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Archive for August, 2008

Every pub should have one

Posted by weehaggis on Friday, August 22, 2008

As you know from prevous post, I’m currently in Krakow. More on that later, but for now I just had to post about someting which i came accross in a bar in Krakow. Now I’m not one to start taking photos in the gents toilet, but I just couldn’t resist snapping this (luckily no one else was around).

Yes, its a big sink. The sort you would normally find in a utililty or laundry room. What’s it doing in a gents toilet? The sign above makes this abundantly clear 🙂

The vomit trough

Even the plug hole was big enough so as not to get clogged up with those pesky bits of diced carrot and sweetcorn.

I could imagine that things could get quite gross on a busy Friday night or during somebodies stag do.

I wonder if they have one in the ladies too???


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Of naked extraction

Posted by weehaggis on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Just got myself a new gadget.  A Naked Portafilter….a WHAT???   It makes pouring an espesso look really cool.  Found that a local mail order place where i sometimes by my coffee beans from suddenly had them for sale.  I just had to have one.     When I orderd it I received an email saying out of stock and that it would be forwarded when back in.  Then I sorta forgot about it.  Anyway, this was about 6 months ago.  Suddenly, out of the blue it turned up.  It was worth the wait….it does look cool.  And you thought there was nothing  to making an espresso….lol….so wrong you were 🙂

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A bit of culture

Posted by weehaggis on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Went to the opera last night.  Woohoo….gettin all cultured now 🙂   The show, Porgy and Bess, performed by the Cape Town Opera, was pretty damn good.  Not much of an opera buff, but this was…..pretty damn good 🙂  The normally staid Norwegians actually gave a deserved standing ovation.  Although the applause wasn’t exactly what I would call rapturous.  Sounded a bit weird,  more like a slightly speeded up slow hand clap.

This was also a chance to vist the new national opera house in Oslo.  Recently completed and an amazing piece of architecture.   The main inside foyer looks really cool in the evening light.

Evening light, Oslo Opera House

Although, I wasn’t too sure about the inside of the main auditorium. It is all in a Scandinavian wood style, but I couldn’t help feeling that I was inside one of those rounded wooden fruit bowls.

Oslo Opera House, Hovedscenen

BTW, this was taken during the interval and its not an indication of how popular the show was 🙂  It was actually sold out.

Finally, off on summer vacation in a few days. Flying into Krackow and then back from Berlin approximately two weeks later. Turns out that Madonna’s latest concert tour will coincide with my vist to Berlin….just had to get a ticket 🙂

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