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There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings from the 15th to the 19th century. All of the structures were brought from their original locations and rebuilt on the site of the museum. Switzerland, because of its central location has a huge variety of different architectural styles, so no one style can said to be typical or dominant. As a general rule most are built on a stone foundation with the upper levels constructed in wood, with roofs of wooden shingles. The experience of walking through the museum is like physically traveling back through time. You can enter most of the buildings and because they are still mostly in their original state, complete with hanging clothes, kitchen utensils…

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POEM OF THE DAY: NOTHING BY JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE

NOTHING
BY JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE
In bookstores there are no books,
in books no words,
in words no essence:
there are only husks.

In museums and waiting rooms
are painted canvases and fetishes.
In the Academy there are only recordings
of the wildest dances.

In mouths there is only smoke,
in the eyes only distance.
There is a drum in each ear.
A Sahara yawns in the mind.

Nothing frees us from the desert.
Nothing saves us from the drum.
Painted books shed their pages,
becoming husks of Nothing.

ERNST KIRCHNER INSPIRATION

TWO NUDES.COLOURFUL. 1909
DODO SEATED NUDE WITH A HAT 1909 – LIKE THE GREEN AND THE BLUE
LOTTE LYING ON THE SOFA 1910
DODO WITH A LARGE FAN
LOVERS III 1911
NIGHTCLUB DANCERS
GIRL CIRCUS RIDER
STREET IN SCHONENBERG CIRTY PARK – BLUE SKY 1912-13
COUPLE IN A ROOM 1912
NOLUNDORF SQUARE: WOMAN BEFORE THE MIRROR 1913/20
LOVE HIS COLOUR LITHOGRAPHS
LOVERS IN THE MORNING
SELF PORTRAIT 1916

ERNST-LUDWIG-KIRCHNER-LOVERS

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Drive-by photo shooting in Pill

Some pics from a couple of days ago when I had a craving to take some pictures of weirdness. I did the driving and my accomplice did the hanging out the window. We were looking for a bizarre tree that doubles up as a shop (???) but sadly we couldn’t find it. I’s also gutted that Bollywood bargains is shut. Click on pictures to enlarge.