Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Garden Grows

First (left), our garden last week; then, our garden in 2006. It was completely redesigned and planted in 2005. The trees have grown some, but it's pretty stable.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Absurdist Mona Lisa (maybe the best kind)

I always love it when they reproduce Mona Lisa in mirror image, too.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


According to "World's largest Mona Lisa appears at Shanghai Expo" 999 Chinese painters (who usually make copies of famous masterpieces for the export trade) created this 300 square meter work of gigantic art. Each small square is 30 by 20 cm. The work was unveiled yesterday.

"All the painters work in Dafen Cun Oil Painting Village, a famous village in Longgang District, Shenzhen, which produces copies of all kinds of art," the article explains.

Both the existence of the huge Mona Lisa and of the huge industry for copied paintings are amazing pieces of information.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Car

Here is our new Ford Fusion. It has all kinds of great options like a camera that shows what's behind you. The image appears on one side of the rear view mirror. Very clever. We took a ride out in the countryside, where we took its photo.