Sunday, January 13, 2008

Who is the hedgehog?

This is not a "substantive" post.

Just made some minor changes to the blog. One of them is the new blog title image.

I was so thrilled to find this photoshopped picture totally by accident (again, thanks to the magic power of internet.) It is a panorama view of south part of Moscow taken from the main building of Moscow State University. One can see in the center of the picture the Lizhniki stadium, the main stadium for the Moscow Olympics.

What's amazing about the picture is of course the addition of the lovely hedgehog on the right. For those of you who don't know, this is the cartoon figure in one of the most famous Soviet (maybe even world) animations "Hedgehog in the fog". The presence of this lovely little animal, seemingly wandering in a foggy scene of Moscow, is truly amazing and that creates an effect that I was looking for when thinking about the blog title image. Very happy to find this picture.

BTW, Yuri Norstein, the director of "Hedgehog in the fog", made another masterpiece animation "Tale of tales". Highly recommend.

I will return to more "serious" topics next time.

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