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DYK credits[edit]

Find link User:Hafspajen/Temp‎; Hi Hafspajen, I credited you, Yngvadottir and Eric on the DYK for Gingerbread house - you can see the actual nomination here. SuggestBot seems to have done odd things to your talk page - the background is all grey starting from a section higher up? SagaciousPhil - Chat 17:10, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing that, Gareth - it was making my eyes go all funny! Confused-tpvgames.gif SagaciousPhil - Chat 18:46, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
No, I thank you for pointing it out. Much better now — do hope our kind host approves ..(!).. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 18:51, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks, dear friends. All bots are crazy, no doubt about that... Hafspajen (talk) 19:07, 23 December 2013 (UTC)



Things I was missing.


The end off the page[edit]

Forglen House draft[edit]

On the stage, HH the Dalai Lama, HH The Karmapa (wearing red deity hat signifying red secret bodhicitta), thangkas, Kalachakra pavilion, monks, nun, formal robes, Kalachakra for World Peace, Washington D.C., USA.jpg

Thanks for adding the pics into the draft for me, Hafspajen, it's very much appreciated! I've a long way to go on it yet but I've managed to find plenty of refs to use. I'm just hoping that once the weather improves - it's a bit wet and miserable today - I'll then be able to get some pictures of the mausoleum, which is in some woodland a little distance from the main house and up a rather rough muddy track. I think to get Drmies to notice (s)he is sitting in the Cultural depictions of dogs article, you might need to link his/her name in the caption? Face-smile.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Well done of you. Those are very good pics. He is a he, most definitely. Well, I try. Hafspajen (talk) 14:01, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Drat and double drat, I see you noticed the delicate lean on the main house picture? And here I was thinking I could start a new tourist attraction, a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry Phil. It is leaning... a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, yes. But probably the castle is quite verical. But you said that you will go back, and than you can take maybe a new pic? Or - crop this one? Hafspajen (talk) 16:30, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Articles you might like to edit[edit]

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Christ Giving His Blessing.jpg

Sledding Irish Water Spaniel Rough Collie Yorkshire Terrier Border Collie Companion dog=Please add more content Bertha Lum Cleanup Pharaoh Hound Please add more content Please add more sources Cleanup [[Pastore FonneseLonghaired Whippet, Kuchi (dog) Blessing of Jacob Chinook (dog) Conformation show Stabyhoun Please add more sources, Wikify Tadao Ando Di Bello Piccolo Segugio dell'Appennino How did I ever got this one Criminal stereotype of African Americans on my list???????? Hafspajen (talk) 15:46, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

The truly weird and wonderful world of the bots ... ... Hafs - is it you or the Bot inviting anyone and everyone to clean up? SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:06, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Well ... Just a joke. Are you playing with the thought of cleaning up here? Hafspajen (talk) 16:10, 19 January 2014 (UTC)




Padma Dorje (1128-88) as a Mahasiddha (Great Adept) and Lamas LACMA M.81.206.12.jpg
Bhutanese painted thanka of Milarepa (1052-1135), Late 19th-early 20th Century, Dhodeydrag Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan.jpg

Yes you do[edit]

PanoAnnapurana.JPG No messages. Just checking, 74, Mandy 2328 if it works. Hafspajen (talk) 03:45, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

RRRAaaarrrrRRRRRrrrrrrgggghhh.. nice dragons.. good dragons.... 1-800 2328 4711 7471 — (talk) 08:36, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you have new messages. Your talk page is like spagetti, and I am tired of it. Tired of rolling up and down and get lost in it, all the time, all the time. Let's discuss - Mandy - How about that breakfast - saving then? Some refs ->[1][2][3][4] Musical snow globe Snow globe-3rd, 7th and 9th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita . Hafspajen (talk) 20:13, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
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Well, if my talkpage is like a lump of spaghetti, your talkpage is like... a museum! Cool window, especially.  :-)   Thanks for my pillow-fighters, do you like my caption? I cannot help you restore breakfast, this month anyways. But with any luck, we can bring in some newcomers to balance out the deletionists. About nine inclusionists, for every one deletionist, sounds about right. What are you up to nowadays, besides decorating talkpages with art? (talk) 00:58, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Nice car. Convertibles are all the rage nowadays. Wind in your hair, sun on your arms, all that jazz.  :-)   Have you seen that movie, with the car, and the girl? You know, the good one. (talk) 01:34, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Karin Rehnqvist[edit]

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I just filled in two red links which you or Gerda might like to expand. P.S. Don't mean to be impertinent but you might consider archiving your talk page, it's pretty long!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Why isn't ANYONE complaining about Drmies talk page, just about mine? that is always long. Ok, try too, later; but right now I am in the middle of something. Do you like Tibetans? Hafspajen (talk) 22:10, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Good news: approved. Any chance to improve the other singer. - You ask Tibetan Prayer if he likes Tibetans? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:47, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Gues, some reason has to be for its name? Or maybe he/she is Tibetan? Hafspajen (talk) 19:55, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

