Sunday, December 24, 2006
Another picture from the Indian Museum. Yes, the prairie dogs are partying and they look like they are having a wonderful time.
Meanwhile, a few blocks from the museum, the police were guarding George Washington. Is he holding a gun too? This was across the street from the stock exchange. The police didn't mind at all if you took their picture. I wonder if they were decoys?
As I walked up Broadway I passed Santa in his sleigh, which was being pulled by eight tiny......red Jaguars! I was too tired to pull the camera out and anyway, my fingers were greasy from eating honey roasted peanuts.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Took a walk down to wall street and came upon this scene of Christmas joy outside the stock exchange. Happy wall streeters were hurrying home carrying huge bags of cash: their Christmas bonuses. I went on my way to the Museum of the American Indian which doesn't even charge admission: Positively Unamerican in their lack of money orientation. The Christmas tree in the museum had a sad Charley Brown appearance.
I read somewhere that an eskimo tribe had refused to be genetically tested because they don't want to find out information that would not jibe with their beliefs. Or did it have to do with legitmacy of their land claims? OK, I really don't know enough about this or how I feel about it.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Here, for those terribly NY deprived folks out there, is the Grand Central Holiday light show. Lots of oohs and ahhs. Lots of pick pockets and other quaint Dickensonian characters. I hugged my backpack and stared gloomily downward toward my pickable pockets. Just looked up to take this picture. I'm sure the light show was quite nice.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I painted this image of Gerona on the side of a book shelf. This is the truest image of what I feel about Gerona. The narrow twisting medieval streets going up up up. Or, in our case, down down down to the river. Then back up to the hotel. The figure under the arch at the center is Wil, my muse.
After he got sick and we had to move I had to saw the side of the book shelf off to save the painting. I really had no place for the shelf in my new tiny apartement.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Yes, I haven't been around. I got a new camera: Panasonic Lumix FX07. It's so small and cute and I can carry it everywhere. Somehow the color seems much richer than my Olympus. Will have to put them to the test. But who has time for being sure about anything?