Always Something New

A few weeks ago, we had a company picknick at a Naval Base. There was a golf course. And the name of said golf course: AC DC Gold course! How cool is that?

Alright stay sharp, dear readership.

Cheers Markus \m/

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A True Alternative Is Nigh

Yes these are trying times. There are news coming in from every corner of the  planet and most of them are bad, disconcerting news. And as of February of this year we are witnessing how the United States are slowly converted into what appears to be a monarchy…possibly oligarchy. But do not despair. A friend of mine sent me a few weeks a go a beacon of hope; A mantra to rally around; I don’t want to call it “a convenience-based Statue Of Liberty for the App-spoiled populous of the twnety-first century”, but it is close.

BEHOLD:


A man with a pair of testicles, who is prepared to do the right thing. That’s what makes a man, a man. Such a man is Jeff “the Dude / Duder / his Dudeness / El Duderino” Lebowski.

A man of his time, for this time. A man who recognizes travesty, even when the wind blows in his face, will bring change about to the travesty that has become our daily politics.
Cheers, stay sharp and don’t despair, for the dude abides.

Markus \m/

Potpourri

Today, I do not have a single specific topic, but more of a mixed bag – a potpourri, if you will. I have had a lousy day and I wanted to get the stupid stuff off my mind, so I immersed myself in a few photos.

We start with Bangkok. The elevated pedestrian path hovering over the intersection near MBK, BACC and Siam Center was renovated recently. As part of the architecture they put up parasols, with paintings by local artists. This is one of these parasols – it allows the eyes to wander and explore.

While in Germany, we went for walks and enjoyed the fresh mountain air and the occasional whiffs of “dairy-air”.

I love this picture, because of the shy expression the calf gives me and the camera. On second thought – I must admit – I am thinking “Wiener Schnitzel”.

While in Füssen, we walked along the River Lech, when I saw this motive. I it beautifully confusing and requires the observer to immerse oneself into the image to see what’s what.

We also found a great Viennese Cafe. A Vienna woman and her husband ran the place. She was the real deal and so were their hot chocolates and cakes – Applestrudel and Marillenstrudel – “Good Times, I cherish these moments”.I will close with a little street-art, which we found underneath a bridge. I love the color contrast and the contrast in motive.

Alright, dear readership. Stay Sharp and don’t let the stupid stuff get to you….and yes, I know this can be a challenge at times.

Cheers Markus \m/

Bad Traffic

How bad is the traffic in Bangkok? Well, I have said this before and I think it every day: Lately it seems like it’s getting worse. But don’t take my word for it, I have photographic proof. The space between the houses – and that includes sidewalks and the streets surface and the gutters…really wanted to drive home all-inclusivity if the diffferent spacwa betwen the houses, you see? – has become so overcrowded that car dealerships started to plant their test-drive cars to the side of the buildings. Not that anybody would ever want or even could begin to fathom a test drive BECAUSE IT IS AT BEST A TEST STANDING IN A TRAFFIC JAM. The inly judgement you could pass after an hour in the car is, hiw good/bad the seats are, legroom, acoustics, isolation from the outside world with all its noises, smells and pollution.


So there you have it, that’s how bad traffic in Bkk is.

Cheers Markus \m/…..oh, yes and please stay sharp – it is more important than ever in this “unique” global political climate.

A Little More Nighlife

I was out Friday night, shooting. Then I wondered how can I add four more images i a way that it continues the. The Maxi version. See, in the 80s, everyone who hat a hit in the charts released a so-called maxi single – which was an extended version of the original hit. The undisputed kings of Maxi Single releases were Frankie Goes To Hollywood – heck they released a whole album with maxi versions of three songs and it is called “The Whole 12 Inches” – get it?…tongue in cheek. But this is Willie Nelson and the Night Life song. So, think of this as the Maxi Version of “Night Life”.

Two ladies carrying their goods for the “emergency sales” to the girls in Soi 26.

Street food vendor caught in the perpetual Sukhumvit traffic jam.

Vendor of the original “Luke Skywalker Lightsaber”, with the Obiwan Kenobi seal of approval, taking his supper break.

All the rest of the poor souls in their cars caught in Friday night traffic – this was at around 10:00pm. What a way to waste one’s time.

Stay sharp and use public transportation, bicycles, skateboards or go on foot, if you don’t want to waste your time in traffic.

Markus \m/