Friday, March 30, 2012
The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club is Ireland's Premier Private Member's Club.
Each Club is its own sanctuary - a home away from home - here away from the ouside world without any disturbance I can have my quite hours of the day.
In 1756 the house was transformed into the mansion you see today.
There is a lovely carved rams's horn scroll at the end of the staircase handrail.
The "Dining" Room with its sash windows, La Franchini ceilings and marble fireplaces.
"The interiors of The Stephen's Greens Hibernian Club are regarded as the finest of the La Franchini's in Dublin and of great European importance."
Well another - GUINNESS
Clubs undoubtedly fulfil a social need.
The interior of Clubland - Leather Armchairs...
The Club was established in 1840 and has have the same premises since then.
Snooker and Billards
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Beauty, Art and Taste
I always look for pieces which has been carefully crafted,
aesthetically pleasing, and evoke the old era of travel during the early 20th Century. They should be practical and functional and sometimes have a splash of contemporary feel.
William Evans - Leather and Canvas Gaiters
Melville & Moon
William Evans - Leather Gaiters
Diesel - Travel Bags
Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots
and for Her - Ostrich Vintage Inspired Boots
Bespoke from Frosdick of London
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
(Photo by unknown)
Celebrate the good things in life…
Read a Book, when the sun is high in the sky to brighten your day
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Lucien Clergue in 2008 (Photo by Unknown)
He was the first photographer to be elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris. He is decorated as Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, et Académicien des Beaux Arts.
All Photos below by Photographer Lucien Clergue
He has always been associated with some of France's most important artists.
Born in 1934 in Arles, France a man who definitely understands...
of women as living sculptures ...
...and the Art of Bullfighting .
El Cordobes - Nimes - 1963
I have always been a Bullfight Aficionado - these photographs are pure art, captured in the moment of time and expression.
Lucien Clergue meets Picasso in Arles (France) in 1953 - their friendship lasted a lifetime. Together at the bullfights in France they experienced the Art of Bullfighting.
Lucien Clergue has published more than 75 books in France, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, and Canada.
Diego Puerto - Bilbao 1970
His original photographs are on sale at Galerie Patrice Trigano in Paris, France.