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Posts Tagged: churches

Posts Tagged ‘churches’

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Pillar of Angels


Wednesday, January 14th, 2015



San Vitale, Ravenna.


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

A touch of light


Monday, December 16th, 2013



Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Down the Nave

Down the Nave

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Misty Morning, Bayeux, France

Misty Morning, BayeuxI have a lot of photos to look at and sort, and every evening just before I get to my hotel/motel/B&B/thingybob room of the day I think “today I’ll do it!” – and every evening, as soon as I sit down in my hotel room and switch on my computer I do look at the photos of the day … and then my energy leaves me and I don’t do anything else except download them onto my small external hard drive for backup storage. So, hmm, more photos from my trip will probably show up in the coming weeks and months, but all hopes of chronology are to be abandoned. So, today, a photo from this morning – with a title that totally plays on The Pogues’ “Misty Morning, Albert Bridge”.

(Photo selection totally helped by the fact that I did not take many photos today – spent most of the day in places where photography was not allowed – and didn’t buy *anything* in the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, even though I had totally allocated a maximum spending limit to myself, in preparation for the possible danger of lots of enticing things. And then … nothing. I mean, lots of things, but 90% of them were gaudy T-Shirts and mugs and rulers and magnets and mugs and … that simply said “I was in Bayeux” and had one of the riders from the Tapestry on them. [The rest were super expensive pillow cases]. Which: I really don’t need. A DVD with a film on it that simply starts at one end of the tapestry and slooowly moves to the other, narrating what one sees and stuff about the tapestry’s history was something I would totally have bought [to then donate to the Uni Library]. But the only DVD they had was a cheesy animated version of the tapestry. Which … not so much. [Most dangerous gift shop I have been in thus remains, by a long shot, the Lewis & Clark trail shop in Oregon. They admittedly had tacky things, too, but also lots of interesting history books and interesting high quality merchandise. {Bayeux shop: books on Norman/English/whatever history: sell them!}]. [And the D-Day museum shop was no better – instead of the Tapestry guy they had the names of the landing sites on their things, but the same “I was in Bayeux” slogan. Books or info about D-Day … nope. {Which I wasn’t looking for, but some of the other visitors were a bit disappointed about. (And now to close a gazillion brackets).}.].).

And also, I think, to sleep. It’s almost 9pm, and thus totally time to sleep. :-) Lot’s to see & do tomorrow!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

A matter of perspective

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Painted Light

In the Pilgrimage Church St. Johannes Baptist on the Bussen.

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Illumination from above

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

In Regensburg

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Some days …

…I envy theists.


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

September light

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Church and Lightning

And then, you know, it rained a lot. And thundered. &c.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

the secret life of jetlags

I am back in Flensburg – have been since around 9pm yesterday, in fact. (I left from a friends’ house for the airport at 12:30 pm on Sunday, so figuring in the six hour time difference it turns out to have been a 27,5 hour trip (though interspersed with seeing other friends in Chicago during my 6 hour layover and a 3 hour nap on yet another friend’s couch in Hamburg before I drove up North). Still, a bit of a treck, one might say … on the one hand. And on the other hand, the sheer distances one can cover in a day these days never fail to amaze me. If I really wanted to, I totally could fly to the other side of the world for a dinner withsomeone on a four day weekend, and then still be back  in the office on time.

The secret remedy for jetlag seems to be to sleep 3 hours on a friends couch, then stay up for another 8 hours, sleep another 4, and then head off to the office and spend 11 hours there.  Well, we’ll have to see what tomorrow brings, but so far I am doing ok. And the ground has stopped feeling like a shaking airplane, which is always a good thing.

And since the last photos I posted were from Nashville, the photos here are from US-68 aka the Kentucky Scenic Byway, which leads you (on a meandering sort of route) from Nashville, Tennessee to Lexington, Kentucky.

Now I’ve got to go and read the documents for the senate meeting tomorrow, and see if my washing is done. No rest for the jetlagged!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Bavarian sunset

Productive writing Sib was indeed productive today, and has produced 6’434 pages (I wish!?) words of notes today, and 4’432 words of actual journal article. Another day like this tomorrow, and I might actually have Monday mostly off (or, you know, time to pack and do stuff like that… .) Wouldn’t that be nice … .

I also spent too much money on tec equipment today – but now my camera has a second battery pack and I’ve got a lense cleaning device and two 8GB memory cards for it, so roll on USA!

(Five nights to go! Eeeek!)