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2576 – Kingdom Of Gold

Recently I sat outside of a typically Austrian fast food joint in a park in the town Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia. This is only about 20 km from Villach and although I’ve been there a few times, it was always on my way to somewhere. In reality I had no idea what the town looked like, because when you pass it nowadays, you pass it on the highway.

We decided to make it more than just a highway exit and we totally succeeded. For me Spittal is now the place where you get the best Pljeskavica burger in the world. Well, sounds like an exaggeration but it is not. Any better and it would be otherworldly 😀

Other than the culinary memory, the sun-lit golden leaves on the glass roof made an impression. It was a relatively warm day, although only for the time of the year, but the filtered golden light made perfectly up for a few degrees. Unfortunately it didn’t last nearly half as long as we’d have wanted.

The Song of the Day is “Kingdom Of Gold” from Mark Knopfler’s new album “Privateering”. Hear it on YouTube.

1740 – Mining For Gold

I guess you begin to see a pattern here: this is again no current image, again it was taken from the same bridge as the images in the last post and in “1731 – Dream River II“.

Straight from the camera the image did not do anything to me, but somehow I wanted to try what I can make of it in Photoshop. I think the result is pretty nice and although it does not at all look like what I saw, it feels like what it should have looked like 😀

As to the idea of coloring, that’s clearly the result of my exposure to Roland’s images. Glad he has a blog at last 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Mining For Gold“, either from the Cowboy Junkies’ original 1988 “The Trinity Session” album, or from the 2007 “Trinity Revisited”. Great music, introduced to me by my friend Bill Birtch. I’ve linked to “Trinity Revisited”, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with either of them. Hear the original version on YouTube.