Aug 172011
 

OK, I’ve made up my mind and the procedure for the next days is as follows:

I’ll post images, but I won’t even try to match titles to images and titles to songs. It simply takes too much time. All posts will be named “Intermezzo”. There will be a Song of the Day, but that will be completely unrelated to the image. All songs will be by Jaromír Nohavica, a Czech singer-songwriter whom I heard on the radio yesterday while we had an excellent dinner at the restaurant Rudý Baron in Františkovy Lázne.

The music reminded me strongly of Italian singer-songwriters Fabrizio De André and Francesco De Gregori. It’s something in his style, but it is also a certain kind of softness in the Czech language.

The waiter could not tell us the name of the singer (or could not understand us), but some Google searches later I am certain I’ve got the right man.

Of course I immediately tried to buy the few albums available via Amazon.de, but imagine my surprise when I was told that I can’t, because of “regional restrictions”. Cool, huh? I can’t buy a Czech singer while being in the Czech Republic! Die, MAFIA, die!!!!

The Image of the Day was taken at the backside of the wonderful baroque church of Chlum Svaté Marí (Maria Kulm). They wouldn’t let me take images from the inside. In fact I have never seen such an insulting number of “Photography forbidden” signs as in this church. Well, don’t get me started.

In any case, this image illustrates that I have not yet given up on the D300. There are still some things that the LX5 can’t do 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Pane Prezidente” by Jaromír Nohavica. Hear it on YouTube.

  2 Responses to “1761 – Intermezzo I”

  1. What an orgy of lines and areas! So relieving that you give me some green to relax. Ultimately, I would rotate this shot 180° and go “space out” all the way.

    cheers
    ®

    • You’re right. Interesting: I’ve missed you. I didn’t know it, but there is something in your approach that inspires me. Again: good to have you back 🙂

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