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Hula art at Kona International airport

DrFumblefinger ·
Hula art at Kona International airport
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San Telmo, Argentina. Street art

DrFumblefinger ·
San Telmo, Argentina.  Street art
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Floralis Generica. Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Floralis Generica.  Buenos Aires, Palermo
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Airport art, McCarran Airport, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Airport art, McCarran Airport, Las Vegas
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Airport art, McCarran airport, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Airport art, McCarran airport, Las Vegas
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Prague's old station rotunda

PHeymont ·
Prague's old station rotunda
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On the Way to Prague

PHeymont ·
On the Way to Prague
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Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague

PHeymont ·
Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague
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NYC street art

Jonathan L ·
NYC street art
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NYC street art

Jonathan L ·
NYC street art
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Art at Phoenix Airport

Travel Rob ·
Art at Phoenix Airport
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

GarryRF ·
For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of endurance far greater than completing a marathon ! Interesting blog showing that history can be both entertaining and meaningful.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Thanks for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post! Yes, imagine posing for a stone carving! I hadn't thought of it like that but was amazed by the quality and detail of the work. I find history really amazing and understanding about the history and meaning behind things like ancient temples and historical architecture makes the visit much more interesting for me. Originally Posted by GarryRF: For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of...
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating post. I LOVE that Pere Borrel del Caso painting.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

PHeymont ·
Here's another you might like, hanging in the Castelvecchio in Verona. It's by 15th century artist Giovanni Francesco Caroto, and is titled Boy with a Drawing. I've thought it wouldn't be out of place in Mad magazine... It appeared on TravelGumbo in a blog I did on Verona .
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Now that's postmodern and...well...freaky. Yup--Mad Magazine, for sure.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

DrFumblefinger ·
I had the same thought, HistoryDigger! That guy is one of Alfred E Neuman's ancestors.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Oh, for sure! Definite DNA match. (p.s. I couldn't access your article from the Verona hyperlink.)
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

Travel Rob ·
HistoryDigger Try this link. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...han-romeo-and-juliet
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

PHeymont ·
The nail sculpture, and especially the last picture, remind me a bit of El Anatsui's work, a visual fabric composed of commonplace elements. Fabulous! I did a little looking, and was able to find the artist, David Partridge. The work is called Metropolis, and uses more than 100,000 nails. If you drop a coin into it at the top, apparently, the coin will find a path to the bottom, making random music as it goes! Here's some more about it
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Re: Gallery. The Getty Villa. 1) The facility

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Is the cafeteria still in the courtyard? My love of art museums began as a teenager with the Getty in Malibu.Although i've seen a lot of museums since ,it really does rank right up there with the worlds best.
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, as any true fan of the Rocky movies knows, the first time Rocky tackles the steps he does not run. He ascends them at the speed of a sick sloth climbing a tree. The running comes after he has trained for his title fight with Apollo Creed. I think it is the transformation that appeals to many of the movies fans. I'd kind of like these steps preserved, part of Philly and movie culture.
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

PHeymont ·
Believe it or not, I'm one of the few people around who has not seen Rocky, or any of the sequels! So now I know...
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

Travel Rob ·
What's amazing to me, more than Rocky, was how it came about. Sylvester Stallone turned down big money for his script because Hollywood wanted it without him being Rocky. And he was broke at the time. He stuck to his guns and eventually got to star in Rocky, becoming a huge movie star. Incredible that he had that much confidence in himself. http://www.philly.com/philly/b...-could-be-Rocky.html
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

GarryRF ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PHeymont ·
Stunning...and hard to imagine a better place for it. Curious: how big is it? In the close-up I get the impression they could be full-size boats?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, they are all full size boats. Say an average of 4 meters (13 ft) each? Vegas is becoming a great place to see modern art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
The word "audacious" comes to mind and, I think, appropriately. I think it's always been one of Art's jobs to make the viewer's say "What the hell?", and public art of this scale especially. It makes one want to meet the person whose mind conceived it. Good work, Nancy Rubins. ("crafted" indeed, DrF.)
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually keep my eyes up, but do glance down from time to time. These are on the sidewalk in the town of Banff. Probably not functional manhole covers, but "art under the feet".
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them?
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them? The streets crossing the main street in Banff (Banff Ave) have them, although I don't believe all the streets in town have them. I expect they're just up on the main pedestrian areas of town. But I agree, they are nicely done.
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
In Tokyo, They also use the covers for Fire Hydrants,something I haven't noticed before
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
Thanks to you Paul, I'm now taking a lot of photos of manhole covers and birds on statues. Really some interesting things I never paid much mind to before. Here's a couple more manhole covers. I'll add the my statue birds on your next story. In Oslo Fire Hydrant in Tokyo
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Jonathan L ·
I saw a wonderful exhibit of WW I propaganda at The Getty Museum when I visited over the Christmas break. Posters, newspapers and other "memorabilia (?).
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Dr.Y ·
Hope they stay in Museums
 
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