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Y(ear) of Sheep or Goat – 2015

February 17th, 2015
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    Agnus Dei, Museo del Prado – Francisco de Zurbarán

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    The goat I met in Lombok on a silent sunday. We had some good conversations together before I had to head back to Bali on a motorbike

    Oslo to Bali -Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen is Citizenfive.. ( previous post )

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  • Personality of the Sheep
    People born in the Year of Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

    Strengths
    gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
    Weaknesses
    indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed

  • Photo of Navajo lady by Laura Gilpin Master photographer of Southwest

    Map Goat (Literally every goat in the United States)

    Oslo to Bali – the Climate Change of Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen + Citizen4,5 & K

    January 27th, 2015
  • Part I – Citizenfive
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    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen – multi-media artist, engineer – world traveller.
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    is from 2015 head of the study center at Udayana University. Øivind is civil engineer from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with additional education in Media Sciences and Cultural Psychology.

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  • Part II – Citizenfour

    Snowden with Bob Greenwald 1agreenwald-snowden-1-m(Greenwald almost blows the biggest story of his life)..

    Part III The trial of hero719_trial
    of Citizen K was not directed by 1orsonpasolini Pasolini

    Mission San Xavier Del Bac – New Year in Tucson, Arizona

    January 2nd, 2015
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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC was founded in 1692 by a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. It was then that he became the first non-Indian to visit the village of Wa:k, or “Bac,” as he wrote it.

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    See more photos.

    Unhappy Birthday – Yosemite Park Shuts Down, 2013

    October 2nd, 2013
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    leading us to the journey of unknown.

  • See more photos here on FB album (Camping, biking and rafting at Yosemite)

  • Google celebrates Yosemite as Government shuts famous park down.

    Demand pay freeze for congress..Petition sign here..

    Cartoonists take aim at the shutdown.

    The Billy Rose Garden in Jerusalem – Isamu Noguchi

    November 16th, 2012
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    ( Photos by Fung-Lin Hall taken from the Billy Rose Garden in Jerusalem)

  • Isamu Noguchi – Nov 17, 1904

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    This set by acclaimed designer Isamu Noguchi, used in Martha Graham’s ‘Embattled Garden,’ was damaged when basement storage of the Martha Graham Dance Company, located in the West Village, flooded in late October 2012. The company said it is still assessing the extent of the damage.

    See Isamu Noguchi design from The Appalachian Spring..

  • Noguchi Museum NY..(youtube)

  • Yoshiko Yoshiko Yamaguchi and Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Noguchi
    Yoshiko Yamaguchi - Isamu Noguchi’s ex-wife .. an international diva who became a politican and has become a passionate advocate for Palestinian causes.

  • Edward Said on Israel occupation (youtube)

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    January 29th, 2010

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    The above photos by Alex P. Hall

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    Highest toilet in Arizona

  • Sundance – Skiing in Utah (Previous post)

  • El Capitan and the Earth Rising

    June 9th, 2009

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    A British veteran paralyzed while serving in Iraq is climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan to raise money to help injured fellow soldiers. (via)

    Facebook Yosemite Park here

    My travel photos from Yosemite (previous post)

    Watch our earth rising from the moon via Kaguya (youtube)

    Skiing in Utah

    January 9th, 2009

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    Driving to Sundance

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    Sundance lodge

    Sundance is a small place. Not many people. We saw quite a few kids with mommy or daddy. The controlling parents all talk weird to their kids. “Do the Spaghetti”; “do the pizza”; or “do the french fry”. (different fast foods seems to mean different ski positions we guess.) Talk about the influence of the fast food culture. Such poverty of expression – so sad.

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    Yukiguni (Snow Country) by Kawabata Yasunai – Previous post

    Čínská Restaurace

    October 22nd, 2008

    Tony and daughters came to SF for wonderful food and company. (Found youtube)

    They obviously did not go to Fun Fin Fin fsfs – fake squid fast stop – Chinese Restaurant.
    Jurgen, Hal and I prefer the Chinese Noodle houses – they are within our budget. They serve noodles, duck and rice soup and other standard Chinese food. Jurgen and Hal have never met in real life but that does not stop them from talking and choking on German artists. (Do not miss the great videos of Rebecca Horn and Eva Hesse).

