1. Music Maestro Please

    Last Sunday I went to the Royal Academy of Music to hear a recital by the flautist Aldo Baerten accompanied by Stefan De Schepper. Baerten played these six pieces:

    • J S Bach Partitta in C minor BWV 997
    • György Kurtág Homage a J.S.B.
    • Paul Hindemith Sonata
    • György Kurtág Doloroso
    • Robert Groslot Suite for flute & piano
    • Claude Debussy Prelude a l’Apres Midi d’un Faune (arr Lensk)

    The splendid new organ can be clearly seen in the photograph. It is made by Kuhn of Switzerland and if you would like to see the specification then that is available here.

    The Duke’s Hall at the RAM, my low grade camera phone picture.

     
  2. cloggo:

    STRIPEY

    From HERE

    Reminds me greatly of Bridget Riley, possibly Fragment 1/7 apart from the lack of steadiness of hand!

     
  3. A Touch of the Sun

    Lime leaves this June on Hampstead Heath, the title refers to a poem by Kay Bourne.

     
  4. The “Tall Ships” were in London last week, this is one of the smaller ones, the Jolie Brise , a gaff-rigged pilot cutter in a dock near Canary Wharf. The building in the background that appears to be a concrete copy of the Telecom tower is the central core of the Baltimore Tower.

     
  5. Part of a mural on the car park at the Technische Akademie Esslingen where I was teaching last week. TAE is located at the terminus of the U7 and U8 lines on the edge of Stuttgart. Here is a little video of a couple of new UBahn trains.

     
  6. St Pancras Train Shed Roof

    My recent picture of King’s Cross seemed to go down well so as I awaited my train to Sheffield last Wednesday I took this picture on my mobile phone. This tied arch roof, with a span of 73 m, was designed by William Henry Barlow.

     
  7. steampunksteampunk:

    Melissa-Salvatore

    What a splendid locomotive; with luck Cloggy will pop up and tell me what it is! The young women are splendid too of course, love the striking but muted colours of their clothes and hair especially.

    (via arsenicinshell)

     
  8. in dreams…. by RebecaSaray

    Stunning and somehow disturbing too. The model is Anastasiya Gerasimova.

     
  9. A hoverfly on a knapweed.

     
  10. Early morning dew on a spider’s web surrounding a thistle. Another one from my recent Scottish holiday.

     
  11. Cygnus flying over birch trees.

    The summer milky way seen from central Scotland this week. Cygnus is clearly visible with the brightest star Deneb, the tail of the swan, near the tree on the left. A 20 s exposure with a fairly wide angle lens at F5 to minimise star-trailing on my fixed tripod mount.

    Here is an excellent amateur photograph of Deneb itself.

     
  12. The beautiful interior of Kings Cross Station in London seen from the new walkway that crosses over all the platforms in the main train shed. Note how the truly horrible early 1970’s extension to the front has now been completely removed as part of the extensive renovation work that has been ongoing since 2005. I was heading over to Platform 0 (the former taxi rank) to catch a train to Cambridge.

     
  13. design-is-fine:

    William P. Welsh, cover illustration for Companion, 1931. USA. Source

    Love the graphical beauty here.

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

     
  14. Bibliophile by Candra

    A lovely drawing of Mephistopheles by Candra, another one for Harriet perhaps?!

    Behemoth’s kitten

     
  15. books0977:

    Woman reading International Studio. The Studio Almanac, A Magazine of Fine and Applied Art. New York, 1897. J. Walter West (English, 1860-1933).

    West exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy and four at the Royal Society of British Artists. He was Vice President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.

    For Harriet!