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February 22nd, 2013

I know we live in different worlds

and we are always really busy

but in my dreams you spin around me

so fast I always wake up dizzy

so maybe one day you’ll grow tired of the road

and roll on back to me

and when I blink in the morning

your smile will be the only one I see!

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February 4th, 2013

 

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October 28th, 2012

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May 20th, 2012

Реших да покажа на Лора албум с рисунки на Ван Гог. Тя прояви любопитство и го разгледа в стил “каталог на Jacko-0″ – тази ми харесва, тази ми харесва, тази не… Избра си една от картините и седнахме да я рисуваме. Това е нейният Ван Гог, направен с моливи и маркери.

Това е моят, също с моливи и маркери.

Това е страничният резултат от рисуването:

И няколко от последните и рисунки:

Лилаво-розавият цвят в долната рисунка е от мене. Тази рисунка е добър пример как Лора подбира съдържанието им. Те обикновено изобразяват нещо от заобикалящия я свят или нещо, което я е впечатлило. В тази са нарисувани: тюленчо, който спи на възглавница; част от една дървена играчка; цвете от една книжка, която разглеждаше; сърцата ги нарисува набързо един ден след като се прибрахме от градината и ми връчи рисунката с думите “Мамо, виж колко много те обичам”.

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May 17th, 2012

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May 5th, 2012

Фея с диадема на главата и с боси крачета, макове и другото е ясно…

Зайче се пързаля. Има си къщичка и моркови, снежинка и шарен облак, като при залез.

Лора ми обяснява нещо докато рисува заека.

Русалки. Каза ми че видяля в градината как се рисува русалка и вече знае… Първата ми е любима със зачервените си бузи, кървясали очи и нос а-ла Пикасо.

Русалка с голяяямо сърце!

Ако се загледате внимателно в долната рисунка ще откриете русалка, палачинка намазана с шоколад и едно летящо сърце:)

Това не ми стана ясно в началото какво е, може би защото я погледнах на обратно, но Лора бързо ме просветли, че е ябълка.

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May 2nd, 2012

Летищата винаги са ме забавлявали, освен в моментите, в които страшно ми се е спяло… Там можеш да видиш какво ли не и какви ли не хора и редовно ми е любопитно кой на къде се е запътил и какво го е довело на това място в дадения момент. На летището в Мавриций видяхме една мургава тайфа облечена в бели пешкири. Беше наистина потресаваща гледка и аз полу на шега полу сериозно обясних на Лора, че тези са нямали пари за куфари и са решили да си вземат поне хавлиите:) А те бяха леко позахабени и позакачени тук там, с висящи извадени конци… Хората бяха по джапанки и с по една ръчна чанта от тип “Adibas”, за някъде на топло се бяха запътили, развселиха ме доста.

Друго исках да разкажа… На летището в Дубай имахме престой от пет часа. Този път нямаше пясъчна буря и успяхме да видим макар и от далече Burj Khalifa. Терминалът беше огромен, интересен, модерен и пълен с магазини и ресторанти. При една от обиколкоте ни с Лора отидохме в книжарницата и тя в момента, в който съзря картичката отдолу се влюби в нея. Лора винаги е обичала картичките и само да види някъде се залепя за тях и започват преговори защо трябва да купим поне една. Та тази с пеперудата страшно и хареса, но аз и обясних че не съм взела пари. Тогава тя ми каза “Мамо, стой тук да я пазиш, а аз ще отида да доведа тати”. Предложението не ми допадна, защото баща и беше далеч и нямяше как да я пусна сама в тъплата, но и обещах да ги пратя двамата. В крайна сметка пеперудата долетя с нас и, вече във Виена, Лора реши да я нарисува. Това което се получи много ми хареса, но още незавършена, Лора взела рисунката за градината и там тя изчезна… остана е единствено снимката в края. Много тъжно ми стана и поломох Лора да я нарисува пак (след молива я е оцветила сама с четката, мое е само последното сърце):

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April 22nd, 2012

In the late 80-s, early 90-s I had a black t-shirt with two sparking yellow eyes on it. In fact it was my cousin’s (no idea where she got it from) but she never got it back from me. I wore it much too often I am afraid. I simply loved it. It was only years later when I learned that these two eyes from the t-shirt were the CATS logo and it was some more yeas after when I heard the music from the musical.

