Singapore 2013: #07 S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa, Part 1

Thursday, 9 February 2017

The S.E.A. Aquarium on Sentosa is one of those places I could visit again and again and …

Maybe one day, eh? For now, here are some photos with minimal commentary because I really can’t identify most of the fantastic marine life. We’ll start with the jellyfish.





Moon jellyfish (Aurelia sp.)

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Icelandic music #01

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Featured in this post:

Apparat Organ Quartet
Árstíðir (Seasons)
Fjallabræður (Mountain Brothers)
Rokkkór Íslands (Rock Choir of Iceland)
Valdimar Guðmundsson and Sigríður Thorlacius


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Spider day: Eriophora transmarina (again)

Sunday, 5 February 2017
Eriophora transmarina, ventral view

Eriophora transmarina

With summer comes a host of these Australian Garden Orb Weaver spiders. They weave their very large webs at night and go hide during the day until alerted to the presence of prey.

Eriophora transmarina, dorsal view

You like my face. You know you do.

This big cutie built its web on the hills hoist on a hot windless day in March 2013. That was nice.

One of its relatives has decided that the main entrance to my house is an appropriate place for its home, and I keep walking into it. That is annoying.

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Ísland farsælda frón

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Ísland farsælda frón is set to the famous poem Ísland (Iceland) by Jónas Hallgrímsson. The poem was published in 1835; I haven’t been able to find out who created the music (click the link above for a detailed translation and discussion).

Voces Thules (0:47)

The Voces Thules version was my first encounter with this piece.

Árstíðir (1:35)

Rokkkór Íslands (Rock Choir of Iceland) (4:44)


This last version is really fun, wacky and out there. The band has little or no internet presence and may no longer exist.