This week’s theme is ‘happy place‘. Happy is a state of being but the place where you are can help to get back into being happy! A beautiful sunset is amazing to watch, the stillness and beauty can be overwhelming. This is around sunset in Stalida Crete. The sun sets actually behind my back but the sky and the water is breath-taking.
I have not participated in a while, but seeing Leanne’s wonderful photos of her trip to the USA, I realized that it was a good moment to start participating again. This week theme is ‘country’. At a glance you add ‘western’ but I am not into photos of line dancing! So I browsed my collection of photos that are my stock for my blog and found photos of a trip to Yemen in 1998. At the moment the situation in Yemen is far from peaceful or safe. In 1998 it was quite a safe place to go to and a wonderful experience to be in this beautiful country.
Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer; each week she organizes a ‘monochrome madness’. Every four weeks there is a theme, and the other weeks are open for any monochrome photo.
About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought. All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.
Friday 2nd of October Steve Hackett and band played The Boerderij in Zoetermeer (Boerderij is Dutch for ‘farm’ coincidental the name of the former Genesis studio in Surrey). I saw him twice before. In June 1977 in Rotterdam in one of the last concerts he played as a member of Genesis and in 1979 in Utrecht as he toured for the first time with his new band.
This concert was a showcase of his solo work from 1975 till now and a section of old Genesis work from 1971-1977. It was an amazing evening: his solo work powerful and energetically put forward by an amazing and gifted band. But most stunning for me were the fresh and powerful interpretations of the Genesis songs. They showcased the stamp he put on Genesis at that time. And so fresh and amazingly vital, it was hard to realize they are almost 45 years old. Can-Utility and the Coast Liners, Get ’em out by Friday, The Lamb Lies down on Broadway, The Musical Box, Cinema Show and especially After the Ordeal. A wonderful trip down memory lane bringing back fond memories while enjoying the talent of a unique creative guitarist.
For all who are still reading by now here are some photos.
Sunrise at Stalida.
Sunrise at Stalida.