Alex Roque

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Wandering Wednesday – Fountains Around the World

Fountains are one of those things that you can almost always expect to see in some form when travelling. When I was looking through pictures recently, I discovered that I had quite a few myself. So, here is a collection of some of my favorite pictures of fountains, old and new, from my travels so far.

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Starting from the top left:

  1. Venice, Italy
  2. Amalfi, Greece
  3. Corfu, Greece
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Maui, Hawaii
  6. Berlin, Germany
  7. Rome, Italy [Trevi Fountain]
  8. Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. Versailles, France [Castle Versailles]
  10. Las Vegas, Nevada
  11. Berlin, Germany
  12. Santa Ana, California [at Bower's Museum]

 

I hope that order made sense. D; I was also surprised that I didn’t have pictures of any fountains from Korea. I’m not sure if I didn’t see any, or if I didn’t get any pictures? Guess I have to go back to find out! ;)

 

 

 


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September is over, I’m still alive.

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AMG I SAW COHEED AND CAMBRIA AGAIN *swoon* also Monet paintings.

I haven’t updated in 2 months on this front, and I feel that’s okay. I’m in a better place mentally, I think, to get back into the groove of being here. Sometimes you have to just step away for a moment.

  1. More writing. I got another 3 chapters edited during this time, and this week I am getting back into the second job aspect of all this. But I’m not dreading it; I’ve missed my boys. ;)
  2. More pictures. MANY PICTURES. Too many of Korben, mostly. I have been posting more on my Instagram, feel free to follow me there at the link in the sidebar. \o\
  3. More reading. I read a friend’s book in August [that was amazing], so I didn’t get through my actual August book, and I am behind on my September one. But I am still only down 1 book for my total goal of 12 this year, and I think I can make it up. The next book I will be reading is The Truth by Terry Pratchett.
  4. More German. 
  5. More trips. In the last two months, I’ve gone to San Francisco for a convention, Seattle for a convention, and LA for a concert. There wasn’t a weekend where I was out running around, and while it was so much fun, I am definitely exhausted. I was also working out twice a day every day, and I think I just hit a wall of STOP EVERYTHING.

SO, that was a crazy whirlwind of two months. Hope you guys have all been well!


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Wandering Wednesday – Fantasy Bust at LACMA

So for the first time ever, even though I am a born and raised Southern Californian, I had never been to LACMA until a few weekends ago.

I generally don’t pay much attention to statues/busts/etc, not for any particular reason except that I just don’t often find one that pulls my eye, but something about this one in particular caught my attention and I just looked at her for minutes and minutes, staring at the intricate detailing.

So this is Fantasy Bust by Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse, using Terracotta. Maybe it was because it was in a different medium than stone I was interested? Proof again also that you don’t always need to travel far to find something new and exciting to experience!

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Wandering Wednesday – Gargoyle?

I’m completely exhausted from working out twice a day and waking up early to do so, because I am unable to go to sleep at a decent time to compensate. Just so you have an idea of where I am mentally.

I discovered some pictures I took at Knott’s Berry Farm once, when I was apparently trying to be fancy with the camera because that’s what you do there. I guess. XD To be fair, I can only go on so many rides there

SO here is a picture of a gargoyle in a fountain, I think he was spitting out water? Why does Knott’s have gargoyles in the fountain in the summer, anyway? I’m confused.

That’s my mental capacity for today, folks. See you next week!

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