• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 125 (Playing Tourist: A Photo Essay)

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 36.62 miles)

    Day 125 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    The further I get from chemo the better I feel, so my friend Veronica and I took advantage of it.  We went to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts yesterday.  They have free general admission on Thursdays so we played tourist.

    Bronze bust of ancient Greek god Poseidon from ~200 B.C.

    Bronze bust of ancient Greek god Poseidon from ~200 B.C.

    Another bronze bust from ancient Greece.  ~200 B.C.

    Another bronze bust from ancient Greece. ~200 B.C.

     

    Beautiful statues - though, it doesn't seem fair that the man (left) looks happy and free while the woman (right) is holding her head and looks sad.

    Beautiful statues – though, it doesn’t seem fair that the man (left) looks happy and free while the woman (right) is holding her head and looks sad.

    A Georgia O'Keefe painting called Gray Line with Black, Blue, and Yellow.  Looks more like a ... well... never mind.  We'll stick with the original name.

    A Georgia O’Keefe painting called Gray Line with Black, Blue, and Yellow. Looks more like a … well… never mind. We’ll stick with the original name.

    I loved this sculpture by Carlo Zauli called Stele.  I could sit and stare at it for hours just letting my eyes follow the lines.

    I loved this sculpture by Carlo Zauli called Stele. I could sit and stare at it for hours just letting my eyes follow the lines.

    These were my favorite part of the trip to the museum.  Argentinian artist Grupo Mondongo created these in 2009.  This is a shot from a distance.  But look closer.

    These were my favorite part of the trip to the museum. Argentinian artist Grupo Mondongo created these in 2009. This is a shot from a distance. But look closer.

    In a close up view of the skulls you can see SpongeBob, Squidward, Miss Piggy, Kermit and Animal!

    In a close up view of the skulls you can see SpongeBob, Squidward, Miss Piggy, Kermit and Animal!

    The ghosts from PacMan.

    The ghosts from PacMan.

    The three wise monkeys, plus Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

    The three wise monkeys, plus Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

    A close up of a crucified Jesus on top of a cake that reads 'eat me'.

    A close up of a crucified Jesus on top of a cake that reads ‘eat me’.

    A tribute to my favorite author, Stephen King, with an image from The Shining.

    A tribute to my favorite author, Stephen King, with an image from The Shining.

    Characters from The Wizard of Oz!

    Characters from The Wizard of Oz!

    The artist worked both Yoda and The Mummy into the Last Supper.

    The artist worked both Yoda and The Mummy into the Last Supper.

    This last not art.  We saw this when we went to lunch.  An advertisement for autofellatio services next to a missing dog poster.  Keepin' it classy, Houston.

    After a day of exploring the fine arts, we went to lunch. Outside the restaurant we saw this: An advertisement for autofellatio services next to a missing dog poster. Keepin’ it classy, Houston.

    Today’s silver lining:  I love playing tourist! 

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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3 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Smith says:

    Wow. Those skulls with all the detail is beyond cool. Love art museums!!

  2. Pat Sincox says:

    Gotta say that the skull was something else!! Dude was smokin something when he created it!!

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