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photoblog image Viquarium: Her Days Of Glory All But Gone...

Viquarium: Her Days Of Glory All But Gone...

...and yours?

Viquarium: Her Days Of Glory All But Gone...

...and yours?

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Dec 2009, 00:57
Nope!

I am still in the midst of mine!

...and you?
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: I am still in the midst of mine!
VZ: I know you are, Ray. And I think I know where all your glory comes from. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 11 Dec 2009, 01:37
hmm mine??? are just starting... wink
...and yours?

(somebody needs to clean the windows though...hahaha)
vz-nostalgia: :
K.A.: hmm mine??? are just starting...
VZ: I believe you caught a second wind, Ms. K.A. smile
K.A.: somebody needs to clean the windows though...
VZ: Would you like to volunteer, Ms. K.A.? smile
Simple question, difficult answer.
Who decides this? I can't.
vz-nostalgia: Sooner or later you have to make a decision, Armando. Better sooner than later, otherwise, as Pink Floyd put it, "the dream is gone". smile
The wonder of chance. best...jerry
vz-nostalgia: If only we could calculate to what degree a wonder of chance defines our destiny, Jerry.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 11 Dec 2009, 04:34
Sitting on the edge of a world of dust and grey, the gentle slope of her petals shines still...
Her days of glory are counted not only by beauty, fading as it may be, but by a measure in her heart. Days of Glory end with the end of days.
vz-nostalgia: Would you agree that there are times, when the days of glory do not end with the end of days, Ms. Suzanne, even though the petals long lost their shine, or even though there are no petals as such. smile We still enjoy J.S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations", don't we? Including the ones in the unsurpassed Glenn Gould's interpretation. Despite the fact that both are gone a few centuries apart. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Dec 2009, 05:15
First of all this is an excellent picture. The cleaning lady earned a big tip by providing this opportunity smile Title fits picture, or maybe the other way round. The fits is there.

I will make it a likey.

Are my glory days over? Not yet, as evidenced every morning when I wake up tongue
vz-nostalgia: :
Louis: First of all this is an excellent picture.
VZ: Hahaha. Finally, someone noticed the picture. smile
Louis: The cleaning lady earned a big tip by providing this opportunity.
VZ: I'm afraid this place doesn't even know what a cleaning lady is, Louis. smile I guess, I saved big time on a tip. smile
Louis: Title fits picture...
VZ: smile Every title is custom taylored, Louis, that's why it fits. smile
Louis: ...as evidenced every morning when I wake up.
VZ: Ray once introduced me to the concept of "morning glory". smile I had no idea. smile
Never know when those days begin, never know when they end. I hope one day I see more happy shots in here. This is just a corner of nostalgia, but what's in the rest?
vz-nostalgia: :
Delia: Never know when those days begin, never know when they end.
VZ: Blessed are those who don't know, for their will be the discovery of the kingdom of knowledge. smile
Delia: I hope one day I see more happy shots in here.
VZ: For that you have to take a deep breath, Ms. Delia, and dive into the depth of teh archive of Nostalgia. I'm sure you'll find something, if you are a good diver. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Dec 2009, 07:24
Didn't quite expect Louis comment but l hartly concur smile
vz-nostalgia: Louis is a well of wisdom, isn't he? smile
dramatic shot
vz-nostalgia: In what exactly do you see the drama, Ms. Chantal?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Dec 2009, 09:50
Well I'm hoping mine are still to come! Your flower still has remnants of her former glory evident in her decline.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: :
Ingrid: Well I'm hoping mine are still to come!
VZ: I have little doubt in that, Ms. Ingrid. You are a ferocious fighter. smile
Ingrid: Your flower still has remnants of her former glory evident in her decline.
VZ: Apparently, the spider was a vegetarian, if it preferred catching flowers in its net in leu of insects. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2009, 09:54
All ambition spent: all hopes dashed...
vz-nostalgia: Oh common, Chris. You still have your bench, your hammer and your saw. So many folks don't own even that much. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Dec 2009, 12:28
Oh, I know such cellar window scenery in reality- looking rather creepy, nasty, and very dirty (k.a. gave the right housewife advice) - but as artistic photograph it looks a bit enchanted and mysterious, and your words might add a touch of melancholy to this place! The transparence and whiteness of the 'flower' on the right side may enhance this feeling! No "days of glory", but my time of hard, good work has gone, now I enjoy my situation and my new freedom, but there are still some hopes...!
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: ...now I enjoy my situation and my new freedom, but there are still some hopes...!
VZ: smile How would you call these days of new freedom and some hope, Philine? smile
  • John
  • Atlanta
  • 11 Dec 2009, 14:53
true glory comes later for those who believe...but we can look through the window to the other side any time
vz-nostalgia: the other side of the window could be all but illusion, John, and running toward it at times brings tragic results, as my previous photograph with a cardinal proves. smile Looks like this little butterfly didn't make it to the "other side" either. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 11 Dec 2009, 15:31
Now is that a flower, butterfly or moth since you have all those in your house anyway? smile

