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This day in baseball

In a game against the Red Sox on July 22, 1909, Detroit’s Ty Cobb stole three bases in a single inning.  This feat, occurring at Huntington Grounds in Boston, helped give the Tigers a 6-0 victory.


Franklin’s Footpath by Gene Davis

Artist: Gene Davis (1920 – 1985)

Nationality: American

Completion Date: 1972

Style: Colour Field Painting

Genre: Installation



Johni Levene, the wonderful Mah Jongg teacher and player in Los Angeles, found this poem written by Edgar Albert Guest. It’s politically incorrect but oh-so-funny and I must admit my love for anyone who once wrote for my hometown newspaper, the… 297 more words

Mah Jongg

Art of Mixing Cultures

Paris Chinese Painting

Zao Wou-Ki (b. 1921) was trained in traditional Chinese calligraphy painting before emigrating to Paris in the 1950s , where he has been influenced by the painterly abstraction. 16 more words

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The Lea River Walk with Locomotives, a Cathedral, a Mill cum Gin Distillery and Steel Ships.

Guest Post.
London Historians Member, Walter Jahn, writes about our walking tour of the industrial Lea valley, Saturday 19 July.

Who would have thought a walk from Stratford through the industrial area around the river Lea would be enticing to anyone on a hot and sunny Saturday? 462 more words

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Belgian Garniture Set

Yes folks a garniture set!

Garniture is a fancy way of saying ‘a set of decorative accessories, especially vases’.  It’s also an archaic term reaching peak popular use way back… 93 more words

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Barely a bear

Final selection of bizarre, beautiful costumes from the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. The museum’s text:

The Andean “bespectacled” bear, the Jukumari, lives at different ecological levels of the Andean…

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