Thursday, April 08, 2010

Snapshot: Spring 2

I love Spring for its sunshine and warmth and long days and growth and hopefulness and peacefulness. I love Spring for the feeling in the air that is neither hot or cold ... it just is ... just like the stillness in the photo. The flower is asking nothing more than for you to enjoy its magnificence, much like Spring. Ah Spring, so glad that you are here!

— Jessica of The Wife of an Artist

(photograph by Jessica)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Virtual Paris
Wish you could visit Paris but don't have the beans to go? Check out Paris 26 Gigapixels — an interactive virtual tour of the monuments of Paris, created by stitching together 2346 single photos. The result is a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital that you can swoop over with the click of your mouse. Amazing.

Mixed Reviews for Schrute Farms
Ha — there's a listing for Dwight Schrute's (the fictional character on The Office) Schrute Farms on TripAdvisor. Via kottke.

Voyager's Playlist
Curious about what music went with Voyagers 1 and 2? Here's the full, fascinatingly eclectic list, selected in 1977 by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan and etched into a 12 inch gold plated copper record. Via kottke.

Warby Parker
When I read this post by Jane of Ill Seen, Ill Said, I was thrilled — affordable and fashionable eyeglasses that are also ethical? Sold! For each pair they sell, Warby Parker donates a pair to charity — and you can return then for free if you don’t like them, too. I know where my next pair of eyeglasses are coming from ...

Top Ten Literary Stepmothers
Sam Baker picks her favourite fictional stepmothers: "... some good, some very bad, and some downright put upon."

Images on Paper
A slideshow by Magnum Photos features images of great libraries and people reading actual books by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and other great photographers, in a gentle riposte to the release of the iPad. Via ArtsJournal.

Ugly Statues
A slide show featuring some truly awful public art. Via ArtsJournal.

Lemon Chicken Pasta
A quick and easy recipe from Donna Hay that's perfect for a spring supper.

(the lovely photo is by Joanna Henderson)
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