-)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Psalm of Life

Tell me not in mournful numbers,
"Life is but an empty dream!"
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
"Dust thou art, to dust returnest,"
Was not spoken for the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, - act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er live's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.   

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(picture by Cheryl Wheeler) 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surrealism art 5

...bookish edition - by Jungho Lee:

Related links:
Surrealism art - part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Antique maps 2

Carl Allard

Europe - Bunting

Old Frankfurt

Holy Land - Visscher 1657

Japanese Map

Carl Crow - Shanghai -1935

Europe - Hondius - 1597

Malta - J. B. Homann - 1720

Air France - Lucien Boucher

Related link:
Antique maps 1

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lighthouse in paint 3

Tom Antonishak

Eric Dowdle

James Williamson

Kim Norlien

Keith Stapleton

Tom Antonishak

Jesse Barnes

Joseph Burgess

Tom Antonishak

Related links:
Lighthouse in paint 1
Lighthouse in paint2

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Childlike Henry Hintermeister:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

St. Paul's Cathedral 2

Pohľad zozadu

Park okolo katedrály

Bočná loď

Park má okrem sôch a vtákov aj iný druh stálych obyvateľov :-)

Related link:
St. Paul's Cathedral 1