    Speaking of Noodle house, Milan Kundera was linked at my Noodle Place post I did last year February.
    (Very chop suey like – with an image of “Debt to Pleasure – Imagining Kundera, Kureishi and Tanizaki”)

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    There are number of interesting films that came out of the Independant cinema world about Chinese restaurants in overseas.

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    “Chinaman”: the unconventional love story of a Danish plumber and the restaurant proprietor’s sister whose only hope of obtaining a residence permit is marrying a Danish national.

    Trailer here (without English subtitles)

    Trailer for “Combination Platter” – Tony Chan made this film.

    See Čínská Restaurace in Prague. I have never been to this restaurant. The friend of a Czech family I knew fixed a Chinese dish to show off his skill once. Many Czech restaurants have one Chinese dish in their menu among goulash, dumplings and Palacinky (pancakes). It does not matter what you eat, wonderful pivo (Czech pilsner) beer washes down the food. At the train station stops you often see people drinking pivo at 8 am before their commute to work. “Ceske Pivo, Prosim” “How dare Milan leaving Pivo country! We will go after you like the befuddled tourists who get arrested in our public transport; their crime: not knowing where to buy the ticket.” Ticket booth is no where to be found, no gate to go through etc. Very mysterious system. (I don’t know if the Prague police are still harassing the passengers today. You pay a large fine on the spot to the police of course. For foreigners only.)

    Tseng Kwong Chi

    August 30th, 2008

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    The bad weather is keeping us home today instead of camping at the Grand Canyon.
    Meanwhile you may follow the late Tseng Kwong Chi as he went around the world.

    Of course there is plenty of humor and irony in these photographs but seeing them in this context they also begin to take on an somber air of loneliness and sadness.

    Tseng was an improbable pilgrim

    In 1979, Joseph Tseng changed his name to Tseng Kwong Chi and embarked on a decade-long project called East Meets West (also referred to as “The Expeditionary Series”). With the camera’s shutter release in hand, he posed for approximately 150 images as a self-described “ambiguous ambassador” from the East, wearing the vintage Mao uniform he purchased from a second-hand store in Montreal, Velvet-Underground style sunglasses, and a visitor identification badge.

    Art, Wine and the Hess Collection

    August 19th, 2008

    Listen to podcast about Hommage Leopold Maler

    No lines, no admission fee to see the best of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Morris Louis, Theodore Stamos, Robert Motherwell, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Francis Bacon, Alan Rath, Frank Stella, Rolf Iseli and others.

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    offers great art at beautiful setting on Mt. Veeder. Herr Donald Hess is Swiss and he has been collecting art for more than 48 years.

    View of vineyard from healdsburg Healdsburg, California. (Mosaic Winery, originally Delaurimier).
    When we visited this winery more than ten years ago, there was no charge, now the name got changed and the taste as well.

    Complimentary wine tasting grape is now rare. Here is a list of six wineries where we had complimentary tasting.

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    2 Sausal Winery sausal
    3 Kenwood Vineyards
    4 Wellington Vineyards
    5 Lake Sonoma Winery
    6 Ridge Vineyards

    Most wineries now charge a tasting fee, but if you are planning to buy wine, your $5.00 or $10.00 tasting charges will be deducted from your purchase.

    The Headquarters of the Salvation Army in Healdsburg
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    Healdsburg used to have a great thriftstore in Downtown, not anymore. The downtown where the Duchamp Hotel is located has now become another generic tourist trap.

    Biking in Yosemite

    August 13th, 2008

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    Ansel Adams Interactive (NYtimes) See how full the waterfall was in the old days. Now the waterfall is more like a dripfall – pathetic.

    John Muir convinced Teddy Roosevelt to conserve Yosemite Park.

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    Also that year, one of Muir’s heroes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, arrived in Yosemite and sought Muir out. Muir’s former professor at the University of Wisconsin, Ezra Carr, and Carr’s wife Jeanne encouraged Muir to publish his ideas.