Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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makes Dhamaka extremely tired

Geodyne says:

Excuses, excuses. ;-)

27th Apr 2007, 15:15

Dhamaka says:

still working :P
still don´t know where I´ll be staying between tomorrow and next Saturday
still haven´t finished what I need to print today


27th Apr 2007, 15:16

evilmink269 says:

That plant is amazing looking...
Nice looking feast as well ;)

Try to have fun while you work if you can...

Enjoying your travels!

27th Apr 2007, 15:37

SweetMags says:

Wow!! I wish my work was so tough;) Hope you are having a great time!! XXX

27th Apr 2007, 15:45

Sprocket says:

if you don't want that chocolate biscuit . . .

27th Apr 2007, 16:36

KungFuZAP says:

I'll take that thing on the left in the top picture please. ^_~

Pretty flowers and I love that reflection picture. Very nice.

27th Apr 2007, 17:50

Tori says:

Are you writing your article by hand?

27th Apr 2007, 17:55

MaggieD says:

I'd take the sugar sachets (Jenny and I collect them at work .... whenever we go away we bring back sugar sachets ... neither of us take sugar but we like to have some on hand for visitors) ...

Hope you get your accomodation sorted ..... and some proper rest ...

27th Apr 2007, 18:48

paintist says:

resorting to chocolate for an energy boost?.....
love the tree in the puddle shot.....

27th Apr 2007, 19:42

Dhamaka says:

Paintist - this was about 11, I had been working since 7 and hadn´t had time for breakfast yet so needed something.. So did I. It looked much more romantic in the reflection too.

Maggie - it seems to be changing on an hourly basis. But at least I´ve had breakfast now :-)

Tori - no, but I can´t afford the time to stop and there are some parts of the city that I´m not sure are safe enough to use the laptop so visibly. Also I´m trying to teach myself to be less reliant on the laptop.. just in case for the Biggie

KFZ - you would love it. It´s the smoothest, most chocolatey, creamy cappuchino I´ve ever tasted. If they had wifi I´d be living in that place.

Sprocket - hahaha ... too late :P

SweetMags - it´s great to be here and a real experience but what I´d like to do is sleep in the sun for a day before starting work again, and that´s not going to happen.

Minkie - I love my job. Really love it. But I´m looking forward to going away without laptop and deadlines for a change some time in the future..

27th Apr 2007, 20:37

evilmink269 says:

Come to California Miss D :D

27th Apr 2007, 21:38

Viv says:

Hope the cappucino helped

sounds very hectic

27th Apr 2007, 22:40

Dhamaka says:

Minkie - it´s on the list
Viv - it´s helping fatten me up, that´s for sure. That place makes such scrumptious coffee

28th Apr 2007, 18:45

JokerXL says:

Leave the laptop and stop at ours D.

(pst. you can use mine if you get withdrawal symptoms)

28th Apr 2007, 21:40

Jigalong says:

That plant looks familar. Its growing in my backyard. Extremely tough.

Hope all is going well for you.

29th Apr 2007, 02:46

Dhamaka says:

Joker - that sounds like a plan. How long would it take me to cycle there from.. say... Den Haag?

Jigalong - thanks. Lets just say it{s going....


29th Apr 2007, 13:52

Dhamaka says:

Hi Hotdog,
It's much harder going than I had expected but I am, absolutely :)

30th Apr 2007, 02:02

Dhamaka says:

thanks :-)
Now all I have to do is run a bath before collapsing for the day

30th Apr 2007, 02:26

JokerXL says:

Den Haag - Zevenaar?
By bike?
About three weeks D (if I was cycling with you)

30th Apr 2007, 07:59

Caine says:

I've been away for a few days, and you have done mucho blogging! I need to catch up here. Love the 4th, 6th and 7th shots. The reflection shot is definitely my fave.

1st May 2007, 07:28

Dhamaka says:

thanks Caine,
Got another shot like that for you which I should get to in a couple or days
I wish I had time to see what everyone else is doing but there you go..

3rd May 2007, 06:46