29 April 2011
28 April 2011
I only had time to take a couple of quick shots with my phone before running off to Italian class but today's visit to Churchill Square will not be mylast.
Photos by Michele.
26 April 2011
The wait is almost over. News came just this morning that the eggs (or at least one of them) appear to be in the process of hatching. Most of the time the eggs are hidden from view by one of the parents (usually Violet) but it still makes for compelling viewing; when I checked in a few minutes ago there were more than 1,700 people visiting the live stream. Who knew watching a nest could be so fun?
25 April 2011
These photos were taken with my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. I used the Jimmy lens and Kodot XGrizzled film. Even though they don't always look as nice as images taken with a standard camera, sometimes I like to use the Hipstamatic and see what I get. In this case, the washed out, yellowish tint seems appropriate.
Photos by Michele.
24 April 2011
23 April 2011
Louise de Broglie, the Comtesse d’Haussonville (1818-1882), was the granddaughter of the great salon hostess and writer Madame de Staël and great-granddaughter of Louis XVI's finance minister. The wife of a diplomat, she was an author and wrote biographies on Lord Byron and the Irish patriot Robert Emmet. It was in Rome that she first met Ingres who would begin work on her portrait in Paris in 1842 and finish it three years later.
18 April 2011
16 April 2011
In honor of Chaplin's birthday, Google created this darling tribute.
11 April 2011
06 April 2011
There’s something about hotel bars that I’ve always liked. I enjoy observing the people around me, creating stories about where they're from and why they're in town. I especially like classic hotel bars. So when I was asked to meet someone for drinks at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, I jumped at the offer.
05 April 2011
"Georgia O'Keefe—Hands" Alfred Stieglitz (1917)
"Blind" Paul Strand (1916)
"Untitled" Edward Steichen (1904). This woman could be a sitter for John Singer Sargent.
04 April 2011
Photo by Laurie Sparham/Focus Features.
02 April 2011
01 April 2011
The fire was the worst industrial accident in New York City history, and it horrified the nation. The tragedy helped to galvanize the labour unions and laws were passed to change poor working conditions.
To find out more about the fire, check out the new HBO documentary Triangle: Remembering the Fire. While some of the images are disturbing to watch (the film includes photos of the bodies), it shouldn't be missed.