Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fond Memories


Doesn't everyone dream of visiting a place called "Museum of Fond Memories "?   I haven't  gotten inside yet, but the windows are so intriguing I can hardly wait.  It's on my To Do list this week, I promise.    For now, this window has more than enough eye candy to keep us busy.  

The Tune du Jour is a request from my friend Jay Gilbert in Cincinnati.  Jay is a DJ at WEBN, a rock station.  Rock... not rock 'n roll.  Well somebody's gotta do it!  Jay also is the creator and star of Uncle Jay Explains the News.  You will definitely want to tune in each week for his latest episode.   "Young at Heart" by Frank Sinatra is Jay's pick today.  A fond memory indeed. Thank goodness it wasn't something that made my head hurt.
( "I am Uncle Jay , and I approved this message." )

24 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe du Sinatra ce matin, je suis fan. Les reflets dans la vitrine sont très beaux, j'aime beaucoup le reflet du clown.
Sinatra's superb this morning, I am a fan. The reflections in the window are very nice, I like very much reflects the clown.

Michaela said...

That's so cool!!!!! I am a huge fan of your photography, by the way.

Michaela :D

Laurie said...

The Museum of Fond Memories sounds like something out of a dream, or a novel by a magical realist like Marquez.

I LOVE the photo. Though what kind of a masochist has fond memories of a clown? (Clowns... shudder...)

Great Frankie tune, too. And thanks for the link!

Webradio said...

Hello !
C'est vrai : Sinatra... C'est chouette !

JM said...

Oh yes!... That window really is an invitation to go inside! :-)

PJ said...

My son is in your area today. I had mommy anxiety when he was driving up last night.
Now you've given me another place to visit on my grand tour. Wonderful, but I'm leaving my debit card in the car.

Burd Zel Krai said...

that is so cool!
this photo has so many layers and reflections that it starts to take on this dream like quality where every fond memory of mine is superimposed upon the other in my mind. brilliant :) the composition matches the matter just so perfectly!!!
tell me what it's like when you step in... it reminds me of this place here in sf called musee mecanique (i'll let you translate that one, frenchy... though not a hard one, i admit) and its a private collection full of old arcade games and coin slots and music boxes and dioramas and the sort. check it out here: http://www.museemechanique.org/

see you tomorrow :)

Jilly said...

what a great place. Like you, I'd want to be in there like a shot, too.

A collage is easy, Virginia. Do you use Picasa? If not download it immediately - it's a free downloand.

Select 4 photos - and then click on Collage. There are several differnt types of collage you can make. Easy peasy.

Julie said...

I am very much looking forward to your visit to this store, Virginia. As the memory lengthens, the memories become fonder.

Knoxville Girl said...

What an interesting concept in perspective. One person's fond memory may be another person's reason to visit their therapist. The reflections in the window speak to me of how memories can be layered on top of others. Or that I'm over-caffienated again. I think Proust should have added this to In Search of Lost Time. :-)

Mary said...

Merci mille fois pour "le plug" de UJ - I heard him humming "Ginny, Ginny, Ginny*, won't you come along with me!"
Rock-On Sister,
M
*PS - yeah he knows that it's really Jenny, Jenny, Jenny - but he took creative license.

tr3nta said...

Very nice reflections on this photo I like the warm color too...

Chris said...

Quite interesting!

To answer your question about Corky's ribs at the Jazz Festival. . .No, sorry. There was a BBQ vendor, but I forget who it was. Corn on the cob and Sno Cones were the big hits.

alice said...

I'm sure you'll find many treasures in this place!
I've added a link about these standing stones in Carnac, in French but with many photos.

Halcyon said...

It looks like a neat bookshop. Can't wait to see more of it later in the week!

Kelly said...

This is my new favorite storefront! Excellent shot, Virginia!

Valerie said...

We lived in Cincinnati for several years prior to moving to B'ham. WEBN is a LEGENDARY radio station and we loved the annual Labor Day fireworks. My husband still listens to their webcasts (podcasts, whatever you call 'em) every chance he gets!

Kris said...

Rock not rock and roll? Where does that leave KISS?

Virginia said...

Valerie, I heard all about the fireworks display. Jay did the broadcast if I am not mistaken. I tried to listen to Jay's radio show one day. I made it for about 15 minutes then I had to give it up! Be sure to check out Uncle Jay Explains.

Kris, You got me! HA

Update: I just got home from the Museum of Fond Memories/Reed Books. Wish I could have taken all of you with your cameras. A photographer's buffet!!

Jay if you're out there, the check IS in the mail right??

Petrea said...

Nice shot. Can't wait for your visit inside! Although clowns--certain clowns anyway--are sort of, what's the word? Tawdry? Is that it? They always scared me a little.

babooshka said...

I've with KVG.Therapy. I'm all for the tour, but no clowns or dolls. Really they give be the hee bee gee bees. Enough of my gibbering. This place will be a treat. I'll take Batman though menacing as he is in this
perculiar image.

Virginia said...

INside, not so many clowns. Not to worry.

Katie said...

I wish I could have joined you on the adventure into the Museum of Fond Memories. I could spend hours in a place like this! I'm excited to see more photos!!

Ming the Merciless said...

How can anyone not want to take a peek inside the store with a name and window display like that?