Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Frostrósir

Frostrosir by XPeria2Day
Frostrosir, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Þú komst til að kveðja í gær.
Þú kvaddir og allt varð svo hljótt.
Á glugganum frostrósin grær.
Ég gat ekkert sofið í nótt.
Hvert andvarp frá einmana sál,
hvert orð sem var myndað án hljóms
nú greindist sem gaddfreðið mál
í gervi hins lífvana blóms.

En stormurinn brýst inn í bæ
með brimgný frá klettóttri strönd,
því reiðum og rjúkandi sæ
hann réttir oft ögrandi hönd.
Því krýp ég og bæn mína bið,
þá bæn sem í hjartanu er skráð.
Ó, þyrmdu honum, gefðu honum grið.
Hver gæti mér orð þessi láð?

Icelandic pine

Icelandic pine by XPeria2Day
Icelandic pine, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

I didn't think so.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sign

Sign by XPeria2Day
Sign, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Where to go from here. OK. Some memories of long forgotten days...

Good morning, could I have this shirt cleaned express, please?
Yes, that’ll be three weeks, dearie.
Three weeks? But the sign outside says 59-minute cleaners.
Yes, that’s just the name of the shop, luv. We take three weeks to do a shirt

Just the name of the shop?
Yes, that’s if there’s an R in the month. Otherwise it’s four weeks. Your name does begin with a P, doesn’t it?
Well, no, actually, of course it’s, uh...
Well, that’ll be five weeks, then.
Five weeks? Blimey.

Blokker gets it

Blokker gets it by XPeria2Day
Blokker gets it, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

I and j capitalize as Ij

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday morning stormy weather

Even keeping the camera straight while standing on the balcony was difficult because of the storm. Not even half-an-hour later the rain came.
The camera is still at macro. Sometimes I forget to reset it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Secret passage

Secret passage by XPeria2Day
Secret passage, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

On the walls in the maze of twisted passages all alike there is a map. Possibly it shows the way out of the colossal cave. I remember something about releasing the canary from it's cage?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trilok Gurtu's drumkit

Trilok Gurtu's drumkit by XPeria2Day
Trilok Gurtu's drumkit, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Before Trilok Gurtu sat behind his drumkit to play with the Jan Garbarek group, the audience waited.

Actually, Trilok Gurtu and the piano-player were the stars of the evening. They outplayed the others, including Jan Garbarek himself, who appeared not inspired. They were all shoegazers and didn't make contact with each other or the audience. Except the piano-player, a German whose name I didn't catch.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Windmill in the mist

Windmill in the mist by XPeria2Day
Windmill in the mist, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Out at the Noordkaap area near Roodeschool the windmills disappeared in the mist. At the top-level the sun shone bright. This one was more visible than the others.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Red red light

Red red light by XPeria2Day
Red red light, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

The red light district it is not but the red light is abundant.

Sunset over Gravenburg

Sunset over Gravenburg by XPeria2Day
Sunset over Gravenburg, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

A red sunset, a smoke cloud from the sugar factory and upcoming fog. Ingredients of the view in the direction of Gravenburg.

Hooihuis in the morning

Hooihuis in the morning by XPeria2Day
Hooihuis in the morning, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

While a truck drives past the Hooihuis becomes more visible. The fog seems to be lifting this way. Towards the south it is still very thick.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Art inside

Art inside by XPeria2Day
Art inside, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

This figure inside the Gasunie building reminded me of a Chinese character.
Maybe she is a misfit within this remarkable design but she is a beautiful misfit.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Shopping for veggieburgers

Shopping for veggieburgers by XPeria2Day
Shopping for veggieburgers, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

The local supermarket stores it's veggieburgers next to the sausages. Non >vegetarian real nice salami's and chorizo's. Which sucks for the
veggieburgers, doesn't it?

Many cranes coming

Many cranes coming by XPeria2Day
Many cranes coming, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Here in Diepholz in Germany tens of thousands of cranes stop for some time on their trek. Alas, it also attracts many viewers who scare away the birds.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Numbers

Numbers by XPeria2Day
Numbers, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Numbers written with a pencil on a concrete wall. Possibly to remember
important dimensions during construction of the building.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Iceland cheap flight

Iceland cheap flight by XPeria2Day
Iceland cheap flight, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

I am of course very temped by these posters since this is my favourite
country and it is not too much money. It may not be the right time though,
sadly.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Munich station

Munich station by XPeria2Day
Munich station, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Waiting for the train to take me home after three incredibly beautiful days
in the Alps where we walked up the Zugspitze.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Chough on the Zugspitze

Crow on the Zugspitze by XPeria2Day
Crow on the Zugspitze, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Circling around the entire Zugspitze are choughs, crowlike birds with yellow beaks. This one landed next to our table possibly planning to steal some remains from my plate.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reintal

Reintal by XPeria2Day
Reintal, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Beautiful valley where cars and motorcycles cannot enter. There are loads of
cyclists and hikers though. But all in all this is a very quiet valley.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sun on the ridge

Sun on the ridge by XPeria2Day
Sun on the ridge, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Before arriving at the great, unspoilt Oberreintalhütte the view on the
surrounding mountains is great. Here the sun touches the rim of the
mountain.

Oberreintalhütte

Oberreintalhutte by XPeria2Day
Oberreintalhutte, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Possibly a better picture. The GPS was very off and has attached a different location. I will try and find the right place.

Mountains

Mountains by XPeria2Day
Mountains, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

First view on the mountains on our three day walk in the Wettersteingebirge.