Turkey 2017

•16 november 2017 • Geef een reactie

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This place is full of cats

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And look who we have here…

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1000 spices

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In the name of Alah, the merciful

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On the sea side

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Cats again

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“The moving house” – a special place for Mustafa Kemal “the father of turks”

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Is magic

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Waves of time

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On the way to Istambul

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Istambul – the European side

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Topkapi Palace Museum

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The oldest recorded love poem

The Love Song for Shu-Sin (written c.2000 BCE)

“Bridegroom, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,
Lion, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.

You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you.
Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber,
You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you.
Lion, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.

Bridegroom, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey,
In the bedchamber, honey-filled,
Let me enjoy your goodly beauty,
Lion, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey.

Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,
Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,
My father, he will give you gifts.

Your spirit, I know where to cheer your spirit,
Bridegroom, sleep in our house until dawn,
Your heart, I know where to gladden your heart,
Lion, sleep in our house until dawn.

You, because you love me,
Give me pray of your caresses,
My lord god, my lord protector,
My Shu-Sin, who gladdens Enlil’s heart,
Give my pray of your caresses.
Your place goodly as honey, pray lay your hand on it,
Bring your hand over like a gishban-garment,
Cup your hand over it like a gishban-sikin-garment

It is a balbale-song of Inanna”

Kramer, S. N, History Begins at Sumer (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988),
pp 246-247

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Latvia 2017

•21 september 2017 • Geef een reactie

Some country side first: Taurene

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Morning view

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The lady with the dogs: Marta

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Lots of lakes in this country

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The clouds are quite impressive. I think that is from the humidity that lingers in the air

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The Lutheran church of the village

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People of Riga. Or tourists, or I don’t know

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A street from Riga with very beautiful buildings. This is my favorite one

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The art academy. Riga again

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On the way to the see side

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And here it is

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This is in Riga. Yes, lots of forests. In the city. And outside it.

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In Gauja National Park

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Walking around

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The end

Mogos – 2017 summer version

•16 augustus 2017 • Geef een reactie

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Looking up in to the woods

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Bridge to the past

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Let’s play

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Mountains style

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The world here

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The Shepard

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Fresh milk

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The Milky Way

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Morning view

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Mamaliga

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Vasile

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The ant

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Teodor

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Radu

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On the hay stack

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“Look at me”

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In the evening

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We are on our way

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Some fresh water

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Coltul lui Tiutiuc

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Arina

Roman Festival 2017

•21 juni 2017 • Geef een reactie

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“Two weekends of authentically re-enacted ancient Roman civil and military life in the Roman City Quarter and the Military City’s Amphitheatre. Legionnaires, Roman citizens, craftsmen and riders, pugnacious barbarian tribes and gladiators. It reunites up to 200 reenactors from all over Europe in the former metropolis of Upper Pannonia.”

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Carnutum, Austria

More photos here and here

Alex Simu Quintet “Echoes of Bucharest”

•31 mei 2017 • Geef een reactie

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Alex Simu Quintet “Echoes of Bucharest” – Album Release Concert

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Echoes of Bucharest – a reflection of the present, a fragrance of the past and a glance into the future of a city with a rich multicultural legacy.

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The compositions of this suite encounter no rules or boundaries, only love, and the urge to create and share. The vision is built on two main pillars – innovation and heritage, and aims to shape sounds into a unique audience experience.

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The music and the concept behind the composition process are a natural reflection of Alex Simu’s experience with his hometown, expressed through the lens of his emotional and historical ties. All sounds are inspired by the history of Bucharest, from its creation and evolution, to its contemporary times and future.

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Being found at the juncture between East and West, Romania has been benefiting from rich cultural influences which contributed to the creation of various identities throughout its historical evolution.

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Purely folkloric sounds, the dramatic influence of the Ottoman Empire, the Phanariot epoch, the Little Paris illusions, the two world wars, the communist regime, the revolution, and the contemporary Bucharest are all subtly mirrored into the spirit of the music.

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All the various influences that have carved the cultural identity of Bucharest over time come to life as melodies, rhythmic themes, and motifs. Complementing the original compositions, thematic fragments belonging to George Enescu and Dimitrie Cantemir have been specially arranged to harmonize with the contemporary language of jazz and free improvisation.

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All these elements are beautifully crafted through a unique combination of the classical jazz quintet, with the romantic quintet of the Western European classical music.

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Alex Simu – s (Romania)
Franz von Chossy – piano (Germany)
George Dumitriu – violin/viola/guitar (Romania)
Jörg Brinkmann – cello (Germany)
Kristijan KrajnčanDrummingCellist (Slovenia)

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The event took place on Thursday, May 11 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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Bimhuis
Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Carnival Maastricht 2017

•28 februari 2017 • Geef een reactie

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ReMOVEit

•17 februari 2017 • Geef een reactie

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ReMOVEit is an Erasmus+ project about exploring body movement activities and connecting to yourself and to others. The idea behind this project is to create a playground for you to move, explore and enjoy!

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Yeah, this will be a long post

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But there will be only photos… 🙂

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