Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chinese "Spring Festival"

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as "Spring Festival."

Friday, September 23, 2016

owl in spring woods

jpr: had me one in my basement years ago!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rembrandt self portraits

No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669

jpr: The Dutch master was renowned for capturing the essence of a person with the stokes of a paint brush . Is there not a persistent trace of his immortal soul in these images produced over 4 decades?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sistine Chapel Choir

The Sistine Chapel Choir is  based in Vatican City and is one of the oldest religious choirs in the world. At present, the choir comprises approximately twenty adult singers (eleven tenors and nine basses) and thirty unpaid boy choristers (sopranos and contraltos)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

sonic boom cloud

A plane at hyper speed  compresses most air in front which then expands aft. The vaporization of the condensed moisture is a bit behind in time which during decompression of the air forms a cloud  temporarily.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday funny

Mobile Shed Racing

Another unusual English sport.  Top record speed, 88 mph.  And these people once ruled an empire.