Blogged elsewhere

Interoppo Research
(IT Standards & Interoperability)

Linking research & learning technologies through standards » Nick Nicholas

Ἡλληνιστεύκοντος
(Greek Linguistics)

2006-10-31

... to the Alexandria you are losing.

In re: http://cavafis.compupress.gr/kave_20.htm

So at my last day at Melbourne Uni (16 years all up, but who's counting), I adjourn for one last beer or two with a couple of colleagues at the Lincoln, have some very fancy bangers and mash, and hie me thence at 9:30 so I can make it to Readings before closing time, to redeem the gift voucher I managed to talk my "chers collégues, cari colleghi, liebe Kollegen, kjara kollege, xaverim yekarim, дорогий колеги, αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι" into donating. One collected set of Shostakovich symphonies and Bach's collected Passions later, I wander back out onto Lygon St, to make the trek home. On the opposite side of Lygon St, by the entrance of the food court, there's an old man playing Bach on the violin. Not just any Bach, either; he's playing the partita, although he's got a while yet to get to the Chaconne. I've heard him before in the CBD; he's not the best of violinists, but with this, it really is the thought that counts.

Bach partitas at 10 pm as the restaurants close shop. That's what I'm leaving behind...

No comments:

Friends wot blog

  • Emperor or Sultan? - I have been exchanging notes with a Byzantine art historian who recently found this painting although she has never actually seen it. Fundamentally unkn...
    1 day ago
  • Twittering - I am now twittering under the name, not of Sanders, but of @Woldemar_Avalon, because I am John Woldemar Cowan and my home city is New Avalon, or in English...
    1 month ago
  • Last love? - EURO 2016 ended with a beautiful Portuguese victory over/in France, but its soccer ball is still seen in other games, and will be remembered for some time,...
    4 months ago
  • - I had problems trying to log into Diablo III. I could enter my password, but when I entered my Authenticator number, I got Error 14009 Can't download Agree...
    3 years ago
  • A word about Heroes - Catherine showed me her homework today and it made me cry. Here it is for you: My Hero A hero is someone that helps people and everyone loves, they are nic...
    6 years ago

Twitter Updates

Calendar