May 2024


Whatchamacallit 107: The Male Nude by David Leddick

I bought this book in the summer of 1998, shortly before moving to Bloomington, Indiana.

In fact, I ordered it online and had it shipped to Bloomington, only for it to get there before I got there. A friend had to pick it up from the UPS warehouse and keep it for me – […]

Whatchamacallit 32: Panda eating bamboo

The above photo is of a photo I took at some point between 1999 and 2003 – judging from the fact that the Memphis Zoo claims to have received them in 2003, it must have been 2003 because I moved to Germany in the summer of 2004 and there’s no way I took this […]

Whatchamacallit 26: London Bridge and the Gherkin

This is my second “annoyed” Whatchamacallit of the Covid-19 crisis.

Today – Thursday – after work I should be heading to Tegel Airport and boarding a flight to London City Airport. It was to be a long weekend in London, in celebration of a friend’s birthday. It was going to feature two theatre shows […]

My October in a few photos…

I started October in Stockholm, exploring an incredibly beautiful city.

My hotel was near T-Östermalmstorg, a vibrant part of the city. I’d planned to spend Saturday morning taking a free walking tour of the city, but the tour group was excessively large and there was only one tour guide, so I skipped out and […]

Recently Seen in Berlin

Berlin’s fernsehturm — Berlin’s iconic tower. Sometimes photogenic, but not always.

The Schӧneberg gasometer – in my ‘hood. Visible for miles.

This is Potsdamer Platz on a brilliant Sunday morning. Could not look better.

A week ago I popped in to Tastees, Berlin’s Jamaican restaurant, for dinner. Amazingly good food.

I’ve […]

Random Shots of Berlin’s Wedding

I recently picked up a new camera – so new that I ran into a slight problem: my computer’s software doesn’t have the ability to read the camera’s raw output – fortunately I can still take JPGs and the default settings have been fantastic.

Actually, I am rediscovering how much I love Berlin through the […]

Two positive customer service experiences in one day: Foto Meyer and the… uh… US IRS!

Today, after a long day of work, I had one mission to achieve: getting my camera cleaned. While in the Shetlands I’d noticed that there was a speck of dust in the viewfinder, but that said speck of dust was not showing up in my photographs.

Thank goodness – so I put off dealing with […]

My last day in London – with Hairy Goat

The Shard, Europe’s tallest building.

I’ve been meaning to throw up a couple pictures from my last day in London –it’s only been three weeks. I don’t really have a good excuse other than the fact that work has been keeping me extremely busy, and when I’ve left work, I’ve been feeling exceptionally lazy […]

A Misty Friday in Berlin.

There’s construction near my office — and today I looked in the hole and saw wiring.

In Alexanderplatz there are quite a few One-Man Bratwurst vendors — today 1.35€ per bratwurst.

Berlin’s famous Fernsehturm was shrouded in low lying clouds this afternoon. Probably not the best afternoon to go up the tower.


Things I saw Saturday morning…

Passing an empty playground, I discovered all these autos lined up.

Walking down the cold street, a warm flower…

Bollards do hard work, and a thoughtful Berliner knitted them some hats…