Saturday, October 28, 2006


Anúncio luminoso de neon publicitando a Budweiser Dragon Beer.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Kabul Chess Club

Photo of the Kabul Chess Club, where there was a celebration when it was legal to play chess there again. See more here.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

ART GALLERY - Isaak Levitan

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Isaak Il'ich Levitan [Russian Painter, 1860-1900] - Above the Eternal Peace, 1894, Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
In Above Eternal Peace Levitan has created an image so beautiful and so memorable that it would be difficult to dismiss it lightly as just another landscape painting. As much as painting an image of the Russian land, Levitan evokes a mood of peace and tranquility that becomes inseparable from the idea of space and freedom, and from the universal quality of beauty and art. Benois said that Levitan "felt that Nature lives and praises the Creator," and no painting expresses this sentiment quite like Above Eternal Peace. Read more here:

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Street Chess

Playing blitz games in the park. "How about a game? Three, five, or ten, 5-minute or any time you want." Regardling chess hustlers...try thinking of them as "street artists" and you may get a clearer idea of the range of people involved. Some are homeless. Some are homeless by choice. Some are people who show up to play in the parks two or three days a week, and may have other jobs (other lives) on other days and a fair number are students.


I Open Carris - Cidade em Movimento 2006

No ano em que a Carris celebra 134 anos ao serviço da mobilidade em Lisboa, o Grupo Desportivo da Carris vai levar a efeito a partir de 23 de Outubro, na Rua 1º de Maio 101-103 em Lisboa (Estação CCFL de Santo Amaro), o I Open Carris – Cidade em Movimento 2006. Ver regulamento e calendário no site da AXL.