Monthly Archives: May 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: IN THE BACKGROUND (2)

Here we have behind the mirror in the Green Room several Ladies in Waiting. Guess what they’re waiting for? Right. That’s how you can tell it’s a Ladies’ Room, by the way. There’s always a line that’s waiting. One thing … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: IN THE BACKGROUND (1)

Okay, who’s looking at what???????? Or whom?????????? The reality is —- I wonder!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chanticleer’s Hidden Secrets, ESCAPE (4)

All good things have to come to an end, and so does our visit to Chanticleer, the glorious gardens of the former Adolph Rosengarten Sr. estate (his firm eventually became part of Merck Pharmaceuticals). In previous posts we entered the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE INTO CHANTICLEER (3)

Nothing like being overwhelmed with beauty, is there? I’m posting more photos from Chanticleer Garden, south of Philadelphia, where we had a blissful escape just last week. (Two previous posts hereĀ and here on View have given you brief glimpses: check … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (2)

Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne PA, is a very special place. You already saw one enchanting corner of it the other day, here. The sprawling grounds are gorgeously landscaped and studded everywhere with sweeps of jewel-like flowers. Everywhere is beauty, everywhere … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (1)

Let’s lead off with a classic idyllic escape — To a pleasure garden, a place where all is beautiful and peaceful and serene, where nature (suitably manicured and landscaped and cosseted) smiles and beckons: Come away! Rest here, and restore … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN (4)

Can’t you just tell? From those stylish signature stripes alone, you KNOW that Sephora, the ultrachic cosmetic boutique, is a French company. And if you’re a woman, you also KNOW (or long to know) that a consultation and a purchase … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN (3)

Some patterns just cry out to be broken, don’t they? For instance, wouldn’t you like to break these even ranks by plucking one out and calling for a fork? These Italian pastries at La Fiorentina downtown may be already longing … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN (2)

Still at the bank: It never struck me like this before — but a schedule is a kind of pattern too. Speaking of the patterns of one’s life, it’s something else to take into consideration!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN

It makes me chuckle — how clear a statement can it be? The patterns of Nature and the patterns of humans (especially if they’re bankers working with the architect): If inclined that way, it’s a starting point for a whole … Continue reading

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