Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

One Expensive, And As Such Possible Rare, Buddha Statue For Sale — And That Puzzles Me.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access their Website.

I know these folks and they are very nice people. We visit their magical gallery & garden, in Northeast Harbor, Maine — i.e., ‘Acadia‘ — at least once a year. We have even chatted about Buddha statues.

I am in no way trying to cast aspersions but when I saw this it got me slightly puzzled and concerned.

Shouldn’t this be in a museum? In the scheme of things it is not that old, but, it is old enough and no doubt also rare.

I would hate to see it end up in someone’s house as a decoration or worse still as a garden decoration. Heaven forbid it ending up in some corner of a Chinese restaurant.

My point is very simple. This appears to be a statue that warrants some high level attention and care.

I am going to see if I can get a Buddhist temple to show some interest in it. That is all.

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by Anura Guruge

I Had Not Heard Of Northern Ireland Car Bomb, On Saturday — And That Rattles Me On Two Fronts.

by Anura Guruge

From CNN. Click for more.

I am a confirmed news junkie. I wake up to news on the TV, watch the news few times a day, and, moreover, read the U.K. “Daily Mail“, online, multiple times a day.

Did not see or hear about this car bombing in Northern Ireland until just a few minutes ago — and that when watching Theresa May talking about the latest Brexit possibilities.

This upsets me on two fronts.

How could I, of all people, given the amount of news I consume have missed this? Wow. Scary.

I lived through the IRA car bombings. All of it. I missed a few narrowly — including the Harrods‘ bombing. So, U.K. car bombs are not an abstract concept to I. I would hate to see ‘it’ come back. That would be bad. Very bad.

So, I am not a happy camper. I do NOT want this to MY Britain. We deserve better.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 21, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

January snow storm New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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January 20, 2019, Blood Red Lunar Eclipse Over Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge

Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.

I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.

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by Anura Guruge

2019 “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” Google Doodle — One Of The Best.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and admire.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

For those abroad who didn’t get to see this.

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Use link above to access original @ Google.

The evolution of the “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” Google Doodle.

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by Anura Guruge