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16 April 2006

A Picnic At The Park, Leonardo, and the Blues

Warm weather, Leonardo da Vinci at the Megaron

Since yesterday, the weather has turned warmer to the point where one starts to look for a spot of shade to sit in. Which led to todays breakfast taking place as a mini picnic in the park. Sitting in the grass, munching a bit of toast, drinking chocolate milk, and enjoying the view. Afterwards going to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Μέγαρον Μουσικής (Megaron Mousikis)...

Somehow it's a good exhibition, with some of his inventions brought to life at least as models, some of them even working. But then it was not very big. Most of the sketches and illustrative books in the second room were copies by later artists. That might illustrate how the legend of Leonardo built up and carried through time, but it's not the same as seeing something original.

There is one point that cooled things down for me: I somehow remember when I was a kid we had a big book with reproductions of some of Leonardo's notebooks. I must have sit there with this book looking at those inventions for hours. To me those inventions always were alive. I didn't need models to see them, in fact models couldn't match my imagination.

Now after a day full of good weather and good impressions, I still feel blue, for various personal reasons. Don't get me wrong, it's all fine and dandy. I just prefer to tune up to some smooth jazz internet radio and sip a cup of tea, letting it all get to me tonight.

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