Courtyard

By: miktator

Mar 09 2010

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Europe

Leave a comment

Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/1000 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL

View from my kitchenwindow into the courtyard. A fascinating and diverse place where the world outside is reproduced in a softer, slightly blurred image. The flat building in the middle is home to a plumber’s workshop and a webdesign agency. In the basement orthodox jews seem to have a community centre. From one balcony, you can hear two Italian women talking with each other enthusiastically. Brown, black and white children who have creatively melted all their languages with German are haunting saber-toothed tigers. They must mean the cats that you can hear hissing every morning. An old man is annoyed by the noise the children are making as they are approaching the cat that they must have identified as the dangerous saber-toothed tiger. The angry, old man promises to buy them an ice-cream if they stop making noise. Clearly, he has not understood of what importance their hunting mission also is to him. How can he live in a courtyard that is inhabited by saber-toothed tigers? He’d better be grateful for this coloured group of children only secures the old man’s survival. That is the way civilized societies work…

(Copyright by Michael Schilliger, 2008)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: