Sunday, October 13, 2019

Several Delicate Flowers

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Sea Pink - Holy Island (1901)
(wiki commons)

Why am I thinking about delicate flowers?  Because I've just had my flu jab and it is being brought home to me, once again, that I am a delicate flower.  An image of me feeling sorry for myself is not all that entertaining, however, so instead I give you Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Sea Pink, which I have a copy of on the wall behind my desk.  What I didn't know, though, was the full title, which is Sea Pink - Holy Island, which is where I was with Jamie not that many weeks ago.  If I had known, I would have tried for a photograph of Holy Island Sea Pink, but I didn't.  So here's the castle instead.

Kind of the opposite of delicate flowers, which is my plan for next week.  Less pink and more epic endeavour.  

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Beautiful Voices

Three versions of Faure's Pie Jesu from three beautiful voices:

Philippe Jaroussky

Cai Thomas


P.S.  And if you ever worry about what happens to these boy sopranos when they hit puberty, sometimes (like Aled Jones) it's good things.  Here's Aksel Rykkvin age 14  (ignore the audience shots, if you possibly can):

And here he is age 15 (or possibly 16) -