Dec 082010
 

Austria is a catholic country, and therefore we celebrate the conception of Christ. How exactly Jesus was born only three weeks after his conception, that is not exactly clear, but then, as a son of a God, excuse me, THE Son of GOD, he may have been allowed to take a shortcut.

And because we all are devout followers of our Pope in Rome, we celebrate the day in a fashion that’s truly compatible with the way the Church has been the most important ally of the Mighty and Wealthy in 1700 years. We go shopping.

I didn’t go shopping, but I did go out for the sun. Today was a beautiful day, and as long as you stayed in high places or on very wide streets, you had some chance to not only see blue sky, but to even feel the sun. Obviously the weather forecast of heavy rain was slightly exaggerated 🙂

There are at least two more images, but I have only tagged them as “TODO”. You may see them some other day.

The Song of the Day is “For The Sun” from Amanda Jenssen’s current album “Happyland”. Here it is on YouTube.

  6 Responses to “1516 – For The Sun”

  1. It’s so fun tuning in to your blog, Andreas. You’ve turned me on to a lot of good music.
    Amanda Jenssen–wow! I was lost on YouTube videos of her for a while. I particularly liked Happy Land. She seems best with acoustic or spare instrumentation–let’s that great chanteuse voice come out!

  2. Great shapes in this I think I might have cut the sky out of the top of this image ….. very nice shapes within….

    • Does not work. It’s what the original exposure was, and I have used the top of a second exposure to get the triangle of sky. I think it’s needed for balance.

  3. Hallo Andreas,
    will ja kein Spielverderber sein, eher zur Info: beim Fest “Unbefleckte Empfängnis” geht es nicht um die Empfängnis Jesu, sondern um die Empfängnis Marias. Es ist die theologische (nicht naturwissenschaftliche) Aussage, dass Maria von ihrer Empfängnis an rein – d.h. in diesem Fall von der ErbsĂĽnde befreit – war.
    Schöne Grüße, Sr. Barbara.

    • Ahh! Macht schon deutlich mehr Sinn 🙂

      Sollte ich eigentlich auch mal gewusst haben, aber seit meinem Religionsunterricht ist’s schon ein Weilchen her und mittlerweile hab ich’s nicht mehr so mit der Kirche. Danke!

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