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Disclaimer: Please note that the Lemon and I are the most respectful of museum-goers. At no point did either the Lemon or I touch any item on display. Anything the lemon is touching is either glass or plastic which is between it and the artifacts, or an object which the museum encourages visitors to touch.

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This week - the ROM!

*****

“Douglas, we can’t. We’ll get in trouble.”

“Oh come on, Martin, live a little!”

“It is a museum, Douglas. We can’t go around chucking a lemon into the displays just because you’re bored and there happened to be a fruit stand on the corner.”

“Who said anything about either chucking or the displays? It’s really very simple, Martin, just like on Gertie. Simply leave the lemon somewhere in plain sight.”
Hunt the lemon! )
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Disclaimer: Please note that the Lemon and I are the most respectful of museum-goers. At no point did either the Lemon or I touch any item on display. Anything the lemon is touching is either glass or plastic which is between it and the artifacts, or an object which the museum encourages visitors to touch.

*****

This week - the ROM!

*****

“Douglas, we can’t. We’ll get in trouble.”

“Oh come on, Martin, live a little!”

“It is a museum, Douglas. We can’t go around chucking a lemon into the displays just because you’re bored and there happened to be a fruit stand on the corner.”

“Who said anything about either chucking or the displays? It’s really very simple, Martin, just like on Gertie. Simply leave the lemon somewhere in plain sight.”
Hunt the lemon! )

Rising

Oct. 14th, 2012 01:42 pm
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This is a gorgeous, overwhelming sculpture which dominates the space it occupies. This made it very difficult to get an establishing shot.
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Rising

Oct. 14th, 2012 01:42 pm
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This is a gorgeous, overwhelming sculpture which dominates the space it occupies. This made it very difficult to get an establishing shot.
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Let me first say that I am pretty much crap at producing any kind of visual art - other than photography, I guess. I love to go see art and learn about it, but I certainly have never studied it in any capacity. So when I sat down to type, ‘So I learned a couple things tonight,’ I realized that what I meant was, ‘A person and a sign offered me facts about specific pieces of artwork. These sources, while well-meaning and very likely quite knowledgable, could be mistaken and I would never know it.’ So that’s my disclaimer. Don’t go spouting any of this off without verifying with an expert you trust.

I was told that Ruben’s The Massacre of the Innocents was painted with a specific viewpoint in mind - an actual, physical viewpoint - and so its perspective doesn’t look correct unless you view it from the far right and about 15-20 feet underneath it; apparently the ‘to the right’ part of this is more important (or at least more feasible under the circumstances) than the ‘it should be hanging way above your head’ aspect, because that’s the first bit of information I got. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents_%28Rubens%29
Read more )
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Let me first say that I am pretty much crap at producing any kind of visual art - other than photography, I guess. I love to go see art and learn about it, but I certainly have never studied it in any capacity. So when I sat down to type, ‘So I learned a couple things tonight,’ I realized that what I meant was, ‘A person and a sign offered me facts about specific pieces of artwork. These sources, while well-meaning and very likely quite knowledgable, could be mistaken and I would never know it.’ So that’s my disclaimer. Don’t go spouting any of this off without verifying with an expert you trust.

I was told that Ruben’s The Massacre of the Innocents was painted with a specific viewpoint in mind - an actual, physical viewpoint - and so its perspective doesn’t look correct unless you view it from the far right and about 15-20 feet underneath it; apparently the ‘to the right’ part of this is more important (or at least more feasible under the circumstances) than the ‘it should be hanging way above your head’ aspect, because that’s the first bit of information I got. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents_%28Rubens%29
Read more )
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I'm back! I've officially forbidden myself to go to another graveyard tomorrow if I don't finish this first. So here I am. Posting these pictures so I can take more pictures I don't have time to post. Sigh. I really had great visions of keeping up with this trip reporting thing this time around. It's not going very well so far. But I am having fun, and I'll have tons of stuff to slowly post once I get home...we'll go with that for now, see how far it gets us.

and we're off )
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I'm back! I've officially forbidden myself to go to another graveyard tomorrow if I don't finish this first. So here I am. Posting these pictures so I can take more pictures I don't have time to post. Sigh. I really had great visions of keeping up with this trip reporting thing this time around. It's not going very well so far. But I am having fun, and I'll have tons of stuff to slowly post once I get home...we'll go with that for now, see how far it gets us.

and we're off )
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For the sake of those who might be here strictly for the cemetery pics I'm going to do this slightly out of actual trip order - which bugs me a bit, but I didn't actually do too much in the morning; it's mostly a bunch of, 'huh, isn't that weird' and 'hee, that's sort of cool, isn't it?' pics. Also, due to constraints of time I haven't resized these so I apologize if anyone is having to scroll sideways.

Necropolis is such a great word )

So now I've gotten all paranoid about the size and quantity of the pictures added to the new expand/collapse feature (plus time again) so I'll cut this into two pieces. There's a whole little area where the founders or some such paid tribute to themselves as their headstones, it's hilarious. So, more still to come!
impulsereader: (Edinburgh map)
For the sake of those who might be here strictly for the cemetery pics I'm going to do this slightly out of actual trip order - which bugs me a bit, but I didn't actually do too much in the morning; it's mostly a bunch of, 'huh, isn't that weird' and 'hee, that's sort of cool, isn't it?' pics. Also, due to constraints of time I haven't resized these so I apologize if anyone is having to scroll sideways.

Necropolis is such a great word )

So now I've gotten all paranoid about the size and quantity of the pictures added to the new expand/collapse feature (plus time again) so I'll cut this into two pieces. There's a whole little area where the founders or some such paid tribute to themselves as their headstones, it's hilarious. So, more still to come!
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Squee!

This apartment is in the cutest little neighborhood with all these gorgeous houses.  I didn't let myself take pictures today because I wanted to get back and see as much of Anne as I could.  I'll have to recreate the walk, though, because I saw tons of fun things.  The weather was perfect today and the Autumn colors are amazing.

Richard Farnsworth is love.
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Squee!

This apartment is in the cutest little neighborhood with all these gorgeous houses.  I didn't let myself take pictures today because I wanted to get back and see as much of Anne as I could.  I'll have to recreate the walk, though, because I saw tons of fun things.  The weather was perfect today and the Autumn colors are amazing.

Richard Farnsworth is love.

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