Anonymous Self Portrait / Anonymes Selbstportrait

Frau Müllers Challenge

Last week German fellow blogger Frau Müller challenged us to post photos on our blogs that show us but don’t reveal our identity. That sounded like a Fresh Breeze challenge to me. I already posted one such photo of myself, but I thought I could do better.


Vergangenen Woche hat uns Frau Müller herausgefordert anonyme Fotos von uns selbst zu posten. Eins davon gibt es ja schon auf meinem Blog, aber ich dachte, das geht noch besser.

Fairy tales on my mind

Usually this book store has one window with English editions of books, but last week none were to be found. So I chose the fairy tale books window. It was off the main street which was fine for picture taking. I failed to notice the port-o-potty reflection though. Oh well, perfection is blasphemy.


Normalerweise hat der Buchladen ein Fenster mit englischen Bücher dekoriert. Letzte Woche nicht. Ich hab mich dann für das Märchenfenster in der ruhigen Seitengasse entschieden – und das Spiegelung des Dixiklos übersehen. Na ja, Perfektion ist Gotteslästerung.

You see, there is a face behind the camera. You can also see that mirrors tend to be mounted too high for me. The fog on the mirror is genuine, not a result of photo manipulation.


Man sieht: es gibt ein Gesicht hinter der Kamera. Man sieht auch, Spiegel hängen tendenziell zu hoch für mich. Der Spiegel ist tatsächlich beschlagen, das ist keine Nachbearbeitung.


12 thoughts on “Anonymous Self Portrait / Anonymes Selbstportrait

  1. Man könnte denken, das Dixiklo ist der Zugang zu den Märchen aus aller Welt 😉 🙂
    Sind aber zwei schöne anonyme Selbstportraits geworden – gute Idee jeweils.

    • I once heard the phrase in a museum many, many years ago. The museum guide showed us an awesome antique desk with beautiful decoration that had lots of little drawers above it. Then she pointed out that one floral ornament on one drawer was upside down and explained when the desk was made craftsmen strongly believed they mustn’t make anything perfect, because perfection is reserved for the work of God. That made sense to me.

      While I believe there is no harm in making flawless desks, I think the world would be a better place, if we were more modest and thoughtful and less inclined to mess with things we barely understand.

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