What does this say about her? - Did you know that the pictured Pie is now on the German Main page? (Tibetan Prayer is of course the one whom you asked above.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Gentleman Norseman[edit]

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Good Sunday morning Hpj!
I notice that have been keeping good company Face-wink.svg  — Buzzard — 10:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

My favourite reading! Really. Hafspajen (talk) 11:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Ah, somebody have stolen our Wimsey. Probably non free picture. Hafspajen (talk) 10:28, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah! I noticed that earlier this morning. Hope all else is well your end? — Buzzard —  10:38, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
All well. Hafspajen (talk) 10:39, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


"Can you do something about this really tight perm which my hairdresser gave me - I can't see where I'm going?!!" TailCurledTight
I might soon go to a monastry
  • Oh ... my ... gawd - Maisie has been re-incarnated and has come back to haunt us again!! Face-wink.svgFace-wink.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:37, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
But where is this perm hairstyle he or what /she? It's not in the poodle article. Hafspajen (talk) 09:19, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Tibetan Women-Boudhanath.jpg
No, don't go Hafs - who would fix images for me if you're in a monastery [/* but wait, do monks have internet access in monasteries?] Sorry for sending you on a wild goose chase through the poodle articles, I was speaking about Maisie appearing here on your talk page! Maybe Bishzilla will come and chase Maisie away for you? Face-kiss.svgSagaciousPhil - Chat 10:14, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, you are just as naughty like Bishy. OK; I will not go to any monasteries. I have been informed that monastic life is demanding; so although you do not need to be an Olympic athlete, it might feel troublesome; trying and bothersome.Hafspajen (talk) 10:19, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
But there are nice people and dogs at the monastery


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Floral.jpg

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd:

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,

Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

A barnstar for you![edit]

Clavecin Jean Denis 1648.JPG Sweetheart of the year
Hafspajen, no one, not even Yngvadottir, will ever surpass you in good faith and good intentions. Thank you for coming back to Wikipedia, and god speed. Drmies (talk) 04:58, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Mies. Nice clavecin.. Hafspajen (talk) 14:28, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Was Voltaire wrong about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians?[edit]

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Hi! In case you are interested, there is a discussion here about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians, and specifically whether Voltaire's famous quote ("...a treaty never written, never broken") from his 1764 Dictionnaire philosophique was incorrect. If you have time, your input would be appreciated. Thanks! --Guy Macon (talk) 11:37, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


Cherry Blossoms, Frieseke.jpg

EV = encyclopedic value.

How about commenting on my FP nom here? [5]
PS: [6] Sca (talk) 00:34, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Sagaciousphil, now you know what EV means... (eh, don't look to your right...) Hafspajen (talk) 14:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I thought it was Educational value ... I really must stop getting undressed in such public places. Face-wink.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:02, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, it is not that public... it is behind a bush... Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 15:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Codrington Library[edit]

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Hi Hafspajen-

I have added an alternate image with tighter crop. Thanks.--Godot13 (talk) 19:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

To celebrate that Godot finally arrived! After all that waiting...

Not bad. Wish you could make the other one smaller, because it makes it difficult to concentrate on the new one...

Godot13 ? Hafspajen (talk) 20:05, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

...very nice idea, thanks!-Godot13 (talk) 20:07, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen-If I ever actually arrive, wouldn't I need to change my name? - Godot13 (talk) 21:31, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Oui. Like change it to Go 14. Hafspajen (talk) 23:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Three times?[edit]

You thanked me three times - you got stuck on the button? ;) Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 15:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

No, it was the strongness of my feelings... Strength. Hafspajen (talk) 15:07, 7 May 2014 (UTC)


Starlight sower (1) by artist HAI KNAFO 2011 inspired by Or Zaruaa.jpg

Hafspajen, based on your vast WP experience, why isn't my Bad Doberan FPN getting any votes? Sca (talk) 17:38, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

I removed the smaller orig. [7] Sca (talk) 18:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

they say, oh, to complicated. Hafspajen (talk) 17:54, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Pray hope and don't worry Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 18:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC)


Adriaen van Utrecht 001.jpg

Have you looked at the Caspar David Friedrich article in connection with Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chalk Cliffs on Rügen?

