Today’s post was done entirely on the WordPress app for the iPhone.
Today’s Top Pick is of a building that brings back many great memories for me. In 2001, I spent some time in Europe. While there, I had the opportunity to visit Prague. The city is beautiful in that has been in the hands of so many different rulers and kingdoms throughout history that the buildings are actually built differently with each influence of that period. There are also modern buildings. This being one of them.
This building was the design of Frank Gehry and, it is one of the only buildings in Prague designed by someone outside of Europe (that is what I was lead to believe at least). And he is an American! (well, Canadian American 🙂 )
You can see more of Stevacek’s work on his Flickr page.
Another street portrait today. This is Tam. She’s an “educator”. After a few minutes of chatting, I found out that we’re practically neighbors. Small world.
Sorry for the delay in the post today. Having some trouble connecting to the hotel’s internet…
Today’s portrait is of my new friend Robert “Bob” Smith. Bob is a painter and has been all of his life. He’s not just a guy who happens to paint, he’s making a living as a painter. I met him last week while walking around Lancaster. He had some interesting stories about life and the choices he has had to make for the sake of his art. I loved talking to him at length and he introduced me to a couple that happen to own a gallery. They are both artists as well. After a brief discussion over coffee, we all went our separate ways. But, new friends were made and it was a lot of fun!
Bob hates getting his picture taken, so he’s a very gracious man. When he has had shows for his paintings, the local newspaper or regional arts magazine would always send someone to take his picture. He’d always allow them, but always told him he’d prefer that they show only his paintings… they never did. The next time I see Bob, I’ll ask to go see his paintings so I can take a few pictures of them! I could find only a couple of his paintings online in a local publication. It is a PDF and takes a little bit to load; there are two paintings of two woman on page 2.
Thank-you Bob! Hope to see you again soon.