The last day of the year is traditionally one for musing and looking back. In my case, it will not surprise you that my heart attack of end November dominates in this respect. Therefore I want to close the year with a suitably titled masterpiece of one of the dearest friends I have made at Flickr, and a steady contributor of ideas for my two main blogs: jenny downing. I love everything about this shot - upto and including the title.
About me: Dutchman, married to a beautiful and highly talented artist from Shanghai. Although my education (PhD chemistry) is very much associated with the left side of the brain, I like to use my right side for my hobbies: music, art, photography.
About this blog: I started this blog in August 2006, just wanting to share what I considered interesting pieces of visual art and music. I suffered from blogging blues for most of 2008, but making a fresh start in October of that year has done wonders for my inspiration. In case you did not notice, most posts end with a small symbol... just click that for the relevant link. All pictures in my blog are hosted on blogger - if some do not show up (the red cross syndrome) it is a blogger hiccup. Right click and selecting "show picture" should do the trick.
My other blogs: In December 2009 I started a parallel blog, Art's Potpourri, for subjects that I think are interesting, but not fitting for my main blog.
In January 2013 I revived an old music blog: Countdown to Ecstasy will list my 100 favourite pop/rock/ballad songs from five decades.
Most of the images used in this blog are either mine, or they are used with explicit permission of the creators. Some of the images are sourced on the internet and I consider them common use for a non-profit blog (such as album covers), or I use them with a link to the site of the creator/owner.
If you find a picture on this blog that you are the copyright owner of, and object against the use, please drop me an email and I will remove it.