lady dane. our riverside walk, with coffee from the window.

it is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. but is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colours, that colour is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red?
it does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
- carl sagan, pale blue dot

may 2014
1-2 { norwich, england
we have so long forgotten how to be intimate with immensity.
- johann burckhardt

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the most magnificent song and movie.

april 2014
1-4 { wachau valley, austria
schönbrunn palace.
imagining these frames as completely unique moments of history: these same people on this same date with that particular weather and those particular smells will never be found the same, or even close in degree.

world full of wonders.

april 2014
1-10 { vienna, europe
creative people are confident in only one thing: their own doubt. i think there’s a huge lack of self-confidence in a creative person because, by nature, the definition of a creative person is someone who is trying to make something new. they know, if they are professional creatives, that the likelihood of doing that—making something new and significant—is hugely unlikely, so they build within that city of doubt. from doubt, they get to iterate and work extremely hard, hoping to find something new; it’s all about hope.
- john maeda

|| this song ||
|| this performance ||

april 2014
1-2 { vienna, europe
photographic evidence of our commitment to viennese coffee culture.
09:00 — caffe lattes
11:00 — hot chocolates
15:00  americanos
20:00 — sweet cakes

café central (  aida | café français ) cafe dreschler )

april 2014
1-10 { vienna, austria
vienna offered us:
fresh food bowls / art history museums kunsthistorisches / lilac trees / people's park volksgarten / verdant oases / azure skies

:: i could see this film over and over.

april 2014
1-7 { vienna, europe
they say that every snowflake is different. if that were true, how could the world go on? how could we ever get up off our knees? how could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
- jeanette winterson

april 2014
1-2 { gosau, europe
water does not resist. water flows. when you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. but water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. water is patient. dripping water wears away a stone. remember that, my child. remember you are half water. if you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. water does.
- margaret atwood, the penelopiad 

april 2014
1-6 { hallstatt, europe
hallstatt, upper austria.
meaning lakeside village.
you can tour the whole village in ten minutes on foot. we took much longer than that. the beauty commanded our lingering. how could our feet possibly move quickly? the mountain range and tiny homes found an impressionistic representation in the mirroring sea. something like the strokes of van gogh.
if you look closely, you might detect the curvature of a line marking it's presence on the top centre of some of these photographs. i was disappointed at first -- "these imperfections don't belong on the perfect landscape of this village".
but miroslav tichy reminded me with the gift of these words: the flaws are part of it. and that's the poetry.

april 2014
1-9 { hallstatt, europe

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