Tuesday, July 05, 2011

One more story about Andrew Wyeth

Christina's World
As you know, I am a bit of an Andrew Wyeth fan and have had a couple of close encounters with his work. Here is the link to My Wyeth Story and the follow up - More Wyeth Lore. You'll have to read the first story to understand the rest of this post.

This past week it was announced that the Olsen House, the site/location of the famous Andrew Wyeth painting, Christina's World, has been designate a national landmark. Here is a story from Boston.com. In honor of the designation,  The Farnsworth Museum has arranged for another exhibit of the Christina's World "studies" described in my story. I recently visited the Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth in Rockland to re-connect with the painting and the studies. This time, I was able get a little closer and noticed that you can definitely see the rust marks.

Finally, from reading the Boston.com story listed above, I learned that Andrew Wyeth is buried in Hathorn Cemetery located adjacent to the Olsen House. See Find-a-Grave for map 

So, if you are a Wyeth fan you can  see the studies, visit the site and visit Andrew's grave all in one day.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Deleting photos in Facebook

Facebook logo
A relative of mine, new to Facebook (FB), sent a note asking how to delete photos/images he had posted to his Facebook account. Like all thing in Facebook, deleting photos is not easy. Here are the directions as of today...no guarantee that they will not be changed in the future:

You can only delete the photos you have posted, not all of the photos you may appear in that others have posted (see more info below):
  1. Go to your Facebook profile page by clicking on your name or FB icon.
  2. Click on Photos link (below your name), you will see all of the Albums you have created.
  3. Click on the Album which contains the photo(s) you wish to delete.
  4. Click Edit Album link just below the Album name. It will say something like: "By John... (Albums) • Updated about 2 months ago • Taken at Brooklyn, NY • Edit Album"
  5. In the Edit Album pop-up box that appears - in the lower left corner click "Edit photos."
  6. On the next page you will be able to edit/delete any of the photos or the whole Album.
  7. Curse FB for making this and everything they do insanely difficult.
Note: If someone has posted a photo of you in their Facebook account, the only way to get it removed is to ask them to remove it. You can "block" the user or "report" the photo (this is reserved for reporting offensive photos and images), but this would be overkill. If the person refuses, I guess they are not really your "friend."

Feel free to comment if I have missed anything.