Apr 102017
 

Nice chandelier, huh? Seen in Vienna’s Votivkirche, a church having been “in renovation” for more than 10 years now, still far from being reopened as a church. I was there to see an exhibition of photographic reproductions of Michaelangelo’s frescos in the Sixtine Chapel.

Frankly, the exhibition was disappointing. I’ve seen the real thing and there is nothing new to be learned from the images. Well, if anything at all, then that even large format film can’t be blown up endlessly without looking blurry 🙂

Dec 162016
 

Nice chandelier, isn’t it? I found it in a church in Novo Mesto, Slovenija. That’s more or less between Ljubljana, Slovenija’s capital, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

Four million displaced persons and a hundred thousand dead earlier, they would have been together with Beograd and Sarajevo in the same small spot that was Jugoslavija. It didn’t last.

You have no idea of Jugoslavija? Well, imagine Oregon, but with seven times as many people, approximately as many as in Texas. And now imagine it to break up in six countries and one autonomous region. One of the six, Bosnia, is full of internal strife, that still threatens to tear it up into three parts. The world is strange, huh?