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Peace window

It’s human rights day today. So that has me thinking about Marc Chagall‘s Peace Window on the ground floor of the United Nations headquarters building in New York City. Created in tribute to former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace, it is a beautiful piece of art with a deep message.

Marc Chagall, Peace Window, United Nations headquarters New York City

Doesn’t Chagall’s glass work look beautiful in photo form? We were also in awe of his monumental series of stained glass windows in the Fraumünster in Zurich. No photos allowed there though, so be sure to take the chance to check them out if you find yourself in Switzerland and haven’t already had the pleasure of seeing them.

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Photo by CIA of Marc Chagall’s Peace Window, New York City, New York, United States, January 2012.

Heart-filled window

This heart-filled window caught my eye as we strolled along the gorgeous cobbled Schipfe pedestrian street in Zürich (local tips often get you to the nicest – hidden – places!). There’s not much more to say about this photo, other than that the sight of this window made me smile.

CIA

Photo by CIA, Zürich, Switzerland, May 2012.

Simply cool

Sometimes, you see a piece of design – graphic in this case – which is just so cool, it’s worth taking a photo of.

CIA

We do love Swiss design (who doesn’t?!) and the high quality of graphic design posters advertising various events as we wandered around Zurich was inspiring. Photo by CIA, Zurich, Switzerland, May 2012, International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zurich, 2012.

A birthday in photos

Stunning Swiss sunflowers and sunshine – the day was off to a great start.

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Another Zürich Openair panorama: with mud

We had such a great time on the third night – Bloc Party (more on whom, later) blew us away; a soggy Mogwai had to finish early for safety reasons, which was very sad, but they delivered a set of ferocious intensity, before which, we tried to capture a sense of the muddy chaos produced by the torrential rain of the night before.

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Nevertheless, Zurich Openair is a place of beauty, fun and adventure. Just don’t wear new shoes.

PJD

Photos by PJD, Samstag, Zurich Openair, 2012. Just wait until you get to see our shoes.

Where else would you go but to…

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Chur, bro.

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Photo by CIA, in Zürich Hbf

Zürich Openair – Panorama

Tonight we found our new favourite band (of right now), Soulwax. Sometime between Soulwax and White Lies, we took this Openair panorama. At this point, it was a beautiful evening, later the skies opened up, but enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PJD

Photos by PJD, grateful that, for this first time in his adult life, he had a proper raincoat. For those who pay attention to these things, it’s the “warm vintage” setting on the HTC Desire S. Looks like instagram, I guess?

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