There is some decay + elegance, simultaneously, in these 2 remaining photos from my stream of conscientiousness images post the other day.
as I said at the end of opla-ing around, "the opla plaza lounge is a dreamy place where things converge - chaos and silence coexist."
and i am a huge fan of paradox.
I think contrasts like elegance and decay go together just fine, as indicated in this rather personal phone photo of my bedroom. yes there are the great windows and exposed, semi-painted brick. Shininess of reflections - like the top of the table and all the window light - make for some elegance. Then there are silver candle sticks (note they are tarnished) and antique ceramic lions on top of the mantle bed. I like the room i sleep in and i like this picture of it.
Then there is Grey Gardens, little Edie and her mother, big Edie. The recent film with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange i have not seen yet. it's in our queue, and coming up. but here is this actual shot of Edie in front of her house. Spooky, confidant, elegant and crazy as a bedbug - as Maureen reminded us. Also, Maureen and I have a friend who used this photo as his id picture in facebook. Captivating, fascinating.