Ramble

Here I just ramble on. It is a stream of personal, inconsequential and pretty random thoughts, comments and remarks which are devoid of any deep meaning.
On instruments to Wales. Good bye Swansea, I’ll be back. 

On instruments to Wales. Good bye Swansea, I’ll be back. 

— 5 days ago with 1 note
Mob Quad may be not the most picturesque part of Merton, but hey, even those from Balliol cannot ignore its venerable presence - it is the oldest quadrangle in the University. Merton College, the first fully self-governing Oxford College, was founded in 1264 by Walter de Merton. Time to celebrate our 750th anniversary! 

Mob Quad may be not the most picturesque part of Merton, but hey, even those from Balliol cannot ignore its venerable presence - it is the oldest quadrangle in the University. Merton College, the first fully self-governing Oxford College, was founded in 1264 by Walter de Merton. Time to celebrate our 750th anniversary! 

— 1 week ago
Sweet after-taste of Paris.

Sweet after-taste of Paris.

— 1 week ago
The white hose of flour. Paris, the 13th arrondissement, in front of a boulangerie and a tad too early for my daily bread. Still, if you are around early enough, you can watch the flour being pumped into the boulangeries. The white hose is funnelling flour from the truck straight into the boulangerie’s containers. Before long there will be baguettes, croissants, tartines and all the panoply of pastry I cannot even name. So much for an old fashion flour delivery.

The white hose of flour. Paris, the 13th arrondissement, in front of a boulangerie and a tad too early for my daily bread. Still, if you are around early enough, you can watch the flour being pumped into the boulangeries. The white hose is funnelling flour from the truck straight into the boulangerie’s containers. Before long there will be baguettes, croissants, tartines and all the panoply of pastry I cannot even name. So much for an old fashion flour delivery.

— 2 weeks ago
All dressed up and nowhere to go.

All dressed up and nowhere to go.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
On the road again… 

On the road again… 

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
Flying puts us at the mercy of the elements. Every now and then we have to trash our meticulously prepared flight plans and simply enjoy being grounded for a day or two. This time it was an unexpected night in Malacca. Photo courtesy of Karol Jalochowski. 

Flying puts us at the mercy of the elements. Every now and then we have to trash our meticulously prepared flight plans and simply enjoy being grounded for a day or two. This time it was an unexpected night in Malacca. Photo courtesy of Karol Jalochowski. 

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
The garden eels of Tulamben.

The garden eels of Tulamben.

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
Shipwrecks and the allure of the depth. Photo courtesy of Lu Yin. 

Shipwrecks and the allure of the depth. Photo courtesy of Lu Yin. 

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
There is nothing more damaging to education than coercive schooling. I was notorious for bunking off school and found my truancy much more educational than classroom hours. Kudos to Pawel Kuczynski for this picture. 

There is nothing more damaging to education than coercive schooling. I was notorious for bunking off school and found my truancy much more educational than classroom hours. Kudos to Pawel Kuczynski for this picture. 

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note