Author Archives: Robert Edler

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – Renee Days And Nap Time

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Renee Days And Nap Time

Not Quite Photo Challenge Photos — Express Yourself Challenge

Last Saturday, I took a photo of the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art …WhatIShot

It was a so-so classic building picture until I realized I had been photo bombed!

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JEEPERS CREEPERS IT WAS A LEAPING LEAPER!

Sure, it was a perfect example of EXPRESS YOURSELF, but it lacked the quality of a Photo Challenge entry. It is funny though, and I think the LEAPER would have loved to have a copy.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPRESS YOURSELF

Today, we challenge you to show us what “express yourself” means to you.  (For more information go here.)LittleLuke

When it comes to EXPRESS YOURSELF, no one does it better than a two-year old.  In this case … my grandnephew Little Luke!

MY SATURDAY AFTERNOON OF CULTURE

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Last Saturday, I went to the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art for yet another visit to the Metropolitan Opera Live In HD. First I must confess that one of my musical passions is the wonderful operettas of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You don’t hear them much these days, but when I was a kid they were still quite popular. Also, my grandfather had a player piano with a lot of the music on paper rolls that I would play … as long as my legs held up. Operettas on a piano roll was some of the most beautiful music ever written. And it is even better when someone with a beautiful voice is available to sing it. And that’s what happened on Saturday. The Met created a new production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming and broadcast it live to theaters around the world as part of their Live From New York season. (And yes, in case you’re wondering, that’s how my dog, Mlle. Renee, got her name.)

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The Merry Widow supplied everything needed for a fantastic and entertaining afternoon … fabulous sets, lavish costumes, low comedy, whirling waltzes, Hungarian dances, can-can dancers, marvelous singing and one of the world’s greatest orchestras in high-definition stero-surround sound.JPMERRYWIDOW1-articleLarge

If you haven’t been to one of the Met’s broadcasts, you should consider going. They’re shown LIVE on Saturday afternoons and repeated on Wednesday evenings in local theaters around the US … and also in almost all the countries around the world. And it’s almost as good as being in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. (Ok, I’ve only been there once and it was unforgettable!) For more information, go here

Here’s a sneak video clip …\

By the way, Saturday wasn’t really that cold … even though the Grand Basin at the foot of Art Hill was frozen over.GrandBasinFrozenOver

And in the first photo at the top of this post did you catch the Leaping Leaper I didn’t know I had caught.JeeperCreapersLeapingLeapers

 

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS: Winter Skyscapes!

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PHOTO PUZZLE

If you look closely at the attached photo (Winter Skyscape #3) you can see a reclining young lady with a bouffant hairstyle. Look at it long enough and you will discover a Sleeping Beauty.WinterSkyscapes3

 

Did you find them?

The French Heritage Of Saint Louis Was Showing Saturday Afternoon

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There are some times that Saint Louis looks just like a scene in a French park … or romance novel.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SERENITY

Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.  For this photo challenge, publish an image that conveys serenity.  For more information, go here!

Have you ever considered a city’s major thoroughfare as being serene at sunset rush-hour on a winter afternoon? Well, if the lighting is right, it can be. And if you look closely, you might be able to detect a faint and tiny winter moon up in the sky, too.Serenity

Seems Mlle. Renee Is Searching For A New Pinup Calendar!

Renee's PinupApparently she likes the rugged outdoor hunting types!

Now I have to decide what’s going to be my calendar for the year.

 

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEW

Possibility. Opportunity. Potential. As another year gets underway, let’s celebrate the new. (For more information, go here!)

My NEW photograph is one I took a week or so ago as 2014 began to dwindle away into another winter day. It was a photograph of Roxy Paine’s 56 foot tall stainless steel sculpture of a barren tree (Placebo) standing on a hillside next to the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art. I’ve seen the work every time I’ve visited the museum and photographed it uncounted times more. But this winter afternoon as the sun was beginning to set I saw the work in a new way.New

Except for the evergreen trees that stood to either side, it was as barren as the other trees in the surrounding forest. But it stood there gleaming in the fading winter sun offering hope of warmer times to come. Like I said, I had photographed it many times before. But every time before it had always been from a different point of view that showed the work standing alone. This was the first time I had photographed it as part of the forest that shared its hillside.  It made a big difference.

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