Posts by JacksonP

  • Hard News: Prague,

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    Was looking for more photos of Prague, and found this of the remaining wall in Berlin instead, from the same trip in 1993.

    Have been trying to find an English version of the quote by the first post-war President of Germany, Theodor Heuss.

    The best I can gather is 'man cannot with politics make culture, but perhaps with culture make politics'. It seems kind of apposite right now.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

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    We stayed there for two weeks on our big trip in 1993. The memory of what came before was very fresh in the people we met and stayed with. I think the first MacDonalds had just opened, or maybe there was a debate going on over its opening.

    It seems amazing now that in those two weeks of summer, Depeche Mode played a big outdoor concert, and Sugar (Bob Mould of Husker Du) also played a smaller venue. Which I guess would have been unimaginable only a few years earlier.

    I'd love to go back too.

    Now, did you try that Smažený sýr? :-)

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  • Capture: Lost, in reply to steven crawford,

    Yes, apparently they can. :-)

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  • Capture: Lost, in reply to ChrisW,

    I post it here directly on Capture, lest we forget.

    Thanks ChrisW.

    We shouldn't let these things pass unnoticed, as we then increase the chances for societal amnesia, and the disastrous consequences this can have.

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  • Capture: Movement,

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    Buzz.

    The Kermadec is giving the neighborhood the early Christmas feels.

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    This plane was doing the time warp. Playing with the image stacks in Photoshop.

    Time flies

    Nice.

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  • Capture: Movement,

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    Thanks Chris.

    Here's one of the trampoline shots that didn't go quite to plan. They are even outgrowing my camera frame...

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Bart Janssen,

    If he’s still there in three years I’ll be amazed … and I’ll be finding another party for which to vote.

    I concur. It means this is likely the start of a 6 year rebuild, rather than 3 year. I can't see him going the distance, and there's a fraction too much faction for any coherence in the foreseeable future.

    Opportunity lost.

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  • Capture: Sines of the times: Jakob at Galatos, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Think I might have reached my reverb quota for a bit. Although looking forward to Hunters & Collectors this Friday.

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  • Capture: Sines of the times: Jakob at Galatos, in reply to Sacha,

    are those things all foot-pedals? yikes

    Well, he was using his foot to control them all, but I think some were loop machines or some such. It was quite an array.

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