Budapest, Hungary - part 12

Some of the B&W photos I shot in Budapest.
Park your dog outside in the freezing cold while you praise your lord?
The crypt of the church was open, and we cruised around looking at the plaques in front of cremated humans.
Outside kids played, unaware of death, or the ashes of the dead below them.
"In the land of a thousand doses / Where nostalgia is the opium of the age / Our place in history is as / Clock watchers, old timers, window shoppers." –Billy Bragg
"Good things happen to those who hustle." –Anais Nin
I call this one "Still life, with Vonnegut, a glass of water, and gloves."
I think this kid was waiting for a slice of pizza...
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Posted February 11th, 2011 by I need to go back in a warmer time...
Still life photography. I don't think I understand it yet.

I found out that the Animal Collective show sold out. I've already bitched about it on facebook, but now I'm gonna bitch about it here.

I guess I'll just watch it on youtube later.

What are you talking about, that dog is gonna breakdance.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 11th, 2011 at 10:33AM PST
a breakdancing dog. this. it is something the world DOES need. cute image.

the mosoleum makes me think. I like images like that. would have been cool to see more of the cemetery. cemetary pictures at a second cemetery of reason show...

'yo dawg we herd u like cemeteries so we put a cemetary in ur cemetery of reason so you can reason while looking at a cemetery and be at cemetery of reason'

ah, I'm blowin it.

bye for now
Posted By: d1ggitydan on February 11th, 2011 at 10:46AM PST
The dog has a prayer mat himself.

Kids unaware of the great world of physics.
Sit down in the cafe on the other site and wait for that photo to happen.

Grandpa and his consequences of beeing a player.

hustling in zombieland, 28 days later.

Smoky´s protecting her soul beeing robbed by photography.
Or she´s just ashamed of protecting her lungs from oxygen.

The still life is way too arty for me.No comment.

If you waited by the kid, he´d propably gave you the "westsidska".

And mother mary, oh mother mary.
I always thought Princess Lea was the first girl I fell in love with,
but I have to admit it was her.
She was the first Kate Moss minusthe bad boyfriends.
The first, whatagirl! without the boner.
Damn, good times beeing 4.
Posted By: S van on February 11th, 2011 at 10:56AM PST
JGonz, just go there and you'll get in. Don't wuss out.
Posted By: ed on February 11th, 2011 at 11:10AM PST
I was joking with the still life title.
Posted By: ed on February 11th, 2011 at 11:11AM PST
Breakdancing dogs would be the shit. Instead of feral dogs, you'd have a pack of them break dancing for food. Once they learn the ways of the human civilization, I'm sure this will happen. EXACTLY how I said it too.

Last photo almost looks real. Creepy stuff. These pictures look like they were taken after the apocalypse. Must have been a very grey day
Posted By: Mike on February 11th, 2011 at 11:48AM PST
about what part of the title?
Posted By: S van on February 11th, 2011 at 12:00PM PST
The pictures look grey cause the have no colors in hungary, it´s like Pleasentville.Only Ed can add the colors.
Posted By: S van on February 11th, 2011 at 12:03PM PST
The only breakdancing a dog will do is when they're put down and then thrown in the trash compactor.

I would have gone by myself anyway, so maybe it won't be hard to get in since I'll be there by myself. I dunno. It's worth a shot. I'll try.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 11th, 2011 at 01:36PM PST
that dogs got a nice pice of cardboard
Posted By: emilie on February 11th, 2011 at 01:49PM PST
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Posted By: ed on February 12th, 2011 at 12:09AM PST
How much is it?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 12th, 2011 at 08:52AM PST
The cardboard is actually the wrapping in which it was delivered from china. BAOBAOD - finest quality dogs...
Posted By: ex royal on February 12th, 2011 at 02:37PM PST
I agree. Just go to the show jgonz. You will find a way.

recaptcha: substernal tsaba
Posted By: Eggs McManus on February 12th, 2011 at 08:08PM PST
What are you guys, jedi masters?
"Just go there and you´ll get in."....hahaha.

I really liked the record and listening to them and
I´ve been to one of their shows before...
it´very good studio music, with lots of effects...
but they couldn´t hold up to it live.
Honestly they were pretty lost and messed up

Is there no Trans Am show around?
Posted By: S van on February 13th, 2011 at 03:22AM PST
the more east you go, the more gorier seems the past. had the girl jumped into the puddle, you could've given a nod to Bresson.
Posted By: yabbadabbadoobie on February 13th, 2011 at 11:45AM PST
I was thinking about how they're gonna pull off all the little noises live, you know.

"Animal Collective messed up everything" - S Van.
I'll keep that in mind.

Your guys' jedi confidence is inspiring.
I'll be mildly content if I just end up standing around outside and can hear it.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 13th, 2011 at 01:12PM PST
Just check some live footy and you´ll or hear what I mean.
But I didnt wanted to spoil your party.
So have fun, tell us how it was.
Posted By: S van on February 13th, 2011 at 02:04PM PST
It's in April,the eleventh. So I have a while.

I'm ok with their live shit. Just checked some youtube. but whatever. S van was not entertained.

Today at work, there was this midget. She smelled like weed. I was getting carts then kept laughing to myself over the statement "That midget smells like weed"
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 13th, 2011 at 10:01PM PST
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