Category Archives: Visual Arts

Curious Presbyterian’s 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year.  This blog was viewed about 240,000 times in 2012.  If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Walter Hungerbühler tackles 450 feet tall frozen waterfall in Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

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Pic of the day: David Byrne’s photograph of upturned boats on the coast of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England

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Pic of the day: Lightning strikes over a pier during a storm in Atlit, near the northern Israeli city of Haifa

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Pic of the day: Jesus wants you to think for yourself (and that’s in the Bible)

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Photograph of the day: Dying star

Click on the image to enlarge it. A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer.  In death, the star’s dusty outer layers are unravelling into space, … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Syoma the Siberian cat who chases away foxes but is (fairly) friendly to humans

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Pic of the day: The world’s smallest dictionary

The smallest English dictionary in the world has been discovered by West Country book shop owner Graham York.  Although only 1×3/4 inch the tiny book’s 384 pages contain thousands of words, and even comes with a lens in its case … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: My kind of room

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Pic of the day: Wall painting of Christ in Glory, Shrewsbury, England by Aidan Hart

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Pic of the day: Red Toyota Yaris parked on third floor balcony — but how did it get there?

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Photograph of the day: Quaint 15th. century cottage on the west bank of the River Conwy, Wales

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Photograph of the day: Cat sleeping in awkward position, draped across a window’s bars

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Photograph of the day: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Where I want to live (well, at least for a few days): Utter Inn underwater hotel, Sweden

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Photograph of the day: Foggy pier on Lake Brunner, New Zealand

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Where I want to live, vol. 50: Sixty-five acre Inish Turk Beg island, off the west coast of Ireland

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Photograph of the day: Milky Way from Joshua Tree National Park

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The perfect staircase is a staircase full of books!

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Pic of the day: Calendar star Chester, a fat but happy cat

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My idea of heaven: a room full of books — but what a room, and what books!

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Photograph of the day: Queen’s Road in Hong Kong on Chinese New Year’s Day, 1902

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Photograph of the day: A boat sails down a river in the Jiangsu province of China in 1946

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Photograph of the day: Trolltunga – or Troll’s Tongue – in southern Norway

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Pic of the day: The De Hortus Sanitatis (Garden of Health), 1491, one of Europe’s earliest medical texts

More here. Also: [Stained glass] Pic of the day: St. Austremonius amongst the beasts of the wild

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