19 juli 2015

13 juli 2015

Changes....


..Mellerud Railway Station

For eighty year ago this station area employed around one hundred persons. Station masters, workshop workers, ticket sellers, hotel employees, and so on. Today you can not even buy a train ticket at the station. We are now fully busy trying to invent new jobs....

12 juli 2015

02 juli 2015

28 juni 2015

Wolf Hall....


Brilliant performaces by Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, and Clare Foy as Anne Boleyn

A BBC production....high quality as usual

27 juni 2015

Edinburgh Castle....


..from West Princes Street Gardens

20 juni 2015

Holyrood Park....


" La tecnologia che, legata alla finanza, pretende di essere l'unica soluzione dei problemi, di fatto non è in grado di vedere il mistero delle molteplici relazioni che esistono tra le cose, e per questo a volte risolve un problema creandone altri."

Lettera Enciclica Laudato si`del Santo Padre Francesco sula cura della casa comune (May, 24, 2015)

18 juni 2015

Jackson Browne at Liseberg....


Göteborg, June, 16

At the age of sixty-something is magnific voice still unchanged. After two hours with around twenty guitars....J.B. (and his musicians) deserved every inch of the stage.. 

Best in show...."The Barricades of Heaven"

The Scottish Parliament....


Edinburgh, 2004, by Enric Miralles and RMJM

17 juni 2015

15 juni 2015

River Tweed....


..from the Chain Bridge in Melrose

11 juni 2015

Relics from a bygone era....


 ..telephone boxes at the Mercure Hotel in Ayr

10 juni 2015

Cinema Fonte Nova, 1985 - 2015

foto: mariadaspalavras

Era um cinema muito aprazível num centro comercial que foi o melhor de Lisboa durante uns bons anos. O primeiro filme a que aqui assisti foi "O Ano do Dragão" de Michael Cimino em Junho de 1986 e, o último, um excelente "Os Maias" de João Botelho em Novembro de 2014. Passei uns bons momentos no escuro destas salas que sempre tiveram uma boa programação. No passado dia 21 de Maio fecharam as portas e Benfica ficou um pouco mais pobre....

A Medeia Filmes explorava estas salas desde 1995.

Sweetheart Abbey....


..a beautiful place

09 juni 2015

08 juni 2015

The Bass Rock....


 ..from North Berwick

07 juni 2015

The Usher Hall....


Edinburgh, 1914, by Stockdale Harrison & Howard H. Thomson

06 juni 2015

04 juni 2015

St. Mary`s Cathedral....


Neo-gothic, 1879, and the Mother Church of the Diocece of Edinburgh

03 juni 2015

No Fawlty Towers here....


..but the pleasant Edenbank Hotel in Dumfries. 

31 maj 2015

Bryan Ferry at Usher Hall....




Edinburgh, May, 24

Another memorable concert with this gentleman. A good blend of Roxy Music, Ferry, and of course, the "Dylanesque" songs. As usual Ferry is supported by great musicians and the singing section with Fonzi Thornton in the front....is always special. The songs where performed as a bit "to short" version, and that was a pity. The crowd helped the concert to a higher level (dancing and shouting), and that was much appreciated by Mr. Ferry and the band. Usher Hall was by the way a very pleasant place and one could even bring the drinks inside the theatre :)

Best in show: "Take A Chance With Me"....and all the rest.

Bryan Ferry - vocals & keyboards
Paul Beard - piano & keyboards
Jacob Quistgaard - lead guitar
Neil Hubbard - rhythm guitar
Luke Bullen - drums
Jimmy Sims - bass
Lucy Wilkins - violin 
Jorja Chalmers - sax & keyboards
Fonzi Thornton - backing vocals
Bobbie Gordon - backing vocals
Rhianna Kenny - backing vocals
Nathalia Bonner - violin 

30 maj 2015

16 maj 2015

Auditorium....








Vänersborg, 1962, by Åke Wahlberg

11 maj 2015

10 maj 2015

Wall of stone....


..and Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet

08 maj 2015

"Il capitale umano"....


Valeria Bruno Tedeschi (Carla), having it all in a hole of emptiness

"Avete scommesso sulla rovina di questo paese e avete vinto". An excellent film by Paolo Virzì.