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and only scars remain ...
in memory of the victims of the germanwings crash
march 24, 2015 ... a day like any other day. crew arriving at the airport for the daily briefing prior to fly the germanwings airbus a320 - an ex-lufthansa a320 on which I have flown in 2012 - to barcelona, spain, and back full-house to düsseldorf, germany.
for the return flight, a flight supposed to be a flight as normal as always, the crew boarded their passangers at barcelona airport as usual ... a colourful mix of nationalities, ages, sexes ...
the cabin crew closed the doors of the aircraft, did their pre-flight check as did the two pilots up front in the cockpit.
normal routine ... as always
germanwings flight 9525 took off and climbed to their supposed altitude.
in the cabin the service was about to start taking care of mothers with children, elderly people, a group of pupils from a school near düsseldorf returning home after a joint tour to spain with their teacher ...
pure routine ... like everyday
on short-haul tours even crew members do have to go to the lavatory some time during the flight, and this is exactly what the captain did leaving the first officer taking care of the aircraft while he was away.
he closed the cockpit door which is securely sealed for safety reasons since SEP 11 ... to get back in the captain had to enter a code to be monitored via a camera prior to be being allowed in the cockpit ... this is a normal procedure ever since 2001 and the captain did exactly that waiting for the door to open.
as nothing happened he tried again ... and again ... and again ... without getting any answer from the first officer.
even trying to get in contact with the first officer over the cabin interphone was in vain while the aircraft began to sink rapidly ... as far as the public knows the captain tried to open the door with a crash axe, however, unsuccessfully as the cockpit doors - since the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon - are unbreakable ...
the aircraft was in rapid descent while flying over the french alps when - after a while - it hit the mountains at 10:41 a.m. killing all 150 people on board.
after several months of investigation, air accident specialists came to the conclusion that the first officer committed suicide with 149 innocent people he was in charge of ...
and only scars remain ...
MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World
As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - two years ago I was contacted by
ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK
telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.
THAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER ...
As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.
That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.
What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for
but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"
# 280 THE TEAR
as well as
# 285 BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette
The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!
May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...
Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!