20 strangers were asked to kiss for the first time. A truly fascinating and beautiful watch.
A tribute and a final farewell to the heart warming and utterly charming tv series that is Call the Midwife. Tonight I feel as if I’ve said goodbye to old friends that I have come to love and know so dearly.
While on approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week after a business trip, amateur photographer Mark Hersch glanced out his window at the setting sun and decided to pull out his iPhone to take a photo. Right then the plane banked for a 180-degree left turn over Lake Michigan for a final westward approach when an unexpected play of light occurred: the entire skyline of Chicago was suddenly projected in shadow from underneath the cover of clouds. It’s safe to say this is textbook definition of a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Photo courtesy Mark Hersch. (via thisiscolossal.com)
Costume from the West End and Broadway show Wicked.
1:25 scale model of a tree symbolic of Rigoletto - nearly done!
"The bigger the telly, the smarter the man!"
- Mr. Wormwood, Matilda the Musical
Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Taylor Trensch as Michael Wormwood in Matilda the Musical on Broadway.
I have fallen out of love and out of the world of Rigoletto. Hence the lack of posts lately.
I think this is because I’ve been ill for the past week or so and when the head can’t function neither can the creativity.
Tomorrow I shall immerse myself in Verdi’s music, the script and the score and re-start the momentum. Tomorrow I will fall in love with Rigoletto again.
I love the use of yellow for Latika’s costume in Slumdog Millionaire. So carefully and beautifully done.
"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."
Romeo and Juliet.
1. Mark Wendland
2. Neil Patel
3. Abdelkader Farrah
4. Brian Sidney Bembridge