Sorry about not posting for a while, it has been very difficult for me to get to computer recently, but in the mean while I have had some time to think of what I should post. I decided to post about a Victorian painter, Sir Edward Landseer. He was well known for his portraits of animals, in fact because of his paintings of the Newfoundland dog, Landseer is the official name for the variety of that breed which he depicted in a painting like this
Saved by Sir Edward Landseer
Besides doing portraits of dogs he also did many of horses. Here is my favorite of his;
The Shrew Tamed or The Beautiful Housekeeper by Sir Edward Landseer
He was frequently commissioned to paint the Royal family and their pets.
Queen Victoria at Osborn House by Sir Edward Landseer
Besides having a obsession with the old things, I also have an obsession with animals, so you can imagine my excitement in finding these paintings.
I'm back from my wandering in our nation's capital! I had a great time, it was so inspiring to see so many young people gathered for a common cause, to stand up for something important, to be a witness and to help others realise that Life must be respected. Here is a video time lapse of the entire March for Life, it took about a hour and 31mins. It is really neat, and you just might get glimpse of yours truly.
Also part of our trip was, of course, visiting the various memorials and other tourist attractions. I think of the all those thing I enjoyed the museums the most, especially the Cyclorama at the Gettysburg museum. My most favorite part of the whole trip (excluding the March, because that was absolutely awe inspiring) I would have say that it was the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine to the Immaculate` Conception. It was the most beautiful church I had ever been in, it was also the largest. We went to the Basilica early so we could get seats, went 4 hours in advance and we still ended up sitting on the floor, so in total we were at the Basilica for 8 hours. I must say that it was worth the wait and that I will always remember it.