⦿the Art Deco Paramount Theater ~ Oakland, California

  

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Oakland’s Paramount Theater is one of the finest remaining examples of  Art Deco design
in the United States. Completed in 1931, after its initial brief blaze of  movie palace glory in
the 30’s, this remarkable auditorium suffered  three decades of neglect and decline until 
its rescue by the Oakland Symphony and Ballet, the City of Oakland and private donors.
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 A painstaking and authentic restoration was completed in 1973,  and in 1977 it was declared
a National Historic Landmark. 
The theater hosts a year-round schedule of events and concerts.   Website 
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         the Ladies Lounge   ⇑   ⇓

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There are 2 other Art Deco theaters in Oakland ::
……….                    …..         ….    the  Fox     &     the  Grand  Lake  

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 I saw Easy Rider here  on its opening day

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 photo credits : French photographer  Franck Bohot
http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/05/14/lets-sneak-into-californias-most-beautiful-art-deco-cinemas/

⦿ It’s More Cat GIFS


the bitch-slap with a backhand enhancement                           ….  
‘When I slap you, you’ll take it and like it.’ 
[Sam Spade]


……. a goofy kitty

    
   ..  naughty kitten     …………………       ………………..                       ……… .    boop

    
………………………………………………………………………………        …… .. .  what’s in the box. . .


………… the shell game

    
…….  the cat who thinks she’s a dog


 

⦿ The Ancient Lights Windows

  The ‘Ancient  Lights’ Windows of England
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An intriguing phrase. . .
On many old brick buildings  around London are signs saying   ‘Ancient Lights‘  marked  beneath
individual windows. The phenomenon is not unique to London. The signs can be found in Dorset,
in Kent and  in many places across England.  What are they?

‘Ancient Lights’ or the ‘Right to light’ is an English property law that gives house owners the right to
receive natural light from and through a window  if that particular window has been receiving light
uninterrupted for  20 years.

Once a person gains the right to ancient lights, an owner of the adjoining land cannot obscure them,
such as by erecting a building, raising a wall or planting trees.

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 http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/12/the-ancient-lights-of-england.html
http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/12/12/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-ccxix/

⦿ An Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village

Nature always gets her way.  This is a series of photographs taken by  Tang Yuhong  of 
an overgrown abandoned fishing village in China,  on Goqui Island in the Shengsi Islands,
near the mouth of the Yangtze River. The vegetation appears to be kudzu, native to China.

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Goqui Abandoned Fishing Village

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via http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/06/15/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-cxxxi/