I thought I will never have the chance to see its original version and I was right.

Last year on a cold November day I glanced through my office window and there above the CAT’s exit stretched was the CATS poster. It must have been there for days although I have not noticed it. That same day I got two 1st class tickets for me and Lora. The performance was today and although in German it was truly magnificent. I had some concerns whether I will like it since I am used to the English sounding and gratefully my concerns vanished as soon as the play began.

Lora was impressed too and was concentrated almost for the whole two and a half hours. She even asked herself to be photographed with the theater cat.

This production is the original London version of Cats.

Getting ready

In the cat’s paws (the best I could do with my iphone and the light on the stage)

Now reading about CATS I realized that I was in NY and missed the opportunity to see The Phantom of The Opera, oh. I still have a chance though, hopefully it will continue for 1-2 more years.

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April 22nd, 2012

Back in Vienna, enjoying a splendid Spring day. I regretted that I left the camera at home and enjoyed the freedom of my hands.

Do you know this book “Going barefoot”. It has great illustrations, so natural and true and the lyrics are nice too. Here is my girl and she has waited for so long for the grass to go “gross” (from German) and green and to roll-over and be barefoot free. She had some good moments this weekend and didn’t want to go back home.

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April 22nd, 2012

My business trip started in a rush. I went for the first possible city center check in (at 5 AM), caught the first city airport train and speeded through the airport which for my dismay was overcrowded at that time (not yet 6 AM). The plane to Dusseldorf was completely sold out and I kept wondering what were these people doing that early. I guess the answer is pretty simple, like me they were headed to some business of theirs.

The flight was quick. Dusseldorf was cold both in respect of people’s attitude and weather. Luckily the transfer was fast and soon I was on my way to Malaga. Nothing to say about this city. It looks much too touristic and overbuilt to me. It doesn’t look beautiful either, excuse me Malaga. I found my driver and in 1.5 hours reached Gibraltar.

Now why I decided to write this post. I have been to this place several times and there is not much to tell about it. I have summarized it all in another post already. So what was the difference, it was the other side of the Rock. I have not been there so far and this time I was more or less forced to see it since the Eliott Hotel was booked out and I had a reservation for another one called Caleta (there is a photo of this incredible building below). When the car left me in front I got scared as it was crumbling from outside (later understood that on this entrance side, the rooms are not used). I dared through the doors and was faced with some funny old fashioned designs and relatively friendly staff. Got the card for my room and headed towards it through a corridor which had ups and downs and was turning left and right not at 90 degrees. I imagine this was due to the fact that the hotel is perched on a rock on the edge of the see or rather the land. After some attempts to enter the room I finally managed it and was relieved but not for long. As I was sitting on the bed I heard an underground voice calling “Stoeva” and “help”. I looked startled around me and eventually decided that the siri is playing tricks on me (I had the iphone in my hands and was unsuccessfully trying to find a network). Unfortunately the ghostly voice reappeared in several minutes and this time I was sure my ears are all right and there is something calling me indeed. In the next moment something showed on the TV screen which was black up to that point. It turned out that it was customized for me and was trying to help me obviously into finding the right whatever…

This Caleta hotel is a truly amazing one. Built in the 60-s it has not changed much since. You can enjoy beautiful, beautiful sunrises there (between 7:30 and 7:45 AM) and good food in the Italian restaurant. The nearby beach is not really attractive but there are some cute colorful shells washed out by the sea. In case you ever go there make sure you will get a renovated room!

The other side of the Rock is almost vertical with a tiny strip of land between the rock and the sea. I didn’t see any monkeys although I am sure they were present around. There are 3 beaches on this side too and that is more or less all about it.

Somewhere close to Malaga…

All photos of the sea are done from my hotel room either before 7:45 AM or after 9 PM. The hotel is facing east so below are some sunrises.

The HOTEL

A thunderstorm over Schwechat on my way back

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