Insect remains form Grafton artist's body of work
Patty Rux, 47, of Grafton often seeks out the assistance of the "wanted" section of Craigslist for her meticulous craft and art projects at home. She's no stranger to posting to the pages online, often asking Internet searchers, posters and voyeurs for ...
March 30, 2015
Widow Margaret Tyler, 71, is a retired telephonist who has four grown-up ...
Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both in our sixties we are starting to think about finding a new home for ...
April 6, 2015
Trekking Around Titlis: Snowshoeing in Central Switzerland
It's late afternoon, that magical part of the day when the sun gives those last rays everything it's got. The pretty alpine landscape now seems magical, as a pink hued glow is cast upon the snow. Only the soft crunch of snowshoes striking the ground ...
March 23, 2015
Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
Between the bucolic Black Forest High Road and the Murg Valley, it protects thick woodland, glacial lakes, thunderous waterfalls and dark moors. You can even find house-sized cuckoo clocks near the village of Triberg. The region is also a fine-dining ...
March 27, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: a popular holiday destination
The tallest tree in the Black Forest is the silver fir, which can grow to a height of 65 meters. With the golden sunshine dancing on the treetops and the forest dotted with quaint wooden houses surrounded by flowers, the scene is like gazing upon a ...
March 14, 2015
Richard III: An alternative guide to the procession route
Moving swiftly on to Market Bosworth, once home to Samuel Johnson, who endured a short, miserable stint as a teacher at Dixie Grammar (where his life was as "unvaried as the note of a cuckoo" and where he was uncertain "whether it was more ...
March 18, 2015
W+K Made a Giant, Amazing Cuckoo Clock Out of an Oregon Maple for Portland ...
Chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong carved the clock, made from a single Oregon maple, in the national forest just outside Portland. It took three months W+K is now looking for an indoor location in Portland to house the clock through the winter ...
November 25, 2014
After travelling to South Wales for the first leg of my attempted Dodecaudax, I was happy to make my house the start point for the second part. The advantages were: not having to get up at 5 a. m. , having a luggage-free bike, and having pre-ride breakfast in my own kitchen after feeding my own cat. The low sun was a defining feature of the early miles, actually making visibility extremely difficult at times and making me glad of another defining feature: lack of traffic. South-East England has a dense population of cars and they usually make their presence felt if you’re riding around here, but on a Sunday morning they take a while to get started. A great advantage of a ride on home turf is that it’s easier to navigate: I had made cue cards for the route with indications of junctions and road numbers, but the first twenty kilometres as well as the last twenty-five were so familiar that no... So I rode on non-stop out along the A21, turning South at Knockholt and running down through Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, reaching Tunbridge Wells just as the Sunday morning traffic started to get into its stride.
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a 2013 French rock opera (or perhaps I should say a techno-pop opera) being closely based on the album by the French rock band Dionysos, and its accompanying graphic novel Jack et la Mécanique du Cœur (Jack and... The music of the film was entirely composed by Dionysos, who also worked closely with the production crew. Although they are French, they often write and perform in English, so we can be confident that the music is faithful to the original concept. The original graphic novel consciously emulated Tim Burton’s work, particularly The Corpse Bride. The blend of music and imagery grabs the viewer within the first few frames. We’ve all seen snowscapes, even snowscapes with cardinals. That cardinal flying across the scene is as heart-stopping as Darth Vader’s warship pursuing Princess Leia’s little shuttle. And while we are still reeling from the shock, the first music track starts, singing, “I was born on the coldest ever day. Jack was not just born on that coldest ever day. But the midwife (and his foster mother) would not let him go. She dragged him back into the world of the living, by installing a cuckoo clock where his heart used to be. Then, having brought him back to.
But inside one house a little boy and his mother sat. the tallow candle was lit, and the mother suspected there was a wood shaving in the candle – the tallow was crinkled and curled – and she thought this meant that the boy would soon die, for the wood shaving pointed towards him. The little boy didn’t see the wood shaving in the candle, nor did he think anything much about the comet the first time in his life it shone brightly up in the sky. in it there was whisked soapy water, and down into it he dipped the bowl of a small clay pipe, then placed the stem to his lips and blew soap bubbles, large and small. Most of those who said that were also dead and gone when it returned, but the little boy, who had the wood shaving in the candle and the mother who believed ‘He will die soon. And the schoolmaster had just told them about William Tell, who had to shoot an apple off his son’s head, but who, before he let loose the arrow, hid a second one next to his chest, so as to dispatch it into the breast of the evil Gessler. This had taken place in Switzerland, but many years earlier the same happened in Denmark with Palnatoke. he also had to shoot an apple off his son’s head and, like Tell, he hid an arrow on him to be able to take revenge. and more than a thousand years earlier, the same story had taken place in Egypt and had been written down. things return just like comets do – they shoot off, are gone and later return.
Meet Britain's most obsessive collectors
Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both in our sixties we are starting to think about finding a new home for the ...
April 6, 2015