Accept that cars aren’t necessary and that some meals take hours, that we can now fly to space, that there’s nothing wrong with crashing on couches if you’re on an adventure, that three outfits are enough, that sunrises are free, that the first time you see Machu Picchu it will break your heart, that being alone in a country with no money and no return ticket will teach you more about yourself than any therapist ever could…
EITERQUELLEN BY STEFAN FURTBAUER
Photography by Stefan Fürtbauer - "…is an ongoing project about Viennese Diners and the little different Viennese fast-food culture. Most of the time these diners are isolated islands of food supply in an ancient surrounding with a dash of cultural heritage. Isolated both in the sense of appearance as well as in the sense of resisting against global operating fast-food chains. But the ‘improper’ and modern their architecture may appear, the much heritage there is behind the scenes. Viennese wurstel diners have been introduced during the Austro-Hungarian "K.u.K." Monarchy around 1870 to provide a safe income for wounded war veterans. Since then they became an essential part of the urban culture not by only supplying snacks but also being a meeting spot of the distinctive Viennese working class and the high society, too."
Fantastic! I would love to step out of the darkness and up to any one of these places right now. Really captures the mood of what it’s like to stand at a street food vendor late at night.
New Place to Find Me
Hello to the handful of friends and family who look at this blog. You have noticed the posts have been getting more and more sparse I’m sure. I have faced a real dilemma with tumblr. My devices are not playing nicely with it, I hate the apps designed for it and it is just generally giving me dwindling returns and more frustrations. I still like it for looking at other people’s art and photos, but I’ve found for me right now it’s just much easier to post elsewhere
I’m not a big fan of instagram’s square only format or filters that everyone uses (I don’t by the way, no out of camera filters on any of my photos) but I have a lot of friends who use it and it’s easy and not glitchy for me the way tumblr has been.
So, I’ve been posting there every day. A lot of it is stuff you’ve seen on this blog, but increasingly you will find more and more stuff that I’m only putting on there. Plus, because Instagram forces me to crop photos, they will look different than they did on here anyway. Come check it out. Add it to your bookmarks, and if you are on Instagram please follow me, I will always follow back.
Another repost. I can’t help it because this strikes me as some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever seen. I’m amazed by the written arabic language.
I’m starting to study Chinese more seriously and I am beginning to feel that a lot of the original artistry of the language was given up, through it’s many transformations, for more practicality. I know almost nothing about arabic, but to me this kind of writing still gives off a feeling of expressive art as I think most ancient languages did.
I appreciate the incredibly efficient system of the Roman alphabet we use. But I don’t think ABC will ever look as beautiful as this.