Thursday, November 13, 2003

Pictures of Asia
I found a wonderful website with thousands of photos of Asia, sorted by country. From China to Indonesia, but also from more remote countries like Burma or the destroyed Buddhas of Afghanistan. Every photo has a description. The site mainly concentrates on architecture, but other photographs of the countryside etc. can also be found. I especially recommend the rare pics of North Korea and the extensive photo series of the Angkor temples in Cambodia. They also have nice image-maps, where the position of the taken photos are shown in a map, see for instance the Bulgusksa-Temple in Gyeongju (S. Korea) or the Forbidden City in Beijing (China).

See and have fun.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Kill Bill
Have been to cinema for the first time since months. Kill Bill is a must-see. Phantastic action, nice shots, Asian athmosphere... definitely my favorite in a long time. Real fight scenes in Hong-Kong-style, not created on the computer like Matrix. And a typical Tarantino style, a bit crazy and very unique characters.

Some might say it's too violent, but this excessive blood-splashing makes it an unreal violence, that always reminds you that this is just a movie. So it is not really shocking in my opinion. By the way, if you think, these are violent scenes, you better not see the Japanese version of Kill Bill :)

I'll eagerly await the second part of the movie. Watch this film, friends.