Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tall Ships in Stockholm

This weekend some of the largest sailing ships of the world moored in central Stockholm. They had come from all over the globe, from Malaysia to Mexico. It was a sight to behold, with the crews on deck, flags waving and a great number of curious bystanders along the quay. On Monday, these ships gather at the start line for the 2007 Tall Ships´ Races, just outside the capital´s archipelago, to compete in crossing the Baltic Sea between a series of ports.
One of the most notable guests was Sedov, the world´s largest sailing ship measuring 118 m from prow to stern. It carries more than a hundred naval students and has a quite interesting background. Built by Germany in 1921, she functioned as a cargo vessel between Australia and Europe until Russia seized it at the end of WW II. Much later, when she was visiting a French harbour in 2000, she was prevented to leave by the government since a Swiss firm claimed it as a token for a Russian debt. Russia, however, insisted the debt belonged to the Soviet Union, and furthermore that the ship isn´t property of the Russian state. A court ruled in favour of Russia. The story

Together with Ali, Johannes, Clara and Rahwa, we spent the evening sampling the atmosphere around these great ships and their crews.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Desktop Background

Give your computer screen a background that breathes summer. It´s tileable!
(Click the image, then right-click and choose Use as desktop background)

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Johannes & Clara show they´re not afraid of the water or the blooming algea.
Strolling along Upplandsleden, I snapped these pictures.

Monday, July 09, 2007

As the Swedish summer is coming along, you won´t be needing this refreshing drink... A little try-out of the new cool materials available in mental ray for Maya. Yep, it´s 3D.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Gracias Adriana

A mi me impresiona
lo mucho que hiciste
con las gotas de la vida.

Tu sabias aprovechar
lo que otros no saben;
las gotas de la vida.

Un helecho lejos de las lluvias,
lejos del sol,
cerca de un tronco.

En cuanto las tenias
nunca lo dudaste,
pasarlas a nosotros;
las gotas de la vida.
Remembering my great-aunt Adriana who passed away recently. She was very kind and loving to me during my stay in Santiago and a great companion to my grandmother. In spite of being very weak the last years, she got on her feet as soon as she could in the morning to address the needs of the household. I will remember her stories and warm smiles.