Tag Archives: Hot

276 – Heat Wave

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Our’s does not come from the Isle of Martinique though, but rather from North Africa. At the moment, about 11pm, I sit in my living room, all windows open, not the slightest breeze, it has around 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 degrees Celsius, and the forecast has temperatures rising.

I shot this image at about 7:30pm in baking Josefstädter Straße, again with the Sigma 20/1.8, this time at f8. It’s maybe 10 or 15 meters from where I shot “243 – Evening Shadows“.

The Song of the day is Irving Berlin’s “Heat Wave“, and I have it from the usual suspects. Today it is again Holly Cole on her album “Shade“. It is really a shame that Amazon have no sound samples, not even in their Canadian department, but I have found it in the music store of cmt.ca.

Edit: I just checked, they sell WMA (Windows Media Audio) only and the songs you buy there will not play on a Mac. Can any Mac user enlighten me please: do you hear at least the sound samples???

141 – Memories of Summer

This is of course an archive image. After the party yesterday I have come to Carinthia early this afternoon and have not taken any images since. Well, at least nothing worthwhile. Some images of the lunar eclipse tonight, but I won’t show them here. I have no proper equipment and I guess there will be plenty of them around. It’s still very impressive though, to see when the moon turns red.

This image was shot on July, 13th. It was an incredibly hot day and the walls of Vienna’s Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) were baking in the sun.

The Song of the Day is unquestionably Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot“, but performed by whom? Well, of all the versions I know, I probably give the edge to Holly Cole’s from her standards album “Shade“.

Tomorrow I hope to be back with something current. We plan to make the trip to Koper that we had to postpone last week. This time the weather seems to be just right. We’ll see 🙂