Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Classical Dressage - The Spanish Riding School...



"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire."
- Sharon Ralls Lemon

430 years of classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition. You will find the Spanish Riding School close to the Hofburg in central Vienna. 


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

African Adventures - A Life Lived Well - Beryl Markham.......



Beryl Markham (1902-1986)-English aviator, horse breeder, adventuress, and an aristocrat, born Beryl Clutterbuck, grew up in former British East Africa. Big Game Hunter Denys Finch Hatton had introduced her to the art of flying. She made the decision to fly and in her twenties she had learned the skills of flying in a D.H. Gypsy Mouth by Tom Black and earned her pilot's license. A bush pilot, definitely a sportswoman who had logged countless hours over the African savannah and jungle.



She got to become the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - East to West - She departed in a single-engine Vega Gull named the "Messenger" from London, England and crash-landed in Novia Scotia in September, 1936.

She had a successful career of her own breeding, raising, and training racehorses and got to become one of the most socially prominent young women in British East Africa. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boiled - Red - Red - Red - Freshwater Crustaceans......



(All Photos in this Post by Tavarua)
called crawfish....which, i was craw-ing? tonight....


We know I like Exotic foods (see Post about Exotic Foods) - I do not considered this exotic, but delicious.......



Hmmmmmmmmmmmm... "traveling" crawfish heads on my old leather case....



.......boil them the Scandinavian way...
2 lbs. of crawfish (approx. 25 pcs.)
3 quarts of cold fresh water

5 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

10 to 20  dill-"crowns" Fresh dill - the buds should be yellow right before they evolve into flowers. No substitutes.

Make sure all of the crawfish are alive.
Boil water, salt, sugar, dill "crowns"
Boil the water for 2 to 3 minutes.



Place the crawfish into the boiling water - let them cook for 6 to
7 minutes after that the water boils up again with the crawfish.
Cool them off in the seasoned water and keep in the refrigerator before serving.



Arrange on a platter and garnish with "crowns" of dill.



...a single crawfish...all that - is left.....

Not anymore.....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Part I - Travel Cologne - If Not - Hermès....


What cologne do I then use???


...Armani - Privé Bois d'Encens - from the mystic of a carefully mixed cologne with dominant frankincense, oriental wood, peppery-earthy and an undertone of vetiver...


I use for more formal wear in "Clubland" - Sir Winston Churchill's favorite fragrance. Balanced to perfection, sophisticated and warm ... Creed, Tabarome. Notes of - Cuban tobacco leaves, green tea, pepper, ambergris, hints of sandalwood, and patchouli.


 Vintage Tabarome only comes in 8.4 oz flacons, if you are lucky enough to still have a bottle around...it has unfortunely discontinued..of course there is a newer version...??? Its unthinkable...

If this is your last bottle - Perhaps, Vintage Tabarome from the Private Collection can be obtained, by special request sent to Mr. Olivier CREED at CREED, 38, Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75008, Paris.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ancient Greek Treasures at the New Acropolis Museum......


(All Photos by Tavarua)
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Designed by Swiss Architect Bernard Tschumi...
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the rectangular concrete, glass, and steel Gallery
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is a delight in simplicity of the contemporary meeting
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the ancient treasures of Greece.....
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Built in the Makryianni district you can
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view the Parthenon from the museum as it is located at the southern base of the Acropolis hill.
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Time will tell - if - the British Museum will release the "Parthenon Marbles" they have had since the days of the Seventh Earl of Elgin excavations in 1801...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Destination Greece.......

(Photo by Tavarua)

Monday, November 2, 2009

To Life - Masterpieces in the Wild Gardens of Nature...When no Flowers Bloom...

(All Photos in This Post by Tavarua)
the contrast of color.........
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“It is a part of the poet's work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees” -Dame Edith Sitwell
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"A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual." - Vladimir Nabokov
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Hidden...beyond our sight.....
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listen ......can you hear the nostalgic rythms of the great classical composers......
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Smell....
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the living scent of nature.....