I didn’t take this photo, my wife did, of me on the tarmac at Trabzon airport (Northern Turkey) on the way to Izmir from Tbilisi.
Shadows can make interesting subjects in their own way.
Ok, I admit it, I enjoyed Eurovision last year, the show, the songs, the banter on Twitter and Facebook. I was disappointed The Linnets (Netherlands) didn’t win, but once the bearded lady got her momentum, nothing was going to stop her. Eurovision 2014.
I intend to watch again this year. Georgia’s entry “Warrior” by former model Nina Sublatti is a little scary and it is difficult to make out the words. I still hope she does well.
I haven’t heard all the songs yet but of those I have heard my favourite is funky Guy Sebastian’s “Tonight Again” from Australia. If Australia win it will be a shock for the geographically challenged. I’ve been teasing people on Youtube who ask why Australia is in Eurovision, by telling them that they won last year….yes I DO know Australia isn’t Austria (one gave us Kylie the other gave us Hitler).
Eurovision is as much about politics as the music, Armenia’s entry is blatantly drawing attention to the “Genocide” with their song “Don’t Deny” (I wonder if Turkish TV will cut to an advert break when that airs) and Russia after the booing in 2014 has a song promoting inclusivity “A Million Voices”.
The UK entry “Still in Love with You” by Electro Velvet sounds like a song from Chicago great for a party.
The UK doesn’t have enough friends in Europe to score highly, everyone loves Sweden (even Denmark in the voting but not in football) so they’ll probably win.
Other predictions: http://suzie81speaks.com/2015/05/23/eurovision-2015-grand-final-predictions/
…and the winner was Sweden (bookies’favourite)
Broken For this week’s theme I thought I’d post some of my photos of broken cars.
35 years ago today, 18 May 1980, Ian Curtis lead singer with Joy Division killed himself. His story is told in the film “Control” directed by Anton Corbijn. A tragic loss to music, but leaving a legacy of some wonderfully dark brooding tunes: “Atmosphere”, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “She’s Lost Control” and “Transmission”…
My mother-in-law, Zoia, making pastries to envelop the potato filling….
For the Weekly Photo Challenge Enveloped
When I first saw the challenge I thought of the sea, but not living by the sea, I posted a couple of photos of Spring Flowers. Here is a photo I took at Qobuleti by the Black Sea last year. Three old men lying in the surf. I hope you like it.
Forces of nature, gets me thinking about the sea, unfortunately I don’t live by the coast, so I think about the elements and the spring growth of the grasses and wild flowers for this challenge.