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Rooster While I Live I’ll Crow Pendant

updated: Birthday wish lists do work!!!  Wearing today…

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The rooster is a Victorian symbol of pride and paired with its motto, it is a reminder to speak out and stand by your convictions. In heraldry, the rooster or cock symbolizes courage and perseverance; and is vigilant and protective. The flamboyant actor Robert Coates used to go out in a custom-built carriage with a heraldic device of a crowing cock and the motto “While I live, I’ll crow!”

I’ve been debating on getting this as a tattoo. Maybe I should sport the pendant first…

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A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer in 3D

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Cathedral of Brasilia

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Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

I took a day trip to Brasilia in April of last year (about an hour 45 min plane ride from Sao Paulo) to visit the landmarks designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Brasilia itself is flat and rigid – to be somewhat expected from a masterplanned city conceived in the late 50s – but it serves as the perfect backdrop for Niemeyer’s work. If you’re a fan of architecture, I highly recommend a visit. The Cathedral of Brasilia will not disappoint.
http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/brasilia-in-pictures-50-great-buildings…

Paddle8 has created a 3D tribute to Oscar Niemeyer as part of Visionaire’s Rio tribute. For $125, you can get a limited-edition portfolio of ten slides featuring 3D photographs of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic masterpieces.
http://visionaireworld.com/paddle8/

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