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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Tilt

Sorry about the delay in posting today.

I've been having pooter connexion probs, and consequently, had to go to my local library yesterday (sticky wicket: 1 hour maximum usage), and to the University labs today -- they close soon enough though...

I'm cookin' up a yummy post for yawls, so hang in there!

UPDATED: So I went to 63rd street and Collins as promised for my blog-readers. And yes, I did take photos of that amazing floating Parthenon-like structure, which is highlighting the Art Basel Festival.

But let's just say that reality is no match, sometimes, for artifice.

This is what the structure looks like when "gussied up" by filters and a shimmering sunset, and an angle you can only get when you're a special guest of the City of Miami Beach.



This is what the truth looks like, in the naked glow of daylight.

(Oh, and after talking the guard into me taking the pic, inside a super-exclusive condo...)



Here's a close-up. Act as if you care, please.



That's as close as a fiver slipped to the guard gets you.

You people owe me, big time!

12 Comments:

  • The check's in the mail.
    Beautiful pictures; couldn't you get inside, if there is an inside. Or is this something to look at, not get on? Put it on land and the kids would have a great time on it. You sure that isn't one of those inflatables that are rented for kids's birthdays? Only rich kids in this case. What a difference night and proper lighting makes.

    By Blogger Paul, at Sat Dec 03, 09:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • When they have the blow-up St. Paul's (or St. Basil's!) let us know!

    By Blogger Ron, at Sun Dec 04, 12:42:00 am GMT-5  

  • It reminds me of the mini Stonehenge they used in "Spinal Tap"

    ...speaking of which, have you seen it yet [the movie], Victoria?

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Sun Dec 04, 02:07:00 am GMT-5  

  • Some kid will be really happy jumping up and down in that at his birthday next year.

    Love your picture though, has a modern Venice feel to it.

    By Blogger Renato, at Sun Dec 04, 11:30:00 am GMT-5  

  • The check's in the mail.

    Make it juicy - I got kids to feed! ;)


    Beautiful pictures; couldn't you get inside, if there is an inside.

    Get inside! Managgia. As if I could -- the guard at the gates of this swank, new condo where this exhibit was "lodged" at took about 5 minutes of talking to convince.

    Then she said, okay, but don't get too close or else the other guards will cost me my job.

    So I just lurked since I saw their golf carts too close to it.

    Apparently, though, I haven't been the only person to photograph it -- since she said, no we are not allowing ANYONE else to go inside.

    Or is this something to look at, not get on?

    I'm guessing it's not an inside exhibit -- basically just a HUGE floating beach ball. ;)

    It's smallish. The dimensions are 30x20x20 according to the referenced blogpost of mine -- but it didn't look bigger than 6', tbh.

    Put it on land and the kids would have a great time on it.

    It looks exactly like those kiddie playground thingies -- which smell of feet.

    You know, with the hard balloons inside it -- and you bounce up and down in it. Well I used to anyways. :)

    You sure that isn't one of those inflatables that are rented for kids's birthdays? Only rich kids in this case. What a difference night and proper lighting makes.

    Yes. It was a bit of a letdown. Ah well.

    Still, I got a blogpost out of it!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Dec 04, 02:27:00 pm GMT-5  

  • When they have the blow-up St. Paul's (or St. Basil's!) let us know!

    There is one!

    Well, there's a local Greek Orthodox festival which features a huge onion-domey blowup like that.

    Not too sure about St. Paul's although in Brussel's Mini-Euro, they do. :)

    *idea lightbulb*

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Dec 04, 02:28:00 pm GMT-5  

  • It reminds me of the mini Stonehenge they used in "Spinal Tap"

    ...speaking of which, have you seen it yet [the movie], Victoria?


    Ooh, they have a mini-Stonehenge in Spinal Tap??

    Dang. I have to take it out now...not yet, Ruth Anne, but it's always out in my local BBs!

    But if I can get a photo of this bobba-Parthenon, I can get a mockumentary video and no mistake.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Dec 04, 02:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Some kid will be really happy jumping up and down in that at his birthday next year.

    The architect, Luis Pons, is apparently quite renowned in the area, and probably lives in nearbyish Fisher Island (where all rich people in the area go to die).

    Hope he has a 3-year old...

    Love your picture though, has a modern Venice feel to it.

    Hey, you're right! Good eye, Renato, and thanks.

    Of course, that is why they call Miami Beach, the Venice of the South. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Dec 04, 02:31:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Okay, you guys -- I've been doing stuff for the blog all day. I am whacked.

    I will be back later, and post my real blogpost.

    Until then, think of me fondly.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Dec 04, 02:32:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Until then, think of me fondly.

    Is there another way?

    By Blogger Paul, at Sun Dec 04, 04:18:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Until then, think of me fondly.

    Is there another way?

    Think of me fondling?

    Ooh. I really shouldn't have gone there.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Dec 05, 03:23:00 am GMT-5  

  • Think of me fondling?

    There is a God.

    Ooh. I really shouldn't have gone there.

    In the least, speechless. In the most, hopeful.

    By Blogger Paul, at Mon Dec 05, 09:36:00 am GMT-5  

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