Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sandor Bortnyik

Sandor Bortnyik - Architect Forbát and his wife

(image from terminartors.com)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Oskar Schlemmer - Dancer

(image from artnet.com)

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Old telephone exchange building

Budapest, Baross utca.  Built in 1910, a relief illustrating the telephone.  Beneath Mercury you can make out the Chain Bridge across the Danube, linking Buda to Pest.  The outlines of the newly completed Fisherman's Bastion and the spires of Parliament are visible too.

Click for a larger view.  I stitched this together from a number of photos, so some irregularities may exist.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Purple tiger

They started as seeds, a collection of carefully labelled chilli seeds taped to a card presented to me by E.  Every type had a heat rating too.  I planted them in April, in a tray, keeping a map of which one went where.  Most germinated, optimistically, a few weeks later, although by then my map had disappeared into the piles of paper in my room.

Now, the purple tiger is easily recognisable though:  purple flowers and small dark fruit, which should ripen to red.