January 18, 2012


Dear readers, this week ‘I’ IS FOR *I*CONS!
Everyone has different perceptions about what constitutes an icon. What do you rate?
Here are some to get us started:
1. Micky (above)
2. Tutankamun

3. Marilyn 4. Kids playing in a downpour, Cuba

5. Vietnam horror 6 & 7. A couple of Aircraft: Concorde and a Vickers Spitfire
And Logos: 8. The BBC (HQ)
9. Shell And, finally, a more recent icon:
10. Uggie & “his” 2012 Golden Globe award for The Artist!
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And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. Have a great weekend!


Stephanie V said...

Clever: not only was Marilyn an icon but that photo is iconic in its own right. I think the Apple logo is an icon.

Nezzy said...

My Icon would have to be my Grandma Dow...she was one amazin' woman.

Loved lookin' a your pics here. Moments in time for sure.

Have a fantastically blessed day!!! :o)

Erika said...

Nice pics; things that are fun and those that remind us of the horrors that humans do unto others.

ellen b. said...

Fun idea for the letter I!

Judie said...

Hmmm--I guess the Statue of Liberty is an icon. Clark Gable, maybe? Nora, I'm going to think about this. You have given us a very interesting question!!

Lola, Lizzie is having her first big girl haircut tomorrow! I'll post photos just for you!!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Powerful icons! Mickey is my favorite but Auggie is sooo cute!

Lavender Cottage said...

I think of people as icons. The photo of Hiroshima is one that keeps popping up since it was first published and it speaks volumes.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You picked great examples of an icon!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

Great post for using the word Icon.
Our Kiwi has to symbolize an icon for us New Zealander's.

Hope that you are enjoying the week


cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful photos! Thank's for sharing.Like them:)

Visiting for RT 2! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)


Pondside said...

My grandmother.
Terry Fox.
Rick Hanson.

anitamombanita said...

Icons to me are things/people that need no further explanation. You know what/who they are as soon as you see them... you've got a great list here! Here are a few more:

Michael Jackson, Betty White, Nike swoosh, Coca Cola, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, etc etc etc.

Gattina said...

an icon to me is what it's really is, the Russian icon paintings, lol !

bichonpawz said...

We have to go with three...one Mickey Mouse!! Two....Marilyn Monroe! and our most favorite APPLE!! Whatever would we have done without Steve Jobs? He was an amazing man!

Emille said...

For me the only "icons" are in Iconoclastic art - a very early art period...in my humble opinion, what people (presently) call icons I would call "trends."
(Hope you don't misunderstand, I'm not trying to be snobbish, but my definition of "icon" differs).

Michelle said...

Where to start with icons? Steve Jobs & Apple of course,Marilyn, Statue of Liberty ...

Such an interesting post!

Short and Sweet said...

WOW! you got me to thinking...hmmm...the dome at Notre Dame, the St. Louis arch, Winston Churchill, ...

Sue said...

Icons is a great choice. And I love the selections you made, too.


Venus Guieb said...

those a beautiful photos!

happy RT!


imriz said...

an icon maybe someone or something that people can look up to like Mother Teresa.


cassandrasminicorner said...

Thank's for sharing all your RED- so nice!

Here's mine- hope you can stop by:)


Ralph said...

An icon can be a person or thing. My grandfather (whom I was named for) is an icon to me - my heritage. Yet the Spitfire, given my moniker, was a superb plane that flew well before I was born - yet it is an icon. Your list is full of icons in that I am familiar with what they represent. A thoughtful post of icons!

Jenny said...

I always think of icons as those little tiny pictures on my computer.

It's odd that I forgot this other, more classical, meaning.

That having been said, gosh...I still can't help but think of those teeny, tiny pictures!

Thanks for an interesting link for the letter "I".


Patti said...

Interesting array of icons you've shared. I'd have to think about what I see as an icon.
I agree with Stephanie V that the Apple computer logo is a good example.

I'm not surprised my husband Ralph chose his grandfather. He was an iconic character, from what I've been told!

Gemma Wiseman said...

So many people have become icons as have particular features in our world! For me, my personal icon is the sea. It nurtures me! Love the range of colourful icons in your images!

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful collection of Icons! I especially like the dog with his award. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

 gmirage said...

Great picks for icons --- I haven't joined, hopefully next week :)



That one with "Viet Nam"...is still as haunting as it was back then!!

My Tuesday post is: GOING BACK TO Houston, Houston, HOUSTON

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Interesting choices. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

Enjoyed visiting and seeing all you variety of icons.