Thursday, October 30, 2014
The tree butchers removed several of our large rhodo bushes this summer, because some crybaby said they were blocking the light from the ground floor windows. Fortunately, these are growing back from the roots, and doing nicely. They're already three or four feet tall.
In all the years I've been here, I've never before thought to photograph this feature wall in our lobby, and it's quite nice. Egyptians would like it. Maybe the Mesopotamians, too. Did I mention? It's about 20 feet high. This is only a small part of it. It's b-i-g.
Anitra's Dance has long been a favorite of mine. In the 1948 movie starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, "A Song Is Born", there's a sequence where the music professors are talking about different kinds of music, and a couple of 'window washers' enter the scene, to ask some questions. During this, one of them sits down at the piano to demonstrate Boogie Woogie, and does an excellent improvisation of Anitra's Dance as its theme. I wish I could still find that sequence, but it seems to be missing from the parts of the movie still on YouTube. Too bad - it was one of the highlights of the movie for me. You really haven't heard Anitra's Dance until you hear it done Boogie Woogie style.....
Some people just don't know when to quit. Without a serial number or other positive identification to link this piece of metal to Amelia's Lockheed Electra there's no way to associate it to any specific aircraft. It might be a scrap of metal from one of the many Lockheed Lightnings operating in that region during World War Two, or any number of other aircraft for that matter.