Hayle: South Quay

Great photographs in this post!!


Looks brilliant and so important for Europe today.


Pendant les 12 années qu’elle dura, l’Affaire Dreyfus déchira la France, provoquant un véritable séisme dans le monde entier.
Dans cet immense scandale, le plus grand sans doute de la fin du XIXème siècle, se mêlent erreur judiciaire, déni de justice et antisémitisme. L’affaire est racontée du point de vue du Colonel Picquart qui, une fois nommé à la tête du contre-espionnage, va découvrir que les preuves contre le Capitaine Alfred Dreyfus avaient été fabriquées.
A partir de cet instant et au péril de sa carrière puis de sa vie, il n’aura de cesse d’identifier les vrais coupables et de réhabiliter Alfred Dreyfus.

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Auguste Renoir 5: 1886-90

What a peaceful world he painted.

The Eclectic Light Company

The early 1880s had been a time of great change for Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). He and his partner and favourite model Aline Charigot had their first child in 1885, and he was working on what he intended to be a masterwork, The Large Bathers, in which he introduced a new style derived from his studies of Old Masters in Italy. Sadly, that flopped when he completed it in 1887, by which time he had started to suffer bouts of depression.

In 1886, he exhibited eight paintings in the Salon des XX in Brussels, following which thirty-two were shown in New York, and brought good sales.

renoirumbrellas Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), The Umbrellas (c 1881-86), oil on canvas, 180.3 x 114.9 cm, The National Gallery (Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917), London. Courtesy of and © The National Gallery, London.

The Umbrellas from about 1881-86 is packed not only with people, but their umbrellas…

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Festive Coquette

Lovely name- lovely bird!!


Festive Coquette (Lophornis chalybeus)

I saw this lovely hummingbird in the Atlantic Rainforest near Curitiba (south Brazil) when I used to live there until about 10 years ago.

I was lucky enough to get a few photos but as it was quite misty (as it usually is on the mountains in early morning) the photos serve only for reference. I used to go the rainforest, a section known as the Graciosa Trail, once a month when I lived in Curitiba.

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