I just added the painting Cemetery Entrance. Sca (talk) 23:58, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

I thought it was rather cool that he'd painted the entrance to the Trinity Cemetery years before he was buried there. Found the pic. on Ger. WP.[8] Sca (talk) 00:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
The German Wiki is a great source for pictures, that are used in a different way than here. I always try to see what they do owerthere. Norvegians can be good, to, Dutch sometimes, Italian and Spanish... depends on the topics. The Danish sucks. Hafspajen (talk) 00:35, 8 May 2014 (UTC)



I replied on my talk page.[9] Sca (talk) 14:07, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Your lot[edit]

Saw cool photo of a typical Swede on Flickr here [10]. Do you look like this? Sca (talk) 20:47, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Wooh, nooo. Hafspajen (talk) 20:51, 8 May 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your kind words re Doberan FPN. Sca (talk) 00:52, 9 May 2014 (UTC)


This is your concept of jousting? — sca Yes... Face-smile.svg

Hafspajen, what can you find for me on jousting? Just some potential examples I can use for humorous effect on my talk page. Montanabw(talk) 21:36, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Looks like great fun.
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Sca (talk) 15:52, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

👍 Like

A barnstar for you[edit]

Food Barnstar Hires.png The Food Barnstar
A barnstar for your significant work in improving Open sandwich. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia! NorthAmerica1000 08:17, 18 May 2014 (UTC)


or not? Remember not, Lord, our offences to Swedish? or de:Remember not, Lord, our offences. Tell me when the Swedish Easter egg tree is ready, but remember the name of the sandbox. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:39, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Almost ready. Will you have it now or to next date? If now, you can have it soon. Hafspajen (talk) 19:41, 18 May 2014 (UTC)



I love your talk page! It's a beautiful article in itself. Also thanks for great work on Wedding. (talk) 02:19, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Angel Museum[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:34, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Paulus Potter

Toy galleries[edit]

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Hello, we previously had some discussions about toy galleries, at Talk:Teddy bear and Talk:Toy, which inspired me to create a gallery at Dollhouse#Gallery. You can also see there what I mean about having encyclopedic information about the contents of the images. I hope you like it! By the way, I don't know if you noticed already, but if you're interested in creating toy galleries, many of the articles in Category:Traditional toys and subcategories have plenty of free images available that would make for good galleries without copyright troubles. Cheers, Siawase (talk) 20:03, 23 May 2014 (UTC) Very nice! Well done. Hafspajen (talk) 20:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly! :) Siawase (talk) 20:12, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, it is correct, this is a very good gallery, timeline, illustrating a point, and so on. The trouble with the bears was that it was very little info on them in the common files, so I was only guessing. Hafspajen (talk) 20:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks again! It was surprisingly difficult. There are are lot of pictures in c:Category:Dollhouses that look great, but have no info about the content. Siawase (talk) 20:23, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
You did a very good job. Hafspajen (talk) 20:28, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
I think I understand better now why the teddy bear gallery you created turned out the way it did. It's near impossible to create good galleries when the information about the images just isn't there. Cheers. Siawase (talk) 20:34, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Van Eyck[edit]

I liked the gallery addition you made, and hope I've improved it. More suggestions are welcome, though you know the heated atmosphere round here. Paul. Ceoil (talk) 10:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Help with IP address[edit]

Hi, IP address has made changes on 6 (now more) different upcoming UFC events without proof or a reference for those changes, I have reverted them changes and have asked politely that they don't make unreferenced work, they have also broken links in the tables, please advise Lukejordan02 (talk) 17:30, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

He has since changed the results of UFC 172 a past event, changing one of the competitors to a retired fighter this is pure vandalism now! Lukejordan02 (talk) 17:50, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Noticed that you are taking a break[edit]

Jack Russell Terrier Eddi.JPG Wishing you good puppy play time
Hoping you are having a good therapeutic break from wiki editing. So sorry that you have email turned off, so I can't send you more extensive condolences privately. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 22:05, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

More selfies ....[edit]

Hurry up and switch back on, Hafs. Feels like I'm having to cope with yet more doggy selfies on my own here! SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:00, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

W. H. Auden[edit]

Hello Hafspajen! Hope you're well. I wonder if you could answer Martinevans' question about a photo of W. H. Auden that he just posted at Talk:W. H. Auden. Thanks. CorinneSD (talk) 19:59, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

I just spent some time catching up on the additions to your Talk page. I love all the photos of dogs and art, wonderful art. Then I saw the latest about the socks, etc., and your dismay. Please don't abandon us, Hafspajen! You are a light to my day, and I learn so much from you and your exchanges with editors. Do you remember how you felt when 74 disappeared? Well, this is worse. Come back. CorinneSD (talk) 21:53, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Kehr zurück...[edit]

Hoffentlich bist du nicht unwiderruflich weg. Sca (talk) 14:50, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen contemplates users' concerted appeals to come back.

