domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Rest In Peace Taniwha

RIP Taniwha

Tani you are my sweet little angel, you were such a goofy, silly little puppy that became part of my life, you will always be in my heart. You changed me for the better and now your little gentle spirit is wandering forever in the woods that you loved so much to sniff and explore.

Be at Peace now my baby, you are safe and you are free. 

martes, 23 de abril de 2013

There's No Place Like Home


sábado, 20 de abril de 2013

Forgive Us Our Sins....

Hello my lovies, check out my latest shoot and La Tercera Madre page on Facebook...xoxoxo

Heimta Thurs

miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

You are my yesterday dream that predicted my tears

© Dihaze

Church of Snow

lunes, 15 de abril de 2013

Prypyat mon amour

 This bio and description from the photographer:

My name is Alina Rudya and I'm 28 years old. When I was a baby, my father, who was 27, worked as an engineer at the Chernobyl Nuclear plant and we lived in the satellite town of Pripyat/Prypyat. After the nuclear catastrophe on the 26th April 1986 we were evacuated from the town and never returned (until recently, for my project). I currently live in Berlin, Germany and I am a photographer. In 2011 and 2012 I returned to Pripyat, to complete a photo project about my abandoned hometown from a subjective perspective.
Proof is on my website Under the project named Prypyat mon Amour, you can find my self-portraits, which I took in my old apartment on Lenin str.17 and surroundings of a Ukrainian abandoned ghost-town Pripyat. You can also see a picture of me and my mom, lying on the floor of the apartment. My father, who worked at Chernobyl all his life (he died from cancer in 2006) put it their 15 years ago as a memory. Here is also a picture of me and my father from 1985, collaged with a 2012 shot of my old Pripyat apartment.

miércoles, 10 de abril de 2013

The Llullaillaco Maiden

martes, 9 de abril de 2013

Time Capsule Apartment

Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years

For 70 years the Parisian apartment had been left uninhabited, under lock and key, the rent faithfully paid but no hint of what was inside.

By Henry Samuel in Paris
Published: 7:49PM, 04 Oct 2010 Images: Getty

Mrs de Florian, a ‘demimondaine’ never returned to her Paris flat after the war and died at the age of 91 in 2010.
Behind the door, under a thick layer of dusk lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects including a painting by the 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini.

The woman who owned the flat had left for the south of France before the Second World War and never returned.
But when she died recently aged 91, experts were tasked with drawing up an inventory of her possessions and homed in on the flat near the Trinité church in Paris between the Pigalle red light district and Opera.
Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, one expert said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.
“There was a smell of old dust,” said Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war, as well as an exquisite dressing table.

But he said his heart missed a beat when he caught sight of a stunning tableau of a woman in a pink muslin evening dress.
The painting was by Boldini and the subject a beautiful Frenchwoman who turned out to be the artist’s former muse and whose granddaughter it was who had left the flat uninhabited for more than half a century.
Giovanni Boldini
The muse was Marthe de Florian, an actress with a long list of ardent admirers, whose fervent love letters she kept wrapped neatly in ribbon and were still on the premises. Among the admirers was the 72nd prime minister of France, George Clemenceau, but also Boldini.

The expert had a hunch the painting was by Boldini, but could find no record of the painting. “No reference book dedicated to Boldini mentioned the tableau, which was never exhibited,” said Marc Ottavi, the art specialist he consulted about the work.
When Mr Choppin-Janvry found a visiting card with a scribbled love note from Boldini, he knew he had struck gold. “We had the link and I was sure at that moment that it was indeed a very fine Boldini”.
He finally found a reference to the work in a book by the artist’s widow, which said it was painted in 1898 when Miss de Florian was 24.
The starting price for the painting was €300,000 but it rocketed as ten bidders vyed for the historic work. Finally it went under the hammer for €2.1 million, a world record for the artist.
“It was a magic moment. One could see that the buyer loved the painting; he paid the price of passion,” said Mr Ottavi.