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"float on, boat's gone, you'll have to swim all the way"
Clann Zú

Until that point the day has been full of unexpected surprises but there still were two more to come. Yesterday I read on a local city guide that a Norwegian Band called Sturle Dagsland were about to play and they were giving away two free tickets. So yeah, I won them! Awesome, would've gone anyway, cause they described the guys as a pretty excentric and unique mixture of all kinds of the-good-kind-of-weird shit and I'm always up for that.

So the other surprise was that it was impossible to locate the venue D:< After coming down from the Western Hills Park I actually took a taxi ride through the district where it was supposed to go down. They built smaller versions of the Eiffel Tower and other stuff around there and the venue was supposed to be in the Contemporary Gallery of Kunming. Was trying to spot that the other day for an exhibition already, but no map of mine had it. So I went into the vicinity an hour early, hired a moto rider to drive me there. Four lanes, only vehicle, tach maxed to 50km/h and of course: no helmet. (I don't think there are any, haven't seen a single solitary person wearing one now that I think of it). Cool ride anyhow. And of course Yours Truly, aka the Western Haggler Baron got a sweet "discount" again.

But no sign of the Arc de Triomphe or the gallery anywhere in sight. Asked a lot of people, policemen, security guards around to no avail. ): Really hope their music sucks, cause I feel that I've just missed out on a really great gig.

And now half of my journey is already behind me. It. Is. So. Unfathomable. Awesome. Over. Here. I'm having such a blast and I can't even believe I could do all of this one time over again, or what other experiences this country could have in store for me. My time in Yunnan got a bit slanted by the unusual, untimely rain, but nevertheless it's been tremendously great and beautiful around these parts. And I even got to accomplish Project Peacock way ahead of scheduled time. ;)

Tomorrow morning then I'll be boarding the bullet train up to Guiyang, capital of Guizhou. Watch me!

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Andrew Wyeth - End of Storm, 1967

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141118   |   България Со́фия photo light sky

Trees everywhwere

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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19817   |   photo architecture building temple ruins sky Αθήνα ελληνικά

19817   |   photo plant tree sky Αθήνα ελληνικά

The Panathinaikos Stadium right around the corner of our apartment. Lots of fans gathered around its perimeter to share drinks in the evenings.

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Cole Thomas - The Course of Empire - Desolation, 1836

There is the moral of all human tales;

'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
 First freedom and then Glory – when that fails,
 Wealth, vice, corruption – barbarism at last.
 And History, with all her volumes vast,
 Hath but one page...

Lord Byron - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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19916   |   photo nature mountain sky cloud Norge

19916   |   photo nature mountain rock water lake sky Norge

Sandy Hook, best spot to catch a decent sunburn

29816   |   photo beach sand sky cloud human New.Jersey USA

11816   |   photo architecture building city water boat sky cloud New.York USA

messed up the order of my pics a bit, have some Boston

11816   |   photo architecture building night human light sky cloud Boston USA