Write a poem using ONE of the portraits above painted by Thorvald Hellesen, as your inspiration. There is no required form for the poem. Be sure to give credit to Hellesen by listing his name, the name of the portrait chosen and date it was painted.
As a kid I thought museums were boring. As an adult I find them mesmerizing. History preserved through objects, art and other mementos is just fascinating to explore.
When we own our culture and heritage, we admit to having roots that reach deep into the portals of time and connect us to several centuries of what we were, where we came from and in a way it shows us where we will go from here.
Lahore fort and Badshahi mosque. You can see a miniature model of Taj Mahal handcrafted by a local artist.
Relics of Buddhist culture in Taxila Museum near Rawalpindi.
AyaSofia in Istanbul, the famous blue mosque, and the topkapi palace museum in Türkiye. ( Previously known as Turkey)
A few pictures of historic places visited in the USA. A few shots of art in Port Angeles, Washington state, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, and Lady Liberty, New York.
Do you prefer old ways or new technology in your day to day life?
By old ways I mean using a wristwatch, using a diary to keep appointments, or a calendar hanging on the wall to note events that you’d like to remember.
All this can be easily done by your smartphone. But some people prefer to do it with a paper and pen.
I do wear a watch! Always have. Though recently a fitness tracker has taken its place. But I’ll still flick my wrist to check the time. On my bedroom wall a calendar is hanging on it I’ve circled important appointments and events. For taking notes I do use the phone but for my A to Z challenge, I noted down all the topics in a small notebook.
What do you prefer in your daily life? High tech gadgets keeping a record of your routine or you like to do it manually?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.
“Now very gently put the color on your cheeks while smiling, don’t overdo it, as you want a look that’s natural, not that of a girl blushing furiously due to embarrassment”!
Maria paused the tutorial and attempted the slightly flushed look the expert had achieved, but in her zeal to get a professional look, she used too much of the blush and her cheeks looked as if she was acting in a Victorian-era drama with vivid beetroot circles on both cheeks.
Her friend broke into peals of laughter when she saw the result, but Maria was a tough girl, she dabbed a bit of makeup remover on a sponge and wiped off the failed experiment.
“Now I know how not to do it”, she said with a twinkle in her eyes.
Maria persisted in her efforts to learn the fine art of makeup and in a few months she was offering her services to friends and family.
The next step was to start her own makeup studio, and she never looked back after that!
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