BBB-Challenge

Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had “AAA”, so this week we’ll take “B” – I’m sure you’ll also find a story or a music title tagged with “B”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “B”!!! Myself I’ll feature BRIDGES (and music: BACH, J.S.):

BRIDGES

I prefer usually to analyze the metaphorical content of topics like BRIDGES: below are some real bridges – in Venice. But maybe they have also been bridges in a metaphorical sense for me: understanding one of my daughters, who studied and married there; helping us, coming from North Europe, to love Italian lifestyle, history, creativity, friendly and positive communication, meals as a feast etc.
1looking through ...2the bridge
3REFLECTIONS - RIFLESSI4Venezian Density
4 photos above by frizztext, click on the pictures to enter the galleries on Flickr.com
maybe you have time to enjoy my Venice slide show – music in the background: me, on guitar, trying to play J.S. Bach on my Western guitar, steel strings: BWV 999 praeludium / prelude in D minor

and what about metaphor & music? well a prelude is a bridge into the next. If you had time to listen, then you’ll have noticed, that in the prelude I was searching with my hesitating fingers for only one certain point, the entrance door into the next, the bigger part of the composition…
if you want to listen to the complete length of the prelude (without the slide show pictures) visit my audio pool of soundcloud:

related:
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/travel-theme-bridges/

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About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

62 responses to “BBB-Challenge

  1. Nice choices for B!
    Lisa

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  2. Liked both the pictures and the Bach very much. You put in so much work in your blogging. I don’t know where you find the energy. But I appreciate it.

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    • it’s not done in one day, Shimon. I played classical guitar (Bach, Tarrega, Giuliani etc.) in the eighties and I’m happy, that I found the old audio files. We’ve been often in Venice a decade ago, when I liked to compose slide shows with music. Oh, and I learned Hebrew 1965 during my theological studies – still works as a bridge to you in Jerusalem: Shalom Shimon!

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      • זה לא נעשה ביום אחד, שמעון. אני ניגן בגיטרה קלסית (באך, Tarrega, ג’וליאני וכו ‘) בשנתי השמונים, ואני שמח, כי מצאתי את קבצי השמע ישנים. אנחנו כבר פעמים רבות בוונציה לפני כעשור, כאשר אהבתי להלחין את הצגת שקופיות עם מוסיקה. אה, ואני למדתי עברית 1965 במהלך לימודי התיאולוגיה שלי – עדיין עובד כגשר אליך בירושלים: שלום שמעון!

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        • פריץ היקר, ממש נפלא ללמוד שלמדת עברית. הייתי סבור שאתה משתמש בשירותים של גוגל לכתוב לי כמה מלים לפני כן. הבנתי כבר שאתה תלמיד רציני, אבל כעת אני מבין שיש לנו יותר משותף ממה שיכולתי לתאר לעצמי. זה ממש נוגע ללבי. אולי כדאי לנו להתכתב לא בפרהסיה… בינתיים, אני סקרן לדעת איך הגעת ללימודי התיאולוגיה, והאם למדת לכמורה. בברכה, שמעון

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          • There is no problem for me, Shimon, to speak publicly about my relationship to theology. First, the religious community was a bridge out of the prison organized by an idiotic adoptive family who beat me every day. Then was the first serious study of theology dealing with the tragedies caused by ideologies. Protestant theology in Germany mourned more serious the extermination of the Jews than the general German public. When my desire for a comparative science religion was increasingly blocked – from Orthodox forces – I turned to philosophy. Martin Buber, for example …

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  3. Oh goody! See you later with my homework.

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  4. Nice capture of the bridges, Frizztext. 🙂

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  5. Yes, it’s a beautiful post. The playing is beautiful. Who is that guitarist???
    There are many tags that start with the letter B. Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles, and the Band, and the Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me.
    But you suggest use of the metaphor, not my usual concrete. I’ll work on it.
    The bridges metaphor: It is a wonderful subject for a photographer. I can only think of the splendor of the George Washington Bridge that spans the Hudson from Washington Heights in upper Manhattan over to New Jersey. The beauty of that bridge never ceased to amaze me. And it still amazes me….But that’s still concrete.

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    • Who is that guitarist? Me, Bumba, in my classical period …
      For me you are the bridge to blues. Blues piano. Blues harp. Blues feeling. Your book – Stephen Baum, Up to the Bronx – a bridge to the world of blues too!

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  6. OK. I found one. Banks of the Ohio, which I love to sing and play. The words are a metaphor for me. The setting is a metaphor for a sort of world gone by, for the rural past. The music also belongs to a different era, but we continue to play that same music with love. The story is one of wounded love, which is a metaphor for something else I’m sure. http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/the-banks-of-the-ohio/

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  7. Your slideshow of Venice is fabulous! And the music only takes it over the top!

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  8. Enjoyed your musical accompaniment for beautiful Venice. And always love Bridges. I hear Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice!

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  9. Number 3 with the reflections under the bridge wins for me this time.

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    • hi Angeline,
      congratulations for your new grandson! The new baby will be a bridge to a special version of grandma’s and parents’ lifestyle …
      P.S.:
      in August we hope to get our fourth version of a grandchild …

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  10. I would love to go to Italy. There are a lot of Italian relatives and friends in our family. They are joyous and family loving oriented people. Your photos of the bridges are magnificent. The architecture of the bridge in the canal is outstanding. Again … love the small taste of your guitar playing.
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/bubble-magic/poetry/

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  11. beautiful music and photos thank you frizz … venice sparkles through your lens!

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  12. Sorry .. I think I posted it incorrectly – here it is again.
    I believe my eyes are crossed from too much of the computer screen. ~~~~ : – )
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/bubble-magic-poetry/

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  13. Nessy San

    Hi! I love this challenge so I also joined it 😀 Thank you for letter B!!!
    http://shadelassy.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/b-is-for-beach-scenery/

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  14. Beautiful post on bridges as ways forward in our understanding.

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  15. today you have us beamimg with your beautiful rendition of bridges – I’m rather boring with bikes
    http://eljaygee.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/bbb-challenge-boris-bikes/

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  16. Hi Frizz! Now in Manila for a 3-week holiday. Here’s my B contribution this week – you’re right, it’s all about Budapest! 🙂
    Your photographs look gorgeous, Frizz. Makes me long for Europe again.

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  17. Frizz, what a wonderful video you put together with your music in the background. Enjoyed much.

    I love bridges.

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  18. Ihre Fotos von Brücken sind wunderbar, Frizz!!
    🙂

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  19. Amy

    These are the best Venice photos I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing, Frizz! Love the guitar playing 🙂 Will be back….

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  20. I’m not sure if we are supposed to be trying for the triple rating but this week I hit the triple B – http://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/boy-in-blue-on-bike/

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  21. I love bridges and you have made a beautiful selection here.

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  22. The slideshow and musical accompaniments were the glorious soft balm needed to wrap up a tumultuous day: both pieces played often in my childhood home – thanks!

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  23. Sorry I am trying to catch up so I also posted about bridges from a video I put together awhile ago. http://wp.me/p23TG1-2Xq

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  24. here is mine frizz, with something specially for you …. didjeridu and guitar together! http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/william-barton/

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  25. hi Frizz, your venezia bridges are amazing … if given a chance to go back to italy, Bob and i will not miss venice anymore.

    it took awhile before i was able to put form into my post … very true what you said for it being a “complicated concept”. my entry please: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/frizz-b-bad-luck/

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  26. I almost missed it but it’s still Monday here :-)~

    http://wp.me/a2dwKf-OG

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