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Paris

January 29th, 2019 Comments off

Obélisque de Louxor.

The Place de la Concorde (French pronunciation: ​[plas də la kɔ̃kɔʁd]) is one of the major public squares in Paris, France.

Measuring 7.6 hectares (19 acres) in area, it is the largest square in the French capital.

It is located in the city’s eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.

It was the site of many notable public executions during the French Revolution.

The Luxor Obelisk (French: Obélisque de Louxor) from Ancient Egyptian is made of yellow granite, rising 23 meters (75 ft) high, including the base, and weighs over 250 tonnes and is standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.

It was originally located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple, in Egypt. It was classified as a historical monument in 1936.

Please see: La Cité.

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On The Wall

December 22nd, 2018 Comments off

In a small framed collection of earth minerals sourced in Arizona and dating from 1970 – hanging on the wall of my living room you will find it.

The notorious isotope named; Uranium 238 (natural uranium).

If ever it (the little rock) would traverse the Ocean again it would probably cause serious problems for anybody transporting it.

One reference in this particular case would be a Kraftwerk album from 1975?

Natural uranium can be used to fuel both low- and high-power nuclear reactors.

Historically, graphite-moderated reactors and heavy water-moderated reactors have been fueled with natural uranium in the pure metal (U) or uranium dioxide (UO2) ceramic forms.

However, experimental fuelings with uranium trioxide (UO3) and triuranium octaoxide, (U3O8) have shown promise.

Please see: Not On The Wall I.

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Conviction

November 17th, 2018 Comments off

Sauvez la Patrie!

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Tag & Heart

November 17th, 2018 Comments off

Reminiscing that’s all…

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A Thing Of Beauty II

October 30th, 2018 Comments off

Famille Rose Porcelain ‘Peach’ Bowl Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and of the period, 1723 – 1735.

© Sotheby’s

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A Thing Of Beauty I

October 30th, 2018 Comments off

Fine green-enameled ‘dragon’ bowl zhengde mark and period, 14th century China.

© Sotheby’s

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More Words

October 21st, 2018 Comments off

Somliga saker kan vi bestämma över, andra inte.

Vi bestämmer över våra åsikter och vår inställning, vårt begär och vår motvilja – med andra ord allt sådant som vi gör själva.

Men kroppen bestämmer vi inte över, inte våra ägodelar heller, vårt anseende och vår ställning – kort sagt sådant som vi inte gör själva.

Det vi bestämmer över är till sin natur fritt, okuvat, obundet, medan det vi inte bestämmer över är svagt, fängslat och hämmat.

Det är inte vårt.

Handbok i livets konst, Epiktetos
ISBN 9177421779
Orginalets titel: Eγχειρίδιο [Encheiridion], “Handbok”
Copyright © Bakhåll 2000
Översättning Anders Håkansson
Tryck Novapress, Lund, 2000

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Memento

September 8th, 2018 Comments off

An immense part of my childhood and memories. Yet, contemporary in an unsettling way. And it is located far, far away in any meaningful sense of the words.

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The City

April 22nd, 2018 Comments off

It is a concept, an idea of sorts; Tokyo, Paris, London or Copenhagen.

The city is an entity of its own. Always dynamic and depending on many views, architecture being one of them.

So, maybe I am not a materialst after all, after all these years?

The buildings being constructed in my city right now? Where the he** are the planners, architetechs, social workers, psychatrics and artists?

The 1900 pupil school or the 200 children kindergarten? A school and a kindergarten? The structure and scale is simply terryfing. I suppose there will be some kladding on the actual buildings in the end. They litteraly scare me in every aspect and sense.

Helas, it is not the worst visual assult. “Brohuset”… I’m quite confident it will be known as the worst (not) planned building in the history of Stockholm. Ever. And Stockholm is a pretty old city mind you.

No, I’m not missing the industrial area constructed in the mid 1980’s being demolished, not one bit. I just wish they could build something better.

It is not my problem. I’ve spent my time.

This is was democraticy is. This is free speech. This is possible. From being five years old and trapped in Choran school in 1950’s, some of you abuse these rights? Make fun of them? The Universal rights of every human being?

Do not.

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For Ever, Ever, Ever And Ever?

April 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Yes, for ever, ever, ever and ever.

Fabio & Grooverider on rinse.fm.

I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing on a crisp, bone-chilling Sunday in the very Northern regions of the civilised World.

Emperor Hadrianus was clearly a sensible man, he constructed the wall on an island mid-continental.

The unsurpassable Caeser left the Germanics to their own faith long before that, basically because he could not beat the bearded ones.

We’ve never even been close to seeing paved roads, any Romans or any others at all for that matter…

Mm, true I do not have a beard and the Germanics did drop by, but that was thousands of years later and as is a well known fact that they did not linger, here up north.

Sometimes you need to use capital spelled words… for ever, ever, ever and ever.

“‘Do not play that…’ [the track is called ‘Pistol Shot’], and even more somber times ahead, ‘seriously?’ ‘as the last tune, I got nothing that can follow that. I got nothing that can follow that.'” ‘That thing there…'”. I well better have a sit-down.

So, Twisted Individual is back? “Larry” that’s just more scarry than normal. The eternal breaks.

For ever.

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