Zwei Glossen: Der doppelte Giovanni di Lorenzo / Keine Demokratie mit degressiver Proportionalität

Auf den Tag genau sind es heute vier Wochen, da ich meinen Kurs zum “Online-Redakteur” begonnen habe. Nach einer Eintageseinführung in alle Besonderheiten des Kurses sowie den Segmenten “Grundlagen des Journalismus”, “Medienrecht” und “Texten und Redigieren” stecken wir gerade noch im Baustein “Textwerkstatt: Nachricht und Bericht”. Und weil ich bei der heutigen Übung zwei Glossen zu tagesaktuellen Themen verfaßt habe, möchte ich die hier gerne veröffentlichen. Meinungen und Kommentare sind selbstverständlich erwünscht.

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Seamus is pissed off…

… SMOKING!

Not generally, because I know it’s an addiction your older friends brought you into. Or you were too stressed at some point of your life that you needed to start inhale poison and blow your brain off. Mostly it’s all about business and the industry that make you smoke because of all the cool dudes with their cowboy hats on riding towards the sunset – only possible with a glowing cig in mouth. I’m all in with this idea of coolness. And if you are a sad little pal who doesn’t have a girlfriend your chances grow immensely if you have your lighter by your hand at a party to be helpful to that stunning blonde. I just imagine later when you are kissing her and the taste of old Camel’s blow your mind off. That was definitely worth it!

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Concert: Roger Waters, “The Wall” (Berlin, 04. September 2013)

Olympiastadion Berlin

Since I haven’t written a post in here for a veeery long time I caught myself up with the thought to explain once again why this always happens. Mostly it’s because I’ve taken too many photographs editing them all I’m too lazy but choosing only one of them doesn’t seem alright. Then it’s too many thoughts into my head and all of them want to be written first. It ends up with me writing nothing here. So the reasons this time are exactly that: too much to write and then afraid of it could make an article of 5,000 words or so. None of you will ever read (and so won’t I when it’s been written and posted). So here I am with actually starting again writing nonsense in the first sentences. I have to start again, I’m afraid.

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Lawrence of Arabia with Hummus and Arab Tea

hummus, tea and TEL

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.

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Hochwasser 2013: Siebenbrückentour in Dresden am 06. Juni 2013

Als ich nach knapp neun Stunden Wanderung über sieben Brücken wieder nach Hause gekommen bin, mußten zunächst meine Füße versorgt werden. Die Blutergüsse an meinen unteren Waden waren dabei nicht wirklich weltbewegend; schon eher hinderlich die vielen Blasen an den Füßen, mit denen ich kaum noch laufen kann. Nach einer langen Nacht angefüllt mit Schlaf und Ruhe sehnen sie sich ganz besonders. Dazu kommt noch mein krebsrotes Gesicht und daraus resultierend leichter Kopfschmerz. Das sind aber auch alle Blessuren von diesen erlaufenen circa 25km (bei Kilometer 18 gab mein Mobiltelephon den Geist auf, da allerdings war ich erst am Blauen Wunder, der letzten Brücke des Tages, bin dann auf dem Nachhauseweg allerdings noch mindestens 5km durch den Großen Garten geirrt. Wie es dazu kam, an passender Stelle weiter unten. Nun allerdings chronologisch, also von Beginn an und dafür hatte ich mir erneut die Weißeritz und die dazugehörige Nossener Brücke vorgenommen, um zu sehen, wie sich dort der Wasserstand entwickelt hat:

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Der Bogenschütze am Dresdner Elbufer, part 2

Bogenschütze

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!).

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Der Bogenschütze am Dresdner Elbufer

Bogenschütze Original

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.

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