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Born on 22th of January

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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!

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January 22, 2017 at 00:19

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Stars wish upon me …

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Once again, Yule has passed. My Santa beard too after the pic was taken.  Be brave!

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January 18, 2017 at 19:40

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Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

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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.

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September 18, 2016 at 20:24

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Life goes on, but I remain here

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July 17, 2016 at 16:06

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Half light

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Lake DistrictHave 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.

 

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January 31, 2016 at 21:41

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Mein Herz und mein Sinn schwärmt stets nur für Wien

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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!

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January 8, 2016 at 22:17

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A wind instrument!

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On New Year’s Day I watched on TV, like many years before, the famous concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker. First time I have heard them whistling!

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January 5, 2016 at 21:20

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