Does BracketBot contemplate his promise? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:32, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Venus and Anchises[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:William Blake Richmond - Venus and Anchises - Google Art Project.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 01:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Art of Painting[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Jan Vermeer - The Art of Painting - Google Art Project.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:19, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
... the artful way --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:35, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey Haf. Come on back--we got some articles to write. Drmies (talk) 01:10, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Helen Allingham The saucer of milk.jpg[edit]

Want to nominate this, but having trouble getting a year on it, which is important for proving American copyright status. Any idea where to find that? Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:19, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker)The file is derived from a Bonhams illustration for a sale of 19th century pictures, held in 2012. The auction listing doesn't give a date. I've just checked a couple of Sotheby's catalogues- four listings of Allingham watercolours, none dated (and one had the title and her signature on the reverse, so it looks like she didn't date them). According to the Helen Allingham Society she was painting until her death in 1926- so it could be as late as the 1920s. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:45, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Empty chair ...[edit]

Looking across the sea to Sweden only to see Hafspajen's chair is still empty
Hafspajen's empty chair
  • Hafs? It's now two weeks and I've had no Swedish chef videos to cheer me up, no nice pictures added to decorate my talk page and the dog breed articles are being messed up without you here to keep an eye on them - I've stopped watching them ... SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:04, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
    • Geez, Hafs, come backkkkkkkkkkkkkkk — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Guess we'll all just have to enjoy the therapy! Martinevans123 (talk) 09:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Hafs contemplating whether to come back to Wikipedia (note very stylish shoes).
  • Hafs, don't you think you've rested enough? We really miss you! CorinneSD (talk) 19:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
    • ... but please try for some better shoes... Martinevans123 (talk) 19:59, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
  • I think it's time for us to start composing special poems for Hafs. This being wikipedia, the first drafts would, naturally, be somewhat cracked. Wildly guessing that haf means half, which perhaps it doesn't, and with profound apologies to James F. Hanley and co-authors:
    • Half a pie is better than no pie, any old time, any old where.
    • A pie in the quarter, or even much shorter, ask anyone's daughter,
    • is better than no pie at all!
      • Please give us a little sign that you are okay, Hafs. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 21:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Rosenstadt Eltville
I thought of you when I took the thorny pic, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:12, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
ps: in case you are immune to images, listen, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Last known photo of Hafspajen before he disappeared. — Sca

Hafs is not back yet
Wikibreak goes on and on
Sadness creeping in
--Zeng8r (talk) 23:41, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Tack så mycket[edit]

Haffy, thanks for your generous comment at [11]. It's a pleasure working with you and trading thoughts.

Perhaps our efforts re Čiurlionis will engender more interest in the West in this fascinating figure, a national icon in LT (a fascinating place). Sca (talk) 16:46, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I think that there are always artists that are known locally but not known outside their land. Many of them are very good too. Hafspajen (talk) 06:02, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Types II[edit]

Good to have.[edit]

If an editor has previously posted their own personal information but later redacted it, it should not be repeated on Wikipedia; if the previously posted information has been removed by oversight, then repeating it on Wikipedia is considered outing. (WP:OUTING) And that belongs to topic Wikipedia:HARRASMENT.

God to have[edit]

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You might (or might not) be int'd in the discussion at [12]. Sca (talk) 01:18, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't know. Hafspajen (talk) 01:26, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar, with my edits improving by the months I hope it's the first of many, cheers. Lukejordan02 (talk) 12:39, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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She's back[edit]

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"Girl with a Pearl Earring comes home to Holland." [13] Sca (talk) 14:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Good. Hafspajen (talk) 15:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Ha en varm Midsommardagen ![edit]

MidsummerNightBonfire2.jpg Happy Summer Solstice !!
Hope you get a lovely ray of Summer sunshine and a bit of heat in your little corner of Skandoland!! Martinevans123 (talk) 16:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
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Seconded. Ceoil (talk) 19:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thirded. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:46, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, everybody!!! Face-smile.svg Face-smile.svg Face-grin.svg Hafspajen (talk) 19:49, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


A F`P?

Can you please stop editing the discussion, I would like to make a statement, or are you having this by yourself. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:09, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Go ahead and make your statment. Hafspajen (talk) 22:11, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:13, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


Van der weyden michael.jpg
Hans Holbein der Jüngere - Der Kaufmann Georg Gisze - Google Art Project.jpg
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Myself and Victoria are intending to take Last Judgement (van der Weyden) to FAC in the next few days. Can you take a look over please, re wording, image placement, and so forth. Any input appreciated. Paul Ceoil (talk) 09:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, image placement - I will look. But wording might not be my strong side. Maybe CorinneSD will like to look at that one? What do you say, Corinne? Hafspajen (talk) 10:02, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
There are a lot of images to choose from, and I'm not sure I've always made the right choices. You are free here. Ceoil (talk) 10:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
OK: will look on the choice. Hafspajen (talk) 10:07, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The thing is if you are are very close to an article you develop blind spots, and need other eyes to slap you about the face. Ceoil (talk) 10:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Are you OK with Corinne if she say yes? She has quite an eye for grammar. Hafspajen (talk) 10:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Would be delighted! Ceoil (talk) 10:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Overall, a good choice I think. All the pictures are good choices. One picture is a bit weak, this: File:Rogier van der Weyden - The Last Judgment (detail) - WGA25634.jpg, not the composition but the quality. You may want to try this one instead -> File:Weyden, Rogier van der - The Last Judgment (detail) -1446-52.jpg or maybe try a donor or something from this gallery? Hafspajen (talk) 11:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I give you free reign to decide. Its obvious you have an intutive skill at this. Please continue, my friend. Ceoil (talk) 14:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
(And a little traing in art school, and other art education... ) Don't want to mess up the themes, that is the problem. Hafspajen (talk) 14:48, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, just came over to thank you for the image placement there (very nice!), and see that Ceoil has already been here. Anyway, I'm happy, in particular, to see the detail of the donor. Also, this is a little late, but sorry for being crabby at Jan van Eyck. I wasn't cross with you; more with myself for not having expanded the text there. But that's now been done, no thanks to me, so all's well! Thanks again. Victoria (tk) 15:26, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Victoria. Hafspajen (talk) 15:33, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I'd be happy to go over the article. CorinneSD (talk) 16:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen, I'll fix it in my sandbox. Don't worry about it. Thanks for trying though. Victoria (tk) 19:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC) Started a discussion at Corinne's talk, so maybe she can explain what is it she didn't understod. I imagine it is the panels that are the wings that open and close, or something like that. Hafspajen (talk) 20:02, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hope did't mess up too much. Hafspajen (talk) 01:45, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
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Vatten Lillies[edit]

