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. 


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