Tag Archives: Work

3560 – Morning at Work

The door at the end of this corridor, that’s where I currently work. Thankfully with the new office building we’ve said good-bye to open floor plans. People work in small rooms with between two and – rarely – six persons, and due to the generous attitude towards teleworking, many work from home one or two days a week.

On the one hand the new attitude was a concession to the majority of our collegues, for whom the new location of the office brought drastic increases in commuting time, and on the other hand everybody works on virtual machines anyway. You can do that from any place in the world, so why not from home?

2508 – Wash Me Clean

This is a new building around the corner from where I work, just about to be finished. I passed in the morning when the windows were cleaned.

This slightly unusual composition is what I came up with, glad about the friendly cooperation of the cleaner up there on the crane 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Wash Me Clean” from the 1992 K. D. Lang album “Ingénue”. Hear it on YouTube.

2501 – Sheep Go To Heaven

In German we call these fluffy clouds “Schäfchenwolken”, “sheep clouds” or actually lamb clouds. I like the expression for its implied cuddliness and it goes well with the fact that they usually mean fair weather 🙂

Just that was the case here. The image with the cranes has been taken at noon, the other in late afternoon, when I was on my way to the underground station.

The weather had held, it was still sunny and the veil of those clouds, although denser, made for interesting images.

The Song of the Day is “Sheep Go To Heaven” from the 1998 Cake album “Prolonging The Magic”. Hear it on YouTube.

2401 – When The Whip Comes Down

Here’s some construction work in Vienna. This is in the same block where my company will have its new office, a hundred meters from my apartment. At the moment there is still a lot going on here, there is dust and dirt and noise, but I hope everything will settle down soon.

And then: even construction work can look good on such a day 🙂

The Song of the Day is “When The Whip Comes Down” from the 1978 Rolling Stones album “Some Girls”. Hear it on YouTube.

2058 – Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block

Here are two images made yesterday. Two times construction work, two different places.

The Song of the Day is the Harold Arlen standard “Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block“, performed by the great Ella Fitzgerald.

I have it on her “Harold Arlen Songbook”, which itself is part of the fabulous “Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books” box. I bought it many years ago, definitely cheaper than what Amazon asks for today, but although it was expensive even then, I definitely call it one of my best buys 🙂

Hear the song on YouTube.

2054 – Candy’s Room

This is a view through the window into a room that once was a Chinese restaurant near where I work.

Maybe it was not good enough, maybe the place is too much off the tracks for a restaurant, in any case it stood empty for at least two years, most likely more. I have no idea what they build there, but in any case it must have been hard to find a new tenant.

The last image was taken just as my train arrived, literally in the last second before it blocked my view. I saw that I stood pretty much exactly between two wagons, raised the camera, waited as long as I could, and the moment I had to release the shutter, a woman walked into the image, just at the right spot.

The Song of the Day is Bruce Springsteen’s “Candy’s Room” from the 1978 album “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”. Hear it on YouTube.

2008 – Breakdown

Broken roof tiles in a container in front of the neighbor house. I suppose the yellow spot is some thermal isolation material.

It’s mid-April and there’s still no trace of the Olympus OM-D. Well, actually there are traces all over Asia, but nothing here. Not that I can’t await it, but I am happy that I did not follow my original resolution to sell the E-P2 by mid-March.

I’ve really come to like this camera. It’s not as fast as I’d like, it has some user interface quirks, but in general it works very well and very reliably so. Even changing lenses feels much more natural than it ever did with the D300. Everything is small and I literally can change lenses while walking. With the Nikon I always had to put one lens down, detach the other from the camera, put it down as well, take the new lens, attach it, …

Here I have the camera in one hand, secured by a hand strap, the two lenses and the back cover in the other, and I can do it all all without ever needing a table or anything to put something down. OK, I have big hands, but it’s amazing anyway.

The Song of the Day is the Tom Petty cover “Breakdown” from the 1980 Grace Jones album “Warm Leatherette”. Hear it on YouTube.

1976 – Warmin’ Up

I left work early today. I was tired, weather outside was gorgeous, and when I looked down on the street and saw the pattern of the reflections on the buildings across the street, I simply had to go down and take a picture. The old man seemed to enjoy it as well.

The light I mean, not me taking a picture 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Warmin’ Up” by Roy Eldridge. Hear it on YouTube.