Casque Rouge

The picture is more than a hundred years old and it was taken sometime during World War One (1914-18), however my father was born during the Second World War (1939-45).

Look closely at the picture and observe that the loading mechanism and mussel are protected against the mud with pieces of socks. One hundred years ago? I’m lost for words…

It can’t be him in the picture that is simply impossible, yet…

Petri Or Don’t Panic Too [II]?

Julius Richard Petri (May 31, 1852 – December 20, 1921) was a German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the device known as the Petri dish after him, while working as assistant to bacteriologist Robert Koch.

Source: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE, 13/02/2020 13:23:05.

Det Gungar Från Skanstull Till Slussen

The latest “storm” was closer to a hurricane according to me; it made the street lights*, signs and everything swing from Skanstull to Slussen.

Translated from the Swedish title it would be: It swings from Skanstull To Slussen and that would be Stockholm.

I’ve never seen street- or bus signs shudder in the wind, roof plates rattle or making sounds or in behaving in that way before. Kind of windy?

* The street lights where swinging back-and-forth in unison on the entire stretch of Götgatan passing Medborgarplatsen and beyond simply powered by the wind…

If You Would Cut The Power?

Hangin’ from the cosmic tree
A universal planted seed
A higher understanding
That can touch a new born heart.

Take a look at history
As far as human eyes can see
Man will always tear his world apart
Stop!… look around.

Can’t you see?
The galaxy of life
Will shed you from his tree.

Stop!… look around.
Can’t you see?
The galaxy of life
Will shed you from his tree […]

Two Pages

4 Hero ‎– Two Pages - Talkin' Loud ‎– 558 462-2 - 1998

It was done (can be) more or less acoustically. We don’t need power. How about you?