Flickr iPhone App

Flickr iPhone app screen shot

There’s been a lot of furore about the Spotify app released for the Apple iPhone in the last week or so, but I’m more excited about the new Flickr app which I downloaded yesterday.

Being a bit of a vinyl junkie I seldom use the iPhone for music anyway, and I can’t realistically see me using Spotify away from my computer, the Flickr app, however, is definitely something I’ll use.

Screen shot from the app front page shows a picture of a toilet from my friend Vanbonko, thinking about music it reminded me of the cover to the Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet.

Branislav Kropilak

Been looking at the website of┬áBranislav Krpoilak, a Slovakian photographer. This particular image is taken from a series entitles Landings, which depict airplane landings at night, or at least the light trail of the flight path, there isn’t actually an airplane in any of them.

Landing no.06 (2006)

Landing no.06 (2006)

Some of his work, notably the Factories photos, remind me of Bernd and Hilla Becher, with the obvbious exception that they are in colour and are taken at night.

Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

Lagos Shake album cover

Lagos Shake album cover

Just bought Lagos Shake, an album of Tony Allen remixes. I’ve only given it one listen so this isn’t an album review, more of an excuse to blog about the album cover. Puts those pups you see cruising around with their bull terriers look distinctly pathetic. I’m glad I haven’t bumped into this guy around Camberwell after the pub.
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Hotel View Pano

The view from my hotel room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, near Happy Valley in Hong Kong. It’s a Great Hotel, and reasonably priced. The tall building on the left, the one with the illuminated spire, is The Center, the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong.

I lived in Hong Kong for a year and I love the place, I still have several good freinds who live there too.

Star Ferry Tsim Sha Tsui

This is a photo I took in Hong Kong in 1996 which I posted to my Flickr account. Found a bunch of old black & white as well as colour scans that I did quite a few years ago of which this is one. Pretty neat that you can post a blog entry straight from Flickr.

The image is from the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is on the Kowloon peninsular. From here you can get ferries to Hong Kong Island. If you go to Hong Kong I’d say that this is a journey you have to do, it only takes about 15 minutes and costs very little.