Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Saturday Picture Show, April 26, 2014

 First stop today is at an Irish castle, somewhere near the peaty shores of Glocca Morra.  (You remember Peaty Shores as the affable weather guy on the six o'clock news, right?) These places, when you read about them, were always built in like 1238, and you can only wonder what a tough time the contractor had getting materials to the jobsite, with so few Home Depots open then.
 Here's a backpack having a whale of a good time.
 These are kids in India who want to learn.  So desperate are they for education that they do not mind sitting under a bridge abutment, barefoot, while learning from men in their town who have made ersatz chalkboards on the walls of the abutment of the bridge that these young people will take as a bridge to success. Meanwhile, back in the United States, children protest having to wear decent clothing to class while I read about a boy in India whose deepest desire is to own a pencil.
You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea, you can jump into the fire, and you can go to Mars, and there will be a police force on duty, because some people just can't seem to behave without them.

 From the Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon Georgia, this is a picture of the bedroom of founding member Duane Allman as it appeared a year before his death in 1971. The Buddah represents Duane's interest in people and their ways all around the world; the egg timer is there because one of the early incarnations of the band was a group called "Hourglass."
I am not about to turn the Picture Show into some sort of cheesecake gallery where gratuitous pictures of pretty women are displayed for no reason other than to present pictures to be ogled. This young lady is Julia Lily Kova Zabolotnikova, who was born in Russia and has since moved to Miami to pursue work as a model and singer. The one and only reason I present her lovely image to you is to tell you that all through my primary education, I was told that Russian women all looked like Nikita Khrushchev, and I share this picture to prove that theory wrong.

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