Books Taking Flight
A flight of fancy that feels somber; having laid my father to rest this weekend, I wanted something that could show a little of the feelings… Of course, given his thoughts on putting his pictures online, (NOT a fan), I decided not to do that now.
These books taking flight, at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, did make me think of how the memory, the story, of one’s life can take flight- I think that works for me at the moment………..
Griffith Tesla Coil
With its giant arcing sparks and unnerving noise, Griffith Observatory’s Tesla coil is one of its most memorable and iconic exhibits. This snapshot, of it throwing lightning-like discharges to the walls of its alcove, is a bit disappointing, as the Faraday Cage is in the way. That said, shot of lightning- or lightning-like discharges- always tickle my fancy…
Griffith Tesla Coil, 2nd∠
A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!
In Malibu one day, I came across this objet d’art in an acquaintance’s home. At the time, I thought that it was interesting, and maybe it was a small model of Jerusalem? Apparently, I was right on both counts, as it was indeed the city of Jerusalem in the form of a sphere. Frank Meisler designed the concept inspired by Mediæval maps which depicted Jerusalem as a circular city at the centre – the navel – of the world from which all distances to other cities were measured. The sculpture depicts the spirit of the city, its ancient walls and buildings of many styles, periods and cultures. It is mounted on a marble base the sphere is revolvable, and forged of metal silver and gold plated. And you can see the Malibu coastline of the Pacific Ocean in the background…
Snapshot of the Supermoon from 13-14 November 2016 setting over the Pacific Ocean, (with the Malibu point between the Ocean and the Moon).
Next supermoon this good? 2034. Hope you saw it today!
Walter Koenig- Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame
Here we have Walter Koenig, who is best know for his portrayal of Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, (as well as PsiCop Alfred Bester on Babylon 5), receiving his star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. With its placement, the entire Star Trek main cast has stars on the WoH. Several Star Trek cast members, (such as George Takei (and his husband Brad) and the late Leonard Nimoy), were in attendance, as was a large group of press and fans. This shot was moments after the unveiling…
Ifuru na Oge Ntoju
Photograph of an African-American model of Igbo descent in front of a bush in bloom. This was taken in Michigan some time ago, but I enjoy the contrasting colors and the naturalistic look of the shot…
A semi-forced perspective (pushed perspective; is that the term?) of Genichiro Inokuma’s painting “Broadway (Longest Street)”, currently on display at LACMA in the Art of the Americas Building.