against amnesia (2018)

as usual a little retrospective will conclude the year here on .documenting.the.obvious. thanks a lot to all visitors new and especially all the regular ones! without you it would be only half (at most) the fun :-)

have a good 2019!

because of the huge success (*cough*) of my “best of the year spotify playlist” last year, i’ll continue with this new tradition as if nothing happened. i know spotify might not be the ideal medium for this but i think at the moment it’s the best one available. but i’m open for suggestions of course!


this blog will have resumed normal operations most probably by the end of next week.


could have been anywhere today

…but was montreal, canada, 2018

chinese shadow

P7230053le quartier chinois, montreal, canada, 2018

pink alert

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back to europe

P7230191for now…, montreal, 2018

the garbage man can

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the simpsons – the garbage man can (click,hear) ok, that was really obvious :-)

totem pole

P7230239their placement and importance lies in the observer’s knowledge and connection to the meanings of the figures and the culture in which they are embedded.” (from: wikipedia)

montreal, canada, 2018

the downward spiral

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jackie cohen – bold (click, hear) – actually quite unrelated to the picture but a recent favourite of mine – enjoy!

family constellation

P7230157-2do you see them? montreal, canada, 2018

gone banking

P7230092la banque de montréal in the early morning light (thank you, jet lag!) montreal, canada, 2018

the clash

P7230032chinatown, montreal, canada, 2018

wait, go, straight on, right, orange, blue, green, red

P7230057that all caught my eye in montreal, canada, 2018

closing time

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printing service (on bricks)

P7240251dissolved in 1976, montreal, canada, 2018

finally solved!

P7240254the mystery of smelly metro stations! montreal, canada, 2018

the leaning bell twins

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time zones

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sous le soleil exactement


it’s always nice to see the sun, though :) montreal, canada, 2018

serge gainsbourg – sous le soleil exactement (click,hear)

les gouttes canadiennes

P7240277montreal looks better in the rain than a lot of other cities in the sunshine, canada, 2018

ps: i park here

P7230077montreal, canada, 2018