Blogs

Vlogging

For a while I was not sure about publishing my vlogs, because of ‘too boring’. In the first place they were intended just for family. It’s not more than a peek into my daily life in New Zealand.
My first vlogs were edited quite clumsy with too much too long shots. In the first minutes I even made the classic mistake of keeping my smartphone upwards. Sorry for that. It will get better.

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The dogs of Bloemfontein

We got seriously cursed by a local guy, because we braked for a crossing cow … Huh? Isn’t that right to do? I’m afraid if we had hit the cow, we were killed by the family, because not seldom some heads of cattle are their only possession.

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Escaping to Sun City

We went to Sun City. Sun city originated in the time of apartheid as a kind of refuge for whites. I hardly can believe it’s all so recent. Although … the country’s wound is still far from healed.

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The easy part of Johannesburg

We started with an organic market 18 kilometers to the north. We set our expectations at zero. We expected some bed sheets on a garbage yard where a few half cabbages are offered. But, oooh it was totally different. An exciting …

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Arrived in Johannesburg

Johannesburg … I even don’t know where to start …
What a terrible city. I don’t want to go too much into details, because if I’m extensively going to describe this city, I ruin the possibility to smoothly forget.

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The Eastern Cape of South-Africa

Massively hanging out and broadly sitting along the motorway apparently seems to be a regional daily activity of the locals. It is not really appealing to stop your car between them and peacefully eat your lunch. The amount of waste along the roads is really baffling.

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Bosco verticale

This week I stumbled upon a picture of Bosco verticale. A vertical forest set on a building, designed by Boeristudio in Italia. Putting their image beside my painting I could add another story to my imaginary prides.

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A cutting fight in Capetown

In a fabric store in Capetown I fought a psychological battle with an unsympathetic Indian woman. Let’s constrict these two adjectives and call her Undy. I found 3 rolls of perfectly matching fabrics and laid them side by side in the rack to have a proper and thorough deliberation with me and myself.

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Kolmanskop the ghost town

In the silent, hot weather with a gusty wind what caused a kind of yellow/grey hazy view ‘ghost town’ was a perfect characterization. A true paradise for photographers and location scouts.

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Missed daylight

Because I’m a night owl I usually miss a big slice of daylight. That is not handy for a painter, so I’m always alert on interesting lamps.
Today I bought a dentist lamp at an auction.

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Panorama

… I moved the furniture to the side of the room and found a way to hang the parts of a ‘sixteentych’.
The diameter is 3 meter. Or the length of all the canvasses together is 10 meter.

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Pantone colours

Today I received something in the mail I wanted to own by myself for ages. I always found it a kind of ‘tool’ not intended for me. I stole a few of them …

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The face of Taipei city

For me this city had an atmosphere of a futuristic scene, build in the fifties. It was not a turn off, but more a kind of intriguing. A mix of spooky and fairy

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