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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

Are you a culture vulture?



  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 47 ✭✭
    I like art too much especially reading novels ,poem and photography ,,i have written a novel I :) am going to publish it as soon as I can ...I just finished writing yesterday
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭✭
    Very good @Hayden, What have you written about? What language have you written the novel in?
  • SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    I do oil paintings pencil sketches and pastel drawings it's my hobby and I like paintings and sculptures.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭✭
    @Saira , I like sketching by pen, pencil, and sometimes markers. I'm not good at using pastels, so I prefer painting by pencils.
    By the way, Are you an amateur artist?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    I like pencil sketching and once I have taken admission in an institute but I couldn't continue it for long. But I have made some good sketches and hopefully I will share them soon here. :)
  • nelnel Posts: 1,125 Inactive
    Really @Hayden ? Do you write a book? can you tell us what is your book about?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    Electronic publishing seems to be becoming all the rage nowadays. Download or print one copy at a time, it saves storage space and keeping stocks of books that may not get bought.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    It's happened again. Sorry - this was supposed to be a comment on electronic vs paper books.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    Back to being a culture vulture, I was told about a traditional theatrical 'cross-talk' (Chinglish term?). It sounds like a double-act of comedians exchanging funny comments.
  • SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    Aryarchi Yes I am amateur artist,I mostly make portraits and landscape.This my hobby
  • SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    Hi Hayden,nice to meet you by the way what's your Novel's title?
  • Tenin_ToloresTenin_Tolores Posts: 1
    Yolo all
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭✭
    @Saira , Nice
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    @Tenin_Tolores Welcome to the forum and what is "Yolo"?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    There are lots of cultural festivals on all the time in Nice. The problem is finding the time to participate in all of them.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge is Nice is a city or a town? Why is it famous?
  • nour360nour360 Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Arabic calligraphy, what @Bubbly called Islamic, is the best for me, but i love also the Japanese calligraphy very known in mangas and video games
  • nievesnieves Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Wow calligraphy! I love arts and like to paint with acrylic, but calligraphy would be out of my league! :/
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    I love art and I often go to visit museums. My wife works for a magazine of art and this makes it more simple and charming. As soon as possible we go to visit considering that we live to Florence one of the most important cities of art.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice is France's fifth largest city @Bubbly (though it's not very big as cities in France tend to be quite small). It's in the south of France beside the Mediterranean, with probably the nicest climate in the country. So it's very popular with tourists, especially Brits who have been coming since the 19th century in winter to escape the cold weather in Britain.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    @mheredge so it means it has moderate climate through out a year.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    @nour360 by the end of next year, I will go for Islamic calligraphy as it is in my bucket list now. :)
  • jsimancasfjsimancasf Posts: 87 ✭✭
    edited December 2015
    @mheredge I agree with you.

    I feel fascinated for oriental culture, it is awesome. I like dresses of women, I love how they look with them. :)


    I feel a fascination for oriental culture, it is awesome. I love the way women there dress, I love how they look in traditional costume.
    Post edited by Teach on
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    I hope to visit a few museums when I go on my travels in the next couple of months. They usually give a nice little snapshot of local culture.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    Saturday I'm going to visit museum "Museo Opera del Duomo" in P.za S.M.del Fiore. At Florence is maybe one of the most important, it includes the visit of Duomo, Battistero and Campanile di Giotto. If you will come to Florence don't forget to visit it.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    > @aryarchi said:
    > Are you interested in arts? If so, how much are you interested in it and whats your favorite context?

    i like art.. i like music.. Hard Rock, Metal and House :)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,127 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zico_1 What kind of art do you like?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,873 ✭✭✭✭
    My friend want to see the water puppets in Ho Chi Minh. I can't wait.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Artificial Art
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    Today during the work day I went to Porta Romana and done a photo at the statue in the middle of the roundabout. It was made by Pistoletto and its name is Dietro-Front, it remembers the link between past and future. Two women, one in vertical the other in horizontal above. One watches the city(Renaissance past) the other watches out(the Future)
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