So glad that Google decided to bring Paul the Octopus back to (digital) life for the World Cup.
Fear and Loathing in… Georgetown?
Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
Thanks for the visit and the moving help!
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).
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)
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
Photo of the Day (http://ncpr.org/photo): After the Rubber Duck Race on the Saranac River. Photo: George DeChant
Loving the bouncy slide, during music in the park. Francis Field, DC
The top one makes me feel pretty old. Thanks (?) YoureGettingOld.
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