Today’s wonderful streetart!

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I don’t know much about this streetart piece. I found it while I was looking for an art gallery and I had to stop to take a closer look. What do you think?

Fernand Khnopff, My Heart Cries for the Past, 1889

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Born today German artist Franz von Stuck!

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This painting shows a very proud woman assisting to a fight between two men that are desperately fighting for her. Von Stuck was a very skilled artist that focused his attention primarily towards mythological topics. He is known for his seductive nudes that are a perfect example of his symbolist nature.

Happy Lent everyone!

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According to Wikipedia: The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, alms-giving, atonement and self-denial.

We all know what it means but seem to have forgotten what it really means… Sure the fasten and all that may seem like an incredible huge challenge, even more so for a Sommelier and wine lover like myself. And the 40 days seem like a bloody eternity to me. Not speaking about the food we have to cut back… But lets face it, is it really that hard? If we put our minds into it and acknowledge what life is giving us every single day we should be able to pull it off. Don’t you think? We take everything for granted and have stopped appreciating what lies in front of our eyes, especially the most mundane things, like food and wine for instance.

“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.” Pope Francis

So what luxuries are you giving up for this Lent? I would love to hear it, no matter how small or big the challenge!

Among Angels and Skulls…

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A walk through the cemeteries of Edinburgh, stumbling over forgotten tombstones and damaged graves. Is there anything else you’d rather do instead?

“I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met him, they all fled my mind, and it didn’t seem to matter.”

Christopher Morley

Show a little LOVE! Valentine’s hearts!

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I know, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and men (myself included) are going nuts about what to buy to their loved one! Waiting until the last day and then frenetically just get the usual, whether it’s roses, chocolate or lingerie. Am I right? Why are men so incapable of expressing their emotions and very good at repressing their feelings. It is in my opinion a very useless day, that is nothing but a commercial tool nowadays. Why not dig deeper and discover what truly makes us love each other and open our eyes to what lies in front of us. I recently came across a great quote by Robert Karen: “We’d rather not love at all than face the truth about the past and abandon forever our unconscious dreams of a future made whole by perfection.” Think about it for a moment….

Monday streetart: One generation plants the seed, another one gets the shade!

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This beautiful mural is entitled “Seeds of change” and is about supporting future generations with the world we nurture today. The artists are Nelson Garcia and Xochitl. A very nice composition and is it just me or does the man in the hat look like G.W.Bush??? Have a wonderful start of the week everyone.

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