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  1. Durdle Door Mourning

    Rome... Venice... they're some of the top of the places to visit before I kick the bucket and start munching daisies from the ground up. But Durdle Door in the UK, and I'm blaming Ollie Taylor for this because it's his photography that really caught my eye, has to be the top of the list. I have an oil painting of one similar to this above my fireplace, and the kids love how it looks like a dinosaur is taking a drink from the water. It's a good few hours' drive from where we live, but... *sighs* ...

    Updated July 26th, 2016 at 11:17 AM by Aquilo

  2. The Sound of Silence...

    Felt a little nostalgic tonight, so I sat hunting through my CD collection to get a feel for why.

    You know, I thought I'd never come across a good cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's original of "The Sound of Silence", but I've got to admit, Disturbed's cover is... absolutely stunning, in my humbles! I caught this one on headphones a while back and it continues to give me shivers. Mind you, they also did "Land of Confusion" by Genesis, and did a pretty decent ...
  3. Kid Art

    I was looking through my lad's drawings today. He's fourteen and pretty much expresses everything by his drawings, so I can pretty much gauge how he's feeling not so much by the slam of the door, but more how hard he's sketching on his pad. He's taken to digital art over the past year or so and transferred some of his drawings from his younger days; it's great to see how he keeps improving as he goes along. It's better than a photo album, though, really, because there's no airs and graces in the ...
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