Retro vehicles ~

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Out for a Lark, February 28, 2018

When I walked out this morning, Washington Square North was lined with all kinds of classic old cars … and people were walking around in fifties-style attire … turns out a movie was being shot! I got my own shot of the cute car above (a Lark, I think?) and then got one of the auto below in the afternoon. Also: look how sunny!

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Sky blue, February 28, 2018

Dreamy Cervantes ~

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Cervantes, balloon, February 27, 2018

Photos featuring interestingly placed balloons seem to have become a regular occurrence lately in these pages! This one was taken right around 5:00 PM when this statue of Cervantes was in rapidly deepening twilight, giving him and his balloon an even more dreamy look. It seems fitting that he should have one (a balloon), what with his having written Don Quixote!

 

Of butterflies and the brain ~

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Neurologist as entomologist, February 22, 2018

A plaque from the wonderful The Beautiful Brain exhibit going on now at the NYU Art Gallery, featuring drawings by Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Along with a description of the drawing it accompanies, the plaque has a great quotation from Cajal:

Like the entomologist in search of colorful butterflies, my attention has chased, in the gardens of gray matter, cells with delicate and elegant shapes, the mysterious butterflies of the soul, whose beating of wings may one day reveal to us the secrets of the mind.

Lovely! Read all about the exhibit at this site here.