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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Chidiock Tichborne: The End


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Blood on the Moon (1948): photo by hytam2, 1 April 2014


My prime of youth is but a froste of cares:
My feaste of joy, is but a dishe of payne:
My cropp of corne, is but a field of tares:
And all my good is but vaine hope of gaine:
The daye is gone, and yet I sawe no sonn:
And nowe I live, and nowe my life is donn.

The springe is paste, and yet it hath not sprong,
The fruite is deade, and yet the leaves are greene
My youth is gone, and yet I am but yonge
I sawe the woorld, and yet I was not seene
My threed is cutt, and yet it is not sponn
And nowe I lyve, and nowe my life is donn.

I saught my death, and founde it in my womb,
I lookt for life, and sawe it was a shade.
I trode the earth, and knewe it was my Tombe
And nowe I die, and nowe I am but made
The glasse is full, and nowe the glass is rune
And nowe I live, and nowe my life is donn

Chidiock Tichborne (c. 1558-20 September 1586): Tychbornes Elegie, written with his owne hand in the Tower before his Execution (1586)




Véronique et son Cancre (1958): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 8 February 2014
 

Le Amiche (1955): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 4 February 2014
 

Mahanagar (1963): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 10 September 2013
 

Mercy (1970): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 22 October 2013
 

Un Nommé La Rocca (1961): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 23 November 2013
 

Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 20 April 2014



The Horror of It All (1964): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 13 April 2014
 

Chikaketsu renzoko reipu (1985): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 21 October 2013
 

Warning Shot (1966): photo by Leo Garcia (LenhillAdvanced), 10 January 2014



El Pico (1983): photo by Aka Vetala (omoplata 1), 1 February 2014
 

The Sandpiper (1965): photo by Leo Garcia (LenhillAdvanced), 28 January 2014
 

Dentist on the Job (1961): photo by hytam2, 13 March 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Beginning


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Sierra dust storm. Taken from Owens Lake, looking west: photo by Jody Miller, 31 March 2014


Every morning bright and early
Came the man with the channels
Then one day he did not come
That was the day the dust storms began
Don't blame it on the cable guy


 

Vertical cloud over the eastern Sierra: photo by Jody Miller, 31 March 2014
 


RCA Victor. "We got to move these color TVs..." Keeler, California: photo by Jody Miller, 31 March 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Understanding Landscape


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Willamette River, Oregon City, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), November 2012



The cultural landscape is fashioned from a natural landscape by a cultural group. Culture is the agent, the natural area is the medium, the cultural landscape is the result. Under the influence of a given culture, itself changing through time, the landscape undergoes development, passing through phases, and probably reaching ultimately the end of its cycle of development. With the introduction of a different -- that is an alien -- culture, a rejuvenation of the cultural landscape sets in, or a new landscape is superimposed on remnants of an older one... Within each landscape there are phenomena that are not simply there but are either associated or independent of each other... the task of geography is conceived as the establishment of a critical system which embraces the phenomenology of landscape, in order to grasp in all of its meaning and colour the varied terrestrial scene.
   
Carl O. Sauer (1869-1975): from The Morphology of Landscape, 1925





Willamette River, Oregon City, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), November 2012


Willamette River, Oregon City, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), November 2012


Portland-Milwaukie Max Bridge, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), April 2012


Yaquina River, Toledo, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), February 2013
 

Yaquina River, Toledo, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), February 2013
 

Yaquina River, Toledo, Oregon: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), February 2013
 

Camas, Washington: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), September 2013
 

Camas, Washington: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote), September 2013