"Water Lilies painting Nympheas by Monet sells for £32m" [14]

— A nice piece of change. Sca (talk) 17:43, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes. And if you think that a French museum didn't even wanted one of Monet's really big Nympheas, when he donated it... Hafspajen (talk) 18:15, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know he painted so many of them. Sca (talk) 18:34, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
He loved them. The one I think about is ... monumental. He had series... Hafspajen (talk) 18:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


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Hafs, what's FP? The picture is huge! Beautiful, though. A lot of orange. CorinneSD (talk) 01:42, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Issue with the frame: as a 3D element, it cannot be included in PD-art. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:51, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
The FRAME? What frame? Hafspajen (talk) 09:33, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Sigh. Then I guess, is not much to do about it. Is this an issue about ALL frames, or just this particular frame? Hafspajen (talk) 09:56, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • All frames, but only if we are taking the image from somewhere else (i.e. we are not the photographers/scanners) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:10, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère[15]

Hafs -- Thank you for sharing these beautiful still life paintings! I love them. I noticed when I clicked on File:Pronkstillleven.jpg that there was a big red notice: "LangSwitch Error". Maybe you can fix that. CorinneSD (talk) 00:05, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
I tried once to fix an error like that before at the Princess Tuvstarr nomination, but I never did succeded. It is probably Crisco the one who can do that. Hafspajen (talk) 00:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

That Limoges box is beautiful! I went to hear a talk about a collection of textiles, mainly Ikat, from the eastern islands of Indonesia this morning. Really enjoyable! Their was a dragonish one which was truly remarkable for the expertise with which it was created. Amandajm (talk) 06:13, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) If I ever take my friend up on her offer to bring me to see her people near Flores, I'll have to take some pictures. There is some extensive cultural significance attached to those textiles. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis - DAY - 1904 - 5, Varsuva.jpg[edit]

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis - DAY - 1904 - 5, Varsuva.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Karaliu pasaka.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:John Bauer - Princess Tuvstarr gazing down into the dark waters of the forest tarn. - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

John Bauer - Princess Tuvstarr gazing down into the dark waters of the forest tarn. - Google Art Project.jpg
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Congrats to the above. - Did you kow that I chose one of the images you selected to adorn my talk? Dreams, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:07, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for YOU.[edit]

Userpage Barnstar Hires.png The Userpage Barnstar
Don't know if you've ever received this barnstar, but if not, you certainly deserve it. Your userpage is an oasis of art and whimsy in this sad wasteland of bickering and blather. Zeng8r (talk) 14:15, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
THANKS! It is a secret passion I have... (for pictures and art and stuff...) Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 14:18, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Gustave Courbet - Le Désespéré.JPG
Simon Vouet - St. Catherine - Google Art Project.jpg

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Hipp hipp hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen - Peder Severin Krøyer.jpg[edit]

Hipp hipp hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen - Peder Severin Krøyer.jpg
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Gabrielle et Jean, Renoir (1895-96)

Are you aware of C2RMF's website? They have some beautiful high quality scans. Like this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:44, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Very nice. No, I didn't knew that. Hafspajen (talk) 15:55, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Dcoetzee appears to have uploaded all of their high-resolution scans... our copy of the Mona Lisa is from that site as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:57, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Do they have the Madonna of the Rocks? Because that one is from the Louvre. Hafspajen (talk) 16:04, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Sadly, no. That's why I ended up browsing their site, looking for it. BTW, I've updated the gallery on my talk page with those I think most likely to pass. I'm holding off on nominations for now as we have a lot of excellent art on the nomination's page at the moment. Alright, I'm off to bed. Enjoy your lovely summer day. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:06, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. (It was raining all day...) Hafspajen (talk) 16:13, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Bamberger Rauchbier
Midsummer pickled herring

For your good-humored patience and cooperation re Hans Baluschek, you are awarded this delicious snack, along with a beer. (Now all you need are some Wasa rye crackers, and maybe a shot of chilled akvavit.)

