Friday, September 23, 2005

big head big ben

Me in front of Big Ben. London, 2005

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Run run little art lover!

I was at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Right as I got into the room pictured, a woman walked up and took a photo of this painting. It's one of my all time favorites. So I'm like, "Dude. She took a picture. That means it must be ok". So I grabbed my camera and did my big head big art shot. I tried to be a bit discreet by covering the flash with my thumb so as to lessen the impact.

A guard saw my little teeny flash and starting yelling at me. And that damn guard followed me around for the rest of my visit. I even explained that there was a lady who took a picture before I did, with a MUCH BIGGER FLASH, but that apparently was not the right thing to tell her, because she yelled at me more. I finally escaped to the bathroom, hung out for a while, and made my hasty exit once I was assured she did not wait for me outside the door.

Moral of the story? When taking pictures of art, well, just don't take pictures of great art, ok?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Cultural Big Head

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Beautiful Milena

I just think this picture rocks. I like the knowing look in her eyes......
Taken at Opal Divine's, Austin.

Friday, September 02, 2005