The art of tea – Sen no Rikyu

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“When you hear the splash
Of the water drops that fall
Into the stone bowl
You will feel that all the dust
Of your mind is washed away.”
Sen no Rikyu (千利休; 1522-1591)

Photo by Fig & Lemon

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Morning fruits

A delight in colours and taste. And it is healthy too!

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In a bowl mix: mango, kiwi, papaya, dried figs and fresh mint leaves; then sprinkle with olive oil, lime juice and a dash of turmeric.

Enjoy! 

Art

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“At the market,” part of the Nubian series by Tahia Halim (Egypt,1919-2003)
Via hwamsh.net.

Tahia Halim is one of my favourite modern expressionist painter. She was a pioneer in her mode of expression, and her work can be admired in many modern art museums and galleries around the world.

Art

tea

“Service de thé” by Jean-Étienne Liotard (Switzerland) – 1781-83.
Via the John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.

Markets

af

Oh Afghan bread in Delhi! And to be more precise in the Lajpat Nagar neighborhood. I lived there for a few months when I first arrived in Delhi in 2008, then moved a few blocks away to Defence Colony. I lived in India for two years. I still went to Lajpat Nagar for bread and kabobs and other Afghan street food delights. Wonderful, simply wonderful!

Photo from this article on Afghan bread makers in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi – via the Goya Journal, India.

Art

ming

“A blue glass dish filled with fruit”, ink and color on silk from the Ming Dynasty (China, 14-17th c.).
Via the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington DC.

Art

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“Women Preparing Food” – Tomb of Djari (Thebes, al Assif), Egypt, dating from the Reign of Montuhotep II (Middle Kingdom Dynasty), ca. 2060–2010 B.C.
Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.