Monday, November 2, 2009

An Oddity.

This is odd.  This is my (grown) friend KK chasing the stately blue peacock on the grounds of the Alcazar in Seville -- but she's not the oddity I refer to above.

This is odd (for Spain, but not for NYC).  This is my friend Jamie, who can never be too far from his Blackberry, even when on vacation with close friends, even when taking a private tour with a private tour guide. He is not the oddity I refer to above.

This is really, really odd.  Behold La Muher Barbuda (1631).  KK and I spied this painting on a tour of a private home, now open to the public, in Sevilla.  The subject, Magdalena Venture, is 52 years old here. At age 37, she began to grow a thick beard, a surprise, no doubt, to Felici de Amici, her husband.  If you look closely, you'll see that Magdalena is breast feeding a child (at 52?).  She looks exactly like her husband standing in the background -- minus the breast.

Imagine what laser hair removal could have done for her.


Chip said...

Which is the odd one? Jamie's outfit or the bearded lady?
See you tomorrow. Miss you guys.

Mental P Mama said...

LOL @ Chip...and I can relate.

Trevor said...

You are hilarious, only you and KK would find the bearded lady in Alcazer!