In the old days, the Earl would have gotten a floral script treatment at the very least. Nowadays, utilitarian Helvetica is all he can hope for. Mangrove lobbying dollars at work. These are not your father’s mangroves, no sir. These are altogether more dynamic mangroves, living on the edge. When I originally read this and [...]
In yet another very old post, I unveiled The Old Apartment Rule, my proposal that anyone ought to be allowed to ask for a quick five minute tour of any apartment or house that they’ve previously lived in from the current residents. I finagled my way into a real-life instance of this last week when we [...]
Fireworks at Helmholtzplatz two nights ago. Somehow, in all my days, I’d never before been close enough to the actual detonation site of a fireworks display to see how the magic works. You can imagine my surprise at seeing these occult-looking lamps set at even intervals along the ground. I’d always been misled to believe [...]
19 photos snapped between Bornholmer Strasse and Schonhauser Allee S-Bahn stops: See also: Signs of Sweden, Animated GIF Party
Oh yeah: the Rock-A-Mambo exhibition opening party happened last Thursday. I’ve just been too busy to write one red word about it… but now that I finally have photos from the event, I barely have to! Details of the exhibition are written up here. Thanks to Tina Simonova for snapping the pictures. She did such [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve done an image dump:
Photo series I took on the steps of the Parthenon during my holiday travels. No, not the real Parthenon– this is the replica Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Definitely the ‘kitschy Americana’ high point of the trip.
Have yourself a homespun little Christmas.
This past weekend, we threw the kid in the back seat and drove to Berlin through some really bad weather. On the D8 highway that connects Czech Republic to Germany, there’s a big Mattoni sign that looms over the highway. I’ve always thought the sign is pretty cool looking, but I can only remember doing [...]
Today’s add-your-own-caption contest comes from far-flung Tajikistan: My friend recently ventured there with this girlfriend (who is studying Central Asian languages) and snapped these photos for me from a book he found somewhere along the way. It’s impossible to imagine what’s supposed to be happening here, but as you look through more of the images, [...]