travel theme: inviting

wooden porch & doors
whaddaya think – victorian or asian?
the white spots are snow flakes

The first photo that popped into my head was one from a Chicago street: A most intriguing wooden Victorian/Asian structure that just fascinated me.  And it was the night-time version, which also happens to be the WordPress subject of the week, so it does double duty.

A few more for inviting . . .

 

ailsa’s lovely photos here

 

el sistema ~ update

(Español w/English subtitles) Founder of the Venezuelan programme; “orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician”  Wikipedia

You can’t talk about Venezuela’s El Sistema music programme without mentioning Gustavo Dudamel, now conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Brought into music through El Sistema (The System), he’s a dynamic supporter of it’s universal application, and instrumental (no pun intended) in starting and encouraging similar programmes in Los Angeles and other cities across the globe.

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travel theme: merchandise

East-to-West, we all need clothes!  So I’ve chosen a few, from different seasons & places…

click to see  slide show

ailsa’s lovely photos here