January 10, 2009 § Leave a comment
Ida pra França. Quero morar lá e aprender francês. Agora. Now.
Amei mesmo. To podre e a Sah quer usar o Mac, então histórias ficam pra amanhã. A cidade era Boulogne, na costa norte e tem uma arte da cidade que ˆé totalmente medieval, com uma lugar com fosso e tudo o mais. A catedral tem uma cripta MUITO assustadora, a ponto de eu não ter coragem de entrar em algumas salas (que frescura). E a comida? Genial.
Ah, Project 365 dia 4 (4? nao me lembro)
January 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
Project 365: Dia 3
Caminhadinha em Covent Garden na tarde de hoje. Amanha foi pra Boulogne entonces. Sozinha! <o>
Tomara que nao tirem proveito de mim por ser turista mulher sozinha. (certo que eu vou me fuder)
January 8, 2009 § Leave a comment
Project 365 – Dia 2
Lazy Julia. Esqueci de tirar foto e acabei tirando do pc mesmo.
14 de janeiro: showzinho tridis.
Achei isso no http://lovebot.tumblr.com/
Lindo pra caralho (o texto, nao a foto)
“A man stood inside a Metro station in Washington, D.C. and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
Many minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the bucket and without stopping continued to walk.
A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.
In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32 mostly in coins. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
The violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written on a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.
Two days before his playing in the D.C. Metro, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and with tickets averaging $100.
This is a real story. Joshua Bell incognito concert in the D.C. Metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?
One of the lessons from this experience is:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the most accomplished musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”
January 7, 2009 § 1 Comment
Primeiro dia do Project 365 (postado no post de ontem), primeira foto do dia, ficou improvisada porque as baterias da camera ficaram carregando em casa.
Fotos dos livros e dvds adquiridos nesse primeiro mes em londres. O Wuthering Heights e Lord of the Flies foram emprestados da biblioteca da Malvern House. Watchmen eh do meu colega de casa, Pedro.
Nao paguei mais de 7 libras por nenhum deles.
First day of the Project 365 (commented on yesterday post). First photo, all the books and dvds bought here in London, except those borrowed from the library (Wuthering Heights and Lord of the Flies) and from my friend (Watchmen). I didn’t pay more than 7 pounds for any of these items.