Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In Case You Missed It...

Gainsboroughs Center and Right (Romney on Left), Taken at the Yale Center for British Art
Regions reconsider the Faustian bargain of tourism, while stewards of both culture and the environment make gains.
Moody's Diner - Photograph from SWNE Archives

9 comments:

  1. Re: Moody's - of COURSE I want gravy on that, hon! I plan my trips around that place.

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  2. So thankful to man who freed the little seal from the fishing net! He was so kind and gentle! It's wonderful to see such kindness!

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  3. The article on tourism recalled the great question of life: how much is enough.

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    1. That is indeed the great question of life. Well said.

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  4. I really like this new feature you've run several times now. Thank you for what must be a fair amount of work pulling it together.

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  5. I found it to be a sad state of affairs to realize that it's not only the American students who have disregarded Italy's La Scala Opera House's code of dress but the Italians themselves are showing up in casual attire as well. The norms seem to be changing the world over. I can't understand the overthrow of decorum. On the other hand, I was pleased to read the recommendation by the House of Commons that any MP who wants to get ahead should wear a tie. Also, if given a choice between a diet and wearing a suit - wear a suit!

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  6. This feature and "out and about " are my favorites. You must put in a lot of time to set these up. Want you to know it is appreciated.

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  7. Re: La Scala - Brava. Even if it's hot one can still look pulled together. Glad they're sticking to their standards! It is conceivable in this day to have grown up never having to "dress up in your best" (even for Church, Temple, etc.) - that's a child-rearing choice. However, if you are traveling in a different country visiting places of cultural/historical significance; once you are a guest of another country/culture, people should make an effort to look "presentable". It's just a symbol of respect.

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  8. In regard to the La Scala article and appropriate occasion dress: Earlier this month, we took my mother out for her birthday dinner. It was a restaurant that she loved and where previously folks were dressed for dinner. At the table next to us, directly in her view was a woman with a very low-cut pair of jeans who was looking like a plumber, if you get my drift. Without missing a beat, my mother stood up the wine list, which we kept for the entire dinner so that we would no longer see the sight. The waiter thought this odd but seemed non-pulsed by the crack. Unfortunately, as the article indicates, this kind of thing is more and more prevalent.

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