Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Selfie Stick Can Be Hit or Miss - Literally!

Dear Diary:

Everyone likes to take a selfie - with a group of friends, in an unlikely area with animals, or at a well known landmark.  The invention of the selfie stick has enabled groups to get into the picture with much better results. However, several well known places are banning the selfie sticks.

Internationally, the Palace Museum in Beijing, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are all asking patrons not to bring selfie sticks to their venue.  The buildings are usually crowded at this time of year and other visitors can be injured through carelessness on the part of the photographer. 

In the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, along with the Smithsonian,  are taking a stand against selfie sticks.  Both of these museums have cited issues with the sticks, again with injuries to other patrons but also causing damage to works of art.  It has been suggested that a full photography ban might follow.

I visited a wonderful art gallery last week and with my selfie stick, took a picture in front of a painting but I was very careful not to hurt the picture or other patrons that were in the gallery.

The Haven Gallery and Art Garden is an interesting place to visit, showing art in both picture form and sculpture.  It's worth a visit.  The picture behind me from the Gallery  is by Awesome Fallen, entitled Morpheus door 1.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (pale)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Lipstick: Madrid Solo u-color-it Grace
Hair and headband: kik Hair Zinnia

Maxi dress: Kaithleen's summer maxi dress (blue) (My Attic-The Deck)
Earrings and necklace: Mandala sinra (silver)

Selfie stick: Nantra Poses Oh Snap! (My Attic-The Deck)

Location: Haven Gallery and Art Garden