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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Burgi Mai

Burgi Mai is an exceedingly talented artist, living in a small town in Lower Carinthia.
She depicts life in an often exaggerated realism, sometimes, nay, often, actually, almost always, 
tinged with the poetry of Irony, Satire.

Each of Burgi's pictures carries a message.
I must ask her what the beer drinking young man
with the strange T shirt, sitting on a suit case really means.

The meticulous, detailed manner of her painting style 
brings a realism
quite unlike other realistic painters and totally Burgi's own.

Hermann Nitsch, a most controversial Austrian Painter
 is probably best known
fort throwing blood onto a canvass, claiming it as a work of art.
Burgi, in her untitled painting, shows the unmistakable Nitsch
with a butcher knife in one hand and a painter's brush in the other.

The irony of the painting entitled:
Germany's Next Topmodel
is quite clear.

Please, Burgi, talk to me.

In the background a little church on a hill.
In the foreground the last three letters of the 
newly erected factory called Rohrbach.
The German exclamation "Ach" means a regrettable "Oh my".
Burgi clearly expresses her dismay, because this factory
has no place in these bucolic surroundings.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Dove in one more time.
Air temperature: 24 !
Water temperature  16 !
I did not stay in very long. 
In fact, I would call what I did more a "dip" than a "swim"
Dive in !
Swim the length of the pool!
Swim back and
Get the hell out 
as fast as you can.

is not a glutton for punishment, and

Off tomorrow to Vienna, for two days,
to celebrate three  birthdays.
I will not take my laptop and therefore,
will not post anything new for two or three days.


A favorite sport from the Petzen is Paragliding !
It takes, I am sure, skill and guts, and must be an exhilarating feeling to hang there between earth and the clouds, supported by a piece of plastic cloth, sailing toward a distant meadow for a safe landing, and all the while observing the distant town of Bleiburg.

Friday, September 23, 2016

That's it for today

isn't this a beauty ?

s e e d s 

Atop the Petzen

Took the cable car to 3/4 the height of the Petzen, Bleiburg's 
house mountain.
After having taken the obligatory picture of Bleiburg, I concentrated on what, in early autumn, is left of flowers and other interesting plants.

Have a gander:

Bleiburg from the Petzen, through the 400 mm lens

Strange ( to me ) plants,
with seeds similar to the milk weed.

I wish I knew a little more about Botany.
As it is, I do not know the names of these strange fellows.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

For a Change of Pace

A Pot of Soup

I Looked over Christin's shoulder and saw a beautiful picture !
Fetched my camera and shot this unforgettable work of Art.
(I am talking about the Soup)

What's in it ??
Well, let me tell you, What's In It !

chicken legs
rib of beef
roasted onion
parsley root
and I don't know what else.
I tasted it: 
It tastes simply wonderful !