Entry for Brashley Photography’s Photo for the Week 60 – Open. I took this photo of a 2 meter plus high art installation at the Kunstmuseum in the Hague. Not too long before it was closed due to the Corona virus.
I had to think about Ann-Christine’s challenge of ‘chaos’ for a while. First instinct is to somehow symbolize the chaotic time of today. First order of the day then was to look up what the exact definition of chaos is. There were 4 alternative meanings mentioned in the Lexicon dictionary. Of which I found only the first ‘actionable’ so to speak: ‘Complete disorder and confusion.‘ The photo on top of this page I think symbolizes that. And so does the one below.
These 2 photos have in common that they give us the impression that the chaos could, with some effort and inspired thinking, well be ‘restored’ to a phase of order. As, in my view, a lot of the chaos we’re facing in our lives can be restored, or changed if you will, into a phase that resembles the ‘normalcy’, order in which we can thrive as a person, as a couple and as a (global) society. ‘All it takes is everybody taking a little, and in turn giving a little more back’ my son wrote, with the naivety so characteristic of a 15 year old, as the concluding sentence in a high-school essay years ago.
Which, if you think about for a moment, is what all the greats like Gandhi had been saying all along (albeit with other words).
What lacks however is the will to do so. Just kicking in the proverbial open door.
Chaos camouflaged as order
There is however another danger lurking in the chaos around us. When it presents itself as seemingly straightforward issues, cases etc., but if you try and find the source of things it gets to be mucky, chaotic and often impossible .
These two photos are symbolic of that. The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 and the ensuing farce over who is ultimately responsible are a prime example of this.
For more of my entrees in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, click here.
This Berlin Wall Mural, for Monday Mural 16 March, features another fascinating piece of street-art from Berlin. Photographed at the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall.
We the inhabitants claim human rights!
Artist unknown to me.
Window with a View is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 16 March. ‘Duh…most windows have a view’ I can hear most of you think. But not all windows have this sight. Which was all the more rewarding since we had to make it to the top of the mountain first.
This mountaintop restaurant just outside of Cadaquès, Catalunia just had some spectacular vistas. While the photo above was taken from our table in the restaurant, the photo below was taken through the front door.
Click below to see what fellow bloggers cooked up for this Monday Window, 16 March .
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Chairs, tables, etc. • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for this week’s episode.
For other entrees click on the picture below.
Fandango’s Friday Flashback • dVerse Poets Pub. I’ve not been a blogger nearly long enough to be able to go a year back. So this re-post of ‘OpenLinkNight#256’ on #FFF is from December 13, 2019, that I posted on the dVerse Poets Pub.
OpenLinkNight#256 • dVerse Poets Pub
Of all the wild absurdities
With which the heart can cram
Its sad asylum, none’s more daft
Than this mad need, this damn-
Idiot ache to be with you
When I already am.
Kiowara no Fukayabu (early 9th century)
This poem was translated from Japanese
by Graeme Wilson
Posted by TiongHan as part of the dVerse OpenLinkNight#256.
Photographed this magnificent Jugendstil door a while back with Thursday Doors in my mind. And immediately forgot all about it. The twin green doors I posted last week however kick started my memory.
Do check out the design of the letterbox on the right. Just gorgeous!
The whole front of the house had the same splendor.
Written for Norm 2.0.