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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Relax to music you enjoy!

(Maria Callas on a door in Sirmione, Italy, at Lake Garda)

(and yes, I purposely did NOT clone out the handle)

 

In memory of my mom (who would be 103 today!),

whose LP recording of Lily Pons was often heard while I was growing up.

 

 

photoblog image IMG_1065S.jpg

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Relax to music you enjoy!

(Maria Callas on a door in Sirmione, Italy, at Lake Garda)

(and yes, I purposely did NOT clone out the handle)

 

In memory of my mom (who would be 103 today!),

whose LP recording of Lily Pons was often heard while I was growing up.

 

 

photoblog image IMG_1065S.jpg

 

 

 

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jun 2019, 01:55
What a fine caricature...I recognised who it was immediately.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love it when cutouts like this are immediately recognizable, Ray!
Superbement réalisé, et la photo rend vraiment bien.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It was fun to see and process.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 26 Jun 2019, 02:14
A great find with a nice tribute to Mom! Always nice to have a musician whose music brings back fond memories.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you,Steven, on both counts. It's always nice when I can post something that reminds me of Mom.
Joli portrait très émouvant.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
Nicely done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frank.
Oh I just LOVE this, Ginnie! A wonderful image & tribute!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth. I'm always happy when I find something like this that reminds me of Mom, who died in 1997, 22 years ago.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2019, 06:25
This is brilliant Ginnie, I always loved her voice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I didn't grow up with her but I have since learned about her through friends here.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jun 2019, 06:30
My first thought was: Maria Callas - oh, I love/d listing to her wonderful voice! Great, passionate Italian opera! A fine tribute to your Mother (my Mother were 103 years old, too)!
Ginnie Hart: I love that she is so recognizable, Philine. My mom was 80 when she died in 1997, almost 81. I had forgotten that your mom lived that long!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2019, 06:35
How very striking, Ginnie. My mother would have been 103 this year, too
Ginnie Hart: Oh, wow, Lisl! So we really ARE sisters!!! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jun 2019, 06:45
You did a great job with this image of Maria en I am so glad you left the door-knob in, Ginnie. I have to say that I am not a true fan of her. My mom died in 2004, 79 years old.
Ginnie Hart: You know how I went back-n-forth about that silly door handle, Astrid. HA! In the end, one side won out. grin

My dad was 78, my mom was 80 and your mom was 79. Nelson, my brother, is already 77 and I am now 74. Are we all going to live longer, I wonder???
Superb Ginnie. I like Callas and Lake Garda too
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. I had no idea there was a connection between Maria Callas and Lake Garda!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 26 Jun 2019, 07:10
Excellent
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
Bel hommage pour ta maman ..
C'etait une grande dame ..elle doit manquer aux amateurs de sa musique .
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. So many great names from the past!
Sterkte vandaag.
En ik heb dezelfde herinneringen aan MC, maar dan mijn oma was er gek op ;-0
Ginnie Hart: Today is much cooler than yesterday, Marjolein, thankfully. But LOL at your crazy g'ma. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jun 2019, 07:41
Thank you for showing up the whole door; it puts the main image into context. I learnt from my own visit to Sirmione that Maria Callas lived in the area.
Ginnie Hart: The door shows how big the image is, Alan, which was important to me. Thanks. I never knew about the fact she had lived in Sirmione, so that was a fun connection on our trip.
A lovely way to mark the day. She was one of the greats
Ginnie Hart: Yes, she was, Bill, and so was Lily Pons. I suppose they're all having a big party as we speak!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jun 2019, 09:05
Your mother. Rough you up well Ginnie. What a great singer Maria Callas was. My mother would be 108, but back n Feb.
Ginnie Hart: We're all telling our age when we talk about how old our parents would be if still living, Chad. I don't expect (or hope!) to live that long. HA!
such a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman... sheer black and white... love it
Ginnie Hart: When an artist can pull this off, and we can recognize who it is, isn't it wonderful, Elaine!
This Callas pose reminded me so much of flamenco dancers.

My maternal great grandfather lived up to 103 in tropical Malaysia! My mother side got good healthy genes, let's hope I inherit some of them smile

Sirmione is one of my favourite. Been there twice smile Have you been to Nice in France before? That's probably my favourite place in Europe. Been there 3 times!! The sea is so blue, the sand is so white, and it's next to a big town!
Ginnie Hart: I can certainly understand why you love Sirmione, LC. It was delightful. But, no, I have never been to Nice. I'll have to take your word for it, though I do know of others who also sing its praises.

To be honest, I'm not sure I want to live that long (to 103) but if I do, I just want to be healthy and happy! smile
Quite a poignant post Ginnie. My Mum would have been 110 in March and my Dad was exactly 51 weeks older than her, he was my Mums only ever boyfriend and I believe he only ever had one other girlfriend. Nice memories.
Ginnie Hart: Nice memories, indeed, Brian. I love that we can tell these stories about our parents. smile
What a fascinating door! Friendship
Ginnie Hart: It was a treasure to find, Ruthie. Thanks.
A striking image of a striking door. Excellent and I am glad you did not clone.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks for your vote of confidence, Mary. smile
Really like this black & white image of her, Ginnie. The simplicity works beautifully here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. I agree about the simplicity.
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 26 Jun 2019, 16:28
beautiful photo and a nice tribute to your Mom Ginnie

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Willy.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jun 2019, 17:06
Your watermark is in the wrong place, otherwise it would have been a likey. (And I am not suggesting to change it).
Ginnie Hart: HA! Please tell me, Louis, where YOU would have put the watermark??? Thanks for the compliment.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2019, 17:35
A lovely picture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry.
"It is not length of life, but depth of life." Remember? But my life so far has been very swallow. Ha ha... Enlighten me, G!
Ginnie Hart: Depth, not length. I'll have to remember that, LC. smile And I assume you mean shallow??? Surely you've reached the depths!!!
nice memorial to your mother Ginnie... isn't is strange how we always remember the music from our childhood....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter, and yes! Those memories come back often these days, it seems!
this is a wonderful shot and i totally agree with your choice to leave the door handle in, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ayush, and thanks for your vote of confidence. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Jun 2019, 03:02
an exceptional capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.

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