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Decadence / Decadência

The bright colors on the walls still display how the place was vibrant and popular to dance, have a good company and have some drinks. Cars jammed the adjacent streets carrying couples conjuring moments of expected passion swarming in the large rooms full of lively music, laughs and continuous agitation. Love stories had new hope by a column protected from the light; sad stories also had their endings at corner tables.

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Voynich

He was dying of old age and all the members of his family, present in the large salon, knew it. They were not there to mourn him with a torrent of tears, or to tell jokes about his life, or to have free meals. They were there because their mutual vibrations were going to help him to make a gentle transition. Their grave but serene expressions were bringing the balmy breeze needed on this occasion. At the right time, his lungs would stop breathing and his heart would stop pumping the vital fluid.

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Awakening

This is the last chapter of a three-part story. Click here to go back to the second one or the first one.

“Another day at the office. I don’t care anymore whether the enemy is going to hear me or not. I stopped counting the days and I don’t remember when I first arrived at this hole. The hours go by very slowly with the snow and the wind witnessing my agony while I wait for the enemy to arrive. I am already wishing it comes to put an end to this agony”!

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Hand-Colored

I still remember, when I was around 6 years old, my father taking us to our monthly visit to his brother and my aunt in the outskirts. It was almost a ritual: we would have an earlier lunch at home, take the bus, arrive at my uncle’s place by 2 PM, have some socialization there, followed by coffee with fresh biscuits, bread and jelly at 4 PM and finally, at 5 PM, we would take the bus back to home, arriving just on time for my father to listen to the Sunday’s sports news on the radio.

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Adeste Fideles

Nobody really knows much about the origins of Adeste Fideles (translated to “O Come, All ye Faithful“) as some scholars say the English were its creators where others say the Portuguese first introduced its tune, all around the 17th Century. Actually, some even say that Adeste Fideles was a tune used in popular shows and then adopted by French and German monks, serious Latin verses were added to it to become a Christmas Carol. Some verses also varies from four to eight depending on the event.

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Cars, Framed!

At least for me, a 30 minutes stroll after lunch with my camera helps me to relax my body, to clear my mind and to keep me focused on my micro photography projects. At night, I take a look at the pictures, usually not more than 15, I select two or three possessing a reasonable quality and throw out the remaining ones.

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Never Seen This Before

This post does not need many words as the images speak for themselves.

The picture up top, taken in the morning with the mist, was touched to apply a bit of sharpening only while the one below got a bit of noise reduction (I needed to take it handheld as my tripod was not available at the moment) and some sharpening. The bands you see at the horizon line were really there. No gimmicks!

In the Evening.

In the Evening.

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Simple Geometry

Simple Geometry

All lines, theoretically parallel, go to some focal point outside the picture.

“These are the simplest geometric forms”, my teacher Helen told us at the school when we had our first contact with Geometry. She was talking about dots, lines, rectangles, triangles and circles. Although basic forms, we spent long hours studying their formulas, lengths, areas and volumes. I am wondering how complex are fractals…
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