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    Wanderer above the Mist

    Sadly, our friends on the New Island are no longer using “Wanderer above the Mist” to adorn their front page. Instead, it has been replaced by a rather nondescript CG image of a woodland trail (probably created with either Vue or Terragen). Therefore, I have taken the liberty of borrowing this excellent painting and giving it a temporary home right here—a place which I believe is befitting of this 19th century masterpiece.



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    We fade to grey.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    Yeah I know. I thought it was a great front page BUT Uly is running the mechanics of the site and changed it for some reason. I suggested that work and I still think its a great choice. The woody road backdrop is a little too reminiscent of the old MGTOW site for my taste. But like I said a lot of the decisions are a group thing and I certainly don't want to feel like I'm dictating anything to anyone. I'll go along with the consensus. Fortunately it may survive as the masthead for the "keep it classy" forum.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    Couldn't resist a bit of vandalism...

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    I had wanted the lurkers to appreciate the image as well. So after resizing it to fit this page, I uploaded it to Google photos. Unfortunately, the image feature here no longer accepts a URL from Google. And while there must be an image sharing site which still works, I would have to start creating new accounts just to find out. Anyway, thank you for the reps PistolPete.

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    The woody road backdrop is a little too reminiscent of the old MGTOW site for my taste.
    Why don't they just use that picture of Albert Camus and be done with it?

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    They don't use Albert Camus becasue the old corrupt MGTOW site DOES!

    You're welcome man! Love your posts and looking forward to seeing some more of your poetry on the Keep it Classy forum!

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    This pic will arise again in another format. The timeperiod is classic and showed the power of men, individually and collectively in what was accomplished in the 1700 and 1800's. A great gem of a find and too good to not be part of every mens site.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    Thank you, GregBO—both for the comments and reps. I was just informed that "Wanderer above the Mist" (or at least part of it) has now been restored to the front page of the new site. While I can’t take credit for their decision, that was part of the reason I started this thread. It really does enhance the new forum (much better than Albert Camus would have done).

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    Hi MR,

    Found the below painting today and thought I would share it:



    A crowded room, men talking, pipes being smoked while music is played. A traditional "Man's Club" in 19th century England
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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    That's a great one GregBo.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    It won't be everyones' cup of tea but I like some of Lowry's work.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    I like those, but I think the Lowry's will be largely unappreciated by most. Mainly due to the unrecognisable factor. Us Northerner's have seen it and lived it. We can remember or at least imagine being part of it.

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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    A little too impressionist for my taste. I prefer David

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...3-9035080.html

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    A little too impressionist for my taste. I prefer David

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...3-9035080.html

    Pete - That looks like the first ever 'Dear John' letter.

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    That is too funny Don---it is a Dear John---from Robespierre!

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    http://www.britishmuseum.org/collect....jpg?width=304

    I wonder if women were jealous of male-only groups in those days.


    Two Men Contemplating the Moon
    By Caspar David Friedrich—also painter of “Wanderer above the Mist”

    I suspect some women would accuse them of being homosexual. (More female jealousy).



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    Re: Wanderer above the Mist

    I agree and I like a lot of his works. Monk by the sea is a GREAT ONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Rodent View Post

    I wonder if women were jealous of male-only groups in those days.
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    I suspect some women would accuse them of being homosexual. (More female jealousy).
    I would agree with you Mystic Rodent as women in England during the mid 1800's were continually shown the dominance of men in all venues of British life. The establishment of "Blue Plaques" is an example of a commemoration effort to denote significant highlights that I am sure was seen as demeaning and deprocating towards women.


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    I recall being friends with a married man some years ago. During that time, his wife kept insinuating that we were having a homosexual relationship. After she threatened him with a divorce, I started to see him much less frequently, so he could spend the evenings confined to his house in the bosom of his family.

    Personally, I have no problem with a society which grants equal opportunity to all its members, regardless of gender. The problem we have today is the pervasive myth that men and women are intrinsically the same. Hence, when they underperform men in various fields, it is seen as a social inequity which needs to be remedied—not the result of women’s natural disposition or capacity.

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    I would agree with you Mystic Rodent as women in England during the mid 1800's were continually shown the dominance of men in all venues of British life. The establishment of "Blue Plaques" is an example of a commemoration effort to denote significant highlights that I am sure was seen as demeaning and deprocating towards women.


    URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_plaque

    Yeah....they're not happy!!! (For a change)


    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/li...plaque-scheme/


    We let them clean the plaques and this is the thanks we get.


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