“Knee play” is the opening piece of Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass’s famous opera (1979). For an extensive explanation of “knee plays” and namely knee play 1 and its random numbers, please check Nicolas Sceaux’s page. This is a close-up of my old Swedish computing machine, a pre-computer model from the 1950s which works,... Continue Reading →
One of the main features of the Luxembourg gardens in Paris are its chairs … one look at any of these and you know where you are. That’s what I call the power of branding! Full details page click here.
This is an HDR (high dynamic range) rendition of the tympanum of the superb Gothic cathedral in Amiens, which miraculously survived 2 wars in which almost anything else was destroyed. The bombings in 1940 and their result (before/after photograph) can also be seen on this blog. Besides, later in the war, the skilful RAF pilots who bombarded the city to free political prisoners (see operation Jericho) managed to wipe out a great portion of the city while leaving the 13th century building almost intact (see that picture of a hole in the roof of the Cathedral in these Scottish archives on Flickr).