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  1. robert

    robert Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    That was a strange looking place. Millennium park...why do we always look upon the future as something metallic, non-color, stereotype etc. Is that the general human dream future? ;)
     
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    Hopefully when that "future" is now, I will be long gone. Because quite frankly I'm scared to see that kind of architecture / technology / quasi-Terminator 2 feel to the days ahead.
     
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    It seems to be so at least for most architects. There is also, I think, an incredible fear of being labeled 'oldfashioned' - everything that is built these days must look revolutionary and futuristic, and nothing is allowed to be traditional and blend with the style of the past. It it must scream and shout and stick out like a sore thumb. Contrast, that is called :roll:
    Nice examples are the glass pyramid next to the Louvre and the atrocious glass add-on to the Concertgebouw. Like an atonal cadenza in a classical concerto :roll:
     
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    I wish I could show you guys the whole park. It’s actually very nice with unusual fountains, sculpture and lots of gardens. The way this concert facility is nestled right in between the tall skyscrapers fits the setting. And I usually go with more romantic and classic styles in practically everything I care about, so for me to say this is kind of strange. The building right behind the stage is called the Standard Oil building, or is the Amoco Oil, I can’t remember, but it is the exact same architecture as the two World Trade Center buildings that came down on 9/11. Then nearby is the Sears Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in the US. Boy, what a view you get from up there! But also, right across the street are older buildings (not European-style old) but nice, classical and even gothic style buildings. There is a bit of everything all around, and together it works nicely. Why don't you come visit me and I'll show you a good time in Chicago. (not that kind of good time – get your mind out of the gutter. :) )
     
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    Here is a recent picture of me and my dog. She picked up the scent of two deer and decided to pull me like a horse does to a wagon:

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    All of you have probably seen this, already, but I think it's so touching. My sister just returned from Paris and took this picture for me. I understand that flowers surround his grave every day of the year.
     
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    He's dead get over it :wink: :lol:
     
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    Wow, not bad, haven't seen it until now! But I wonder how many flowers there are at M. Balakirev's grave... :cry:

    Just kidding! :)
     
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    Photos

    I enjoyed looking at all of the photos. I wish I had some to share, but I'm not photgenic and never keep many pictures of myself. I'll check with some family members.

    Julius, I think your phtographs are very nice and artsy.
     
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    I can verify it was on the 23:th of July 2004 when I was there.

    Time for me to post some picture.

    First one is me and Oliver skiing.
    Second, my old folks.
    Third, my wife and Oliver.
    Fourth, random picture by the ocean (a neighbor's kid along).
    Fifth, Alva and her ski teacher Albin from when we went skiing. She fell deeply in love with him (first time) and cried half the way home. She is only 8! I thought this would not come in another 5-6 years.
    Sixth, me and dad having a drink to the sunset where we live.
     
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    Nice pictures, Robert.
    It is so hot where I live these days. I (almost) long for the snow, again. And I completely understand your daughter's feelings. He is cute! :)
     
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    :?: :wink:
     
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    I asked him if he could wait another 10 year for her :D. He does not only look to be a nice guy. He really was and great learning our daughter how to ski too. A really good skier. I saw in doing a 360 like nothing on a little jump while skiing beside her!
     
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    Oh "He is cute" is reference to the skiing instructor. I thought that Mrs. Pianolady called your daughter a He.


    nevermind the fact that I am an English major :x

    Pardon my error.
     
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    Nothing like a career in the army. Couple of years on you'll get promoted to lieutenant.
     
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    Don't feel bad. Before I read Robert's description completely, I thought it was his WIFE who fell in love with the skiing instructor and then cried in the car.

    But yes, I'll bet it was far more than just the instructor LOOKING cute. You can tell by the little girl's face (what a priceless picture!) that I bet she would been just as in love with him no matter what he looked like.

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    :mrgreen: But isn't that a step down (even two steps)? In the Swedish army, a major out tanks a lieutenant.
     
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    Now THAT would have been something :lol:. And my reply would be, "At least I only know about her crying half-way as it was there I threw her out of the car".
    The picture is indeed priceless!!! And as her father and knowing the whole story...impossible to describe. He was a great guy taking his time for this photo. He had another 8 kids every 60 minute to take care of during 6 hours per day, 6 days in the week. I guess there is a girl in each and another group who falls in love with him.
     
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    Hahahaha... That was funny. :D
     
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