Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween All You Pagans

Natalie Merchant performs, in song, a rather horrific old fairytale.  Good stuff from Natalie on BBC radio.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Picture for One Moment.

 Lunch at the Schnitzelhaus Restaurant requires more than one photo, so if you'd like to spend a moment or more on each one, you still won't be wasting too much time at my blog. It's an advantage to visit here, ya know.  ;-)

For the third year in a row, W.P. a.k.a. the future Mr. Pagan Sphinx (a man of the future if there ever was one), and I spent a couple of weeks exploring Nova Scotia's Fundy Shore.

Toward the end of last summer's trip, we drove out to Harbourville from our rented cottage and had lunch at the Scnitzelhaus.  I don't know what possessed me, but I couldn't resist ordering...well... the schnitzel. Even a seafood lover like me gets tired to eating lobster several times a week, because if you buy it straight from a fisherman's house, you pay  $5.50 per pound for lobster. So I ordered the schnitzel. I mean, look at the place!

A piece of Germany or Austria in the middle of nowhere Nova Scotia and the waitress had no idea of its history. So we ate and grooved on the decor. 

W.P. had scallops, the only seafood he'll eat. He's a savvier traveler than I. That 's why he avoided the schnitzel.  :-)  While amusing in there, the dining room was a bit dark and it was a hot day and a walk outside A.S.A.P. was a must.

The shop was closed. It's always fun to walk through a Nova Scotia family-run shop of any kind. Everything is always immaculately displayed, even when it's a collection of mittens that were knitted by the elders at the elder care center. The restaurants and probably the cottages aren't in the least glamorous but things are as clean and comfortable as the host can make it.

Any drive to or from anywhere on the Fundi Shore is a pleasure. This is why W.P. has been a dozen times or more over his  lifetime. We may not make it back there next summer due to other plans but we'll make it back; hopefully many more times. There is still a lot to discover in this unspoiled place.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bumper Sticker Sighting

I have a few photos of bumper stickers taken around Massachusetts and Vermont, as well as badges and banners collected from the internet. I don't know how long this feature will last before I (or you, most likely) get bored with it...

Yo! Witches! Watch out for those flying houses!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Surealistic Sunday

Today a mash of surrealist works from yesterday and today and every time in-between!  No chronological order as well as spotty information and links, qualify this post as...ur..random?  ;-)  Just enjoy the images and let your eyes have some fun!

 Méret Oppenheim

 Evening Flight
Vladmir Kush

Panic Attack
Russian-Canadian artist

The Expulsion of the Demons from Arezzo
Detail of  Fresco
St. Francis, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy

 Love Street
Muayad Muhsin
 Iraqi Surrealist Painter

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