I think the question is whether "it" was trying to come in or go out? Maybe we can then determine if its days are about to begin or coming to an end...to be trapped and end in "this old house" or busting its way out for fresh air and freedom.... smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Ti: Now is that a flower, butterfly or moth...
VZ: Why would I start the title of the photograph with "Viquarium", if this was a flower, Ti? You are kind of slow today, get more sleep, man. smile
Ti: ...the question is whether "it" was trying to come in or go out?
VZ: Have you ever seen a butterfly that was throwing herself on teh window glass, damaging her wings trying to get in? smile Usually, it's the other way around. You are really slow today. You definitely need more sleep, my friend. smile
superb image Victor, as for the question the more i search and look for answers the more i realize the glory is in our mind waiting to be realized the battle to free it is another matter,poverty,wars,stress,death and destruction,swine flu lmao,crises,debt,the fear of terrorism lmao,osama bin laden,iran,north korea,global warming lol,violence,knifing's,shootings,murder,oh i could go on all night,hour after hour rammed into our minds trying to stop us reaching our glory,i will keep searching Victor and if i have any luck you will be the first to knowgrin
vz-nostalgia: can't wait for good news from you, Tim. smile
The world works like a pendulum, goes from dark to light, from ying to yang, always tries to keep things in balance. It's just a matter of time. smile
My time will come ... but in the mean time I'll just marvel at the glorious imagery that can be seen in something so ordinary.

richard
vz-nostalgia: :
Richard: My time will come ...
VZ: Still waiting? You better hurry, Richard. smile
Very beautiful shot!
vz-nostalgia: I'm afraid the dead butterfly might have a different opinion, Reflecteur. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2009, 07:34
Louis: Title fits picture...
VZ: Every title is custom taylored, Louis, that's why it fits.
Louis: A survey of shutterchance would leave you surprised grin But this one does succeed in creating a worthwhile blog or viquarium smile Worth it to spend some time with the picture.

VZ: Ray once introduced me to the concept of "morning glory". I had no idea.
Louis: You had no idea what the english name for the event was? Well, one doesn't know everything at once smile
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I was talking about Nostalgia titles, Louis. Each one of them is custom taylored. smile
Regarding "morning glory", I'm still wandering in the dark corners of the English language, Louis. smile Who knows, I might never get out. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2009, 19:02
VZ, I would like to call you Socates because you often try to get to the bottom of every sentence, to challenge us to think deeperly about what we said- now I don't find the right English words to explain to you the advantages and possibilities of this third-life phase-retirement- situation after the time of obsessive work/profession- only one thought: they are days of (self-)discovering, in every person there are so many abilities and talents, only a part of them can be developed in the course of life, now there is the chance to spread out yourself- but how long and in which extent?
(Did you hear anything of Kathryn- where and how may she be?)
vz-nostalgia: hahaha... oh, Ms. Philine... Socrates... He was short, fat and bold and ended up his life being hated by everybody in Athens. smile I think the only similarity between us is, we both are/were gadflies. He was a gadfly of Athens, I am a gadfly of shutterchance. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 12 Dec 2009, 19:21
Now you're totally screwed up! You ever seen butterfly and "vish" living in the same "Viquarium"? Butterflies and plants co-exist in the same environment, unless you have different set up in Siberia. smile

Now that we've gotten the definition straighten out you see how and why your old house has become an "green house" for both butterfly and flower living comfortablly together? Until they start crying for fresh air and sun light that this old fart has cruelly denied their exit by locking the only exit and sending his army of eight-legged soliders guarding it and setting up those traps.... smile

When's the last time you read the code book, Viktor? You need to have panic hardware installed! smile
vz-nostalgia: I see in addition to everything you had bad grades on zoology, Ti. smile There is a big difference between a moth and a butterfly. A moth is a night creature, which always want to break in through a window glass toward the light. No decent butterfly would try to get into an unknown people's house, especially at night. smile
Regarding the "flower". Flip through all Viquariums in the Nostagia archive. If you fail to see a common thread, a logic in all those photographs, you are beyond help, my friend. smile
  • pict
  • France
  • 12 Dec 2009, 20:28
yes "the time is gone, the song is over"...
always very fine and stunning pictures over here !
smile
vz-nostalgia: smile Good to see a fellow Pink Floyd fan on Nostalgia, pict.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Dec 2009, 12:44
"VZ: Have you ever seen a butterfly that was trowing herself on teh window glass, damaging her wings trying to get in?" See:http://blackdog.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Fatal_Attraction_/

" And so even the beautiful must die..." (Schiller/Brahms, Nänie)
vz-nostalgia: I remember Mike's shot, Ms. Philine. I don't know what you are trying to say by showing this, as the butterfly on Mike's picture tries to get OUT. smile
When the glory has gone are we still left with hope?
vz-nostalgia: Oh, you got me here, Ian. smile You went philosophical on me. smile I'd say, it depends on what we hoped for. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 17:06
très belle composition, beau noir et blanc.
vz-nostalgia: smile Nostalgia is a praise free zone, Ms. Marie. smile
smile Nostalgia est une zone de libres louanges, Mme Marie. smile
  • k@
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 17:20
Glory is such a waste of Time, i prefer little yummy moments of Present and this one is very nice
vz-nostalgia: Ooops. I had no idea you would take it so literally, Ms. K@. True glory is a destiny of so very few of us. smile
I used the "days of glory" here as a phrase that captures a supposedly better time in the past, or the point where somebody's life peaked. smile
I like it very much!
vz-nostalgia: Let me congratulate you on having such good taste, Kavita. smile
Not mine ! smile I hope ! smile)))
Hi Viktor. Just let me wish you a very lovely and merry Christmas for you, and all of yours.
A very powerful mono and still-life photograph. And no, this one has... a second chance and life. Another age of beauty, for me.
vz-nostalgia: smile You are definitely an optimist, Ms Florence. smile
Hope you have great holidays as well.
love this one.
vz-nostalgia: me too. smile
  • sara
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2010, 05:09
Thanks for your comment and congratulation for your very original and quality blog. I specialy like this one, what we call vanity in french.
vz-nostalgia: smile Ah, I'd love to know more about vanity in French, Ms. Sara. smile
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