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Rotterdam, Netherlands
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. Solar Shuteye . The Return . Sofya sat upon a rock shaking her head. She should have seen the scheme from a mile away. 'Well played,' she thought. Her smile would have betrayed her amusement to an onlooker if it weren't for the pitch black darkness. . 'Fiat Lux!' she whispered to check if the portents were true. Something happened then which had not happened in a long long time. The charm worked like a charm. . A barrage of light fell upon the surroundings and her suspicions were confirmed. The Man had indeed departed, unlocking the mojo. Things, they were about to get a whole lot interesting. . End of Part I . #sydney #australia #weekend #throwback #sun #sunshine #sunnyday #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #bnw_life #smile #travel #traveling #traveler #travelingram #travelgram #urban #exploration #instagood #instalike #shadow #writer #writing #writersofinstagram #story
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The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Watsons Bay
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Watsons Bay
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Watsons Bay
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. Dream Theatre: Part 4 . [< #DRTH03] . He was unable to reconcile the different threads of memories and visual evidence available to him. Meanwhile the pain in his head kept building. . His phone would not switch on even when it was plugged in. So he then checked his computer for evidence of any kind. No dice! No trip bought, nonexistent ended recorded. . So maybe it was a dream. But incidentally, there was no online activity to suggest that he had been home either. It was as if everything, whatever it was, had been erased. . He checked his camera or at least he tried. It wouldn't turn on, just like his phone. The message on the screen was that the damn thing had no firmware installed. What the fuck was going on? . He will have to reach out to some of his acquaintances to get a sense of where he had been for past few days. . Exasperated, tired and hurting, he sat down on the bed again. something poked his ass. . He got up and retrieved the culprit from beneath the sheets. An ivory white cyclindrical vial he did not recognise, made of a material he couldn't quite place. He opened it and emptied it on the bedside table. A cigarette fell out along with an aroma of cloves. He looked inside. It was empty but for tobacco flakes. He tapped it on the table to empty it completely. . As the drumbeats in his head reached crescendo, another cigarette fell out of the vial. And with each tap another, and... . #rotterdam #city #weekend #throwback #latergram #bnw #bnw_life #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #instagood #instalike #drums #drummer #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #story #street #music #streetphoto #DRTH04 #dream #urban #exploration #monochrome
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. Dream Theatre: Part 3 . [< #DRTH02 | #DRTH04 >] . Naah. Surely there's a simpler explanation for this. He might have had a concussion somehow and was missing some frames from his memory. . He stood up from the bed and paced, his muscles aching like he had just returned from a leg day at the gym. He stopped at his reflection in the almirah mirror, looking at the message on his T-shirt. . He got out of the shirt with some difficulty. The hands were in pain too. Like too many pull ups. . 'I was in hell,' that's what the Shirt read. There was a photo printed on it. He recognised it immediately and that brought him some relief, albeit short lived because this meant he was missing more than a few frames. . See the shirt was a souvenir from Danakil - a place so hot and cruel it was often called Hell on Earth. And he was there, in Ethiopia. He must have been. The flight must have been his return. So he had maybe seventeen hours missing. Maybe more because he didn't remember events prior completely either. . He looked around for other signs. No luggage around. No crumpled boarding passes. No Birrs in his Wallet. Nothing. . The room looked like it had been lived in for past several days. No sign of a recently concluded excursion to Ethiopia. But he wouldn't just buy the shirt. And it looked new so he definitely didn't borrow it. Who the fuck would he borrow it from anyway? . He looked around his place as the drums inside his mind became louder and faster. He surely hadn't forgotten his eternal solitude. . #rotterdam #city #weekend #throwback #latergram #bnw #bnw_life #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #instagood #instalike #drums #drummer #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #story #street #music #streetphoto #DRTH03 #dream #urban #exploration #monochrome
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. Dream Theatre: Part 2 . [< #DRTH01 | #DRTH03 >] . The guy who made the right choice at Bole had no memory of the journey back home. . He tried to remember but his head, throbbing as it was like a hundred drums beating together, did not yield. . The last thing he remembered was the plane taking a steep dive and the beautiful woman on the seat next to him grabbing his left hand so hard that her talons dug into his wrist. He checked his left wrist. No marks. . Was it a dream? . His head only ached more with every passing moment. He was sure the plane had crashed. Or it would have at least. May be he was in a hospital somewhere, under influence after the crash. I mean this kind of shit always happens in the movies and if art imitates life... So maybe this was a dream? . The drum beats inside his head were joined by bagpipes and gunshots and he was promptly alerted to another twilight zone possibility. . Was he dead? . #rotterdam #city #drums #drummer #music #streetphotography #street #streetphoto #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhite #bnw #bnw_life #instalike #instagood #writer #writing #writersofinstagram #story #dream #DRTH02 #urban #exploration #throwback #latergram #weekend
