Wacky Wednesday – Vienna

Today’s wackiness comes from Vienna, Austria.

Golden Cabbage?

This is the Secession Building in Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria. This is wacky enough that the locals call the roof’s gilded leaves the golden cabbage. This art nouveau landmark was designed by painter Gustav Klimt and friends in 1897 as an act of protest against the artistic establishment.

What is really wacky about this photo however, is that it wasn’t until I returned home and sorted my photos that I realize there is a banner hanging at the entrance depicting a long haired, naked man! Or woman? Not sure either way – if you know or have an opinion, leave a comment.

I have also recently learned that this building is depicted on the 50 cent Euro which I have a couple left from my trip. I was too busy spending them to take time to look at them.

50 Euro cent Austria

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Musical Monday

With Christmas over and the holiday music behind us, I still wanted to have something whimsical. For today’s choice, I give you an incredible reminder of childhood past. It’s from Owl City and is called Fireflies. I love the video of all the old toys and I also had it as my ring tone for awhile until I got a new phone. Be sure to watch all the toys.

What is your favorite toy in the video? Did you have one as a kid? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Happy New Year!!!

With all the holidays, family visits, and my daughter moving from her apartment, I didn’t have time to do either a Musical Monday or a Wacky Wednesday. But to celebrate and embrace the freezing temperatures we’ve been having here and all over, here is a combo music/wacky for you:

I heard this on Air1 radio and thought it was cute and had a catchy tune (sorry if it is in your head now for the rest of the day). It’s apparently from a children’s movie from the 80s, but it wasn’t one I saw so I can’t recommend it one way or the other. There is also a corresponding Heat Miser which I haven’t bothered to look up yet – maybe in August.

Everyone have a happy, blessed, joyous, wonderful and prosperous New Year! Oh, and if anyone made New Year’s resolutions, let me know below in the comments. ~Misty

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Blessings this Christmas Eve

Here is a beautiful rendition of the classic O Holy Night as performed by Celtic Women. Take this time to slow down and think about the blessings of this holy night when Christ was born for the salvation of all who ask and accept His promises.

 

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Wacky Wednesday – Munich

I saw this statue in a park near the art museum in Munich, Germany. I don’t know what it is or what it represents or who the artist even, but I do believe it more than qualifies to be a part of Wacky Wednesdays.

Wow. Words fail me.

Look closely and you can see that someone has attempted to improve it by placing a garden gnome on it.

If can tell me something about this statue, please leave a comment below. Thanks!

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Total lunar eclipse

I am hoping to see the eclipse tonight, but skies here are cloudy and rain is a possibility. No matter; I will do my best to get outside tonight and try to take pictures.

From time of old total eclipses of either the moon or sun have been seen as having magical, mystical, religious or political connotations. Tonight’s eclipse has the double fascination of falling on the Winter Solstice, which itself holds many mysteries to some people. That they are happening the same night this year has people speculating its significance; but I can tell you that from a scientific standpoint, it is purely coincidental.

Whether you view these events as meaningful beyond what is seen or you just like to view the night sky and see all the wonders God has place there, a total lunar eclipse is a sight to behold. I’m looking forward to it; after all, I can sleep tomorrow night.

I’ll update on what will be very early tomorrow morning. If you get a chance to see it, leave a comment and let me know what you thought. ~Misty

UPDATE:  It was too cloudy to see, at least that’s what I decided at 11:00 pm when I was falling asleep. I’ll leave this post up here just to see, however, if anyone comments on their viewing experience. Have a good Tuesday and look forward to a Wacky Wednesday tomorrow. ~Misty

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Music on Monday

It seems that Christmas music is everywhere – from the radios in our cars as we drive to and from work to the speakers in the mall as we buy last minute gifts. There are traditional songs like Bing Crosby’s White Christmas or It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas. There are religious carols that focus on the birth of Jesus. There are fun songs like Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer or The Pretty Little Dolly. The songs run the spectrum from worshipful to irreverent.

This week’s music is something I found a while back featuring two artists I enjoy and I hope you enjoy this also, as we finish up this last week before Christmas. Take a deep breath, relax, forget about all the last minutes things still waiting to be done, and listen to this beautiful music and it’s beautiful message.

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