Aesthetics, Endeavors, Life

Beyond the Silver Glass

Featured photo credit:Tim Sheerman-Chase on VisualHunt.com / CC BY

Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~Rilke

How I went from what’s in the mirror to who I am on my own terms

Plenty of books will tell you everything you need to know about your best colors, lines, and ways of presenting yourself. Actually, it seems there is way too much (and conflicting) information out there. So what am I telling you that’s new? Continue reading “Beyond the Silver Glass”

Arts, Culture, Endeavors

Prokudin-Gorsky’s Images of Early 20th-Century Russia

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii / Public domain-Russia

The “Russias”

Stretched across two continents, lies that far-flung spread known in the broadest terms as “Russia,” though it has often been pluralized as “the Russias.” Part European, part Asian, the national anthem memorializes this diverse conglomeration of tribes and ethnicities as “the age-old union of fraternal peoples.” Continue reading “Prokudin-Gorsky’s Images of Early 20th-Century Russia”

Arts, Culture

Black-and-White Russians in Living Color

Because of a change in Internet service providers, The Sea Pearl’s publishing schedule was interrupted this past week. So I’m going to do something I never do (“Never? Well, hardly ever.”), which is to publish a link to somebody else’s site. (I rarely refer to private websites, which often disappear, but this one is really special. You have to see it to believe it.)

My other half sometimes shouts with joy when he discovers old Kodachrome photos online. Recently he came across colorized black-and-white photographs taken during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Russia. Continue reading “Black-and-White Russians in Living Color”