modern, or new: used especially with styles of music to show that they exist in a different form from the past
Renaissance man- noun
a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests. An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Paul Robeson, Leonardo da Vinci, Imhotep, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.
Nu Renaissance Man - Deep Thinker, Spiritual, Soldier, Architect, Photographer, Environmentalist, Artist, Athlete, Style, Lover of Jazz, Rap, Classical,Soul, Salsa, West Coast Swing- I'd never place myself on the level of a Paul Robeson, Imhotep or Leonardo Da Vinci, however; I'm certainly striving to be a man of EXCELLENCE, maximizing my genetic potential. This blog represents One Man's Pursuit of EXCELLENCE demonstrated through His Varied & Diverse Interest(s), Inspirations & Aesthetics...
There is a building in Pasadena, CA and their landscaping on one side of the building, facing the south street, looks a little like this. They used mostly succulents and cactus, with some drought-tolerant plants.
Washington D.C. is getting old. To other countries, our nation’s capital might seem like a spring chicken, but it’s actually aging rapidly—a fact proven by the scaffolding that’s draped around some of its most important monuments this year.
Smithsonian Mag’s Jimmy Stamp points us in the fascinating direction of the unique art of scaffolding, which has flowered in DC thanks to several factors. For one thing, tourism is important in this town—making the Capitol building or the Washington Monument look halfway decent in your iPhone selfie is actually important to a city where visitors are an essential part of the economy. Then there’s the issue of keeping up appearances, which is actually more important than it might seem. After all, these building serve as political symbols—and a symbol of power wrapped in protective scaffolding conflicts with that image (despite how appropriate it might seem, considering).