Archive for April, 2013

April 30, 2013

April is the cruellest month

by ada

Another two-books-month, it seems it’s my new standard; but this time I have some really good excuses:

  1. I watched movies instead: all the ten seasons of Friends (don’t judge me. 7 seasons just happened somehow while I was down with 38°C fever five days long) and the six episodes of Sherlock. Maybe it’s a sign that I finally became “normal”: instead of reading music treatises written in the 16th century and enjoying it as I used to do before the depression*, I’m watching TV series and enjoying it like “normal people” do. (I don’t even miss reading music treatises. I’m losing my brain. I need help. Help!) 
  2. I worked a lot
  3. I visited my family two times (those 6 hours long train rides are made for reading books watching movies)
  4. I became unemployed and homeless (again)**

As you see, I was sort of busy in April, haha.

* my life is now divided into two parts: there were the times Before Depression (let’s call it BD) and now here are the times After Depression (AD). The two parts of my life have nothing to do with each other. They don’t even resemble each other. I will end up with split personality, I’m quite sure.

** actually, I didn’t remained unemployed as long as I hoped for***: I accepted an offer today and will start on a metabolic ward soon

*** my secret dream was spending months doing nothing

April books

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April 28, 2013

all things must pass

by ada

Last day at my workplace. I received some unexpected kindness from my coworkers (and some unexpected rudeness from my boss as well). I’ve already got another offer which I turned down because even if it was on another ward and paid better, it was the same job I’ve just quit because of the reason that it didn’t feel right for me. So I just decided to have some time off and see how things work out. It’s nice to be unemployed again, it feels so safe and comforting, haha.

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April 25, 2013

between the blossoms red and white

by ada

That’s my bike, Rozi, posing under a blossoming magnolia tree. She is sort of a posing kind (and I’m getting all girly with all these pink and white).

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April 25, 2013

city of spring

by ada

Mirabellpark

tourists under a magnolia tree

children playing badminton

Mirabellgarten

bar

bikes at Mirabellpark

guy having a bath at Mirabellgarten

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daisy

couple resting at Mirabellpark

April 23, 2013

Hellbrunn Zoo – some colours

by ada

Hellbrunn Zoo

flamingos

meerschweinchen

lilac flowers

cheetah

prayer flags

parrot

golden rain

April 23, 2013

portraits of a lemur

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April 23, 2013

Hellbrunn Zoo and the lessons it taught me

by ada

I haven’t visited a zoo in like twenty years* so it  was a new experience and I definitely learnt a lot:

  1. Zoos are not for children. I haven’t seen a single child there
  2.  People who actually visit the zoo can be put into one of the following categories:
    • young couples
    • not so young couples
    • weird single ladies who talk to the animals (yep, that’s me)
    • tourists
    • groups of cool Turkish guys in their early twenties
  3. Talking to your dog/cat/parrot/pet rabbit is socially acceptable. Calling a water pig you haven’t met before, “sweetie”, in public, makes people avoid you
  4. Crying out the word “kukk!” may make your 15 months old nephew look at you every time, but it definitely doesn’t make the bears/lions/rabbits/geckos look at you
  5. The cheetah will look at you.
  6. Having eye-contact with the cheetah through the zoom of your camera freezes your spine
  7. Photographing monkeys is even more difficult than photographing children. I worship wildlife photographers endlessly
  8. Even a turtle can be too quick if shooting with a mediocre camera

* visits to the kinderboerderij at Clingendael with the babies I used to babysit doesn’t count

carts for kids at Hellbrunn Zoo

Hellbrunn Zoo

brown bear

some reptile

please don't feed the vulture

lama

flamingos

turtle

monkey shadow

reflection

gepard

animals with horns

hidden zebra

rhinos

lion

silk monkey

lemur gets free and treatens touris

napping pumas

wolf

tapir

domestic mouse

mangalica pig

old male sheep

sheep insults visitor

April 19, 2013

sometimes life is bearable

by ada

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gelarto rosa

Danube

April 19, 2013

be Ye in love with April-Tide?

by ada

Móricka

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Milo

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April 18, 2013

the science of sleep

by ada

sleeping Cat

sleeping Cat

sleeping Cat

sleeping Cat

April 17, 2013

Salzburg – Mönchsberg

by ada

Salzburg Mönchsberg

flower

Salzburg Mönchsberg Bürgerwehr

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April 15, 2013

spring is like a perhaps hand

by ada

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April 14, 2013

meanwhile Milo and The Cat

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April 14, 2013

Móricka in the playground

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April 13, 2013

Budapest – Gellérthegy

by ada

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April 13, 2013

hurrah for the flowers of spring

by ada

hyacinth

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flower

violet

hyacinth

April 10, 2013

the Alps, through glass

by ada

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April 7, 2013

Venice – day 4

by ada

Venice

Venice

Venice

Holocaust Memorial at Ghetto Novo

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rollers

seagull

fish market

gondolieri

Venice Casino

Venice street

gondolieri

vaporetto stop

April 6, 2013

Venice – Burano reflections

by ada

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April 5, 2013

Venice – Burano, part 2

by ada

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April 5, 2013

Venice – Burano, part 1

by ada

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April 4, 2013

Venice – Murano

by ada

Murano glass

Murano

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Murano glass

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Murano

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Murano

Murano

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Murano

Murano

Murano harbour

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April 3, 2013

Venice – day 3

by ada

Venice

Burano

Burano

Burano

Murano

Murano

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San Michele

San Michele

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April 2, 2013

Venice – La Giudecca, part 2

by ada

harbour

La Giudecca harbour

boat

La Giudecca square

ti penso

gondola

Maria

seagulls

vaporetto stop San Biagio

April 2, 2013

Venice – La Giudecca, part 1

by ada

Fondamenta Croce

Venice view

La Giudecca

La Giudecca fondamenta

Redentore

street view La FGiudecca

street in in La Giudecca

bunny balloon

La Giudecca windows

houses in La Giudecca

Italian cat

April 1, 2013

music for Easter Monday – Aria “Süß und rein muß der Christen Passah seyn” from the Easter Cantata “Weg mit Sodoms gift’gen Früchten”, TWV1:1534 by Georg Philipp Telemann

by ada

Telemann wrote a whole cycle of cantatas for the liturgical year and published them in a two-bands collection, under the title Der Harmonische Gottesdienst. I chose this aria from the cantata written for Easter Sunday in 1725 for my last post of the Easter series, because I think Telemann was a genius and I like how this short piece of music shows the purity of the new life after the feast of the Resurrection.

P.S.: I don’t really like the singer’s voice, but well, nothing is perfect on Earth. I’ve already learnt to accept the need of making compromises in life.

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