Monthly Archives: May 2011
Das Hamburger Rathaus
Hey, it’s the Hamburger Rathaus. Goddamn, that looks like a postcard.
I’ve been experimenting with different filters. This was taken with a circular polarizer and an extra UV filter. That’s kind of doppelt gemoppelt but it resulted in the fine picture you see here.
This struck me as being very German…
Seen in Hamburg on the side of a bus.
Going For a Stroll
Yesterday there was a storm. Right before it hit, I heard quacking sounds. I opened my door and saw these guys just chilling. The river is about 50m away from my door, but I have never seen ducks come this far up the street. Then the storm came and they just walking up the street away from the river.
Other than that, this post is pointless.
The self-titled debut album from Anna Calvi rules. The musicianship and production are top-notch.
She’s got a Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Ennio Morricone kind of thing going on. And she is a very good guitar player.
You should buy it.
US and Canada readers can buy it here.
Getting a weird vibe from across the ocean.
Joyfully celebrating the killing of a killer who joyfully celebrated killing carries an irony that I hope will not be lost on us. Are we learning anything, or simply spinning harder in the cycle of violence?
I’m glad they got the bastard. Upon hearing the news, I think I even said to myself, “America, Fuck Yeah!“. I hope this brings some sort of closure, or whatever, to the families, friends and loved ones affected by the events on September 11th.
However, I find the wild partying in the streets a bit strange. Does this make it all worth it? The US-led War On Terror™ has been responsible for so much more death, pain and suffering than Osama bin Laden could have ever dreamed of inflicting on non-believers. No matter what the circumstances would be, thousands of people on the street celebrating the death of one person, I find it a bit unsettling.
Well, unless it involves munchkins and a house falling on somebody, then it’s okay.