Friday, December 30, 2011
"Le voyageur marchant sur son ombre écrit
sans attendre que le ciel marque minuit
sous le bataille de plumes la pierre sonne."
[last verse from "Sonnet" by Alfred JARRY (1873-1907)]
[translation from the french by Francis Scarfe::
"The striding traveller writes his shadow down;
not waiting for the sky to strike midnight
the feathers hammer on the chiming stone."]
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
on an overcast Sunday afternoon we walked along the southern riverfront going under the Alvsborgsbron bridge, with views of the massive industrial sites across the river...
left behind - the ubiquitous IKEA rug as beach blanket...
a carefully embedded mosaic eye looks out onto the river and out towards the ice blue sea...
Monday, December 5, 2011
The ones that caught my attention on this short visit have been mostly paired in contrasting styles and circumstances, such as the one above of one of the four identical rococo palaces at Amalienborg, residences for the Danish Royal Family since the 18th century, with the mixed modern flats in long extended blocks for their non-royal subjects...