Creating something lasting


I recently went to Venice. Venice is now in my favourite places in the world. 

The churches, the locals, the coffee, the boats and houses on the river. 

Beautiful. 

My wife and I went round lots of old churches. For such a small place there really is an abundance of churches. 

The picture above really does no justice to how wonderful the churches are. 

I won’t turn this into a travel journal, or even a thesis on architecture (largely because I know nothing about either). 

What all this beauty made me think was as follows:

Is there any one who can still make beautiful art on this scale? Did the skill get lost when cathedrals weren’t as popular as building projects? 

Closely followed by:

Hundreds of years ago someone used their talent and built something lasting, beautiful and grand. Centuries later I’m stood enjoying their work, thinking about legacy. 

This week I shall be thinking more about what we build that lasts. 

The statement is as follows, ‘websites, projects and legacy can fade – what do we leave that lasts?’ 

Happy Monday to you and yours. 

The music that I loved this week

Classical musicians being incredible
I love music. 

I know, I know – everyone says that. 

Let me be more specific then. I love lots of different music. 

When I was a teenager I ONLY liked Hip Hop, or so I claimed to my friends. When at home I listened to a little bit of everything, Jazz, Soul, Rock, Metal etc. 

If anyone asked though I only liked Hip Hop. 

To this day I’m not sure why I told people that… Reverse-Hipsterism?

 If you want an idea of what teenage Kristian was like. Imagine the guy from the Offspring video – without the car…

These days I like music for all sorts of reasons. 

One is good for the gym. 

One for thinking. 

One for sleeping. 

So here it is, a Spotify Playlist with the songs (in no particular order) that I am loving in the month of May. Some are old, some new and some are for specific reasons. Like this blog, there is no theme. Just things I like. 

So here you are, my first public playlist