Monday, May 19, 2008

weekend snapshot and the letter S

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I took a short walk down the hill on Sunday to go get the paper. This is the neighbors' gargoyle (a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure with open mouth, projecting from the gutter of a building for throwing rain water clear of a building. Source) . I liked the morning silhouettes but I'd still like to get a sharp macro of that gargoyle with the afternoon sun. Oh, and that's the Mediterranean Sea- another neighbor of mine - in the background.

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S is for si·es·ta [see-es-tuh]
–noun
a midday or afternoon rest or nap, esp. as taken in Spain and Latin America.

One of life's pleasures!!


33 comments:

  1. You and your neighbours have a great view of the Mediteranean Sea!

    We don't have siesta in Asia. Some people do take a nap at home in the afternoon but it is allowed at work. :)

    Nespresso is a brand of coffee promoted by George Clooney?

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  2. I had a lovely siesta yesterday and I woke to my love cooking dinner. Alas, I did not siesta by the Mediterranean Sea, I siesta-ed on the living room couch -- but it's only a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Does that count?

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  3. Mar,
    Ohhhh... Thanks for the link.He's so attractive!

    btw... do you have George Clooney's email? hahahahaha....

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  4. That thing looks like a vomitating snake, lol ! Couldn't they put a Manneken pis for the water ??
    I just published some greek statues I saw in the Museum of Olympia. From the Zeus & Hera temple only rubbles are left, so they put what they found in a museum.

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  5. what an interesting water spout! ... and lucky you to be having that gorgeous view! :)

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  6. That's a fabulous view. The water spout is very interesting.

    Siesta ... I just finished mine. :)

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  7. A neighbor of mine up the street from me has a kind of Gargoyle at the end of a Gutter Run Off, too...Not as interesting as the shape of this one, Mar....
    Wonderful Silouette....And That SIESTA....YES!

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  8. the scenery is so lovely. literally feel the pace slowing down n relaxing if i were in such an environment

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  9. Your neighbors and you have great view of the Mediterranean Sea.
    The closest I am to any Mediterranean stuffs is the food only :P

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  10. That's one interesting gargoyle. Seems to have plenty to say to the sea. Wonderful photo. Hope you had a nice siesta.

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  11. I love gargoyles - be they spouts or statues! I would love to see a good macro as well! (do you have to use a tridpod when you macro? I'm not having much luck with mine... I think a tripod is necessary... maybe it's just me... )

    Mar, darling, I am ALL ABOUT the siesta! BM ...haha... Before Mom... a siesta was one of life's little necessities! It was the hardest habit I had to break immediately upon her arrival!

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  12. What a relaxing time looking at the view :)

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  13. A sleeping hat picture. Now what could beat that for S?

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  14. The gargoyle is wild looking and my what a view. You are so clever with the alphabet theme. Great shot of the hat to symbolize a siesta.

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  15. How wonderful to have that kind of view just outside your window :)

    Happy WS!

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  16. WOW, what a fantastic view... to see this out of my window, well, I would never stop looking out my window...
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and congratulations to you as well for being featured on the WS.

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  17. Congratulations for being featured this week, Mar.

    The view from your window is priceless. And the siesta? Filipinos have that too (though not all especially the working people), a trait we got from our Spanish colonizers.

    Have a great week :)

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  18. love gargoyles! This is a nice one!
    lovely walk to the get the paper..

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  19. Spout and Sea are great choices, but I absolutely love the siesta photo - gorgeous and so thought provoking!

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  20. I could totally use a siesta today! LOL!!!

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  21. I so needed that siesta this weekend. the hormones are zapping all the energy. argh!

    love the siesta pic...just needed you under the hat to be perfect! ;) I hope you went there right after taking the pic.

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  22. Ah, yes I do agree, you'll capture a gorgeous photo of it with the sunset in the background eventually, I'm sure :-)

    ...and the Med.sea.... *sigh*

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  23. That looks like a great gargoyle. I would love to see a close up if you gte one!

    I love the siesta shot - it looks so relaxing!

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  24. A marvelous view on the sea! And really I'm fan of siesta! I'd like to be at the place of the hat!

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  25. Beautifully well done! Great post!
    Happy WS! :-)

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  26. I think we need to adopt the siesta here. Though I do wonder how many would nap and how many would go about their day.

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  27. That's a great view of the Mediterranean sea. love the gargoyle!
    Cooking and Baking

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  28. Ah the Med - I want that view.

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  29. i could use a siesta yesterday... my mondays are usually hectic.
    great post - i'm curious about that gargoyle :)

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  30. you know i like this topic for the weekend.. keeps you on your toes.. I saw it with Sabine to and am thinking about doing it...

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