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4/07/2008

More BM and a Start

Okay, I have to do one of those "I told you that to tell you this' kinds of things. Actually, I need to show you this:



so you see the actual size of this:



This reconstruction of an ancient temple is extraordinary, and the lighting is very dramatic.

Next is a picture of the Elgin Marbles. These were taken from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and the Greeks would really like to have them back. The statuary you see way to the rear is also taken from the Parthenon - they lined the front of the very top of the temple. Zachary and two of his compatriots from the trip stand in front of the frieze in order to render a size comparison.



Now. On to the 'Start' part of the title. I have posted the first update to the new painting to
NewAtArt. The new painting will be called "Ireland in November". When I have a few more updates in place, I will add a sequence widget to the sidebar, but until then, you'll need to click on the link to see the updates.

10 comments:

Sandy C. said...

The lighting looks incredibly dramatic in the photo, I can only imagine how impressive everything was in person. The Elgin Marbles are massive!

LceeL said...

I would love to have several DAYS to wander that museum, rather than just an hour and 15 minutes - and that included lunch. BTW - that amazing museum is FREE.

Veronica said...

Oh wow. I really want to visit there now!

LceeL said...

Veronica: As statedabove - I would love to go back, with time on my hands.

Nicole said...

That museum looks impressive - wow!

LceeL said...

Nicole: It is. Very. And what I've seen and shown you is but the tiniest fraction of what's there.

moneythoughts said...

Hi Lou,

Nice pictures. I too would like to go visit the museums in Europe. What if we suggested that because the dollar is so cheap (for foreign countries) that they "hire" retired Americans like you and me to come and visit their museums and spend the money they give us to further their economies. Perhaps we could suggest that they do a dollar/Euro matching program. If we put up $1,000 dollars they put up a 1,000 Euros! :) What do you think of that idea? Also discount airfares on BOAC, so they don't fly empty.

Lou, thanks for reading my blog and your kind remarks. It is always good to see your face and read your comments. Thanks.

Fred

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

The Brits certainly stole quite a lot of valuable art from the Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Turks, Byzantines, and Italians (did I leave anybody out?) & although it led to archaeology as a science, the owners certainly should be compensated for their loss of goods.

secret agent mama said...

You need to get a flickr account to share all your pics. They are totally interesting!

LceeL said...

Mishi: I have an account on Picasaweb. I will share everything once I get through the trip here. In Picasaweb, I can caption each photo.