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Susanne Ramharter
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Pick only one to keep
From my treasures found on the beach. The choice is between (clockwise from the top):
1) piece of broken shell
2) piece of ancient Chinese pottery, and
3) ancient Roman fragment (I know this because it has "Septimus 76BC" inscribed on the back)

Which would you keep?

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I'm with you +Chrissie Atzmueller​, that's what is going in my bag!
Oh no, +Justin Pulsipher​, did I spend all my Roman art seminars sleeping? ;-)
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Good Morning Vietnam, a story about art
This is one of many ceramic (porcelain ) reliefs decorating the Ba Thien Hau (Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau) in Saigon. The Lady Thien Hau is the protectress of the sea, ensuring both safety and good catches for fishermen.

The temple was built by Chinese immigrants to Saigon in 1760 and continually improved and expanded until the early 20th century. In fact, these reliefs are believed to be from Chinese ceramic manufacturers. Like most temples in Asia, this one is actively used by the population and you will find more faithful than tourists at any particular time of day.

Though I have no idea what story is being depicted here in th is relief with demons, I thought it was cute, which is probably not the intended reaction ;-)
May your demons be as harmless as these, and tread lightly

#art #vietnam #treadlightly

In Chinese legends, the souls of the dead become either shen, good spirits who join the gods, or gui, malevolent ghosts or demons who wander the earth, usually because their descendants do not offer them the proper funeral ceremonies.

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+Gideon Rosenblatt almost as good as...Harry Potter...The Three Brothers myth
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Being holy is such hard work
Much better to have fun and enjoy yourself than try to conform too much.
But do tread lightly ;-)
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The felling to the hell shell either be my joining of their own, or to watch the final evil of another.
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Good Morning Vietnam!
(I've always wanted a reason to say that)
On our 7th morning here, we finally got to see the sun. This lovely small traditional boat is 'parked' in the river in front of our hotel, to be enjoyed from the balconies in our rooms, or on the restaurant terrace. .....
And enjoy we did, as I hope your day is also a good one.
tread lightly
#treadlightly #vietnam 
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+Susanne Ramharter Charlatan. 
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Greetings from Hanoi
Where tonight we celebrate 'Tet', then Vietnamese New Year. Though most stores are closed for the holiday, the streets are still busy as they can be.
More on the wonders of Vietnamese traffic another time.

Happy New Year and tread lightly

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+Susanne Ramharter ps: by the way, I understand there are some interesting medical practices there. 8<)
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Synchronicity: +Russell Brand explains the real meaning  behind the Superbowl commercials
It's amusing how well this fits in with my last post.

#treadlightly   #marketing  
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happy birthday +Susanne Ramharter  have a great life :)
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Ah, those heartwarming, (in)sincere brand commercials...
Honestly now, how often have you felt warm and fuzzy after seeing a commercial using some of the buzzwords or scenes shown in the clip below?

But, most of the time, it's really a case of the brand playing Bulls**t Bingo with your emotions. True purpose and values of an enterprise are never to be found in official statements, commercials or even social media posts.

To see what a brand is really about means to watch what they do. How do they treat their customers, employees and environment? Are they involved in spurious litigation? 

In other words, to they walk the talk?  If they don't, then no amount of happy-posts or syrupy commercials will make them 'good'.

Find out for yourself and tread lightly

h/t to +Simon Mainwaring of +We First  for the link in their newsletter.

#treadlightly   #brands   #brandstrategy   #marketing   #socialmedia  
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+Suleman Sardar Who are you asking to wait?
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Virginia Woolf was not only about Angst
Although that was a major element of her life, as even this article shows, (despite the title). But we also see that she showed signs of humor and a dry wit, something not often found in the traditional views on her life.

This one is for +Giselle Minoli

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Oh what is it comes to me that walling your information is well preserves, I feel no more interest than I did about half of my age back when.
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Are you a snob?
Admittedly, I am. Let's be honest, this picture sucks. It was taken with my tablet on a very touristy river dinner cruise in Saigon last night. The ship was full of about 100 tourists from all over the world, most of whom were busy taking pictures of each other, and with themselves and the traditionally dressed musicians. The Russians brought their own vodka.

My snobbish self was unhappy with the whole performance. And then I just watched the people. Regardless of the whole theatricality, they were having fun. So I let go of my conceptions, and just enjoyed the ride. Even talked (kind of) with the Russians who had so irritated me in the beginning, and they were just people like me.
Just another lesson in treading lightly

Ps: photo taken with tablet, it's bad, but the moon above the lit building was too great a temptation.

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Not bad, thanks for sharing it and the whole environment that led to the shot.
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Good Night Vietnam
If you counted 3 people on this motorbike (one of the millions of 125ccm machines on the roads here), then you would be wrong. Can you find Waldo? He's the little one in the very front. Finding whole families on bikes is nothing unusual here. In fact, it's probably the form of travel for the majority of families. Cars are unaffordable for most people and at least in the cities, the bikes are both more flexible and faster than cars.
It only gets tedious when they seem to be driving through your hotel room through most of the night, because, like most parts of Asia, the horn is an absolutely essential instrument when driving.
More on that later.
#treadlightly #vietnam
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Google made my Foto 'auto awesome', not sure if I agree
Anyway, it does simplify the choice of which to post. Rooftops in Hanoi this morning, clouds create a flat light, which does nothing to diminish the fascination.
Because property costs are so high, many, if not most private houses are only one room wide. But, as can be seen, they make do creatively.
Create your own comfortable space and tread lightly

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You sure this is a photo and not a painting? Gorgeous! Lovee their sense of color, there is nothing boring or monotonous about their roofs ... 
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Good Morning Google+
Many, many thanks to all of you who sent me such kind wishes yesterday. Though I've tried to respond at least with plusses, I'm sure I missed one or the other message and I apologize for that.

But here I will share with you a picture of my present, a fabulous 5-colour woodcut by our artist friend Wolfgang Tambour.  Wolfgang is a truly astounding artist, whose work has gone through many stages and I've loved them all. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day and do remember to tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #europeanart   #austrian   #valentinesday2015  
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Note to self, extend the validity of the card...  :)
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Treading Lightly
To tread is to take a step, place your foot on a surface (betreten, auftreten, schreiten), to walk. 

To tread lightly means to move carefully, mindfully and with awareness; to do as little damage as possible to your surroundings and to yourself.

It means to be:
  • open to learning, new ideas and thinking
  • compassionate towards others, especially those who are weaker, or have difficulty fending for themselves
  • engaged for a society whose main definition of freedom is not necessarily the freedom to make money, but rather freedom of ideas, speech, development and privacy 
  • and above all, the ability to be amazed and laugh about absurdity, irony, myself, others - to take myself lightly 
My cool friend, +Eileen O'Duffy shared a poetic understanding of the concept by William Butler Yeats:
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. 

So if you are interested in art, psychology, a fair and open society, organizations and leadership, a little photography and a touch of the spiritual, all seen with a smile then:
Welcome to My World, and please, tread lightly!

Note about posted Images:  I post many images of Art Works, the vast majority of these are works in the Public Domain, used here under Fair Use Regulations. I take care to add information about sources/copyrights for any newer images that do not fall into this category. All images are posted for educational, non-profit purposes only. Should I have overlooked an existing copyright or source, please let me know and I will gladly rectify by giving credit.
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