Cupid Painted Blind

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo by Frank Uyttenhove
#love #cupid

Life Variety

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Photo by JR Photography
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#livelife #clare

Chicago reflected on Lake Michigan

Magical image of Chicago reflected on Lake Michigan is captured by Mark Hersch

Magical image of Chicago reflected on Lake Michigan is captured by Mark Hersch

 

The city under the clouds: Magical image of Chicago reflected on Lake Michigan is captured by plane passenger coming into land

Mark Hersch glanced out of the cabin window in time to see the amazing optical illusion

Chicago appears like a city in the clouds in this stunning photograph taken by a passenger from his plane window.

Plane enthusiast and amateur photographer Mark Hersch captured the jaw-dropping scene of the city silhouetted in Lake Michigan from his seat on a Chicago-bound flight making its final approach.

The late-afternoon image shows the low sun casting a golden glow on the water, which is visible beneath cloud cover.

The buildings of the Windy City cast long shadows out into the water – while closer inspection reveals another passenger jet near the centre of the picture.

Mark said the image is straight out of the camera, without use of image manipulation.

‘I was flying home to Chicago from a business trip recently,’ he said. ‘It was a cloudy day, late in the afternoon. We were flying eastbound, made a pass by O’Hare International Airport, then made a sweeping 180-degree left turn over Lake Michigan for our final westward approach into the airport.”

‘I looked down and through a narrow break in the clouds, I saw the shadow of the Chicago skyline projecting onto the lake. Oddly enough, I am a very frequent flyer and almost always sit in an aisle set, but on this flight there were only window seats available.

‘I grabbed my iPhone and snapped off a single shot, hoping I captured the scene. When I got home I opened the photo on my computer. Not only was I amazed at the shot, but I noticed I also captured another plane on a parallel approach – which you can see if you look closely at the clouds above the skyline in the centre of the image.

‘My only regret is that the image is not as sharp as I would like; it’s merely an iPhone capture, after all. Ironically, I am an avid amateur photography enthusiast, with some pretty expensive pro equipment.’

Article from DailyMail  Daily mail with Mark Hersch

 

 

Sideways

sideways

sideways

The Difference between a Hero and
a Coward is one step Sideways.
~ Gene Hackman

New York City Photo: http://goo.gl/O4kiBX

 

St.Petersburg, Russia by Khalis Karl

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St.Petersburg By Khalis Karl

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [sankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( )) is a city and a federal subject (a federal city) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd (Russian: Петроград, IPA: [pʲɪtrɐˈgrat]), in 1924 to Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград, IPA: [lʲɪnʲɪnˈgrat]), and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg.

aint Petersburg was founded by the Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703. From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow.[11] It is Russia’s second largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject.[6] Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital.[12] It is the northernmost city in the world to have a population of over one million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.[13] A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

St.Peterburg

Photo: Khalis Karl via Reshare