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A pavement sculpture, at a private home


Part of a copper fountain sculpture-decor at Moyo Restaurant -Zoo Lake
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Stravinsky Fountain in Paris (pretty much my first stop every trip to have a coffee/meal and just recover from jetlag
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Looks like this thread could use a bump.

K-1 and DFA 28-105 at the local sculpture park.

I think I'm missing something.


By this time I was tired. A few shots after this one and I needed the tripod.

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Anyone know Loverman by Nick cave & the bad seeds?
that is the first song coming up in my head when I were taking this photo
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The late Senator
Everett McKinley Dirksen
Mineral Springs Park
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Ah Dirksen, I can still hear his melodious voice and gently, smoothly delivered lines of devastating sarcasm. And as I recall his insistence, despite the wealth he accumulated, of never driving anything but a VW Beetle, in part as an unstated put-down of his fellow congressmen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Ah Dirksen, I can still hear his melodious voice and gently, smoothly delivered lines of devastating sarcasm. And as I recall his insistence, despite the wealth he accumulated, of never driving anything but a VW Beetle, in part as an unstated put-down of his fellow congressmen.
Yes, Dirksen's voice was quite unique and mellifluous, persuasive even if you didn't know what he was talking about, as I was a young kid when I first recall hearing him on radio or TV being interviewed about some issue. I don't recall anything about him accumulating wealth, more than was typical of other Senators, and, then, what was called wealth in the early 1960s would be regarded as mere pocket change by two-bit celebrities of today,much less national leaders of any consequence. My paternal grandfather, a county highway superintendent, mentioned being slightly acquainted with Dirksen, having met him at some central Illinois regional meeting or reception, perhaps when Dirksen was in the state legislature. Several years later my grandfather was in the state capital, going up or down the capitol building steps, when he met Dirkson coming the other way. My grandfather was astounded that Dirksen not only remembered his face all those years later, but greeted him by name! The figures around Dirksen's feet, seen in the full-length view of the statue, are caricatures of the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant, connoting Dirksen's roll in bi-partisan compromises. I need to go back and take some close-up shots of them, as they are rather amusing looking.
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My grandfather was astounded that Dirksen not only remembered his face all those years later, but greeted him by name!

From what I've read, Queen Elizabeth I had a similar astounding memory. She once nearly unhinged a foreign ambassador by reminding him of a comment he had casually made five years earlier. That is not something you can learn to do. It as, as they say, a gift.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
From what I've read, Queen Elizabeth I had a similar astounding memory. She once nearly unhinged a foreign ambassador by reminding him of a comment he had casually made five years earlier. That is not something you can learn to do. It as, as they say, a gift.
Also Eleanor Roosevelt. I, on the other hand, consider it a good day if I can remember the names of my offspring.
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