Camel In Thought

Love this little camel.


My daughter got this is Israel and displays it in the living room. 


Sitting peacefully, looking upwards. 


Colorful mosaic. 


Jerusalem, its brand. 


Amazing animals. 


I wonder what he’s thinking. 


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Shave And A Haircut

I remember as a kid people would sing a jingle:

Shave and a haircut, dum dum.


This statue of the guy in the chair getting the shave and haircut is sort of nostalgic to me. 


Always sort of relaxing to sit back and get cleaned up!


Especially the hot lather on your face in that reclining position. 


Then of course, all is well until the gunslinger barges in and ruins everything. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Enslavement USA

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I am not sure what this art was supposed to represent outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

But to me, this scene looked almost like a reenactment of enslavement. 

I remember seeing similar type photos of presumed harshly treated black slaves who were forced to build the White House and the Capitol

Sure, we are fortunate to have jobs for people in this country.

Yet, seeing these workers bending over and shoveling in hard labor and in 91 degree heat this week at the feet of this great statue just seemed more than a little demeaning and telling of where we unfortunately still are as a country. 

Freedom and human rights means for everyone!

Decent jobs, wages, housing, food, healthcare and education, should be for everyone!

Maybe it’s a great thing that we are advancing with automation and robots that can do the jobs that people shouldn’t have to do.

So people can do and be treated as human beings and not as robot slaves. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Modesty And Privacy Of Body and Information

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So modesty and privacy is very important in terms of propriety and security.


Both are intimately connected. 


Already as children, we learn not to show or talk about our “privates” to others. 


And as adults, we understand that there are certain things about ourselves that we don’t just talk about or divulge to others indiscriminately. 


Not being discrete with these and showing either your private parts or your personal information can get you in a load of trouble by giving others the opportunity to take undue advantage of you. 


Both open you up to be ridiculed or even raped of your person or information identity. 


That which is yours to use with others in propriety is instead disclosed for taking out from your control and for use against you. 


Security demands modesty of body and of information, and if not taken seriously, then no amount of lame covering will keep that which is private from public consumption. 😉

Respect The Legs

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I took this photo of this statue of a lady perched up high on a column.



It’s an interesting (yet in my estimation a somewhat demeaning) view of femininity as demonstrated by the relatively small body, but oversized crossed-over legs. 



Perhaps the artist thinks this is sexy or provocative…



Or maybe it’s just a relaxing pose with head high and back and arm behind her head.



Either way, you’ve got to respect those legs, and of course, the woman. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Let Me Out Of Here

Women In Box
I took this photo in Las Olas. 



This statue of a women in a crate, peering out, is so eerie and awesome to me. 



Reminds me so much of Medieval times when people were punished by being locked up and confined in cages or very narrow prison spaces. 



Talk about claustrophobia?



Anyway, not sure if she is being shipped out or ready to be displayed, but either way, this lady wants out, I am sure. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)