His voice is deep, quite quiet, melancholy, a nice rounded sound. I am not sure what songs he sings – it’s muffled because he sings with his head down, and my hearing is not that acute. Maybe something from Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan. He’s not young, very tanned face. Keeps his clothes neat. Smiled when I said I enjoyed listening to him when I pass.
This cottage is in the grounds of Cambridge Botanical Gardens. From the road you get this view. There’s a little stream next to the road, right in the foreground and not so obvious in this shot. I took the photo yesterday when Tamara and I were walking back from an appointment just down the road from there. I went into the Botanical Gardens today and thought it was an opportunity to see the rear of […]
I asked three copywriters about the word ‘copywriting’. I asked Tom Albrighton, asking ‘Why is copywriting, as in writing copy, one word? I should point out that my wife was a book editor and worked for many well-known publishers, and things like ‘copywriting’ and ‘copywriter’ jump out at her. A copywriter – a writer of copy. Yes, but how did copywriting come about? Why not copy writing? Tom replied: “Good question.” This is his book […]
If you are interested, you can read more about our recent trip to Vienna, and about fiakers (horse-drawn carriages), and the life that revolves around the hub of the Inner Stadt, in this post on the Quillcards Blog.
Vienna, dateline August 29th 2018. Checking the coast is clear, getting ready for the breakout to the countryside.
In commemoration of more than 65,000 Austrian Jews who were killed by the Nazis between 1938 and 1945. The memorial was unveiled on 25 October 2000. Among those who attended the unveiling were the President of Austria Thomas Klestil, Mayor of Vienna Michael Häupl, President of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien Ariel Muzicant, Simon Wiesenthal, and Rachel Whiteread, who designed the memorial. Beneath the memorial are the foundations of a synagogue that stood on the spot. […]
I like looking at groups who are on a tour, especially when the group leader is talking to them and pointing out things to look at. The variety of responses is fascinating. The Fuji X00s has a fixed 35mm equivalent lens and it is nicely wide enough to capture a whole group without distorting faces. I love the world-weary, seen-it-all look on the face of the man in the blue T shirt in the first […]