03 July 2013

Hey? I'm back!

The single best birthday present I ever got, was at the age of six, a cardboard suitcase full of Lego. That is, until now. It is not even my birthday yet, but someone couldn’t wait to top that suitcase. And did he ever: I got my eyes back. A sibling of my beloved G12 camera, with the macro and the flip screen and everything. I missed it so much. I am so happy. SO HAPPY!

Copenhagen manhole cover

Fiona Sørensen 11 år / Fiona Sørensen 11 years old

Manhole cover, designed by eleven year old Fiona Sørensen in 2007, marking the 150th anniversary of the Copenhagen sewerage system. I wonder what she is doing today? To be able to do this at eleven, the sky must pretty much be the limit.

Don't let a kiss fool you

Graffiti van. Don’t let a kiss fool you. 

Don't let a kiss fool you

What bitter BS is that? I say: don't be a fool, and miss a kiss.

PS! For the live version of Fiona's work, check the corner of Købmagergade/Krystalgade by Rundetårn (map).



17 comments:

  1. Hurra! Tak til mæcenen.

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    1. Kæmpe hurra! Og tak med tak på, gruede en overgang lige for min mentale overlevelse.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 04, 2013

    pyha og jubiii!!! kh Muttilove (nå ja og virkelig tak til den, der kunne gi'<3)

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    1. Jaaa, jeg er så glad. : )

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  3. Elsker det brønddæksel, det er alt for sødt. Hvor kan man findet det henne?

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    1. Det er lige ved Rundetårn, på hjørnet af Krystalgade og Købmagergade. Det var godt at du spurgte, nu har jeg tilføjet et link med kort på.

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  4. I'm glad you got your eyes back, it's good for you, and it's super good for us too!!! We should be all thankful :)

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    1. I am so relieved! And also freaked to learn how I dry up without it. Super thankful. : )

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  5. I've never seen such a wonderful sewer cover. The ones here are all the same, just with concentric rings, but sometimes they do have nice moss growing on them :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetas/6889791343/

    Congrats on the new camera!

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    1. I follow a Japanese photographer on Flickr, who also takes pictures of manhole covers, apparently they are ornamental and diverse in Japan. That figures. :-) I have also seen one with Hans Christian Andersen, in mixed metals, but people steal the shiny part. I caught one here.

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    2. Oooh, pretty! Which Japanese photographer, if I may ask?

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    3. You may, haha. If you follow the link, you will see she (?) actually liked/faved the picture. Edamame.

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    4. Great! I think in the U.S., we completely underestimate how much little details like this change our view of our surroundings and how we experience life. Of course, 80% of us also only walk between our houses and our cars, and then drive everywhere, so little details like this kind of became irrelevant, too. Same thing with building design - you see buildings here that were built prior to 1920 or 1930, and there are so many more details in the building facades, so many more interesting things to look at. Once we started moving 50km/hr, we stopped noticing those things, and they became irrelevant. I think in many ways, we lose a sense and appreciation for the places we move through because of this.

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    5. That could be, I never thought about it like that before. It looks like the tendency goes towards living closer to or in the cities, and not rely on cars for transportation. That may put the focus back on these things.

      You know I am a sucker for details, life would be so boring without these little surprises.

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    6. The details are so important. Unfortunately, here, it's hard to move slowly enough to notice them, unless you're walking. Even riding a bike, there is so much pressure from people driving to ride as fast as possible, and you have to be really vigilant and careful not to get hit, because other people don't watch for you, and if you get hit, usually you'll be blamed for it, and saying you were looking at a sewer cover probably won't help much :)

      Even if you're walking, it can be difficult to get into the road long enough to notice things like this, much less take nice photos of them, because you're expected to get out of the way if anything comes moving down the road. Rule of the U.S. #1 - nothing should ever enter the roadway and then become stationary. Rule of the U.S. #2 - if something enters the roadway and then becomes stationary, you can hit it all you want, get angry, honk, etc. No problem.

      Needless to say, there aren't many people casually looking for these things anymore. Building details are easier, since you can stay on the sidewalks to see them :)

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  6. YAH for you, Sandra (and YAH for us too!).

    Don't let a kiss fool you.... ugh! I agree- BS! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, clicking away :)

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