Jacques of all Trades

Jun 17

Fear and Loathing in… Georgetown?

Fear and Loathing in… Georgetown?

Jun 16

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Jun 15

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Thanks for the visit and the moving help!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Thanks for the visit and the moving help!

Jun 13

Front row seats to Construction-Time Theater

Front row seats to Construction-Time Theater

After 7 great years, it’s hard to believe we’ll be leaving our quirky, cozy apartment this weekend. Fortunately, we’re just moving downstairs, and nearly doubling our space.

(I can’t say I’ll miss hauling my bike, or groceries, or Hugo, up the 2 flights of stairs, though).

After 7 great years, it’s hard to believe we’ll be leaving our quirky, cozy apartment this weekend. Fortunately, we’re just moving downstairs, and nearly doubling our space.

(I can’t say I’ll miss hauling my bike, or groceries, or Hugo, up the 2 flights of stairs, though).

Jun 10

Brilliance, it seems, is the product of a well-rested mind, not artistic all-nighters. Here, the bedtimes kept by history’s brightest, as collected in the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Currey. (via The Sleeping Habits of Geniuses — New York Magazine)

Brilliance, it seems, is the product of a well-rested mind, not artistic all-nighters. Here, the bedtimes kept by history’s brightest, as collected in the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Currey. (via The Sleeping Habits of Geniuses — New York Magazine)

Jun 09

newsweek:

The path of true love for tourists in Paris has often involved a stroll across the Pont des Arts and the attachment of a “love lock” to its railings. The key is then thrown into the river Seine. 

But the celebrated bridge had to be evacuated at the weekend after part of the railing collapsed under the weight of love locks attached to it. Police ordered visitors to leave and closed the footbridge after a 2.4-metre section of railing broke loose. 

Since the phenomenon began in 2008 it has become a headache for city officials. Not only is the full 150-metre Pont des Arts covered in locks, but visiting lovebirds have targeted other bridges in the French capital. Forty locks are reported to have been removed from the Eiffel tower. 

Oh l’amour: Paris bridge rail collapses under weight of too much love

newsweek:

The path of true love for tourists in Paris has often involved a stroll across the Pont des Arts and the attachment of a “love lock” to its railings. The key is then thrown into the river Seine.

But the celebrated bridge had to be evacuated at the weekend after part of the railing collapsed under the weight of love locks attached to it. Police ordered visitors to leave and closed the footbridge after a 2.4-metre section of railing broke loose.

Since the phenomenon began in 2008 it has become a headache for city officials. Not only is the full 150-metre Pont des Arts covered in locks, but visiting lovebirds have targeted other bridges in the French capital. Forty locks are reported to have been removed from the Eiffel tower.

Oh l’amour: Paris bridge rail collapses under weight of too much love

ncpr:

Photo of the Day (http://ncpr.org/photo): After the Rubber Duck Race on the Saranac River. Photo: George DeChant

ncpr:

Photo of the Day (http://ncpr.org/photo): After the Rubber Duck Race on the Saranac River. Photo: George DeChant

(via npr)

Jun 08

Loving the bouncy slide, during music in the park. Francis Field, DC

Loving the bouncy slide, during music in the park. Francis Field, DC

Jun 06

Zoo time

Zoo time

Jun 05

The top one makes me feel pretty old.  Thanks (?) YoureGettingOld.

The top one makes me feel pretty old. Thanks (?) YoureGettingOld.

reuters:

Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion and then went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today. Move the slider at the center of each composite photo to compare the images: http://reut.rs/1ua27iK

reuters:

Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion and then went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today. Move the slider at the center of each composite photo to compare the images: http://reut.rs/1ua27iK

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Jun 03

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ilovecharts:

What your favourite Bill Murray movie says about you

ilovecharts:

What your favourite Bill Murray movie says about you