March 2021


Last Thought for 2008

Reminds me of Tom Lehrer's song about National Brotherhood Week.

New Graffiti

I noticed in the last week a new type of graffiti here in Weimar: Ceramic tiles.

The three that I’ve found (and I am now looking) are displayed below—it’s impressive to me. I think it’s probably easier and safer for the artists because they get to make it in advance, somewhere private, before placing it […]

Before and After

Graffiti on the Kassa, a club located near the Jena West train station.

Photo Friday: Boy

This boy is about to be mischievous.

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And yes, this is from the recent Jena Today. It fits Photo Friday perfectly.

Jena Today

This morning I headed over to Jena to meet some people from Armenia. It was a splendid meeting and I am still excited about my upcoming trip. The culture shock is going to be incredible though.

On my way back to the train station I managed to notice a vegetarian restaurant which prompted me to […]



Originally uploaded by elmada.

Ah… it’s most of the way through Masturbation Month, and I’m happy to announce, that aside from those chaste days with MT, I’ve been doing my part.

And no, I didn’t model for the graffiti that I found here in Weimar—I just found it amusing that the graffiti […]

Graffiti by d°poL

d°pol III

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Like many cities, Weimar shows the scars of having graffiti artists who use the city walls as their personal canvases.

With the usual resulting ugliness.

Now, without condoning graffiti, I want to comment upon one of Weimar’s better graffiti artists, one who tags his (presumptuous I know, […]

Erster Mai


Erster Mai

Originally uploaded by elmada.

There are so many possible directions to go with today’s blog entry, that I couldn’t begin to enumerate them.

I could discuss today as Labor Day—the day celebrating the worker in most of the world, excluding most English speaking countries (save the United Kingdom and Ireland). It’s […]

Three Weekend Things…

Three Wishes…

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Blue Jeans: Last night I went to Jena to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. He had a party at his flat which overlooks the Jena West-Weimar train tracks. Upon arrival at the party, another colleague noticed something across the room, so she decided to point it out.

“Adam! […]

Graffiti in Jena

Graffiti in Jena

Originally uploaded by elmada.

I posted this photo to Flickr yesterday and already three people have named it a favorite image.

The graffiti is located between where I get off the train and my office, so I pass it at least once a day — usually twice. The pixelation of […]