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“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”
— Keats

How ‘Impression, Sunrise’ by Claude Monet Sparked Impressionism Having left such an important legacy, you may be wondering what could have set such a monumental movement in motion. Unlike most genres, which develop over time, Impressionism is believed to have to started in the 1870s with a single work: Impression, Sunrise, a light and airy landscape painting by none other than Claude Monet.


The Washington Monument Is Transforming Into a Full-Scale Saturn V Rocket for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Grace Kelly on her wedding day.

The Quest to Revive the Bay Area’s Fabled Doggie Diners FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS, NOTHING in the San Francisco Bay Area meant “lunchtime” like the grinning, hulking, 10-foot-tall canine faces that urged passersby to pull over and grab a bite. These were the mascots for the Doggie Diner, a locally iconic chain that boasted more than 20 locations between 1948 and 1986. Today, not a single Doggie Diner remains open, and only one of the giant heads remains in place: on San Francisco’s Sloat Boulevard, near the city’s zoo. San Francisco declared the head a historic landmark in 2005.

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  • azlibertarian November 30, 2022, 11:06 AM

    Grace Kelly’s wedding-day beauty is what every groom sees as his bride walks down the aisle.

    • Anonymous November 30, 2022, 5:00 PM

      Always found her attractive but not interesting looking- inexpressive. Needs a flaw or two.

  • Ren Hoek November 30, 2022, 1:51 PM

    A doggie diner for me to poop on.
    Beauty is a construct of the white male patriarchy and the new Miss New Hampshire is extra most bestest bootyfull.
    Almost time to string the dingleberry garland!

  • John A. Fleming November 30, 2022, 11:06 PM

    “Do not forsake me, oh my darling
    On this our wedding day
    Do not forsake me, oh my darling
    Wait, wait along …”

    • bob sykes December 2, 2022, 1:15 PM

      Perfect. But it didn’t end well.

  • Dirk December 1, 2022, 7:37 AM

    Meeting in High School, reconnecting ten years later, falling in love, making her my wife, has been THE High lite of my life. 40 years.

    She is simply everything to me.

  • Wesley Franklin December 3, 2022, 8:59 PM

    A new discovery…historical, quirky, beautiful, eclectic. Very nice.