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. Rainy Day Woman . Her Cup of Tea #6 (long read) . The Man had found a new spark to his purpose. Suddenly this was bigger than him. . 'I appreciate the new found vitality but let's not be rash. Let's be rational. This is bigger than you or Dil hará. Think! It's not just that a job failed. It's that it failed, there's deliberate intent and we haven't a trace whose.' . She continued, 'it's not just my record. Even Kayastha has no history. His accounts have been overwritten. No one knows who was on that flight from Bole. The manifest doesn't show hotspots which means it must have changed as a result of the incident.' . 'What if it hasn't and it's just that the person responsible never registered on our radars?' 'I don't want to think of that scenario. It means we have already lost. No. I think we need to work backwards from the raid.' . 'The raider who caused Dil hará's departure is just a pawn. We need to go further to find who is behind this. Someone so powerful won't be found by vendetta but by wisdom and cooler heads.' . 'My plans remain unchanged then, only harder to implement.' 'Yes. I presume you plan to pursue the ALMOST in your ALMOST empty sweep. Then we find a connection between that and the raid. That's the two point grip on this thing.' . 'I must go now as must you,' she said. 'You don't want to know the almost part?' 'It doesn't matter what it is. What matters is that the memory survived. It's our only other lead. Follow it but know that there's more to this. So BE COOL. Two point grip and we exchange notes.' . The Man opened his mouth to say something and then shut it. Then he repeated the routine 2-3 times. . The correct response to wisdom is acceptance which The Man feigned presently. He didn't pursue the license but, 'I still want the people who killed Dil hara.' 'I promise you. But keep yours too.' 'I made no promises.' 'No!' she said with finality and The Man nodded reluctantly. . They moved out of the restaurant. She opened her umbrella and turned back, concern on her face. . 'Be cool!' . #rotterdam #writersofinstagram #throwback #street #weekend #rain #umbrella #story #writer #instalike #instagood #beautiful #rainyday
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Simitçi Dünyası Rotterdam
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. Her Cup of Tea #5 . The day gets better and better, so to say. Technically this was three days ago, like the attendant at the sidewalk mentioned. . 'The Record was intercepted?' 'Your brilliance is pleasing, as always.' The Lady's hands moved off her Cup revealing the Tea in there, as if a metaphor for tidings to come. . 'The people in the "atrium"' the Man dropped quotes in the air, 'they were painting In Memoriam.' 'Yes.' 'Who was the record keeper?' . The Lady stared blankly. That was enough. . 'Dil hará!' 'Yes. You knew him well.' 'Yeah. He was a field worker for the Lankan Peace Process.' 'When were you there?' 'Now and then since IPKF. One of the last big jobs of last century.' 'You met him there.' 'I deliberately miscounted. It was a big job. No one noticed. I thought that land deserved peace.' 'I assure you he appreciated it.' 'He was a noble guy.' 'He was.' . There was a silence. The Lady looked outside the window, over to the street. The Man stared blankly at the Tea Cup. . 'We don't have the record you want.' 'I want a license.' 'No! We are handling this. Why do you think we are meeting inside a timesweep? I am investigating.' . 'That's fine. But this isn't a coincidence. I fail a job, major mojo and no memory, my timesweep comes almost empty and even you don't have the record because someone broke in. And they killed my friend? They made a big mistake!' The Man had found a new spark to his purpose. . . . #rotterdam #restaurant #latergram #throwback #sunday #breakfast #weekend #teatime #instalike #instagood #nofilter #story #character #tea #teacup #glass #writing #writer #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #hcot05
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Simitçi Dünyası Rotterdam
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. Her Cup of Tea: #4 [Next: #hcot05 | Previous: #hcot03] . The look on The Man's face must have been something. . Our Lady of Anatolia chuckled like a child, radiating purity, 'It is always a pleasure to watch you blush.' . 'Servant serves to please.' said The Man quietly. . She started laughing heartily, pleasure of a well rounded exchange. And suddenly the entire backdrop had a disturbance, like the picture distorting on a telly. . 'This is an active timesweep!' exclaimed the Man. 'Yes it is,' said Sofya. . The Man shot a quizzical glance, one of this day's many, at her. 'Alas this is where I must deliver you the bad news.' . The day gets better and better. . #rotterdam #restaurant #latergram #throwback #sunday #breakfast #weekend #teatime #instalike #instagood #nofilter #story #character #smile #laughter #writing #writer #wavemayme #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #friend #positive #positivevibes #hcot04
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Simitçi Dünyası Rotterdam