Vielen Dank! Sca (talk) 16:12, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Hm, it was a long time ago I had those crackers. I really like the ones made by oats... Hafspajen (talk) 16:18, 29 June 2014 (UTC)I don't know wich one is worst for babies, beer or sill. I might need to change that picture to save the baby.

Huh? Sca (talk) 16:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
The boys are a bit tougher, they will be fine with this diet. Hafspajen (talk) 16:21, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If only ...[edit]


...Baluschek had done illustrations for Wynken, Blynken, and Nod — they would have been great. Sca (talk) 18:55, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe —
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!" ...

Nice . Hafspajen (talk) 18:59, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Listen ... I like this earlier version better: [16] Sca (talk) 19:01, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful. Hafspajen (talk) 19:22, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Rose colours[edit]

Ice Sculpture on Zhongyang St. Harbin.jpg

Hi Hafs, could you lend your expert eye to this template, which I think is not good. The colours look quite wrong on my computer, with pale pink not pale, orange/vermillion/red nearly indistinguishable, magenta/purple/deep pink likewise much the same. Also, the categories don't seem to be the best choices for roses. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 20:49, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

  • You are quite right. Not for roses, that will not do. Roses have a very different color-scale, from the very light pink - almost white - to the light pink - and light pink on the bluish shade, versus light pink tinge on the varm side, the clear pink, and the warm-darkpink-reds and the cool reds . And the light pink with a salmon teint, those are quite difficult colours. The cold pinks going darker are also very difficult - going over into magenta... And then we have the very dark scale, almost brown versus the dark purple. And this is only the pinks and dark pinks. And the red-oranges, yellows, cream coloured roses - and so on. No - it will not do. Hafspajen (talk) 20:58, 29 June 2014 (UTC).
Thanks Hafs. I've taken out all usages of the template and left an explanation on its talk page, so that's a step in the right direction. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Leshan Sichuan China-Old bridge-02.jpg[edit]

We'd need to make it more prominent in the article, but what's your opinion of this? Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:02, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Very nice, and a better place is doable. I would cut of just a little - NOT much, just sightly of the foregroung. It would be beneficial for the composition. But I would not touch the reflection in the water and leave quite a bit under the bridge reflection too. Crop off about ... half of the distance between the reflection of the bridge in the water and the edge of the pic as it is now. Hafspajen (talk) 17:08, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
That does cut off the top of the pagoda reflection on the right, though. Is that a problem? Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:50, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I meant that the pagoda reflection should be the last thing seen in water. Not a problem, but it will make the picture closer to the Golden ratio. Hafspajen (talk) 21:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Bingyu-Valley Liaoning China Gate-at-the-barrier-lake-01.jpg
Beaufort Sabah GuanYinTemple-12.jpg

Virgin of the Rocks[edit]

Rapperswil - Stadtmuseum - Abschluss Erneuerung 2011-11-16 16-19-27 (SX230HS) ShiftN.jpg

That nice bright image appears to have been extensively digitally enhanced. I have already reverted it once previously, for that reason. Amandajm (talk) 17:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean it would be a good idea to leave that image in the article for the time being? The painting is in fairly poor condition, and was transferred from wood to canvas, which is often problematic. I presume that the panel had borer or it wouldn't have been done. I don't know how we are going to get a better one. It would have to come from the Louvre. Amandajm (talk) 17:52, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Whatewer solution it will be fine. Hafspajen (talk) 17:59, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Re textiles, I wonder if I could persuade the local Art Gallery to let me photograph some of their stunning collection of Indonesian textiles.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has a great collection of lace. Not a huge amount, but some top quality pieces, one of the finest bobbin-lace cravats that I have ever seen.
The cravat came from a woman from Vienna, I think. She just walked in one day, when the curator was feeling rather ill and thought "Oh No, not granny's crochetted doilies". The woman unwrapped this glorious piece of lace. The family was Jewish, and before they fled in 1939, each person took a single small treasure from their home. This girl took the cravat, wrapped up in a handkerchief, tucked up the leg of her bloomers. All those years later, she donated to the museum of Applied Arts and Sciences a.k.a. the Powerhouse.
It's really late in the Great South Land. I have been up most of the night! I had better get some sleep. Toodle-oo! Amandajm (talk) 18:05, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

How sad in a way, this story... and how nice also. It is always sad when people had to leave everything behind... Bur hopfully she did made herself a new good life and had the courage to let this treasure of her go, now. Hafspajen (talk) 18:33, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

So beautiful, Hafs! Thank you for posting them here. CorinneSD (talk) 20:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Hey, Hafspajen, of the FPs in this list, which would you choose as the lead image, and footer image? Note that portrait-orientation images go up as a pair. I'm a bit torn - we have a number of good ones. Not Godot's, though - he hits 100 images in a week or so, so I'll be putting up LOTS of him then. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Extermination of Evil collage.jpg

