Monday 18 August 2003
Pix Of The Day: Pikes Rising Over The Mist Below
CREDITS: © Tony Richards/LakelandCAM.co.uk
MAPS: Tarn Hows and Great Langdale
Back in November 2002 we ran a picture by Tony Richards, taken in the English Lake District valley of Great Langdale, with Loft Crag radiant in a shaft of sunlight. A blog visitor from Las Vegas was enchanted: in the town of make believe come true, among the glitter, lights, and glamor the simple, natural beauty shone forth.
No wonder someone once called Lakeland the 'Roots of Heaven', well before the 1956 Romain Gary novel, or the 1958 John Huston movie from the book. Interestingly, Sir Malcolm Arnold's overture music for the film appears on an ASV CD alongside Maurice Johnstone's 'Tarn Hows - a Cumbrian Rhapsody': Tarn Hows is just over the hill to the south of Great Langdale. Today we feature another Tony Richards shot from Skelwith Fold (just south east of Skelwith Bridge on the map links in the header for this item), with a misty valley floor and the Langdale Pikes at the head of the valley rising clear above. Those with larger monitors may enjoy a larger version of the picture.
Caricature Of The Day courtesy of Caricature Zone
Our caricature subject's birthday was celebrated yesterday.
IDENTITY LINK: click the image below. Click this text for a BIO-FINDER LINK.
American actor (1960- ). A man whose career survived a bumpy marriage to an even more famous and overwhelming personality. His brooding, dark performances sometimes translated into real life displays of bad temper, often aimed at the paparazzi . He is credited with saying, "I was brought up in a country that relished fear-based religion, corrupt government, and an entire white population living on stolen property that they murdered for and that is passed on from generation to generation." This entry was prepared using an IMDB (Internet Movie Database) feature.
Quotation Of The Day courtesy of Wordsmith.org and Bartleby.com
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James McNeill Whistler, painter (1834-1903)
I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. [See additionally an extract from the lawsuit that resulted. - Ed.]
- John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Letter, June 18, 1877.
On This Day: Random Fact courtesy of Reference.com
1920 - The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority (36 states) of state ratification necessary to make it law.
It was another forty three years before James Meredith became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi on this day in 1963. Clearly achieving equality of any sort is a long uphill struggle against discrimination.
Visit the Reference.com page for today, where you will find a fuller listing of facts about this day, with sections for holidays, events and births.
From Our 2002 Archive: Man and Mountains - Sunday 18 August 2002
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Tony Richards was in Wasdale in the English Lake District for his
LakelandCAM.co.uk web site and took this picture. This is one of the classic views of the area, which boasts the English record for the smallest church, the highest mountain, the deepest lake, and the biggest liar, Wil Ritson, along with those who come after him in the annual competition.
If you have a larger monitor there is a slightly larger version of the picture (please allow time for it to download). Wasdale is also home to Jos Naylor the 'King of the Fells' (the local word for mountains), and Tony stopped for a chat. There is a recent item on Jos in the archives. It still blows me away that a man with no cartilage in his knees runs up and down mountains for fun. Nice to see that at the usual maximum retirement age, Jos seems to have no plans to slow down.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)