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Welcome to Daniel´s Secret Page. If you´ve come this far, you deserve to be allowed into Daniel´s brightest secrets.
Here you will learn about Daniel´s interests other than music. They are many, and definitely worth exploring. Enjoy!

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24 meters under
the sea in Salvador

Exploring the island
of Serifos - Greece

I finally got my
own street

Rafting in the
Paranhana River

Not a bad place
to rehearse

Winemaker at Château
Thibeaud Maillet
Bordeaux - France

Jumping in
Berlin, Germany

Navagio's beach
in Zakynthos - Greece

Jetski riding in
the Bahamas

If I owned a store,
it would be called
Daniel High...

Scubadiving trip in
Angra dos Reis - Brazil

Sandboarding in
Genipabu - Brazil

Exploring Old
Cracow - Poland

See yaaaaaaaa...

Walking to Machu
Pichu - Peru

Vini, Vidi, Vinci
in Venice - Italy

By the fireplace

Relaxing in
Amsterdam's Voldenpark

Gregorian chant manuscripts
in Florence, Italy

Sunset at Daniel´s home

Daniel's Family


With his dad Henry &
companion Lilian

With hy sister Silvia in
Central Park - New York

Dad Henry & (in memoriam) mom Raquel and grandpas

Daniel's nanny Maroca


One of my favorite comics, by Quino


One of my favorite phrases: "The truth is a lie on duty."


The Incredible World of Escher
For a long time, I've been a fan of the works by Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). His way to twist perspective to create impossible worlds has always fascinated me.
He loved to demonstrate "the nonsensicalness of some of what we take to be irrefutable certainties", and found it "a pleasure to deliberately mix together objects of two and three dimensions, surface and spatial relationships, and to make fun of gravity."
Here are six of my favorite prints by him:


Ascending and
Descending

Relativity

Waterfall

Concave & Convex

High and Low

Print Gallery


One of my favorite books:
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter
This absolutely fantastic book compares the music of Bach with the prints of Escher and Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem, demonstrating how all of them work simultaneously on several interconnected levels. It goes on to show how our minds function on similar structures, and how the knowledge of this functioning can be used to develop artificial intelligence.
If that sounds too complicated, don’t worry (not too much, at least): before each chapter there is a fictional dialogue between Achilles and the Tortoise which introduces some of its concepts in plain English. Plus, Gödel, Escher, Bach won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980, so it should be a nice book, right?
I wouldn’t call it easy reading but, boy, it is definitely fascinating stuff. A great workout for your brain!

 
 

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