Civilization is often related to architecture
sometimes it may be the only visible characteristics.
This is not an allusion to the dutch city of Rotterdam
it appears both very civilized and modern architectural.
The city was heavily damaged by air raids during World War II
so there has been much reconstruction, with more new than old
which also gives Rotterdam a modern look.
Daily prompt “Civilization“
A very inspiring and facinating city.
Fire is a hot and wonderful waiter
but a rigorous and merciless master.
Love is often compared to fire
most of us know probably,
that it’s very suitable and amazing but dangerous heat
with some risk of being burned also.
A forest in autumn colors or a metropolitan in night light – both are looking hot too.
“We all live in a house on fire
no fire department to call; no way out
just the upstairs window to look out of
while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it”
(Tennessee Williams – american writer, who won the Pulitzer Prize twice)
*for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955*
The inspiration for these thoughts arised from the worth visiting blog “Ese’s Voice“
Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge Theme “Hot“.
We humans are only human – born to be tempted
these temptations are everywhere – in all sorts of disguises
to travel may also be tempting – exciting and inspiring.
The temptations of yesterday friday
Rotterdam Airport, an airport shuttle and Rotterdam Centraal.
In many ways a tempting city, not least port of Rotterdam indeed.
It might be tempting to know, what’s in all the containers.
Rotterdam by night.
Travel Photo Challenge – theme of the week: “Tempting“
One of the most of all impulsive stuff known are water, always finding available shortcuts.
Daily prompt: “Impulse“
“The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat or the sea”
(Isak Dinesen known as Karen Blixen – danish writer)
Perspective is about seeing things from a distance,
so entities and relationships can be perceived
when we are deeply involved in something
we sometimes find it difficult to gain an overview
so things can be seen in multiple perspectives – all subjective.
Weekly Photo Challenge: “Perspektive“
There are many perspectives pertaining a bridge
architecturally (visual), in terms of logistics and many other reasons.
Most of all the perspectives, we never allows ourselves capturing
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns;
I am grateful that thorns have roses”
(Alphonse Karr – french critic, journalist, and novelist)
The Northern Lapwing, also known as the Peewit or Pewit (imitative of its cry),
Green Plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing.
Very common migratory bird in the danish countryside
where winter is spent in Spain and southern France
in Denmark has it the reputation of being the spring messenger
when it comes back, then winter ended.
In a way, the indication of optimism and good vibes
in fact, the bird in danish is called “vibe”.
A post inspired from the always worth visiting Paula
Thursday’s Special “non-theme”: “The wings of love“
The southern tip of the small danish island of Samsoe
where the island’s lighthouse warns seamen
built on the site where in the viking age were a fortress
ruin remains can still be seen in the slopes.
Nowadays the islanders would have as many guests as possible
before in ancient times so people inhabited these small islands to be left alone
so the fortress was like the lighthouse is, a warning to seafarers approaching the island
just on a whole different meaning.
Idyllic fishing village atmosphere.
Old local lime burner house.
It was the island’s intercity bus for about 50 years ago, is still running now as tourist bus.
The dark red building, before it was ship victualling supplies warehouse
now there are toilets, bath and living facilities for sailors.
The public traffic is up to date.
Born on this island and lived there for the first 4-5 years
later on then my parents moved back and still lives there.
All photos taken the summer of 2013.
Daily prompt: “Home” (one of them)