“KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE – AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU.” – Walt Whitman
Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
On a recent trip to Houston we visited the Museum of Fine Arts as part of birthday celebrations for Husband and Son. While many exhibits prohibit photography, Son was able to take photos of one particular current exhibit; here are a few that he took.
Sculptured in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940
One would have to have the proper clothes to drive around in this one as the vintage poster below (part of the exhibit) illustrates.
This one reminded me of a convertible version of an Airstream travel trailer.
This Indian Motorcycle Chief, 1940 was Husband’s favorite.
People were even dressed fashionably in advertisements back then.
Husband liked this KJ Motorcycle, 1930 and so would Batman.
Husband and I had a great time imagining what it would have been to ride around in this Twelve Model 1106 or to have been chauffeured around in it. Either way, champagne would surely have been appropriate!
This photo of Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan, 1936 was taken from the museum’s website.
This is the inside of the Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan, 1936 and also from the museum’s website.
The exhibit will be at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through May 30.
MONDAY MADNESS: Wake up! It’s Monday!
DO YOU HAVE A CAPTION TO SUGGEST?
Suggested so far via comments:
“Loving life!” – Eric Tonningsen
“Elegantly simply sleeping platforms. I do adore them. The waterbeds were fine, but darling they were so ‘last year.'” – Belocchio
“Just for once, I would like to see you get the gazelle in the morning.”– John W. Howell
“Why does SHE always get the top bunk?” – crowingcrone
“Can you keep it down to a dull roar please, we’re TRYING to sleep…” – clinock
“Wake me when its over!” – oilpastelsbymary
“She always gets the best spot!” – Andrea Stephenson
“Sweet dreams!” – Virginia Views
“Superbowl and Marti Gras in the same week is just too much!” – philosophermouseofthehedge”
“You just HAD to complain about the thread count on the sheets at the hotel, didn’t you?” – WriterinSoul
“Wake not a sleeping lion – which apparently means (Don’t ask for trouble. It’s safer to leave things as they are) – Chez Shea
FRIDAY FOTO: Monterrey, Mexico, June 1991
In June of 1991 Husband and I took a train from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Monterrey, Mexico. The cars were not air-conditioned except for the club car where it was cool and the cervazas were cold.
Husband reluctantly posing for me between cars.
View of Saddleback Mountain from the roof of our hotel.
Neptune Fountain at the Gran Plaza or Macroplaza
Faro del Comercio (Lighthouse of Commerce), a column 230 feet high and 40 feet wide erected to commemorate 100 years of the founding of the Monterrey Chamber of Commerce. At night it was lit by laser.
Note the admonition on the building to “Vote like this – PRI – on July 7.” The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) continued to hold political power in Mexico for seventy years until 2000 when Vicente Fox with PAN (National Action Party ) was elected President of Mexico. Today the PRI has gained back some power with the election of President Enrique Pena Nieto.
The Bishop’s Palace sits on a hill in heart of the city. Built in 1787-90 it was involved in the Mexican-American War as U.S. forces under General Zachary Taylor stormed up the steep hill and overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the top on September 22, 1846. Now it is a museum – The Regional History Museum. One can drive or walk up to it. We walked and the view of the city was worth it.
Courtyard inside the Bishop’s Palace
The white in the distance is a cemetery. Beyond that is the industrial part of Monterrey.
FRIDAY FOTO: Boobs and Betty Bombers
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
On Saturday, October 17, I participated in a walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society as a member of the BETTY BOMBERS team from the USS Lexington on the Bay Museum where my daughter works. Husband trailed along to take these photos. My daughter and I walked in honor and in memory of my niece, CHERYL LYLES SMITH, who died in 2012 of cancer. There were 16,000 walkers who raised $460,000; the BETTY BOMBERS raised $5,374. Below are photos that Husband took on a gloriously beautiful South Texas day.
Some of the Betty Bombers getting ready to walk.
Pink Men from Radiology Associates, a sponsor.
Walkers checking out the booths before the start.
Harbor Bridge and floral sculpture
The Water Garden was turned pink.
Source of the “pink” fountain with the original part of the Art Museum in the background.
Old Glory raised with a pink crane.
They’re off and walking/running along the bay front!
Cooks walking for a cure! Their aprons read, “Cooking up a recipe for a cure!”
The marina is in the background; many of the boats had pink flags.
This blood hound and his parents wore tutus.
We made it! So did the pink gorilla!
At the pink Corpus Christi fire truck with ribbons for each type of cancer.
This post is dedicated to those who survived breast cancer and to those who fought and lost and to all whose bodies have been marked with cancer of any type.
FRIDAY FOTO: Espinazo, Mexico
In the fall of 1989 as part of a class that I took on Mexican folk medicine, I went to Espinazo, Mexico to celebrate anniversary of the death of a curandero(healer), El Nino Fidencio. He died in 1938. All the photos were taken with a disposable camera.
This man said he had worked on a ranch in Texas;
I shared my Swisher Sweet cigars with him.
A group fidencistas coming into Espinazo for the festivities;
they carry a banner with Fidencio’s photo.
FRIDAY PHOTO: Bodega Bay, California
ONE LOCATION FOR ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “THE BIRDS” (1963)
Restaurant scenes were filmed at Bodega Bay in and around the Tides Wharf and Restaurant. The memorable school house scenes were filmed in the small town of Bodega, about six miles away. This photo was taken from the Tides Wharf and Restaurant in 2012 by Husband.
FRIDAY FOTO: The Last Picture Show
ARCHER CITY, TEXAS
SITE OF THE FILMING OF THE MOVIES
“THE LAST PICTURE SHOW” &” TEXASVILLE”
AND HOME OF LARRY MCMURTRY
FRIDAY FOTO: Jazz
A Crone’s Coast on 11/28/14
Weather for the Thanksgiving holiday was outstanding with sunny clear skies and mild and pleasant temperatures. For us on the coast it is this perfect fall weather that makes us glad we stuck it out through the hell-hot summer. Night rewards us with the mystery of moonlight cascading down on water as smooth as sea glass.
The day after Thanksgiving Grandson, taking a break from college, took these photos as he rode his bike along the bay. I could not resist sharing part of my Texas coast as I have much to be thankful for this holiday season.
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CHEERS FROM THE COAST!
THANKS TO GRANDSON FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE HIS PHOTOS TAKEN WITH HIS PHONE.