It is difficult to comprehend living in Casa Milà, the famous Antoni Gaudí designed apartment building as several families do to this today. There may not be a straight line nor 90 degree angle in the entire seven story complex. Gaudi is where we get the term gaudy, but I do not think that term fits this great innovative architect. Continue reading →
Just finished a tour of Sea World with my niece who works there part time. I was surprised at the $92 entry fee per adult. Adding in Disney World, and Epcot, a Florida vacation could cost several thousand dollars for the family of four flying in from the cold. It is clearly directed to family fun and entertainment for the kids, kind of like a giant water circus….. Sea World also does many injured animal rescues each year. From my point of view, it was hard to imagine not just the initial expense of building the very special water facilities, but the ongoing maintenance and upkeep required.
I was retired for only a couple of weeks, when I saw an interesting statement on a lady’s hand bag while riding the CTA in Chicago. After memorizing as much of the saying as possible, a search of the Internet informed me it was an excerpt from a novel written by Paul Bowles, “The Sheltering Sky.”