Cows or People

This statue has been raised in front of Copenhagen's Town Hall to protest against the Common Agricultural Policy. I happen to agree. If the third world isn't allowed to trade in agriculture, what else can they trade? A removal of the CAP might hurt western farmers in the short run, but this industry cannot claim a special status anymore. Let the market determine what and where we produce.

Art and Urkraft


The sun setting on four tall sculptures situated in Esbjerg, all of them identical and staring at the sea. Created by Danish expressionist artist Svend Wiig Hansen.
I wonder what the giants are waiting for? The revelation of some truth or the end of the world? Maybe it is the same story as for the vanished civilization on Easter Island.

It bears some resemblance to the giant sculpture Elia by Ingvar Cronhammer. Scale, geometry, futurism. One can't help thinking of Mussolini's EUR district in Rome with it's huge entrances, suitable for giants staring at the sea. Elia is also placed next to a medium-sized danish city with ambition, Herning.

These days I am reading a novel by Thomas Pynchon and happened to stumble across Fascist Architecture in Thomas Pynchon. These sites might be the perfect place to improve the reading experience and eat a sandwich.


I'm in southern Spain and there's light and warmth. A tranquil place high up in the mountains, perfect for big thoughts.

Living in a Material World

If you can't beat them, join them. In this .pdf I have compiled two items of interest to anyone wanting to nurse their yuppie lifestyle, based in Berlin. A car and an apartment. At the time of writing the DKK/EURO exchange rate was around 7.5, so the car costs around DKK 132.000 and the apartment costs around DKK 2.200.000.

When done shopping furniture for your Berlin-apartment, you can always go and meet your friends in the Liquidrom, listen to underwater music and relax with a healthy mango-drink. Berlin, you are wonderful.