Monthly Archives: June 2011

Amin Malouf – Le dérègrelement du monde (2009)

Amin Malouf is an author born in Lebanon, moved to Paris in 1970s and is writing in French. Also a member of Académie Française. Malouf’s book is a long essay on the contemporary world’s loss of identity, common values and … Continue reading

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Diving in Murter, Croatia

Murter is an island and town between Split and Sibenik in Croatia. There are plenty of good dive sites around Murter, also within the National park of Kornati archipelago.

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Armageddon averted

Just finished Stephen Kotkin’s (2008) book “Armageddon averted – Soviet collapse 1970-2000”. Thoughtful analysis of the Soviet collapse and rise of new Russia. Interesting point that Soviet power started to decay already during 1970s when it was thought to be … Continue reading

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Biennale di Venezia

I went to Venice Biennale in 2007 and 2009 – and now its again time to visit new Biennale. Part of it is rubbish, but setting and sheer number of different works is impressive. Also Biennale seeks some political angle, … Continue reading

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Murals of Pripyat

Pictures taken from Pripyat – ghost town next to Chernobyl nuclear plants. Some soviet-folk -style murals were painted for the sports hall. Others pictures are of surfaces worn out during decades – there is resemblance to the movies of Tarkovski. … Continue reading

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Trip to North Korea (2007) – day 5

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Trip to North Korea (2007) – Day 4

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