day 310: blutbad
After I was unlucky with my application for PhD funding at one of the so-called Clusters of Excellency at the FU Berlin recently, I’m still not willing to give up on my project. Funding is very scarce recently, especially in the humanities, so it’s obvious that I have to try different routes. So, although I still don’t have funding, yesterday I was on my way to a research seminar out at the Freie Universität. The campus lies almost on the other side of town and it takes me about an hour to get there. Before I was on my way, I went past a photography studio to ask whether they could get my film roll developed. Unfortunately they don’t have their own machine anymore, which means that I would have had to wait two days. Since I’m travelling to the Düsseldorf area tomorrow, I wouldn’t have been able to collect the developed film. This is really the annoying bit of shooting film, because I really want to see the pictures now! I guess I have to get the roll developed when I arrive in Düsseldorf.
Everything considered I didn’t have much time to shoot yesterday, so I took pictures on the commute, which I normally don’t do. When I saw this picture earlier I had to laugh, since I actually just wanted to take a picture of the girl reading. I took it through the train window just as the train was about to leave the station Beusselstraße. Inadvertently the pretty-girl-reading picture turned out somewhat sinister, since what is written on the trousers of the guy walking down the stairs actually means ‘bloodbath’ in German. Very strange.