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Name: Peggy
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Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Waxing Gibbous--April 17, 2019.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 03:37 PM (8 replies)

The Gothic Strength of Notre Dame: Today's LA Times

By Adam Goodheart

The medieval architects, builders and craftsmen who created Notre Dame were fully aware that they were constructing not just a monument, but a metaphor.

A Gothic cathedral was a book for an unlettered age: Its intricate carvings narrated biblical stories to princes and peasants alike. Its long nave, intersected by a shorter transept, evoked a human body, or a crucifix. Its massed towers against the sky were like the mountain on which Moses received the tablets of the law. Its ostentatious luxury, set amid the narrow streets of a squalid city, bespoke a social order in which the unwashed many were dominated by the opulent few. Some scholars have described the Gothic cathedral as a model of the entire medieval universe, from its moldy underworld crypts, to its ethereal spire pointing up and up toward an infinite God.

At first, the burning hulk of Notre Dame cathedral seemed an exquisitely terrible metaphor as well, an almost biblical portent for our own doomed era. To some onlookers, it stood not just for the fragility of all human creations how a monument lovingly constructed over the centuries could be pulverized in an instant but about the fragility inherent in political institutions, ecosystems, civilizations.

Engineers have inspected the structure as a whole and found that there is no danger of collapse. Humanity has not suffered an irreparable cultural loss.

The rest at the link: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goodheart-notre-dame-fire-gothic-20190417-story.html

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:50 PM (9 replies)

Did anyone see the security guys surrounding Pete?

I saw 3 big muscular types standing around him, keeping an eye on everyone.

I suspect they're private......anyone know for sure?

They sure looked like they were on the ball.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:08 PM (28 replies)

For anyone at home, you can see Pete on live TV.

C-Span is covering him live.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:03 PM (17 replies)

Tonight's Crescent Moon...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 11:02 PM (11 replies)

Beautiful Lavender...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Apr 6, 2019, 01:22 AM (15 replies)

A new video of Mayor Pete being interviewed:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 4, 2019, 03:55 PM (0 replies)

The photo below is currently in png form. Can it be converted to jpeg? TIA!

I could not find this photo in my own files but I'd posted it on YouPic. I did a screen shot so I could take it away from there. But I'm posting my photos now in a different place and they require jpegs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:41 AM (7 replies)

The Moon in Clouds, this morning...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 28, 2019, 04:29 PM (9 replies)

For a little break from the tumult outside.........here's some lovely photos!

These are from a neighbor's tree.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Mar 24, 2019, 05:50 PM (12 replies)
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