Georgian roof battens

Bericht, Europa, Fotografie, Georgien, Reisen, Reportage, Russland, Unterwegs

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The last glimmer of sunshine lies above the cobbled street, which is surrounded by more or less decaying buildings. The roadsides are lined with cows and sheeps, here and there is a shepherd, old women look down from their wooden balconies. A man breaks up fragile roof battens in front of his house by using the channel grate of the street as a lever. He calls us and asks if we want to use his toilet in the garden. We end up in his four-meter-deep cellar.

Georgische Dachlatten

Bericht, Europa, Fotografie, Georgien, Reisen, Reportage, Russland, Unterwegs

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Der letzte Sonnenschimmer liegt über der gepflasterten Straße, die von mehr oder minder verfallenden Gebäuden umringt wird. Die Wegränder sind gesäumt von Kühen und Schafen, hier und dort findet sich ein Schäfer, alte Frauen schauen stutzig von ihren Holzbalkonen herab. Ein Mann zerlegt vor seinem Haus brüchige Dachlatten, indem er den Kanalrost in seiner Straße als Hebel benutzt. Er ruft uns herbei und fragt ob wir seine Toilette im Garten benutzen wollen. Wir enden in seinem vier Meter tiefen Keller.

Oasis Review – A new chapter of human exploration

English, Review, Serien

Since the mankind can think people try to explore new places, continents and even planets. We live in a time where it is quite difficult to explore unexplored areas – most of the earth is explored and our technologies to reach the stars are quite limited. Amazon Video launched with the Pilot of Oasis not just another show, but a thought experiment which aims on the very near future of the human race and all its challenges. The story is based on Michael Faber’s Novel: The Book of Strange New Things, which got mostly good critics by the common English newspapers (The Guardian, The Independent).