Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Elephant Dog

Paws on Parade is raising awareness for animal welfare in Louisiana. Using the iconic symbol of New Orleans' favourite holiday, Mardi Gras, the parade of dogs is around until September 2012 when they will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Society. This 'dog' was made by Alex Beard.

Paws on Parade 

How to make a Mardi Gras dog

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ghostly ship in the glass.
New Orleans celebrated the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner with the visit of three tall ships: The Eagle (USA), KRI Dewaruci (Indonesia), Guayas (Ecuador).

Friday, May 25, 2012

Louis Armstrong by the Natchez Steamboat, New Orleans French Quarter Festival

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The band takes five during French Quarter Festival, New Orleans
(It's a sousaphone)

Monday, May 21, 2012

At the end of the day.
Padraig Harrington and Jonathan Byrd were declared co-champions on 5 under par when play was suspended.

The Par-3 Contest at the Masters
A birds-eye view from Google Maps

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The famous water tower overlooking Augusta National Golf Club

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reflections, circa 1950

Robert Gwathmay, 1903 - 1988

We did a double take on spotting this amazing painting. Surely inspiration to Sylvain Chomet for his 'triplettes' in Belleville Rendezvous.
(Sorry about the blurry photo, the camera was hand held in low lighting.)

Morris Museum of Art
Robert Gwathmay
Sylvain Chomet
Belleville Rendezvous also known as Les Triplettes de Belleville

Monday, May 14, 2012

Daughters of the South, 1993

We stopped off at the Morris Museum of Art where we found this stunning picture by Jonathan Green (b. 1955). He documents the way of life of the Gullah community of South Carolina and the Georgia Sea Islands.

Morris Museum of Art
Jonathan Green
Ultimate Gullah

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Meanwhile, outside along the Riverwalk we found this sculpture. At first it looked like a character from Terry Pratchett's Night Watch, but actually, it's honouring the city's firemen.
I was sure one of the dwarves  was hiding under that helmet!

Augusta Riverwalk

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The famous Green Jacket on display. This was first awarded officially in 1949 although previous winners of the Tournament had been given it before that date. It is what members wear when they are at the Club for official events. These are meant to be returned to the Club the year after the winner receives it, but famously Seve kept both his, and was not the only one to do so!
Winners of the tournament also win a cash prize, a gold medal and since 1961, have their names engraved on the trophy, which is a  silver model of the clubhouse and it stays at the club. The winners do get a silver replica of the trophy to take home.

The Maters
The Masters (Wiki)
The Augusta Museum of History

Friday, May 11, 2012

Another golfing great, this is the co-founder of the Masters, Bobby Jones. He built the course and invited a field to play the first tournament in 1934. It was won by Horton Smith (-4) who won it again in 1936 (-3) to become the first multiple winner of the event. Bobby Jones, himself, never won The Masters, as he retired from competitive professional golf in 1930; although he played in the Masters every year up til 1948. He did win a Grand Slam of golf - the US Open, The Open, The US Amateur Title and the British Amateur Title of 1930.

The Masters
The Masters (Wiki)
The Augusta Museum of History
Bobby Jones

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In the Museum of History there was a special golf display as it was Masters Week. This is Ben Hogan who won the Masters twice ('51 and '53).

The Masters (Official site)
The Masters (Wiki) 
The Augusta Museum of History
Ben Hogan

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

James Brown, famous son of Augusta. This statue is right in the heart of the old part of town and folk love to pose with their arm around him.
For more about Mr. Brown here is the Wiki link

Friday, May 04, 2012

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