We visited the Forum in Groningen today. It’s been the subject of a lot of talk since the moment it was being built. A hideous, way to expensive building in the center of Groningen. And for what use?
Personally I think it’s an incredible building. It’s grand, looks amazing and the view on the roof is fantastic. It’s a bit surreal on the inside with all the escalators, but it does give it a bit of a magical feeling. As far as I’m concerned it’s absolutely OK. Will definitely come back when it’s warmer and a bit less crowded. Possibly there will be some photos of the building itself too then :)
Here are a few photos, click any of them to see a few more
And here is the second belated blog on my travels to Barcelona of this year. I had just more or less unpacked my luggage from my trip in July when I booked my next ticket to Barcelona for one week in August. Just five weeks after I returned and I already headed back again, this time without my Bianchi.
Monica and I have been exchanging options and ideas for a long long time as to where to go on vacation this year and it was mostly hard to find a location where we’d both be able to fly to in a fairly decent way. That was really hard in the beginning of our search, but when we got it, al the pieces suddenly fit together seamlessly.
Ending 2015 in Barcelona with Monica was a great way to celebrate the beginning of of a new year and so why not repeat it? Luckily Monica agreed, so for the last few days of 2016 and the first four of 2017 I was in Barcelona again.
I also hadn’t yet tried a panorama at some distance with the Fujinon 18-135n lens and wanted to try that too, just to have a bit of an idea what I’m going to be working with :) All in all quite happy with the result…
Some time ago I was talking to my girlfriend about the fantastic panoramic photos that Jeff Bridges (aka ‘The Dude’) makes with a panorama camera and that sparked the desire to remove the dust from my Horizon 202 camera. I’ll be heading to Barcelona again soon and it would be fun to bring this camera with me, but I needed to be sure it works.