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  1. Kschyschtoff

    Kschyschtoff New Member

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    Among beautiful woods in Pomerania
     
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    Heh, I guess it was rockstar-style hair. (More often I heard "you look like Jesus.") Ah, but it had to go. It was a lot of work, and annoying when playing sports, and it got really, really hot under there in the summer.
     
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    thats me :) Czech rulers got my back
     
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    st. nicholas :lol:
     
  5. Tobias

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    Nice to see the people behind the postings here. So this is me :)
    We recorded the Mozart piano+violin sonata (-> audition room) as a Christmas present and with the cover (1st photo) we made fun of the recent Mutter/Orkis recording (and, of ourselves, obviously -- which is why my violin partner would probably kill me if she knew that I posted this here, so shhhh don't tell anybody).
    Since I own a "portable" (35kg...) piano, I almost never travel without one. I think in the second photo I was practicing either Courante or Gigue from French Suite No. 5 and my girlfriend took the photo to document how much she had to suffer by helping me to carry the "monster" and then listening to the key action without hearing any music all the time. I like animals, and in the third picture I'm becoming friends with a llama...
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    How did you get the llama to smile so sweetly? :lol:

    (great pictures!)
     
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    :D Nice pictures. You never travel without your portable piano? You mean really never? I should force that into my company policy :p .
     
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    Hehehe, I tried that once (in a zoo, though) and the bloody thing spit me in the eye. The smell was horrible... My wife still sniggers about that.
    Nice photos BTW. You got the portable in that backpack ? :wink:
     
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    Luckily this llama did not spit... When we saw it first we tried to be very silent so that we could get close without having him run away. But then it turned out that this guy was not at all frightened. In fact, he kept sitting in the middle of the trail and we had to climb around him to pass by. But at least he posed (and smiled) nicely for the camera :)
    Indeed, Robert, I think travel expenses for pianos should be covered by any good company's reimbursement policy :)
     
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    Tobias, where was that picture taken? (The picture of you and the llama)
     
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    Hey juufa, funny enough that this was in Austria, about half an hour from Salzburg (Mozart's birthplace). The last place where we expected to see a llama. But an owner of a "chalet" bought two of them with the idea that they could help him carry heavy stuff. Apparently they were too stubborn to be used for work, so now they seem to have a happy life up there hanging out and doing nothing... :)
     
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    Hm, bit of an anticlimax there.... I really thought you was climbing the Andes there. Ah well, the Salzkammergut is nice too :wink:
     
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    Yeah, maybe I should be less honest, but I had cropped already the village down in the valley so that it looks more adventurous... :wink:
     
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    Here is a picture to be used for my biography: (I hope it is easy on your eyes :wink: )
     
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    Ah, the mysterious Julius finally revealed. You look pretty much as I had imagined. Very contemplative, as well. Nice to see you, Julius.
     
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    :lol: Thanks. It took me about 60 shots to actually acheive a half-decent self portrait. It's hard to do.
     
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    Ok, done that.
    I have to say, you don't look very happy here...
     
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    Thank you much. And yes, I am not too happy. I look like a dork when I smile. Guess I have to blame my parents on this one :wink: :lol:
     
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    Mr. Breemer, Herr Olaf, and other Pipe organ enthusiasts should like this one:

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    I found this picture when I was scrolling through my pictures of my trip to Poland last summer. It is of the pipes (actually 1/8 of the pipes) at the basilica Lichen http://pictures.polandforall.com/basilica-lichen-stary.html

    I don't know exactly the facts and figures of the organ, but i know that there are probably thousands of pipes and probably 3 manuals. The accustics were amazing. Maybe thats because I am not used togrand churches. Our oldest church in Milwaukee is about 170 years old. That's peanuts compared to some of you peeps across the Atlantic.
     
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    The first three pics are of the new band shell at Millennium Park in Chicago. Kind of looks like something from Star Wars, doesn't it? Or maybe the movie Men In Black. I'm in there somewhere. The other two pics are of me at the 'bean'. It is a few steps from the band shell, and is a sculpture with the real name, "Cloudscape" (I think). It is a chrome or mirror covered thing with no seams and looks like a great big bean, so everybody calls it that. It's fun to take pictures of it for the interesting reflections.
     

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