Last Saturday I visited the Herb Ritts: LA Style
 photo exhibit at the Getty Center.

Herb Ritts (American, 1952 – 2002) Cindy Crawford, Malibu,1993 
The exhibit included vintage prints, magazine covers, commercials and music videos by Herb Ritts, many on display for the first time. His black and white images of Hollywood celebrities, athletes and models have been an inspiration to photographers around the world.
He revolutionized fashion photography. He died in 2002 at the age of 50.

Herb RItts
Herb Ritts (American, 1952 – 2002) Tatjana, Veiled Head, Joshua Tree, 1988

Herb Ritts (American, 1952 – 2002) American Olympic diver Greg Louganis, Hollywood 1985

Herb Ritts (American, 1952 – 2002) Versace, Veiled Dress, El Mirage, 1990

Herb Ritts (American, 1952 - 2002) "Djimon with Octopus", Hollywood, 1989

 Whether you’re a local or a visitor… If you’re in Los Angeles…you need to slip away for a few hours…  to see this exhibit. Be sure to stop by before the end of August to get your Ritts fix.

photo CREDITS:
photoblog.msnbc.msn.com, mgptravelblog.com, mambomag-en.blogspot.com


The clouds on the way

I don't know what it's like where you are but, up here, I feel like close to heaven.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and thank you, 
THANK YOU for stopping by!



Song of today

It's very nice to go trav'lin'
To Paris, London, and Rome

It's oh, so nice to go trav'lin'

But it's so much nicer,
Yes, it's so much nicer to come home

Frank Sinatra

I'm back from Washington D.C., and I had a good time!

I walked thousands of steps, and saw Lincoln Memorial…Sadly…I didn’t see the cherry blossoms, too late.

Yes I visited Ethiopian restaurants….

 Good food and a lot of teff enjera… Some of them could benefit from my interior design work.

Also I have met a lot of great inspirational people…. Washington, D.C., is a full of Ethiopians… just like Addis.

One thing what I perceived while taking a walk on the National Mall is that America never gives up… they never gave up on the civil rights, they never gave up in battle, they never gave up their freedoms. In these times, it is good to remember that we can call on an unconquerable spirit.

Here are some images of the monumental architecture of Washington, D.C., including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, other notable buildings around town, and the clouds on the way.

White House 

Cannon from Lafayette Park

Jackson on horseback 

Treasury columns

Treasury building 

U.S. Capitol Building

Washington Monument

Jefferson Memorial


Lincoln Memorial 


Warm regards to you all!

To those of you who still stop by here, thank you - it is lovely to have you here!

Tomorrow, or on next post... I will show you a few more photos of …

the clouds
Welcome to join me then!

All the best,