Thursday, September 30, 2010

first fall weekend trip

off to Ikea in/near Chicago. Camera will be on alert as well as wallet

Sunday, September 26, 2010

the need for speed

love the concentration!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

weekend travels sunday

Transcend2010 conceptual public art project in front of a church in University City most of the ladders are borrowed and strapped together with cable ties
its intention is to show how we depend on one another to overcome adversity.
its dedication date of September 11, was chosen as a metaphor about reaching higher, climbing higher over particular obstacles and one of these obstacles is fear.
ladders have been coming from all over the community, the goal is 300 ladders or ladder like structures.
artist is Charlie Brouwer, who has been using the ladder for the past 30 in his art pieces

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

weekend travels evening

saturday evening was a middle eastern dinner and a belly dance show featuring Sahra, who studied raqs sharqi (belly dance) in Egypt. Above is the menu; everything was delicious hummus, pita, figs in syrup, almond cookies
girls from my previous troupe Madrasat Nisaa
Andrea, dancing the raqs assays (cane dance)
love the name of this group "hips afire"
Irina, born in Russia
my instructor Nisaa
Salwa, gorgous costume
Nile breeze
Sahra Saeeda, the featured performer.
day filled with culture, from Irish festival in the morning to the middle east in the evening. what will sunday bring????

Monday, September 20, 2010

weekend travels

this person gave a explaination and history of the conflict on "bloody Sunday" and the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. He was very very interesting.
found a man in a kilt, oh my and another one, my lucky lucky day!
this guy is Finnigan, small guy just
225 pounds.
This weekend was the Missouri River Irish Festival in St Charles. Saturday was very hot and Saturday night a storm blew in with heavy lighting, 60 mph winds and hail the size of marbles and heavy rain. I just got home when the storm hit our area. I can't imagine that happened with all the vendors and beer tents! Haven't hear any bad news and that's good
The fair was small this year then in years past

Saturday, September 11, 2010

patriot's day September 11, 2010

O'fallon has a 30 ton piece of the twin towers from New York Honor Guard
crowd waiting to lay flowers at memorial