Gosh, that middle image at the bottom reminds me of a few editors I have dealt with. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:19, 1 July 2014 (UTC)



Hafspajen, kindly respond to what I said at [17]. Sca (talk) 16:09, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

FP nom[edit]

At [18], Crisco says:

Question - There are two very different colour patterns in the history of this image... which ones are correct? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't know what to say. Can you help? Sca (talk) 00:03, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

That was quick! TNX. Sca (talk) 00:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Broken Camberwell beauty.jpg

Hi Hafs,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:William Blake Richmond - Venus and Anchises - Google Art Project.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 18, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-07-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC) Crisco 1492 .... maybe ... (human) lover of the goddess, father of Aeneas... or something like that. (the above is LACMA) Hafspajen (talk) 00:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

'Fun you chosed this one. Hafspajen (talk) 01:07, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Richmond wished to paint large, allegoric works. "An allegory conveys its hidden message through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events". So… Richmond paints Anchises with his fist grasping a twig at a suggestive angle. Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:56, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
That was too... symbolic for me .. angle? 45... degree, Xanty ? Hafspajen (talk) 10:00, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, I was trying to work out what Anchises held in his hand- it seems to be a twig, maybe broken off in a moment of passion as he glimpses Aphrodite. Can't work out what the doves are supposed to symbolise though (in this story)- maybe cat food for the two tabbies. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
That is no problem, Xanthomelanoussprog. The Dove and the Lions are indeed symbols. The dove is the sacred animal of Venus, for sure. And the lions - might be too. Hafspajen (talk) 11:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Russian traditions and superstitions - better then towel.

If you wear a shirt backwards, you will become acquainted with someone new. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:00, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

On examination day, it is bad luck to make your bed, wear anything new, or cut your fingernails. Hafspajen (talk) 16:03, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:King Charles II by John Michael Wright or studio.jpg[edit]

King Charles II by John Michael Wright or studio.jpg
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DYK for Mansoor Hosseini[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:32, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Yoga thing[edit]

Épagneul japonais 009.jpg
A Japanese Chin

The main difference is that raja yoga uses asanas mainly to get the body ready for prolonged meditation, and hence focuses more on the meditative asanas: Lotus Posture (padmasana), Accomplished Posture (siddhasana), Easy Posture (sukhasana) and Pelvic Posture (vajrasana). Hatha yoga utilizes not only meditative postures but also cultural postures. Similarly, raja yoga's use of pranayama is also devoid of extensive locks (bandha). Thing I snached


Turtle mazunte oaxaca mexico claudio giovenzana 2010.jpg Greetings to you and your puppies
Saying hello to you, with a little help from wikipedia on the technical details of how to say hello. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 11:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Secession, Nesterov[edit]

Girls on the Banks of the River

Berlin Secession looks OK on my "standard" screen.

What do you think about nominating Girls on the Banks of the River? Maybe it's it's rather too neat and idealized? Sca (talk) 22:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

About that poodle article[edit]

The Rest on The Flight into Egypt, c. 1510, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

have no intention of erasing the pictures. Instead prefer to add one of a poodle actually duck hunting to prove it really does happen.Shadowkittie5460 (talk) 02:24, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Good job. Hafspajen (talk) 17:10, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-02/Featured content[edit]

Ended up needing a lot more illustrations, so rearranged until I thought it looked pretty. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Adam it looks fantastic!!! Hafspajen (talk) 01:37, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Just hope I can catch up to the schedule this week - I only just finished. But then, there were about thirty pieces of featured content, and this week only twenty, which should helpAdam Cuerden (talk) 01:56, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Fragonard, The Reader.jpg[edit]

Fragonard, The Reader.jpg
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For Hafs ... ...[edit]

Barnstar of Humour.svg The Barnstar of Good Humor
For constantly making me smile! I laughed out loud when I saw the "image removed per editor request" edit summary Face-smile.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 18:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Shame about the Westies[edit]

I see you saw fit to remove a photograph I posted on the West Highland White Terrier page showing three sisters taking their three pet terriers for a walk. I came across them by chance over two years ago when I happened to pass through their village (what are the chances of ever coming across that combination again?). I won't go into the details, but it took several attempts and almost two years to track them down to ask their permission to use this photograph on Wikipedia. I thought it added a welcome human touch to the page. Now it is back to featuring only dog portraits. How many of those does one need? Anyway, the good thing is that I've learnt never to put myself to the same trouble again in the misguided notion of enhancing the look of a Wikipedia page. Kim Traynor | Talk 21:12, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, we can start a voting if people think it should be added. Hafspajen (talk) 22:22, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

