Tweed & Reeds

UTOMBORDARE is one of my new favorite blogs. Growing up landlocked; I’ve always wanted to live by a body of water whether it be a lake or ocean. Obviously, boats have a part to play in that equation so this simple blog of boats, ice, and arctic expeditions are right up my alley. Some great stuff featured so get your sea legs ready.

EDIT: Thanks to help from the comments, I realized as they did that the picture above of the man and dogs in the boat looks exactly like the painting that Tommy’s mother does in Goodfellas. Apparently, The picture is from National Geographic no. 5 nov 1978 (Where the River Shannon Flows, Photo: Adam Woolfitt)


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8 Responses to Tweed & Reeds

  1. Slamb says:

    Notice that the photo of the man and the dogs is eerily similar to the painting Joe Pesce’s mom does in Goodfellas?

  2. drinkinanddronin says:

    Wow. You are so right! My mind is a little blown right now.

  3. Simon says:

    Was just about to make The Goodfellas comment as well! Craziest thing I’ve seen all year!

  4. Simon says:

    I found this on a site called goodfellaspainting.com. Not sure how accurate it is but it seems pretty plausible. Apparently the painting was done by Nicholas Pileggi’s mother. Pileggi wrote Wise Guy, the source material for Goodfellas, which would explain how the painting came to the attention of Scorsese. It is based on an image she had seen in the November 1978 edition of National Geographic. I guess using it in the film was Scorsese’s way of giving an inside nod to the writer.

  5. UTOMBORDARE says:

    The Pic is from National Geographic no. 5 nov 1978 (Where the River Shannon Flows, Photo: Adam Woolfitt)

    Did not know about the Godfellas reference. I just put it on my blog because loved it! It looked like pure happiness to me.

    šŸ™‚

  6. drinkinanddronin says:

    Thank you so much for the information. It’s interesting how it was used in the film. It definitely does exude happiness.

  7. Ian says:

    I like it! ONE DOG GOES ONE WAY, ANOTHER DOG GOES ANOTHER WAY, THIS GUYS GOIN WHADDYA WANT FROM ME?

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