KALEIDOSCOPES (1 february 2005)
One of my fascinations in this life is the kaleidoscope.
When I say fascination, this is not something you should think of too lightly. My elder brother once called me a monomaniac thus proving to be one of the first to discern that my fascinations really border on the obsessive.
For one of these celebrations I decided to combine the festive occasion and my personal obsession and to make a kaleidoscopic projector.
For many days I visited craftsmen, garages and other places to get the ball-bearing and all the other parts needed to make the contraption I had in mind.
The projector did really work, although -- I must confess -- it was quite a bulky affair.
For some time, the projector resided in my younger sister's home. But during holidays she allowed foreigners to stay at her place -- and we know how foreigners can be, don't we?
So if you were hoping to see anything, I'm afraid the projector has vanished, and all I can offer is a link with pretty pictures (