A few days ago I’ve told you about the famous pavements in Lisbon. Well, the most famous is on the Praça Dom Pedro, the square better known as “Rossio”.
Lisbon is famous for its black and white pavement. What you see here is a pattern of stars on the sidewalk of Rua Alecrim, a street leading from Largo de Camões down to Cais do Sodré, terminal station of linha verde, the green line (underground lines in Lisbon are color coded), and to the shores of river Tejo.
It’s funny. While the layered architecture of modern computers enables tremendous progress by boosting developer productivity (both on the hard- as well as the software side), it also makes the systems brittle, unnecessarily complex, and – if things go wrong – impossible to diagnose for anybody but experts. Well, even becoming an expert (or maintaining that status, once reached) gets harder and harder.
Windows 10 is much more stable than Windows 7 and a Mac is a pretty awesome machine (as long as you play by its rules), but both will invariably fail in almost mystic ways. You won’t know why. They won’t tell you. Maybe you’ll find something on the Internet if your problem frequently occurs, but maybe you’ll just hunt from page to page, in search of the elusive hint.
The head of the screw in the pavement reads “Messpunkt”, meaning that’s a point used in a topographical survey – or at least that’s what I think it is. Looks a bit like the eye of a fish to me 🙂
The Song of the Day is “This Is The Point” by Alex Cornish. Hear it on YouTube.
I have no idea how old the pavement in front of yesterday’s shrine is. The stones look old and worn, but really, there’s rarely a stone that doesn’t look old, does it?
Still, I like to imagine nailed leather boots on the feet of pilgrims, who stood there, listening to a latin sermon, and some of them even understanding it. I imagine sinners and saints, beggars and merchants, all standing here for an evening, coming from afar, going towards another country, a random assembly of people who would never ever return.
The Song of the Day is “Cobblestones” by The Communions. Hear it on YouTube.
I lied. Here’s one more image from my walk in Villach. When I left the car and walked down to the river, I came along a heap of garbage in front of a shop, neatly piled up around a light post. I couldn’t get a proper angle at it and so I didn’t take the image.
When later I walked back to the car, coming from the other side and on the other side of the street, I saw the garbage again, this time at the end of an oblique line across the street. Two diverging lines, one leading into garbage, the other into an uncertain future. Maybe there’s an allegory buried somewhere 🙂
The Song of the Day is “One Way Or Another” by Blondie. Songs from my youth. Oh how I love them! 😀
Hear it on YouTube.
I’ve been thinking.
I’ve been trying to get through the mess of pre-fabricated sentiment that’s been presented to us after the assault on … what?
Things would be much easier if I could trust our governments. I can’t though.
German “BILD”, one of the worst tabloids is the world, proposes Edward Snowdon as an obvious culprit for the attacks. How stupid can it get? Seemingly there is no limit.
The Song of the Day is “Close, But Not Touching” by Carl Palmer. Hear it on YouTube.
Here’s one more image of those stone circles, again taken with the wide-angle 12/2.0.
The Song of the Day is one more time “Broken Circles” by the Levellers. Hear it on YouTube.
I went back to that park where I had taken images of a stone pattern a few days ago. This time I tried to come in closer with a wide lens. One more image comes tomorrow.
The Song of the Day is “Broken Circles” by the Levellers. Hear it on YouTube.