Archive | April 18, 2019

‘Bar Harbor’ (‘Acadia’), Maine To Start Using Parking Meters As Of Summer 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the MDI news story from April 17, 2019.


Click to ENLARGE. From Google Maps — of course.


I can see and appreciate the good and bad of this. Parking, especially ‘extended parking if you are going out on the water’, can get crazy in Bar Harbor during the Summer rush. Legal, extended parking is only possible on a section of ‘West Street’ — close to ‘Eden St’ (i.e., Route 3). This part gets filled up pretty quickly in the morning.

This said we invariably manage to find a place to park in Bar Harbor: morning, noon or night. The meters could help. Plus, there is always the FREE bus.

Lets see what transpires. I feel bad for the locals and workers that will have to pay. Bar Harbor is an expensive place to live and work.


Related posts:
Check ‘Acadia’ page above ↑↑↑↑.


by Anura Guruge


Have A Thoughtful ‘Good Friday’ 2019; It Is Not A Day For Rejoicing.

by Anura Guruge




Click to access my 2016 post.


Easter, though Americans do not appreciate it, is an unique ‘yin-and-yangholiday — the only one of its kind in Christianity.

You have ‘Good Friday’ and ‘Easter Sunday’. In the U.S. ‘Good Friday’ isn’t even a Federal holiday — though, in reality, one could argue that in terms of Christianity is a very important Holy Day.

Though a bona fide holiday, it would be wrong to consider it a day to be happy. So, the greeting: ‘Have a Happy Good Friday‘ is wrong, even offensive. Good Friday is a day for contemplation. Easter Sunday is the day to be Merry.

So, I will just wish you a ‘Thoughtful Good Friday 2019’ and point out that it is indeed a holiday in the Guruge household — since I do not believe that one can ever have too many holidays.


Related Posts:
Search ‘Easter’.


by Anura Guruge

“Good Friday” Is A Holiday …

by Anura Guruge



At least in the Guruge household in New Hampshire.

I work all holidays, whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, so holidays per se have little meaning to I — other than the gluttony and the presents.

But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.

Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.

So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.

Happy Easter.


Related Posts:
Search ‘Easter’.


by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — April 18, 2019 (2nd Batch).

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Mr. Sunshine Canon EOS RP Anura Guruge


The also rans:







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Category ‘Six Images’.


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MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Nearly 93, Looks STUNNING & Resplendent In Yellow, On Maundy Thursday, In Windsor.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE.



Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article with 30+ more pictures.


On what was a gloomy day, both in terms of weather and news (yes, the flaccid Mueller report), this picture MADE MY DAY.

Aren’t we so lucky to have this Queen (and I will confess, with some embarrassment, that I was never a Royalist in my youth). And the U.S. has Trump. Smile.

The word that immediately came to mind was ‘resplendent’. I see that ‘radiant’ is what the media has opted. Either way she just looks GREAT.

Well, it is Maundy Thursday. This was at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor — which I have visited a number of time.

Just wanted to share this with YOU, hoping that it might brighten up your day too. Enjoy.


Related posts:
>> 2016:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2015:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2014:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>>
2013: Queen’s Christmas Speech.


by Anura Guruge


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