"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Morning Meeting



Picture taken in Fort Cochin

6 responses

  1. S. Etole

    The arches and dome give a gentle feel to the architecture.

    August 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

    • The building is in the Portuguese-Indian style. It tends to be quite gracious..

      August 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

  2. JGP

    What interesting music! Still trying to decide what emotion it evokes. Other-worldly mystery without too much threat? I’m rambling.

    August 12, 2012 at 4:12 am

    • I think it has those typical Philip Glass feelings of other-worldliness, constrained emotions and a certain beautiful bleakness. His technique of constantly repeating small musical phrases, almost like a Mandelbrot fractal, tricks us into an early sense of familiarity.

      To me, this piece is the musical equivalent to an Anita Brookner plot-line..

      August 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

  3. Jolyon

    I’m going to have to think about that…Ms Brookner certainly does ‘bleak’ very beautifully!

    August 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

    • Yes, but you realise it’s pure self-indulgence, don’t you?!

      August 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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