Today, 125 years ago, Thomas Edward Lawrence was born – to the world known also as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. I don’t really like that name but I love the movie. So, when I have the time for it I usually watch it on Ned’s birthday plus make my own hummus, buy some Arab bread and drink some black tea with peppermint. It’s my version of ‘Lawrence-Day’ and some kind of a holiday to me.
The majority of football fans and pundits will tell you that Rory Delap did only make it as a Premier League footballer because of his throw-ins but I know otherwise: he hasn’t got just brilliant technique in his hands but his feet, too. Unfortunately he has scored this stunner when television was just invented and no-one ever talked about it:
Yesterday I managed to edit some photographs I’ve taken during our cycling tour from Dresden to Meißen and back on 9 Mai 2013. Certainly Pixlr again was my prefered programme of use. So for one photograph I have done 14 versions, mostly of different frames and due to show them all in the main article about the trip would be too much I’ve decided to create this outtake / preview. You may vote on your favourite version and leave a comment on the others. I’d be very happy!
On the history of this martial pal I have said enough so you can read here all about it if you have missed it so far. Why another post about him then? Well, because I’ve taken several other photographs, tried out to sent them all through Pixlr and now want to show you a few versions (as I have used too much time on it to just keep them for myself!).
On Thursday I’ve made a cycling tour with my brother: the first stage on the so-called ‘Elberadweg’ from Dresden to Meißen. And to show you why photo entries take such a long time there are all variations of a single picture. It’s from the famous sculpture called the ‘Bogenschütze’ situated on the shores of the river Elbe. And if you think that this is quite martial you are right: the first version of this sculpture exists from 1895 and then was seen in castle Sanssouci but this very version (made in 1902) was restored in 1936 as a symbol to prepare the Dresden population for the war to come. So actually this sculpture is a Nazi symbol but as it was built years before Hitler & Co. maybe that’s the cause why it’s still there today.
Once again I set my feet to the so-called Panometer in Dresden, an old long abandoned gasometer, the artist Yadegar Asisi uses for his great panoramas of ancient Rome or currently baroque Dresden. This is a short report about my visit, mostly my impressions about it and some thoughts I had during walking through the exhibition and standing on top of the tower watching the panorama. Afterwards I went to the ‘Great Garden’ and took some pictures before night and snow did their best to oust me there to the university library where I got some more books about the art in ancient Persia.
Es ist wohl nicht übertrieben zu konstatieren, daß die TU Dresden nicht unbedingt die modernsten Gebäude ihr Eigen nennen darf. Der Campus liegt zudem weit auseinander. Seminaren oder Vorlesungen darf man zuweilen in ehemaligen Gefängnis- und Militärgebäuden beiwohnen. Das ganze wirkt auf den ersten Blick wie eine bereits viel zu lange anhaltende Übergangslösung. Kürzlich habe ich von der Sekretärin meines Professors erfahren, daß ihr Lehrstuhl in etwa einem Jahr umziehen soll — die Philosophische Fakultät soll endlich räumlich zusammenrücken. Das Gebäude, in dem sie jetzt noch hausen müssen, soll innerhalb von zwei Semestern renoviert werden.