June 2007 archives

Entry no.: 159

28 Jun 2007, 11:30 PM

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Prizzi Cat phone home

Prizzi phone home, Cristian Kit Paul, Bucharest, 2007

Whenever the sky looks dramatically charged with mystique and electricity, Prizzi stares out the window — resigned yet composed — waiting in vain for the mother ship to beam her up through that luminous rift in the clouds.

My alien cat is homesick.

Entry no.: 155

25 Jun 2007, 2:35 AM

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Travel Leaving Copenhagen

Leaving Copenhagen (and Denmark) and heading back to Amsterdam, I got to take a few shots on my way.

Windmills, Cristian Kit Paul, Denmark, 2007

Windmills, hundreds of them in the countryside — when taking off a sea windmill farm with 20 windmills is visible just outside Copenhagen Harbor. Sorry I could not catch that.

Kastrup International Airport, Cristian Kit Paul, Copenhagen, 2007

Kastrup International Airport with its mind-boggling teak flooring — "impossibly efficient" as Wallpaper* reviews it. The photo doesn't do it justice, it's the nicest airport I've seen and the flooring gives it a very personal and almost cozy feeling despite its vast dimensions.

Oresund Link, Cristian Kit Paul, Denmark, 2007

The 7845m Øresund Link bridge and tunnel combo joins the Danish capital to southern Sweden.

Now — back in Bucharest.

Entry no.: 152

22 Jun 2007, 1:31 PM

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Travel Copenhagen (III)

Copenhagen in a nutshell

I thought long and I thought hard about defining the essence of how I perceived Copenhagen, only to realize in the end that summarizing it's not difficult at all. Here it is.

Copenhagen Opera House, Cristian Kit Paul, 2007

A long leash, Cristian Kit Paul, Copenhagen, 2007

These are pictures were shot on the same day, the first one — through telephoto lens — on the remote bank of the canal, and the other one on my side, and they're suggestive to me because they depict the two ends of Scandinavian — and especially Copenhagen — feeling.

The picture of Copenhagen Opera House reflects my sensation that the place is jammed with bold design, landmark architecture and advanced technology.

This is the country of Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, of Arne Jacobsen (have a look at his chairs) and Georg Jensen (damn, I irreversibly fell in love with his Koppel Chronograph), of BoConcept, LEGO and, of course, the country of Stimorol, Carlsberg and Tuborg.

There is Illums Bolighus on Amagertorv 10, a four story temple of design houseware, a Danish design crash-course almost as comprehensive as Kunstindustrimuseet and certainly a commercial smash hit.

Speaking of Kunstindustrimuseet (Danish Museum of Art and Design), this is a place so special it deserves a post of its own.

On the other hand, the city manages to remain human, sweet and cozy. No tube, no traffic jams, in a no-hassle metropolitan environment with a population only slightly over the 1 million mark. People are riding their bikes everywhere, but everything is within walking distance in the central area if you are a determined walker. Many places look like holiday resorts, with tiny restaurants and small terraces one next to another, with colorful people and laid-back atmosphere.

There is Tivoli Gardens amusement park, with friendly butterflies and people screaming upside-down and there is Amagertorv, one of Europe's most attractive shopping strips, a sweet, sweet poison for your bank account.

God, I love this place!

Entry no.: 150

20 Jun 2007, 1:28 AM

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Travel Copenhagen (II)

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Entry no.: 149

18 Jun 2007, 12:24 AM

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Travel Copenhagen (I)

Semi-domesticated butterfly, Cristian Kit Paul, Copenhagen, 2007

If yesterday I came face to face with a rainbow in Amsterdam, today I've met up with a friendly butterfly here in Copenhagen. He was fluffy like a kitten, so I was tempted to pet his back and see if he purrs, but he wouldn't let me.

The screaming upside-down people, Cristian Kit Paul, Copenhagen, 2007

I have also seen the upside-down people, all screaming in terror and I felt terribly sorry for them. Maybe this is how they punish people around here when they look and act unreasonably normal. Because they do.

Entry no.: 148

16 Jun 2007, 11:24 PM

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Travel Amsterdam to Copenhagen

Rainbow over Schiphol, Cristian Kit Paul, Amsterdam, 2007

Delayed flight from Schiphol, just enough to allow for a short hide-and-seek play with a little rainbow stretching over the terminal.

Schiphol control tower, Cristian Kit Paul, Amsterdam, 2007

Hell's fluffy bells, Cristian Kit Paul, 2007

Windowshot, Cristian Kit Paul, Copenhagen, 2007

Left eventually — passed in a hurry over the entrance in hell — and arrived to København — where I'll stay for a few days.

Entry no.: 147

13 Jun 2007, 4:48 PM

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Travel Danube lunch

Danube lunch, Calarasi, Cristian Kit Paul, 2007

A decrepit restaurant in an useless port to Danube, rusted tugboats, spicy fish and cold wine. Good fish. Good wine.

Entry no.: 145

11 Jun 2007, 9:18 PM

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Apple Inhale, exhale, again

Steve Jobs Live From Wwdc 2

Damn, the suspense is killing me!

Entry no.: 144

8 Jun 2007, 3:09 PM

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Photography Twinkle twinkle

Twinkle twinkle little electric star, Cristian Kit Paul, 2005

The stencil reads "Do not climb on the hood Danger of electrocution 27000 V".

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are...

Entry no.: 143

7 Jun 2007, 2:35 AM

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Design Graphic design jokes

If you work with graphic designers or are one yourself you'll probably be interested in the only joke about graphic design that I know of. [Via Posterwire] Pay attention:

Q: How many graphic designers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Does it have to be a light bulb?

Our profession doesn't seem to be very fertile for making jokes about, don't you think? I have no clue why is that or whether it's a good thing or not. Are we a solemn species of unsmiling fellows?

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