I googled for photos of August Strindberg and found a lot. In all of them he looks either angry or scared. That guy needs help!
Once again, Yule has passed. My Santa beard too after the pic was taken. Be brave!
Johan Tobias Sergel, the famous neoclassical sculptor, sometimes drew himself as an overweight drunkard. Portraits of him by others are scarce. Imagine my surprise when in a temporary exhibition I saw this charming portrait by his friend, Lorens Pasch the younger. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden, owns it but keeps it normally hidden.
Have you ever, while travelling by air, seen something like in this picture? I always thought that in cloudy weather the clouds are rather low, and the aircraft goes above them in sunlight. Recently however, even at the highest level of the route there were clouds above us, but the ground was fairly visible from 29 000 ft. The photo is in colour allright, but in the scarce light, with frozen waters, it seems almost monochrome. What you see is a part of the Östergötland (Ostrogothia) province. Between Glan and Bråviken there is the city of Norrköping, but you hardly discern it because the time is 2.30 pm and no street lights are on.
January 1. A direct shoot from the TV screen while the programme was on. Two violinists, having rest, sit back and enjoy the harp solo.
… or so I thought. They don’t just sit back. They concentrate upon the moment when almost the whole orchestra will whistle a section of Carl Michael Ziehrer’s “Weaner Madl’n” with only the harp and French horns for accompaniment!