woensdag 8 maart 2017
maandag 6 februari 2017
Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future? Americans care about their past, but for short term gain they ignore it and tear down everything that matters. Maybe... this is the time to take a stand, to reverse the tide, so that we won't all end up in a uniform world of steel and glass boxes.
zondag 5 februari 2017
zaterdag 4 februari 2017
64 Perry street. House Carrie Bradshaw streeteasy/64-perry-street-carrie-bradshaw-apartment
Sadly, though, Samatha's apartment building looks very different today than it appeared back in 2000 when SATC filmed there. In the early 1900’s, the Meatpacking District was solely an industrial neighborhood, housing over 250 of New York’s slaughterhouses and warehouses. In the 80s, prostitutes and drug dealers moved in, turning MePa, as it is sometimes called, into a seedy and run down part of town. But during the past ten years or so, the entire Meatpacking District has undergone a huge transformation, turning it into one of the most trendy neighborhoods in New York. During this transformation, many of the old slaughterhouses and buildings, including Samantha’s, were given complete face lifts and no longer look as they did a decade ago. Read more on the interesting page of iamnotastalker/samanthas-meatpacking-digs
Sandwiched conveniently between the brownstone terraces of Greenwich Village and Chelsea, the Meatpacking District was immortalised by Sex and the City’s Samantha Jones, whose notorious loft conversion became the setting for some of the most lurid one-night stands ever to hit the screen. simonseeks/why-meatpacking-district-new-yorks-coolest-village
vrijdag 3 februari 2017
zaterdag 21 januari 2017
The Queens' Bedroom in 1952, looking northeast (Truman Library
The Rose Bedroom around 1920, looking southeast (Library of Congress - Harris & Ewing)
- They can: Redecorate the living spaces to their taste
- They can't: Make changes to historic rooms
- They can: Pull from a literal warehouse of furnishings and artwork
- They can: Bring in an interior designer
- They can: Use public funds to decorate the White House
- They can: Make unique additions
- They can't: Make sweeping structural changes
The Family ResidenceThe second floor of the White House Residence is the first family residence, where their bedrooms and private sitting rooms are located, as well as some guest bedrooms such as the Lincoln Bedroom. This floor has 16 rooms, 1 main corridor, 6 bathrooms, and 1 lavatory. The first family has overnight guests at the Residence, but visiting chiefs of state usually stay across the street at Blair House, which is the official guest facility for international leaders and is managed and operated by the Department of State. whitehousemuseum
zaterdag 17 december 2016
dinsdag 4 oktober 2016
vrijdag 22 juli 2016
The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Mark Twain and his family enjoyed what the author would later call the happiest and most productive years of his life in their Hartford home. He wrote: 'To us, our house...had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see with us; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lives in its grace and in the peace or its benediction.' Financial problems forced Sam and Livy to move the family to Europe in 1891. Though he would complain about other places the family lived compared to the Hartford house ('How ugly‚ tasteless‚ repulsive are all the domestic interiors I have ever seen in Europe compared with the perfect taste of this ground floor')‚ the family would never live in Hartford again. flickrphotos
maandag 20 juni 2016
zondag 29 mei 2016
- Mijn naam is Geri Meftah. Ik ben aquarellist.
Ik schilder op 300 mg papier. Ik schilder meestal op formaat 1.00 meter bij 70 cm. Maar andere formaten kunnen natuurlijk ook.
Mijn kaarten schilder ik op crèmekleurig papier en kunt u kopen met bijbehorende enveloppe. Info: Mefta001@gmail.com
I am a watercolour artist. I am working on 300 mg paper. Seize of my paintings 1 meter- 70 cm. But of course I can use different seizes. My cards I sell with an envelope. Info: Mefta001@gmail.com