It's the season and to me it's not complete without the Hallelujah Chorus. The other thing is majestic choirs move me. Here are two videos by the Brooklyn Tabernacle and the Mormon Tabernacle Choirs. I love both versions of what probably is the most famous part of Handel's Messiah.I get gooseflesh on "King of kings! ... Lord of lords ...."
Happy holidays, everyone!
Walter Cronkite conducts. Choir begins singing around four minutes into the video. Introductory speeches are covered on the first four. They are as beautiful to watch as the rendition.
It is sometimes referred to as the AIDS Museum, I tend to call it AIDS Temple. Descriptively it is a buddhist hospice for AIDS patients, the largest one in Thailand. Three of us, a friend, my son and I paid Wat (temple) Phrabat Nampu in Lopburi a visit last weekend. As it is where people with AIDS go to to die, most of what we saw are not exactly the ones I'm in a hurry to show off. But if you are curious, you may want to click on a post I did days ago. Anyway, on with shots that I don't think will give anyone a coronary:
100 steps to the wat After the climb this is where you arrive at
"View from the top" - those are bare cornfields visitors pass by on their way to the temple
Side view of the Life Museum which ironically displays mummies
A usual sight around Thai temples
The temple bell
Life is beautiful. Most of us would prefer that of course. AIDS is also real.
Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Made of Honor
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My pick for this week's TCP theme (wedding movie) is Made of Honor. I like the humor in it. We've all been to several weddings but how many of us can say I've been to one in which the maid of honor was a he? The scene which particularly cracked me up is when the priest mistook the maid of honor for a gay man =) If you're familiar with some of my likes, you'd know why I also love the Scotland location of the wedding. For more of the synopsis click here; and here's the trailer: Head over to Just About Anything for more wedding movies.
The pictures space in my e-library contains a folder named Anastasia's Looking Glass. It is where I store photos that inspire me. Recently I stumbled upon this website called vi.sualize.us where you can "bookmark your favorite images and share them with everyone." So far I found 12; (thought I'd include one of me to complete the list as I like it the way it is), and I'm sharing all with you. A link to the source is placed before each photo. My 'favoritest' are nos. 2 - 13. Got yours?