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Sunday: 3 of 6

Jacques Henri Lartigue was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and Parisian fashion female models. Continue reading

Sunday: 4 of 6

Apparently, this is Firth of Forth, Scotland. Sadly, Scotland is one of the few places I have never visited so I cannot offer confirmation. Perhaps others can. Nevertheless, the picture is quite beautiful. Sadly, could not discover the identity of the photographer.

Sunday: 3 of 6

Sunday: 4 of 6

Elena Glazunova.

Wednesday: 3 of 6

A sensuously clean Monica Bellucci.

In the documentary movie The Big Question, about the film The Passion of the Christ, she stated: “I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there’s something I believe in, it’s a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings.”
In September 2012 at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the Iranian movie Rhino Season, Bellucci stated that she can speak four languages: Italian, French, English and Farsi. (Read more)

Does Speaking a Foreign Language Change Your Personality? This amusing blog article answered that question and I did chuckle in Italian, scowled in German and shrugged in French. My other languages were sleeping at the time.

Friday: 3 of 6

Barbara Palvin

Barbara is a Hungarian fashion model and actress. In Hungarian, (for those who haven’t grappled with that complex language), her name is Palvin Barbara. Like Finnish and Estonian, Hungarian belongs to the Uralic language family, with its closest relatives being Mansi and Khanty. It is one of the few languages of Europe that are not part of the Indo-European family.

Anyway, Palvin was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006 at the age of 13. (Read more)

Slow Sunday: 3 of 6

Eva, 1970 – Irina Ionesco

Irina Ionesco was the daughter of Romanian immigrants. She spent her childhood years in Constan?a, Romania before she moved to Paris. She travelled and painted for several years before discovering photography. Her work is described as erotic.

In 1974 she exhibited some of her work at the Nikon Gallery in Paris and attracted lots of attention. She was soon published in numerous magazines, books, and featured at galleries across the globe.

Irina Ionesco is perhaps most famous for her photographs showcasing her young daughter, Eva. (Read more)