"In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur

18 May 2014

Louvre Mona Lisa and cattle

On this occasion I want to talk about my recent visit to Louvre. The place is impressive without the shadow of a doubt. There are thousands of exhibits many of them very rare and famous. One thing that you definitely have to see is painting by Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa or La Gioconda.

Because of the history of theft and vandalism the painting is behind the bulletproof glass and fenced from the visitors by a barrier. I can understand it and I am even in favour if it will keep this painting safe from the lunatics.

I know that probably many people have already written about it on the net but there is a point I want to make. We are fascinated with technology and probably a bit too much sometimes. What is the point of going to see an art work when all we want to do is to take a photo of it with our smartphone or tablet? Instead of really enjoying the moment? Lets all push each other like cattle in a pursuit of the best picture taken with the phone. I do not want to make it a bitter post criticizing humankind look at the photos and make your own mind up about it.

The last post is if you really want picture with Mona Lisa there are plenty on the web. You can even buy reprint for €11 in Louvre if you so like.

9 May 2014

Diatom Reload - Glendalough Co. Wicklow Ireland

These pictures present collection of Diatoms collected in Glendalough Co. Wicklow in Ireland. I think they are very beautiful micro organism hence they found the place on my blog.

6 May 2014

My noise - mynoise.net - Enjoy the noise!

Today I found it. My noise.

If you knew me long enough, it would be no surprise to you that I've chosen B-17 Propeller Noise. People like the strangest things. I like to listen this sound while writing.

On the website you can find different sounds that can make you calm or distracted. They can help you with studying or meditation. Site accepts small donations in exchange for some additional functionality like saving your noise as cookie or bookmark in your  browser.

I hope you find it useful or fun. Click it http://mynoise.net/ and enjoy the noise! Don't forget to press Animate! so your noise changes over time yet stays in the same range of frequencies. I like low, long, deep frequencies. What do you think is your Holy Grail of sounds?

5 May 2014