Posts Tagged ‘Flickr’
Just spent all morning commenting on almost all of my contacts in Flickr… my fingers hurt! Luckily I found something interesting in just about everyone’s photostream, ‘cos I really struggle if I have to comment on an ungreat photo. I guess I just make contact with people who take great photo
Meanwhile Erika has been cleaning the house so I guess I have to get offline and do some housework! bah!
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I remember spending holidays in Derry as a kid, and watching the soldiers poke around in the bushes in my grandmother’s garden looking for arms caches and whatnot. Passing through army checkpoints with the young squaddies peering at you over the sights of their S80s. Walking through the gate in the city walls which had an army bunker built into it, wondering about the guys on the other side, invisible but watching.
All changed now. You can even wander about the Bogside taking pictures and no-one will even bother you.
Damn I really need to blog more – instead of aimlessly surfing the internet at lunch, I need to get some blogs in
I mean, in the last few weeks I’ve been to a BBQ out in the country, watched timetrials for a rally, watched a local Palio in Cesaró, been to Marzamemi, checked out places for a reception near Catania… oh, and wrote a bloody big report for Open Uni (at least 2 hours every night! Thanks Sonia!).
Help, I’m too busy to blog!!
Also too busy for Flickr, I’ve taken several hundred photos and haven’t found the time to post one to Flickr!
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Sonia has posted a beautiful photo of Marzamemi – taken outside the old church (bombed in WWII) this photo shows the renovation of the old piazza. Sonia remembers when it was all overgrown and was one of the main roads in the village – now it’s (mostly) pedestrianised and at nighttime it’s full of people and kids just walking about, sitting at the outdoor cafes etc.
The arch in the background is an aquaduct for bringing water from a well inside the church to the palace next door.
I surprised Sonia when I got back from Dublin – with Erika’s help on the Italian, I’ve produced my very first book on Blurb!
I managed to convince her for several seconds that I’d bought a book in Dublin that had a cover image amazingly similiar to the photo of the old lady that Sonia took in San Vito lo Capo, titled Indietro nel tempo; ecco;
She didn’t even realise that the photo on the back was the one she took in Belfast, which unfortunately isn’t in Flickr, but you can see it on the book preview.
And it was only when she opened the book and saw more of her photos that she copped on. What a fantastic reaction. Made all the sweat worthwile.
Of course then she started pointing out my grammer and spelling mistakes in Italian, so we sat down, corrected it, and re-ordered a few more copies! So go to Blurb and buy some!
For once I’ve something good to write about (a lot of Sicilians complain that I write too negatively abouut Sicily, which isn’t true at all, it’s just the negative things get me worked up more than the positive things!)
So here’s to Luigi – one of those genuinely good guys that everyone likes, and a regular at Flickr Palermo meets. Obviously he’s a keen photographer and I can’t count the number of times I’ve bumped into him at various concerts and events, always with his Canon, always with a smile and a keen eye for a good photo.
Fortunately Sonia was able to swap shifts at work so at 21:30 we found a decent parking spot nearby and arrived to find Pepe and Rojo digging into some dinner, with the rest inside. Sonia certainly considers it an unmissable event, and I’d have to agree.
He’s titled it “Le Immagine del Pensiero”, which translates sortof to “Thoughtful Images”, which sounds a lot better in Italian than it does in English. Maybe I’m just a bad translator. Luigi has based the exibition on his more recent work, reflecting his recent focus on portraits and character studies of his friends.
All the dozen or images are extremely good – some I’ve previously seen on Flickr but many are premiered at the exhibition. Each photo has a small quote from literature attached, a little “pensiero”. My personal favourite; this.
So get along if you can, and if you can’t, get onto Flickr and leave some comments!