Tucson's chapter of the Alliance Francaise had a "Galette des Rois" celebration (King's Cake) in conjunction with Ephiphany. Traditional (and all home made!) galette was served with cider. Here is one of the Board Members welcoming guests. A lovely party! Un bon fete!
Tucson's Own Evil Wizard lives at Grant & Campbell ~
I am so sorry to report that these wonderful murals are long gone! In fact, shortly after I posted the entire wall of murals here on TDP in January, 2010, they were painted over. What a fun art treasure lost to Tucson - very sad. If you would like to see all of the murals that accompany this "Evil Wizard," just click on the "Bookmans" label at the bottom of the post and it will take you to the fantasy murals that I have posted on the site. Here is the original post text:
fantasy murals that decorate the exterior east wall of Bookman's (Grant
& Campbell) are so fun! Staffers have given all of the characters
nicknames. Here the wizard (a.k.a. "Dr Volt") holds a lovely damsel
prisoner. Her name? "PIP" (for "Pretty in Pink").
Bookman's is a great Tucson institution - used & new books, weird & wonderful collectible items, music & much more.
the full range of these delightful murals, click on the label
"Bookman's" at the bottom of this posting to see "Dragon Slayer," "Mr.
Be-header," "Venus's Sister," "Evil Queen Wendy," and "Parthenon + "Pinto Bean."
What were the marketing people thinking? Here is a truck advertising "Myrcenary" beer complete with a soldier guy making an escape with loads of loot -- a mercenary. Well, this seemed like a puzzling name for a beer and according to their website it is named after Myrcene, a component of essential oils from the hop flower. So... what's with the illustration of the mercenary? Thoughts?
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I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: