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3 Peace In A Pod

In About Image Works, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 03/20/2012 at 06:56

It was a warm summer day and I went for a walk. I looked down at the ground, and there it was: ‘peace’ on the sidewalk in chalk.

Three versions of that image are connected above,
and in solitude at VisuaLiving–my photo blog:

Peace 1 / Peace 2 / Peace 3

When I feel off-balance or a sense of dis-ease, I recall that day I saw peace at my feet. I conjure the feeling of the smile on my face, and imagine the joy of the person who took time to etch peace on concrete for passersby to see.

VisuaLiving > Festetics Castle Wedding

In Celebrations, Treks, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 12/05/2011 at 02:34

It’s funny, the memories that stick with us. For me, memories from a wedding I attended in Keszthely, Hungary have little to do with the castle it took place in, or the even the bride and groom (dare I say).  What I remember is the flower girl, the flow of her dress, and the light that made her glow like a light bulb as she left the castle to get on with her day . I also remember the man who wore traditional Hungarian boots. It actually wasn’t the man so much. It was more about what he had on his feet.  I thought, “How can I get a pair of those boots to take home with me on the plane?”

For full-sized images click the links:

Flower Girl  /  Hungarian Boots

VisuaLiving > 2 Views

In Treks, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 07/27/2011 at 03:52

It came together in a flash of inspiration when I had a list of other things to do…

I felt the urge, desire, to capture a memory, yet my attempts to contain it recalled the circularity of a familiar moment that changes hue.

The sunrise each day—in Hévíz, Hungary—would greet me with
variations on a particular sky view.

Below, two renditions—complete with visuals, words, and links to avian tunes:

View 1  /  View 2

VisuaLiving > What Do You See?

In VisuaLiving > Highlights on 07/19/2011 at 18:34

The challenge, I think, is to witness beauty at home. These days, I see it all around me.

Click links below for full images:

Waterfall 1

Flowers 1

Black White Black White Black

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VisuaLiving > Lukács 2

In Random Curiosities, Treks, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 06/29/2011 at 19:09

Another image of the Lukács Thermal Bath in Budapest.
The bigger, better view is over at my photo blog:

VisuaLiving > Lukács 2

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History:

12th c:  monastery baths existed in this area
1880’s:  first spa hotel built
1937:  drinking cure hall added
1979:  daytime hospital established
end of 20th c:  spa thoroughly renovated and modernized
now: a popular meeting place for artists and writers

Treatments:

healing drinking cure
physiotherapy
mud packs
Finnish sauna
dry and steam sauna chambers
foot massage
underwater massage with water beam
refreshing massage
medical healing massage
carbonic acid tub bath
weight bath

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Here’s a different view >  Lukács 1.

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Have you been?

VisuaLiving > Lukács 1

In Random Curiosities, Treks, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 06/26/2011 at 18:32

Water!

Not just any water–thermal, medicinal, healing water.

Here’s the direct link, with more details and a larger image included:

VisualLiving > Lukács 1

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Do you have water you’d describe in these terms?

If so, where?

Image Play Night Play

In Random Curiosities, VisuaLiving > Highlights on 04/16/2010 at 07:26

I ask myself:

What might a garden look like after midnight through tired eyes and dim light?

Kind of like this, I reply.

The discovery took place in my sandbox — VisuaLiving — while half asleep the other night.

Living ?s for Myself

In VisuaLiving > Highlights on 03/28/2010 at 16:36

Karyn Eisler:

What is VisuaLiving?

Karyn Eisler:

my photo gallery

a kaleidoscope of color

a place to massage my visual memories

a sandbox where i play and have fun; a site to explore different image renderings

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KE:

What is your starting photo?

KE:

my brother’s eyeball

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KE:

I’d like to see your brother’s eyeball. Where is it?

KE:

on the flip side of this link