Friday, December 31, 2010

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No New Year without fireworks.

I wish a Happy (Gregorian calender) New Year to all who stop by here.

For 2011, I plan to be rich, famous, successful, sporty, and partying with celebrities.

The little time I have left over from that, I will spend at work (I polish shoes for art students) or at home making drawings, surfing porn on the Internet, write obnoxious comments on other peoples websites, or ride the Copenhagen public transport into the suburbs to take photographs of dull and insignificant buildings in near darkness.

So,

to all of you:


be the magic you are.


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Panzer: Pzkpfw III, Ausf H
Scruffy winter whitewash seems to be the overall colour here. Note the practice of placing a strip of spare track on the turret roof.This was done not just to have it handy for battlefield repairs, but also for extra protection against enemy ground attack planes like the Il-2 Sturmovik
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Monday, December 27, 2010

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I guess I forgot to wish everybody reading this a merry Christmas
- but It's all because I was paralyzed by the fact that we've had White Christmas in Denmark for two consecutive years now and the last time that happened here was a hundred years ago...

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III - "Fahrschule"
With the entire gun mount removed, this Stug served at a Panzer training facility, note the word Fahrschule (driver's school) painted on the front.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

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My upstairs neighbour has a computer with a car racing game on it.

He really likes to play this thing (especially after he comes home late at night...) and with the sound amplified over his stereo speakers.

This means that I'm essentially exposed to what you would call "severe traffic noise"

only, it's virtual traffic noise...


Weird.

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Panzer: Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B "Jagdtiger"
Quite a small sensation, this colourslide of a Jagdtiger belonging to Schweres Panzer Jäger Abteilung 653 was published recently on an internet forum.
A unique opportunity to study the hard edge three colour camouflage scheme applied to late-war panzers.
The story goes that the poster's granddad had left him a box of colour slides from his service in WWII (read it here), the Jagdtiger in the photo "331" was transported to the US and today resides at the US Army ordnance museum, Maryland.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

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Winter and x-mas depression nibbling away at your soul?...then why not chaseth it away with some dubstep by SCUBA

Listen to SCUBA on Youtube

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Panzer: Sdkfz 251/1, Ausf A
Obviously photographed immediately after a combat engagement.
Most of the men seems to wear the silver Panzerkampfabzeichen, which was sometimes awarded to the Panzergrenadiere infantry units supporting the panzers during attacks.
A special version of the badge (in bronze) was created for panzergrenadiers in June 1940, which suggests the photo could have been taken before that date. During the invasion of the Low countries is my guess.
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Monday, December 06, 2010

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Funny photos from down the ages (1920s-60s) at: The Invisible Edge

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Panzer: Pzkpfw IV, Ausf D
The "G" marking on the front armour would place this Panzer IV with Panzergruppe 2, (commanded by Heinz Guderian) on the move during the opening phases of the attack on Soviet Russia, summer 1941.
Of note are the infantry men by the roadside equipped with much less advanced machinery...
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