this post started like a kevin-bacon-6-degrees-of-separation-game. i had been planning on another “culture”-related post because i looked at the blog stats and they are still so stacked for food and travel. last night i was watching a local t.v. show about wolves and vampires (yeah, something like twilight) and i saw vivian velez. this will age us but ms. velez was also known as ms. body beautiful. she was the quintessential bombshell of the 70s and she looks good until now. when i saw her again i remembered two films (one of which cannot be named here, besides it doesn’t have a title. he.he.). so i can name the other one instead — “pieta”, where she starred with action star ace vergel and played as his suffering mother.
then i remembered i had actually seen michelangelo’s pieta years ago and thought it was smaller than i had expected it to be, but not any less fascinating. this masterpiece is said to be the standard for sculptures until today and i have to agree — you can’t quite imagine that something as beautiful (and real and sad and… pitiful) like that was carved from a block of stone.
michelangelo’s other famous work, the statue of david, on the other hand, was was much bigger than i expected it. (it is said that he prepared it to be put atop the florence cathedral, hence the irregular proportions, especially of the limbs.) the real statue is now housed in the accademia gallery and another copy stands in its place in front of the city’s town hall. can you see the statue’s behind? it might as well have been copied from mine right? (ha.ha. i’m sure that tranny from times square will agree, despite your protestations) 😛