Indoors

Red Yellow Green

I thought we could use some warming-up now right in the middle of winter and a cold spell.

I don’t remember how exactly I got the idea for this photoshoot but I have always liked this colour combination. Of course, the Pan-African colours are red, gold and green, not red, yellow, green. But in my pictures, it’s very much yellow.

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Red, gold and green can be seen on flags of many African countries today. The inspiration came from the flag of Ethiopia (the country which was not colonised by Europeans except the short period of Italian occupation) and the first country to adopt these colours was Ghana in 1957. Ghana was the first colonised country in Africa to gain independence.

I thought I’d throw a bit of knowledge in there, though flags are not something that interests me very much. Maps, on the other hand, I love. I can stare at maps for hours. Almost.

I think that’s enough rambling for one post, so I hope all of you in Northern Hemisphere are keeping warm!

Outdoors

New Year’s Sunrise

It has become a habit of mine to take a photo of sunrise on the first working day of the year on my way to work.

I’m not a morning person and therefore never take any pictures of sunrise, except this time of year when it days are so short.

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2014

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2015

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2016

The weather has been really awful lately, constant rain and more rain, conditions weren’t exactly the best for taking pictures. So this year’s is dated the third working day of the year, instead of first.

Miscellaneous

I Know What You Did In 2015

Well, it’s been a while since I posted. There’s no reason for that, really, I just don’t tend to take many pics in winter. Also, sometimes I get into phases where I don’t feel like photographing anything.

Here’s my Best Nine 2015 posts from Instagram.

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Je Suis Charlie (doesn’t belong to me)

Agatha Christie novels as old Fontana paperbacks with Tom Adams covers

Jamilia–a book by Kyrgyz author Chingiz Aitmatov

Sachertorte – the Viennese dessert from Aida Cafe in Vienna, Austria

Screenshot from my Last.fm account of album by wonderful unsigned rapper Greydon Square, the album is called Omniverse – Type 3 – Aum Niverse — the album was released in late December and you can listen to it and if you like buy it here.

A walk in the park in April

Sunset taken on my way from work

Lego stationery carousel

Spring blossoms

Here’s to more pictures in 2016!