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The keepers of records. This part of the story feeds into the next: #hcot01 . The Office of Extraordinary Records: Part 9 . Then it hit him. . He was already inside the office. This must mean... and on a measured whim he immediately turned back to approach the group of graffiti artists hard at work in a back alley branching off from Hosier. . A Lady sat on the side of the alley, observing the proceedings. The Man threw away his kretek like a Neanderthal and approached her, his left hand in his left jacket pocket, rolling over his entry card, so to say. . 'Yes?' asked the Lady. The Man looked at her tentatively. Her eyes sparkled. She knew a visitor when she saw one. . 'Let's do it properly,' she said and continued in her soothing tone, 'Office of Extraordinary Records! How may I help you?' . 'I have a...' The Man didn't want to be crude in describing that beautiful piece of tile in his possession so he just showed it to the attendant in lieu of finishing his statement. . 'You know what this specimen is?' She looked at it through a monocle clipped on her left eye. . 'This is from the east wall.' 'Yes. So you know who I seek.' 'Yes. A marker from The Lady herself.' . The attendant looked at The Man from top to bottom. Not many people came bearing the Lady's marker. . 'The Lady is not in today.' She said. The Man smiled and she smiled back. . 'First corner to the right,' the attendant waved. . 'And three days to the past.' . #melbourne #australia #city #urban #exploration #street #streetart #streetphoto #streetphotography #graffiti #graffitiart #color #colorful #art #wall #instalike #instagood #writer #story #writersofinstagram #travel #traveler #traveling #travelingram #travelgram
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Hosier Lane Street Art
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. Morning Star Memories . The Office of Extraordinary Records: Part 8 . The Man moved ahead before the French on the wall could give way to a full blown existential crisis. . But the day, like the entire Hosier Lane wasn't ready to let up yet. For on a street level grilled window a few paces ahead of the beautiful life flashed a message which brought back memories of his attendance at many a Morning Star flag raising. With it came that old question of which side was right. . If he wasn't pensive before, he definitely was now. 'Life abhors a middle path,' he thought. Resolution is not its natural attribute. But that is what keeps it going. . 'Yeah, chicken soup!' . His stream of consciousness was about to be fixated on the word Free, hanging in a red letter demand on that window. This brought him back to his purpose - wisdom for his freedom. And for that he needed to find the portal to the Office. . 'Yo Boy! OXR' screamed the window at the top of its head amid myriad colours of a people's aspirations. Could it be? A simple proclamation - neither prosaic nor poetic - something on a middle path: OXR otherwise known as The Office of Extraordinary Records. . But there was nothing beyond this window either. And it was a window, not a door. . Then it hit him. . #melbourne #australia #city #urban #exploration #street #streetart #streetphoto #streetphotography #graffiti #graffitiart #color #colorful #art #wall #instalike #instagood #writer #story #writersofinstagram #travel #traveler #traveling #travelingram #travelgram
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Hosier Lane Street Art
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. La vie est belle . The Office of Extraordinary Records: Part 7 . . . His kretek still burning, The Man stood at one side of the lane and looked at the wall on the other side. Two long grilled windows lay suspended amid a graffiti which his nicotine infused brain took to be an artist's impression of an altered state. . There wasn't much visible beyond the windows. They lay there, encased in bricks tagged by unknown artists and stared back at the Man with their hollow gaze. . 'La vie est belle,' said the little plaque between the windows. The Man bellowed smoke and let out a laugh. . 'Beautiful indeed!' he thought, his own memories uncertain whether the thought was true or born in sarcasm. 'La vie est belle,' he mulled it over, drenched in a sea of apophasis, struggling, now after so many years to come to a conclusion one way or the other. . #melbourne #australia #street #streetphoto #streetphotography #streetart #wallart #wall #window #graffiti #graffitiart #color #colorful #instalike #instagood #travel #traveler #traveling #travelgram #travelingram #writer #story #writersofinstagram
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Hosier Lane Street Art
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. Full Hipster! If you are in Fitzroy do visit The Vegie Bar for good food. And they have a cool courtyard too. . . . . . #melbourne #australia #throwback #latergram #travel #traveler #traveling #travelingram #traveler #travelgram #color #colorful #food #foodie #veggies #vegetarian #tomatoes #instagood #instalike #beautiful #dinner #tasty #filter #restaurant #lunch #pokebowl #laksa #fitfood #fit
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Vegie Bar(Official Page)
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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. Institutional Subversion #2 . Office of Extraordinary Records: Part 6 . From plain paintwork to encoded messages to outright political statements, indeed the world was here - in its own way. And in few places the works did come true to the idiomatic writing on the wall. . The Man passed by a mural demanding freedom for a prisoner of conscience in a distant land. His kretek was still crackling under the long drags he was wont to take. No sign of his quarry yet. . #melbourne #australia #city #urban #exploration #travel #travelgram #traveling #traveler #travelingram #instalike #instagood #beautiful #street #streetphotography #streetphoto #graffiti #graffitiart #nofilter #latergram #july #throwback #art #streetart #color #colorful #liuxiaobo #rip #tribute
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