Happy Birthday, Dave Holland

Dave Holland (b. 1st of October 1946) performed in Pori Jazz on 17 July 2014.

Happy birthday!

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – Men in red headscarfs

The staff of the Lebanese restaurant Babel at Kastanienallee 33 having a break.

The staff of the Lebanese restaurant Babel at Kastanienallee 33 having a break.

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These stairs are not for me …

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Lestijoen syksy – Autumn at river Lestijoki

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En ole tänä syksynä käynyt Pikkuradan ja Lestijoen risteyksessä ihailemassa Raivion syksyä. Kuvani syyskuulta 2006 ja lokakuulta 2010 sopivat kuitenkin tähän ajankohtaan. Hieno paikka käydä milloin vain, vaikka autolla tai kanootilla. * * * The autumn colors at river Lestijoki starting from lake … Continue reading

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Early morning at Bengtskär lighthouse

Bengtskär, Finland, 7 September 2014

Bengtskär, Finland, 7 September 2014

Bengtskär, the highest lighthouse in Scandinavia.

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – Rusira Mixtett in b-flat

Sometimes a visit to a jazz club you don’t know turns out to be interesting.

This was the case when we found our way to b-flat acoustic music & jazz club in Berlin late June. We checked in advance that there was live music, but the band of the night – Rusira Mixtett, “Democratic Brass Jazz From Berlin” – was unknown to us.

The band was led by Ruth “Rusira” Schepers (comp., ss, as fl, cl). Other members were Robert Würz (as), Tobias Dettbarn (cl), Christian Magnusson (tp), Anke Lucks (tb), Olaf Hollmann (bs), Tom Dayan (dr) and Pauline Boeykens (tuba). They played interesting mix of contemporary experimental music, partly improvised, with a strong flavor of jazz.

I enjoyed the night and wish I can hear the band live in the future again. And I will visit b-flat again, for sure.

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But hear yourself. Here is a video of their play.

A couple of more pictures. Click to enlarge.

 

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal, אנדרטה לזכר יהודי אירופה שנרצחו)

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The stelae (slabs) are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.8 m. You can easily be lost there.

Impressive memorial. Simple.

When I walked between the concrete blocks, I could not know who is around the corner. I was not able to be prepared who to meet. Somebody I knew? My travel companion? A stranger? Irrationally, the longer I stayed there, I was less sure that all the collides would be purely coincidental …

And this was before knew any details about the memorial.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold is one of the Must Experience in Berlin.

 

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