This once must have been somebody’s comfort and pride after a long workday. Finally putting your feet up with your beer in one hand, and the TV-remote in the other. Away from the daily pressure of your stressed-out boss and the smiling Judasses that go under the name of co-workers. The feeling of safety once you were seated. Warm and cozy, with your TV-dinner in your lap. Your throne. You were safe…
But then I came to my senses and thought of this commercial…
More of my entries in this challenge can be found here.
Fandango’s Friday Flashback 26 June. Not having blogged that long, I’m re-posting this post I wrote for the Tuesday Photo Challenge hosted by Frank Jansen from 26 November. To see the ‘rules’ for Fandango’s Friday Flashback, click here.
Peace • Tuesday Photo Challenge
Peace • Tuesday Photo Challenge is Dutch goes the Photo latest challenge. It is as brutally simple as imaginative: ‘The challenge I bring to you is to share posts that evoke the sense of peace for you, in whatever form that might take. I expect that many among us have an idea of how we see peace, so I look forward to all of us sharing what that might be like. Who knows? We may bring just a bit more peace to this planet!’
Took this photo many years ago and have always been very fond of it. It was waiting for the right opportunity I guess. The original was shot in colour; I made it black and white using the Apple Photo app and did some further post production in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
For my other entries apart from this Peace • Tuesday Photo Challenge, click here.
Click here to view more of my entries in FFF. And here to view what other bloggers posted as memories in Fandango’s Friday Flashback 26 June.
In cities like the Hague only a few are blessed with place outside where they can sit in the sun. As such, everybody makes the most of it. Even if it means bending the rules a little bit and putting seats outside on the pavement (which, needless to say, is not their property) next to their front door. Fortunately, no one seems to care and the authorities seem to condone it.
Not your ordinary mural, I Mural – from the series Reduccion objetiva orquestada (2016-2021) – is an art installation by Gabriel Rico. The site Artsy.net says the following:
II Mural presents a series of commonplace objects and a handful of arrows (similar to the if and only if arrows in positional logic) pictured on the white expanse of the wall. The link between these volumes and the graphite symbols is puzzling. And though we cannot clearly decipher his general codes, they are nonetheless eloquent and intuitively legible. A Husserlian epoch is at play where the material nature and physical force of ‘things’ manifests without intervention. The symbols of if and only if are logical connectives more difficult to assimilate and connect with colloquial language. Here, they serve to make ‘connections’ between the objects, linking these products and suggesting a certain type of value. In reality, there is no logical–rational meaning and they produce only the effect of absurd connection.
From my archives. A View From Above as my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challengeMonday Window 22 June. A familiar sight for almost all of you, but I still think it’s a mesmerizing view. The vastness of the ocean and our rather limited understanding of life deep below that surface.
Click below to see what fellow bloggers cooked up for this Monday Window, 22 June.
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