Articles Tagged with: paris
A Dream Coming True

I remember saying once, how it would be awesome to go back in time and visit Joe’s concert in Budokan. It was 2008, so just ten years would be enough. Was it a dream? Sort of. A sort of one that I knew could never be realized.

And you know what? I was so wrong: dreams come true, they do. Some of them, at least 🙂 Not back in the past, but right now. Not in Tokyo, but in Paris. With new music (Kaze Tachinu), surprises (percussions in the back and brass orchestra marching through the hall for Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa), and the most wonderful atmosphere ever. Miyazaki people all over the world united 😉 He came on stage causing a loudest burst of applause I ever heard, and I mean it, and he couldn’t go back even after two encores, everyone waited for that opportunity long enough to clap a little longer and a little louder 🙂 He was smiling, just like in records 🙂 Ever seen conductor smile? He did that all the time. It almost felt like he was flirting with the orchestra. The marching orchestra – that was just like in Budokan. I had two horns next to me 😀 Such a funny instrument 🙂 What else? Nausicaä, Mononoke, Kiki, Jiro and Nahoko, Ponyo, Lusheeta Toel Ur Laputa, Porco, Howl, Chihiro and finally Totoro – they all been there 🙂 Kimi wo Nosete, done by a fabulous choir – I couldn’t hold myself together. Incredible.

Half a year wait was worth it. Going to Paris was worth it. Everything was worth it. Thank you, Hisaishi-san. You made a dream come true. Doumo arigatou.


Update: Wanted to post this few hours earlier and discovered that some of the pictures on my NAS became corrupt. Sadly, exactly those from Mitaka.. Hope Glacier contains them. Either way, don’t forget to make backups.

We’ve got Perfect Life

Just a post of a picture. For some reason I don’t have anything to say. I am changing, and sometimes I am not recognising this person I look in the mirror at. Not literally, of course I find those nooks and crannies familiar. But sometimes I do things I have never, ever done before. And I don’t feel anything. Like, you know, I should’ve felt something and “Bamm!” – no reaction. At all. No answer deep (or deeper) inside, as if the full-metal jacket covers me. Did I say, I have nothing to say? I lied 😛 Well, still it’s not much of value, but I guess that’s what blogs are made for (except those that are sold and used up as mass media). Either way, I am done for today. And I want a cup of tea. So I’ll go and help myself to a cup of tea. And marmalade. With orange peels. Be jealous. And have a great night/day/evening wherever you are.

Parisan Metro

This picture was done during the last trip to Paris. Armed with my little X-100 I wanted to do as much street photography as I could get. Sometimes it was fruitful 🙂

Today, by the way, I’ve updated the design of a little. I was experimenting for a few months till I realised I found something I like more than before. And it’s more obvious now that there is a actual content under full-screen gallery. Hopefully 🙂

Autumn in Berlin is awesome this year. So, everybody, get out and enjoy the weekend.


A few weeks ago I rediscovered this amazing fruit for myself. Before that, last time I ate a grapefruit was probably five to seven years ago (don’t ask me how I know that, nerd). But oh-my. They are so delicious 🙂 And they are also sunny and cheerful, all red and orange, like a little portable bitter-sour sun that lits up the day in the morning. Or in the afternoon 🙂

Oh, and about the picture. This one was, obviously, made in Paris. This kind of view can be seen from the Montparnasse tower (and according to the guide it’s the only place where you can have a nice view of Paris without an ugly oversized lipstick standing in the middle..). And since the roof is nicely covered with glass on the sides, it’s not windy there at all.



Beautiful cathedral. Unfortunately, way too crowded at that day (or every day?). So crowded that I failed to appreciate the elegance of the place when I was at the spot. Now, looking through pictures, those shades of grey make my mouth water. I know it’s weird, but isn’t it really, strikingly, beautiful?


This image is from Paris. A few months ago I was lucky to spend several days there, including that particular bright and sunny evening. Children were playing street football in a middle of a square, next to a church on one side, and a fountain on the other.


Not the yummiest day today. Sick, a bit. But at least slept a lot, played PS and watched a nice movie. An update, huh. Actually, movie was very good. Blue is The Warmest Color. Very calm plot, brilliant, somewhat voyeur, camera work. And beautiful love scenes.Paris

Sainte Chapelle

Another multiple-exposure image from the same place. I Still feel it is impossible to convey the feeling you get when you enter this place (esp. if you stood a looong queue to get there) but I can say I tried. If you’re in Paris, try to pay a visit there. It’s majestic.
Paris, Sainte Chapelle


A shot from the streets of Paris. Some details only see when you are looking at the picture at home. This one’s like that. Instant reaction to take the picture, and then – later – understanding why it took my attention.


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