Tuesday, July 4, 2017

#Photography for the Beautiful 7/5


Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the peloton past a sunflower field during the 207.5km fourth stage of the Tour de France, cycling between Mondorf-les-Bains and Vittel.

Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

There are few things so lovely to me as a field of sunflowers and how beautiful to be in the peleton to ride right past one.

London, UK

A member of staff poses next to a sculpture by John Chamberlain entitled Fiddlersfortune in Regent’s Park. The works form part of the Frieze Sculpture exhibition, which will run from 5 July to 8 October 2017

Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Maybe you dismiss the sculpture as modernist rubbish but we think it's a novel interpretation of how your strings finish their days.  When you restring your axe, the old strings will get twisted up just this way and the sculptor had to have known that.  Maybe in a way this is a visual elegy to the music those strings once made.

The Rockhouse does dig this one.

Changsha city, China

A man rescues a young boy from flooded areas caused by heavy rain

Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex/Shutterstock

He's described as a man but this looks more like one boy helping a smaller boy and there's another just behind.  How about that for beautiful.

Tokyo, Japan

A 19-day-old female cub with giant panda Shin Shin at Ueno zoo. The zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on 12 June, prompting rolling television reports and nationwide panda-monium

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

How about an almost-brand new baby panda.

Bangkok, Thailand

Shopworkers remove a Buddha statue in preparation for the upcoming Buddhist Lent. Buddhist monks return to their monasteries to study the teachings of Buddha during the three-month period, which starts on 9 July

Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

We will go with perversely beautiful for this one since we have no idea why they need so many Buddha statues.  He sure would be impressive in your garden, however.

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