Wow, Spaz- you have a neat new avatar! It even looks a bit like you...
Time for a change here too (can't keep up with Alejandra though). I seem to be migrating to fortune tellers for my avatars. Maybe this is appropriate considering that my main interest is burn quality diagnostics (an increasingly murky pursuit).
This gypsy has always been a favourite of mine: Caravaggio: The Fortuneteller
This painting (the original is in the Louvre
) was on the Italian 100,000 Lira note. This is rather ironic because:
- Caravaggio had anything but an exemplary lifestyle
- the girl is actually stealing a ring
from the guy's finger !
What does that say about those who issue(d) these bank notes?