OK. I'm not hopeful that many will respond, but I do appreciate your gesture. (Just for info: it took about three or four phone calls and personal inquiries to a village Post Office and shop, then questioning several people on streets and in a hotel pub, plus two abortive searches for their parental home to find these girls. Believe it or not, I discovered their whereabouts purely by chance from someone in another village miles away from their own who happened to recognise the family from my description of the photo subject. Others may not share my opinion, but I still think it's a fairly remarkable photograph because of the two line-ups involved.) Kim Traynor | Talk 00:41, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it sounds like a lot of trouble. Do you crop pictures? I think it could be made better by croping away a lot of the background. Hafspajen (talk) 00:53, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
I had a look at the photo- although the caption says there are three generations, it's not obvious which is which (I guess the fat one on the left is the oldest). As the article describes the Westie as having natural instincts to both bark and dig holes, a photo of one digging an 'ole might be relevant. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:18, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Hafspajen, for message regarding new placement of pic - that's clever! As for crop, I'd be happy if someone modified it if that led to improved result. Message to Xanthomelanoussprog above - you'll find the relationships of the dogs explained on the Commons Description caption. Kim Traynor | Talk 11:37, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Scandinavia map[edit]

I try to make jokes or references in the nomination names. This was a particularly bad joke. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:13, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

No, no, just a little surpising... I was looking after them, but found none...Face-smile.svg. Hafspajen (talk) 22:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project.jpg
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Your Russian saint[edit]

A dog attempts to escape from the odor of Lutefisk
Münster Mühlenhof 4.JPG
Altes Schlafzimmer.JPG
Scoty (66848262).jpg

I fed part of the Russ WP article [19] into Bing [20] and got the following predictably garbled translation, from which you probably could glean enough for a caption.

Míša-Samuil (real name Mikhail Lazarev; 1848 — 23 February [8 March] 1907)-pereslavsky whacky, revered in orthodoxy as he was canonized a Saint of Yaroslavl diocese.
Mikhail Lazarev was born into a peasant family of Yam, located near Pereslavl. The name "Samuel" added people as monašestvuûŝemu person for his strict Virgin life, after the death of Samuel, priest of St. Nicholas monastery.
With Misha's craziness. An eight year old boy he predicted Moore on the people in his village, and the villagers have demanded to kick him. It has sheltered in his cell, hieromonk Nicholas monastery, Samuel, who was the spiritual father of the boy.
Misha has spent all his life, wandering the city and its surroundings. Often visited Trinity slobodka, liked to be in the House where the beznogogo peasant Simeon Vukolova (now the House of 21).

Does that help? Sca (talk) 15:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

  • From Google-> Mikhail Lazarev was born in a peasant family Yam village located near Pereslavl. The name "Samuel" added people as monasticism person for his strict virgin life, after the death of Samuel, celibate priest of St. Nicholas Monastery.

Since childhood, Mike took over foolishness. Eight year old lad he predicted plague on the people in his village, and the peasants demanded oust him. Sheltered him in his cell Nikolsky monastery monk Samuel, who became the spiritual father of the boy.

Throughout his life, Misha spent wandering around the city and its surroundings. Frequented Trinity 'Village, where he loved to be in the house of the peasant drunk Vukolova Simeon (now house 21).

I suppose "legless" doesn't mean "drunk"! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:36, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Who knows- probably it does, correct - Hafspajen (talk) 16:39, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
The link for "Trinity Village" leads to a page on it - also known as "Latrine Village" because that's where the monks went to shit. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:55, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Botticelli's Birth of Venus souvenirs.jpg File:Botticelli Scotland 96.jpg File:Botticelli, calunnia 02.jpg File:Botticelli Berlin 35.jpg File:Sandro Botticelli 025.jpg File:GLAM Botticelli Venus Barnstar.png File:Sandro Botticelli - Madonna of the Magnificat (detail) - WGA02716.jpg

Confusig... Hafspajen (talk) 17:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Portrait d'une Femme à sa Toilette, by Titian, from C2RMF retouched.jpg[edit]

Portrait d'une Femme à sa Toilette, by Titian, from C2RMF retouched.jpg
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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-09/Featured content[edit]

Presuming that there will be enough text to make the spacing work, how do the images look? Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:13, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks great! Hafspajen (talk) 00:18, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


Pieter Brueghel the Younger- Pieter Bruegel the Younger - it was not working before with the H. Hafspajen (talk) 07:09, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Maybe you were spelling it "eu" instead of "ue"? Lots of people make that mistake. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 07:20, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Pieter Breughel the Younger - I wasn't spelling it at all, only copied from a file name. Hafspajen (talk) 07:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, there you go. People are always misspelling those names. Not surprising. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 07:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Not packed[edit]

Why not? Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 03:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Changed my mind. It worked here because I made a careful selection of pictures, - but most often it doesn't work. Hafspajen (talk) 03:51, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
You sure have a pile of pretty pictures here! Congrats on the Utamaro POTD, by the way. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 05:21, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


No trouble. lateral thinking. Amandajm (talk) 06:13, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


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City of Workers[edit]

How many more votes will it take to promote Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Hans Baluschek - Arbeiterstadt (1920).jpg — ?? Sca (talk) 14:01, 11 July 2014 (UTC)