Thursday, July 31, 2008

I had a lot of fun doing this exercise and found some beautiful photos from places I'd been to when I visited Europe in 2006. I had never used Flickr before but think it is way cool! There seem to be a number of ways of exploring the site (I used the map of the world where you could search by location or tags). What a great idea for people to be able to share their photos with others. I can also see that I could waste hours playing on sites like this!

Schloß Esterhazy & Haydn Geburtshaus

This is the concert hall in the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt in Austria, where Haydn worked and where his music was performed. I was lucky enough to visit Austria in 2006 on a tour mainly around the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, but including a number of other composers (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner etc), one of whom was Haydn. We spent a morning at Eisenstadt and visited this wondeful palace. Haydn is one of my favourite composers and it was an amazing experience being in this place where he lived and worked.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thanks everyone for your supportive comments! It's great to feel part of a team doing this. By the time I've done my 23rd 'thing' I won't know myself. And I didn't know I was a genius! (love the check your progress link).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My first blog post!

This is my first post on a blog, as part of a learning exercise called '23 things', the object of which is to learn more about Web 2.0. I realise how far behind I am with lots of these things, and as I don't want to get left too far behind I thought I should make the effort and do this course. A friend of mine has already completed '23 things' and had a lot of fun in the process, so it's obviously a valuable thing to do.