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The Desilusions Of Childhood

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
(From “The Pickwick Papers” by Charles Dickens)

The windows of Fortnum & Mason in London were celebrating Christmas…
Once upon a time I used to stay at the corner of Duke Street and while going to work I missed the bus several times because of these windows… 

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Christmas To A Child

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”
(From “I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression” by Erma Bombeck)

The windows of Fortnum & Mason in London are already celebrating Christmas…
And I feel like being a child again in front of all this…

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Claustrophobic: The Fear of Santa Claus

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“HO HO HO…There is no reason to be claustrophobic…Don’t be afraid of Santa Claus…HO HO HO” 

I saw Santa as he crossed the window of Fortnum & Mason in London and I had the time to click this picture…

Merry Christmas, शुभ क्रिसमस (śubh krisamas), Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Krismas Mubarak,…To everyone…!!!

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In His Splendor

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by designldg

“A horse is a thing of beauty…none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.”
(Xenophon – Greek historian, author of the Anabasis, BC 431-350)

This is a close-up of the horse which belongs to the statue composition of King George IV at Trafalgar Square in London (England).
This equestrian statue was made by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1782 –1841) who was an English sculptor of the Georgian era.
There is no PP work on this picture, it was shot with a simple back lighting.

Shining Among Women

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by designldg

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“Helen of the light robes, shining among women”
(Book 4 of the Odyssey by Homer – ancient Greek epic poet, ca. 8th century BC)

This is a detail of a marble by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) showing Helen of Troy at the Victoria and Albert Museum located in South Kensington in London.
In Greek mythology Helen, the daughter of the god Jupiter, was famed for her great beauty.
She married Menelaus, King of Sparta, but was abducted by the Trojan prince Paris.
So began the long war between the greeks and Trojans…

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