GAME-CHANGER IN THE GREENS

TOO BIG TO FAIL WHEN PLAYING HERE AND NOW  HEAVY ROCK-BALL IN THE WIDE INFINITE SAVANNA? THEN AT TWILIGHT IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO START SIMPLY ANOTHER SURVEY ON SUCH PLAYING GROUNDS AS A GAMECHANGER BETWEEN MAGICAL SHADOWS. WHEN BOOSTING TO THE END POINT OF THIS WINDY CONFUSED ROUTE AT THE GRASSLANDS’ HORIZON, TO BEGIN THE ETERNAL PLAY ANOTHER TIME AGAIN AND AGAIN …………….

linked to:   Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

 

ORIENTAL SPOTLIGHTS

Well, I really had to search my old Chinese wedding chest for proofs concerning a 4 week trip of all Egypt in the 80s of the last century. Fortunately all photos still existing after more than 30 years of storage and now somehow also antique. So welcome back to the world of simplest analog photography which I find indeed more touching than all these bits and bytes of today. It is real paper and memory to be felt, rather oldfashioned these days I know.

Abu Simbel site in Southern-Egypt by mid of October 1985
Small temple of Nefertari, 13th century BC

The Oriental world has played an important part in my life, and this trip to Egypt in 1985 was my first encounter with this fascinating cosmos. The visit of Abu Simbel in the very Southern part of Egypt near the Sudanese border was truly a real highlight in this regard because the archeological site is a quite remote place in the Nubian desert at the shores of Lake Nasser. To visit the location was quite easy while diverse agencies in the big city of Aswan offer daily trips to Abu Simbel.

We were leaving Aswan at around 4 a.m. very early (due to the high temperatures) and driving with some kind of jeep or SUV first on a road later on a good sandy piste. Camel caravans from Sudan passed our way on their way to the camel markets of Luxor and/or Cairo, food for the many Egyptians living in the valley of the Nile. The trip from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes about 3 hours, so we arrived shortly before the sun was rising above Lake Nasser. The sun is still very strong and dazzling even in October, so the temperatures increase rapidly.

With the first sunrays of the day I was able to make some photos of this spectacular place constructed by the ancient Pharaonic kingdom of Egyot. At this place in the wide desert you already get a good feeling of vast Africa stretching further thousands of miles to the South.

Zoomorphic Arabic calligraphy by Mohammed Negm, 2009
reflecting his full name in the form of an eagle. (1) (2)

linked to:   Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Age

(1)  This graphic being published under the GNU Free Documentation License.
(2)  The national emblem of Egypt is Saladin’s famous eagle – also on its flag.

IN NEOLITHIC REVOLUTIONS

Illustrations:  Anita Rée, Affenschrank / Monkey Wardrobe, 1932

“I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.”
Desmond Morris

This unusual piece of art aroused my special attention last year as part of a complete retrospective about Anita Rée at Hamburger Kunsthalle. It does look quite familiar to me.

 

INVENTIONS OF THE STREET

Another short trip to the fascinating street-art of Portugal leaving a lot of place for possible interpretations …..

Painting in the waiting area of a bus station at Burgau / Portugal

Graffiti on an old unused house at Lisbon / Portugal

Painting on a distribution box at Lagos / Portugal

linked to  Dutch goes the Photo / Tuesday Photo Challenge Trip

ILLUMINATION DOWN-TOWN

Impressions from the Berlin leuchtet / Berlin lights 2017 event which took again place in the 1st half of October with illuminated facades and buildings all over the city each evening from sun-set till midnight.

For the beginning of autumn the city decided to disguise again in colorful visions and pictures of light like another kind of carnival. Even sharp historical contours are now easily softening when diverse light artists are projecting their moving grafitti-like pictures and untamed motives on classical or modern facades serving now as an open cinema of profound collective imagination.

The steady buildings transmute to simple illusions of sparkling tales, abstractions, comics or other visual stories, even funny children’s drawings were used this year being projected on the classical walls of old Humboldt University, a nice and vivid contrast to the usual daily life taking place there normally. This event takes place each year now starting usually end of September till mid of October here in Berlin and is really worth a visit.

linked to   The Daily Post  Weekly Photo Challenge “Glow”

 

hello – галдеж – ahoi – שלום – salve – cześć – السلام عليكم – hola – 你好 – salut – こんにちは

WHEN YOU MEET A STRANGER IN POSTMODERN SOLITUDES

RAISING THE RIGHT HAND GENTLY AS A WORDLESS SIGN

YOU WILL SURELY KNOW: MAY PEACE BE HERE WITH US

 

linked to  Dutch goes the Photo / Tuesday Photo Challenge Signs
and  Three Line Tales / Week 87