but the sun is eclipsed by the moon
Moonrise over Newnham Hill, Daventry, Northants.
Meet the dig-bots

Sighting

This weekend I'm at the Supersonic Festival at the Custard Factory in Birmingahm. More photographs to give an impression of the event here.
Embrace the attention

This weekend I'm at the Supersonic Festival at the Custard Factory in Birmingahm. More photographs to give an impression of the event here.
With just my guitar

This weekend I'm at the Supersonic Festival at the Custard Factory in Birmingahm. More photographs to give an impression of the event here.
Different again

This weekend I'm at the Supersonic Festival at the Custard Factory in Birmingahm. More photographs to give an impression of the event here.
abrinsky: (Default)
( Oct. 13th, 2012 09:37 am)
Music history

Between Bach and Roth performed by Ex Cathedra at the Town Hall in Birmingham. Excellent - especially the Bach - and shows they can do much more than just mad modern opera.
Queuing at the job centre

Today I have been kept occupied by 8 year old nephew.

Pleased to report that Jar Jar Binks died in the process but there was no Princes Leia slave with custom cape and handcuffs.
Wanted, but for what crime?

Last night was the CD launch (and birthday party) for the new disc from the ever-so talented The Brave Sons of Elijah Perry at the Warehouse Cafe in Digbeth, Birmingham. Excellent performance with Red Goose sing-a-long, new song, Washboard Dan and a trumpet. Strongly recommend the disc which you can purchase here.
Through these streets

"K just asked: Have they been to Kathmandu?
R: yes
K: And he has not been to a casino? What did They do?"

So for the information of K and R I have now put up some of my photos here.

The visit was in March 2004 and was with my first ever digital camera. And it shows, both in the technology and how I was using it. Fortunately Photoshop came to the rescue but I now want to go back and do it all over again.
Hanging ring

One plus point of my back surgery convalescence is that I have had time to sort and upload photographs from our March Burma (Myanmar) trip. The sets are collected here.

As there are rather a number of them there is an introductory blog post which shows where we went with links to illustrative photographs. The intention is to now write in more detail about some aspects of the trip.

Signal with hand open
abrinsky: (Default)
( May. 5th, 2012 12:05 pm)
Decorations ready

Thanks to everyone for your good wishes about my emergency right/bilateral L4/5 discectomy (aka worlds: cutting out a prolapsed disc in base of spine). 48hrs from seeing the consultant, to surgery the next day, to being home the day after. The NHS is bloody marvellous. I was at Northampton General Hospital, not a large modern hospital, but one where the staff - from the consultant and his surgical team, to the ward sister (utterly remarkable person), to the young male care assistant who was caring and so patient (and with some very impressive inking).

Through out this [personal profile] lamentables has been marvellous. There is no way I could have coped with this without her.

Again thank you all.
abrinsky: (Default)
( May. 1st, 2012 01:24 pm)
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End of the ferry journey at Bagan, Burma (Myanmar).
To get from Mandalay to Bagan (in Burma) we didn't take the quick route - plane - or the normal route - bus - but the slow and relaxed route down the Irrawaddy river.

The journey took 10 hours and, in truth, there was little variation in scenery which gave plenty of time for reading. This was helped by having a proper kitchen on board for veg fried rice and beer.

Timeslip bridge

Bridges and boats )

More river pictures here and the still growing collection of the Burma pictures here.
abrinsky: (Default)
( Mar. 31st, 2012 01:16 pm)
Political sale

Posters and stickers of The Lady and her party emblems. Encouraging to see these openly displayed for sale on a small street stall in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).

Further photographs appearing here.
abrinsky: (Default)
( Mar. 26th, 2012 07:12 pm)
Collected together

Further photographs appearing here (and we intend to write at more length on our blog).
Quiet, amidst the bustle

At Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).

Further photographs appearing here.
Not the best likeness

At the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the Last Mughal Emperor of India, Ziwaca Street, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). It was quiet a hunt to find the site - not helped by the less than helpful Lonely Planet guide - but was well worth it. To find out more about why the ex-king of Delhi is buried in a remote spot in Yangon then I would suggest reading the excellent The Last Mughal: The Fall of Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrympl.

Photographs from our recent trip are starting to appear here
Thoughts of a window worker

In the window of Trade Lines Shop Equipment Ltd on Constitution Hill, Birmingham
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