Drawing, Personally, Short Story

Picture the blues

  the cinematic photo

I saw a photo on  Instagram that could have been taken from a 1940’s

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Bengt Lindkvist

 Hollywood thriller. It made me inspired to make the drawing above. And I wrote this  to the owner of the Photo:

“Beautiful scenery and very cinematic shot, and you gave me an idea to use blue in my Black and White photos. What a Blues!

Istanbul Blues

The  Instagram photo was captured somewhere in Istanbul, with a woman standing near a corner with an  umbrella in her hand. and a Heavy Rain falling down.

 

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It will cost blood, sweat and tears

“It will cost blood, sweat and tears”, Churchill said on a Speech.

I saw this WWII photography on Instagram, and I was thinking about a lyric by Leonard Cohen who died last week: “First we take Manhattan, the we take Berlin”.

And it will cost fighting against evil, such as bullying, xenophopia, wall-builders and looking for trouble

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Cartoon: Bengt Lindkvist

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Worlds Oldest Tree

I was   listening on a Swedish radio   show with live stories all around the nature.

This morning It was a story from fjällen, the swedish scandic mountain range. The place was Fulufjället mountain,   and the report was telling about Old Tjikko.

The old spruce  has 9500 years old roots and is the world’s oldest organism.

The old tree tells a story about hiking and survival, about 1500 years before it took root high up on the mountain, so ended the ice age.

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Photo: Spruce (Not Old Tjikko)

 

I am full of wonder and respect for the Old  Tjikko. One day, I would like to visit  this Survivor.

Photo: Karl Brodowsky

National Geographic

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The Skellefte Madonna

 

The Wooden Madonna In Skellefte.

There’s a wonderful old, fine, wooden sculpture in the country parish church (Landskyrkan) in Skelleftea. It depicts the Virgin

The Skellefteå Madonna Photo: Bengt Lindkvist
The Skellefteå Madonna
Photo: Bengt Lindkvist

Mary, and is made out of walnut on the 12th century.

It is one of the best preserved Romanesque sculptures from that period , also probably carved by artisans in West Germany. It is well worth a visit, as well as  the church.

THE MADONNA

Looking at the sculpture , I wonder how the model of this romanesque looked like by the time when it was finishen.

It was originally painted in bright colors, which 900 years has fade away.The Country Parish Church, Skellefteå The Country ParishChurch, Skellefteå

 

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                            Amatrice

Today I devoted myself to creating a drawing dedicerad  the victims after the earthquake in Italy, but also the approximately 300 works of art that were destroyed.

On the artsajt Hyperallergic I read that Amatrice was worst affected by the earthquake among approximately 70 affected cities and communities in the area.

.IN DN. KP. Junior, great earthquake in Italy, I read that houses today are built to withstand quakes on 6.2 according to the Richter scale, as that hit Italy.

           Secure the Houses and Arts

Swedens Prime minister Stefan Löfven said that he wants to send emergency aid. I’m going to email the Prime Minister and suggest that we are helping Italy to “secure” the old houses and buildings and art treasures.

Many lives, and many priceless art treasures could be saved.

Or what do you say?

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