April Book Photo Challenge Day 16:  Book to Movie.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou, Directed by Ron Howard.  Original Music by Hans Zimmer.

Back in high school (Okay, now you are really making me feel old!!!!) my world religions and history teachers planned a field trip to the local cinema during its last days of operating.  We saw the film and I was enthralled.  I had just borrowed the novel when we saw the film.  I already love Tom Hanks but I cannot picture anyone else as Robert Langdon.  It’s like Dan Brown wrote Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.

Another one is ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.  Everyone on this film had to have some sort of singing voice.  For a man who wasn’t a professional singer, Gerard Butler can sing pretty damn well.  Minnie Driver’s opera songs were dubbed though, by Margaret Preece.  She (Driver) sang the final song ‘Learn to be Lonely’.  I did read the book years ago, but I need a refresher.  I borrowed it from the library but I need/want a copy of my own.

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April Book Photo Challenge Day 15:  Quote.

I have no artistic talent what ever.  My sister is the artist in the family.


April Book Photo Challenge Day 14:  Favourite time period

*bangs head against wall*  Don’t ask.  Please.  You’ll get a huge list of what I specifically like over the course of…..everything.

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All of Stan Lee’s Marvel film cameos (updated!)

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Just the look on her face.

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A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore

For many, reading a good book can be a religious experience, but this new bookstore in Zwolle, The Netherlands takes that idea to a whole new level. Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.

Incredibly, BK. Architecten managed to add three levels of retail space to the side wings of the church in a manner that the entire structure can one day be removed in order to restore the church to its original design. In addition only three colors of building materials were used to mimic the existing palette of the cathedral’s interior to further ensure that the bookstore would pay reverence to the original space.

Waanders in de Broeren opened earlier this summer and you can see many more views on the architect’swebsite. Photos by Joop van Putten and Hans Westerink. If you liked this you might also enjoy reading about a Walmart being converted into the largest single-story library in the United States. (via Arch Daily)

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Lol. Must share this elsewhere.

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