Oh London, when can I visit you?
Empty London by Ian Mansfield.
Mansfield got up early on Christmas morning this year and photographed a nearly empty London - probably the one day per year the city is so quiet and unoccupied.
I went to two exhibitions yesterday in Bonn with a few friends. It´s a rather long way from where I live to Bonn, but it was totally worth it.
Both exhibitions were in the same building, so you could get a ticket that combined them. First there was the one about Anime. It was really interesting, because they had a large number of original paintings that were used in the production of some famous shows. For example Sailor Moon and Wedding Peach. There was also information on very old animes like Heidi, Anne of Green Gables and so forth. Naturally there was lots about Studio Ghibli and their films, too. They had artbooks about Nausicae, Spirited Away, Howl´s moving Castle and Totoro. All in all I was satisfied with the exhibition, but in some parts some more details would have been nice, but when you consider that it´s also for persons who never heard of anime it´s OK.
The other exhibition is called Art and Design for All. All the exhibits are from the Victoria and Albert museum in london. I was quite overwhelmed by the beauty of all the various things. What most impressed me was the blue silk gown you can see on the flyer, it´s marvellous. They also have a very interesting film in 3D about the crystal palace. Sadly we weren´t allowed to take photos, but I bought the three postcards you can see on the lower photo.
On our way back a tree fell into the high voltage power line, so the train had to stop. We had to wait for two hours until we were evacuated by the fire brigade. So much to `Nothing ever happens to me´^^
London, 1940s, in hi-res colour. These photographs were taken using Kodachrome film by the improbably and wonderfully named Chalmers Butterfield, probably in 1949. Via How To Be a Retronaut.
Just a little project for university where we had to draw things we like. We were also supposed to draw things we don´t like, but I´m not finished with that yet. It´s much harder for me to come up with stuff I don´t like than what I like.
Naturally there´s Sherlock in it, as well as Cabin Pressure and Doctor Who^^ I can already hear the questions when I´ll show it tomorrow XD None of the above is terribly popular here.