RPD Saturday: Taxi

All Electric

Electric Vehicle, Zermatt, Switzerland

Combustion engines are not allowed in Zermatt, Switzerland except for two short periods during the year. Small electric vehicles serve as taxis, delivery vans, and just about anything else.

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Plangent Plucking

Electric Bass

Electric Bass

From Merriam-Webster:  Plangent adds power to our poetry and prose: the pounding of waves, the beat of wings, the tolling of a bell, the throbbing of the human heart, a lover’s knocking at the door – all have been described as plangent. The word plangent traces back to the Latin verb plangere, which has two meanings. The first of those meanings, “to strike or beat,” was sometimes used by Latin speakers in reference to striking one’s breast in grief. This, in turn, led to the verb’s second meaning: “to lament.” The sense division carried over to the Latin adjective plangens and then into English, giving us the two distinct meanings of “plangent”: “pounding” and “expressive of melancholy.”

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Perspicacious Predator

Planning the Ambush

Male Leopard, Masi Mara National Park, Kenya

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Color

20th Century Byzantine

Evening top, Gianni Versace, 1991/1992

Versace’s  autumn/winter collection was inspired by the Byzantine mosaics of the churches and religious buildings of Ravenna, Italy. The  halter top shown above was part of the 2018 Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  The photograph below shows a detail from a mosaic depicting the Empress Theodora from the 6th- century Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.  Theodora (c. 500– 548) was empress of the Eastern Roman Empire, also called Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire, by her marriage to Emperor Justinian I.

Theodora (basilica San Vitale, Ravenna), By Petar Milošević –  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60461082

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Zest

Dancing Down the Aisle

Zest for Life

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RDP #46: Open

Open And Closed

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