Sunday, August 26, 2012

Grilling the Thüringian way...

Last weekend I witnessed how to grill the Thüringian way...

The Saturday Garden Party
1. Heat the coals using a small propane gas canister and a blowtorch

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2. Continue applying the gas whilst flapping the coals with a plastic plate

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3. When heated, add the Original Thüringer Bratwurstⓒ to the grill

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4. Have two people flap plastic objects in the general direction of the coals

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5. Alternate between the people so as not to over oxygenate the fire

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6. Turn the Original Thüringer Bratwurstⓒ until thoroughly cooked through

(in no way is this guide endoresed by The Free State of Thuringia or by the people in these photographs)

The Saturday Garden Party

We went to a garden party...in a garden...

The Saturday Garden Party
do you see the family resemblance? 

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a large bottle of home brew

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enjoying said home brew...Prost

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it was smashing...

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all home grown...

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photobombed by a plant...

The Saturday Garden Party
here we see the photographer in her natural habit stalking her prey...(read in David Attenborough's voice)

The Saturday Garden Party
it's a hard life...

The Saturday Garden Party
nom nom nom...

The Saturday Garden Party
Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. 

The Saturday Garden Party
did i leave the oven on?

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the host of the garden party

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yes, these are definitely plants

The Saturday Garden Party
stop pointing that camera at me...

The Saturday Garden Party
don't you dare take one more picture...

In the wilds of Friedrichroda

We went hiking up the mountain, well hill to be more precise, up to the Gottlob. Despite doing this walk on one of the hottest days this summer the forest was very shaded and the breeze helped to cool things down...later that day I had a three and a half hour train journey which was quite a lot like sitting in a volcano...

Friedrichroda
the view from the Gottlob

Friedrichroda
walking through the Thüringer Wald

Friedrichroda
looking out away from Friedrichroda

Friedrichroda
the sun shining through the forest canopy

Friedrichroda
leading the way down the mountain

Friedrichroda
the busy Friedrichroda train station

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Seven Psychopaths



Seven Psychopaths is the new film from writer and director of In Bruges, Martin McDonagh. The cast features Colin "Fecking" Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken and is all about dog kidnapping.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Shooting People

I don't often get to take pictures of people, mainly because that would involve socialising with people. Instead I gatecrash other peoples photo shoots and take pictures myself. This is exactly what I did here.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Somebodies



In January of this very year the world was assaulted by a cover version of Gotye's song "Somebody That I Used to Know" played by five people on one guitar. Since there there have been countless other versions. It's probably got to the point now where you hate the song. You've heard it too many times, seen it parodied too many times and if you never hear it again it will be too song.

Well imagine it from the perspective of the artist. Labelled a one hit wonder, yes the album was well received but what is pretty much every gig goer there to hear?

So Gotye has decided there is only one thing to do. Take all the cover versions that are on youtube* and then mix them all together into some type of scrapbook montage.

*disclaimer : the videos used probably do not account for every single cover version done

Lazy Sunday Mornings

Anna and Lucy

Anna and Lucy

Anna and Lucy

Anna and Lucy

Anna and Lucy

Friday, August 10, 2012