Sunday, February 28, 2010

C'est si Bon

Eartha Kitt's voice is inherently seductive. Hear her purr and you couldn't distinguish the raw resonance from that of an African lion

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Le Chemin de Fer/The Railway

Le Chemin de Fer/The Railway

Le Pont de 'Europe

Gare Saint-Lazare;Train de Normandy

Le Point de l'Europe/Gare Saint-Lazare

Gare Saint-Lazare

Am I the only one who finds trains  to be concordant with romance?
Apparently not.

The Romance of Trains with NPR

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jeune Homme à sa fenêtre/Young Man at His Window

Jeune Homme à sa Fenêtre/Young Man at His Window

Le Baiser Volé/The Stolen Kiss

 Le Baiser volé/The Stolen Kiss
Late 1780s

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Kitten and The Falling Leaves

By a Kitten's busy joy,
Or an infant's laughing eye
Sharing in the extacy;
I would fare like that or this,
Find my wisdom in my bliss;
Keep the sprightly soul awake,
And have faculties to take
Even from things by sorrow wrought
Matter for a jocund thought;
Spite of care, and spite of grief,
To gambol with Life's falling Leaf.

an excerpt from
The Kitten and The Falling Leaves
Poems in Two Volumes;Vol 1,1807

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


 Berthe Morisot

For the Sake of Romance

I have always fancied myself a hopeless romantic, and I realize that this can cause an intense duel between reality and naiveté. This space is my sequestered recess where the naiveté and idealism of romance triumph over philosophy

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane
by those who could not hear the musi"
Thomas Hood