I heart warm winters

I’m writing from a warm, sunny winter in South-east Queensland. And what better way to recover from the brutal 23hr flight than a spot of fishing? … even if the only thing I caught I had to throw back. Fishing is good for the soul.      

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A debut day (and almost night) in Strasbourg

“I sing for free, it’s the waiting around I get paid for.” I wish I could remember who said that. Almost certainly it was someone sufficiently well-known in the industry to get paid a whole lot more for waiting around than I do, but it speaks a fairly true sentiment. I made my French debut last night, in a concert with the Strasbourg Philharmonic, in […]

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Barcelona photos

Some photos from our recent trip to Barcelona:

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Postcards from the Alps

Postcards from the Alps

I’ve been a bit slack at blogging, so here is a photo slideshow of some of the shots I took while hiking in the Verwall group of mountains in the Tyroler Alps with some guys from church last weekend:   You can see even more here. I might also post a couple of shots of me, taken by other members of the group, especially the […]

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Breaking in boots in the Bergwald

Breaking in boots in the Bergwald

We’re getting into the German culture this summer, with plans to¬†wandern¬†regularly. We broke in our hiking boots this afternoon, with a short hike in the nearby Bergwald: It was quite a pleasant walk, through both forest and some farming countryside. We had a peek inside a little chapel, and saw some deer, finishing at the Durlach Turmberg. Here are some photos I took:

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First Schwarzwald hike

First Schwarzwald hike

We finally made it into the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) yesterday. We walked around 17km, from the bottom of Allerheiligen falls to the top of Schliffkopf, the highest mountain (1055m) in the northern part of the Black Forest, which was a climb of about 600m. The walk was aided, of course, by some of the local specialities:

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Time & Trifels

Time & Trifels

There’s nothing like visiting a building that is nearly one thousand years old to put things into perspective. I can be impatient. If I have an idea to do something, I want to do it now*, even it could easily wait. Communication is now immediate; Amazon delivers overnight, and buildings can go up in a matter of weeks – but of course, it was not […]

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Finding Fred in the Forest

Finding Fred in the Forest

While we live right in the center of town, only a few minutes from the palace, but the great thing is that immediately north of the palace is a park and then a forest: We get to ride through the park and forest to get to Church, and also to get to our friends’ place, where we were yesterday. Yesterday however, we took a parallel […]

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Pi Art

This was a piece of installation art in Karlsplatz U-Bahn in Vienna : Pi Art from Andrew Finden on Vimeo. It is part of a set of installations by Ken Lum: 14 mirrored panels are fixed to the side walls of the passageway, each furnished with a piece of etched writing. LED displays are mounted under each of these headlines. Based on statistical data previously […]

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Vienna (with slideshow)

We had a great time last week in Vienna. I was there for a big competition, though didn’t make it past the first round – though to be one of the 160 who qualified out of the 3000 who applied & auditioned is nothing to sneeze at. On the plus side, it meant that the rest of the week was a holiday for us. We […]

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Aldeburgh slideshow

My flickr slideshow of shots I took in Aldeburgh & Snape Maltings:

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Aldeburgh beach

 

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