Voyage dans la Lune

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    Public Domain still from "Voyage dans la Lune" {1902} by Georges Melies.

    uploaded because dilly did a painting of my icon and the texture and shape of the glasses reminded me of this.

    hurleygurley, Gerhard Singer, emma b, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Lil [Kristen Elsby] ages ago | reply

      Melies, the early cinematic maestro! What an incredible creative mind and talent.

    2. Jane_W [deleted] ages ago | reply

      I used to love this portrayal of the moon so much when I was little... I just had a warm and fuzzy moment!

    3. zen ages ago | reply

      i always liked his reaction! Such a face only a planet could love.

    4. brendadada ages ago | reply


      When I first saw this, this spaceship thing stuck in the moon's eye looked like a leather-bound telescope, with its cap on, no less. Now it looks like one of those little film cases. Partly blinded moon, all the same.

    5. striatic ages ago | reply

      there was an interesting show at the montreal museum of contemporary art featuring the works of willian kentridge right now.

      one of the pieces, a seven channel video installation, references melies heavily.

      it is delightful.

    6. Ken Mitchell [deleted] ages ago | reply


    7. Lil [Kristen Elsby] ages ago | reply

      I was first introduced to Melies' work in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney while I was doing my curatorial internship there in 1995. I was bowled away! Have heard about the Kentridge show including his work, but not seen it. Thanks for reminding me of that fantastic show that I saw 10 years ago, Striatic! :-)

    8. striatic ages ago | reply

      kentridge's work is amazing.

      if you get the oppourtunity to see any of his films or installations, i would reccomend jumping at it.

    9. kabun ages ago | reply

      wow!! old cinema!

    10. shadowplay ages ago | reply

      thanks for the invite, wouild love to come but as you suspected i am very busy right now...not that it is likely to ease up anytime soon but please let me know the next time you meet.....

    11. striatic ages ago | reply

      we meet once per month, so you have 5 more chances : )

      you might want to going the toronto flickr group because that's where the updates and notifications go.

      also, i suspect that you might want to put the photos you take while you are here into the group pool.

    12. daload [deleted] ages ago | reply


      That is just awesome

    13. Iris V ages ago | reply

      I always see the face of the moon, since I was just a little girl...
      Like your photos!
      ciao, Iris

    14. Metahari ages ago | reply

      ooh public domain! (think about using it in her wordpress template)

    15. weeklymg 83 months ago | reply

      Hi. I wanted to let you know that I'm using this photo, in accordance with the Creative Commons License, on my blog:

    16. zona di fotographia 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photographie and Fotografia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. fiona bird 73 months ago | reply

      So that's where The Mighty Boosh got their "I'm the moon" inspiration from!..

    18. wildeyedboy 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm a songwriter and I've used your photo in the music video to my song Bubble Bath World.

      The whole video is made up of Creative Commons licensed Flickr photos, and the song itself is released under Creative Commons. Feel free to use it (or any of my music) for your own internet projects! You can download it all for free on the music page of my blog.

      Thanks. ;)

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