The Chair and the Nobel Prize

Empty Noble Peace Price Chair - Missing the Winner
Found this photo at Global Grind. It shows Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Price committee, last week during the Nobel Prize giving ceremony. The empty chair next to him was reserved for Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese dissident as we say in the Western world, but a criminal according to the Chinese Government. He had won the 2010 Noble Prize for Peace….Hm, I see many people from China visit this blog. Would China now attempt to block this blog as well?

Amazing how a chair, an empty one, can become very political…

Ei-ichi Negishi autographing a chair
On a different note: It seems a good habit that Nobel Price laureates autograph the chairs in Kafé Satir at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. Here you see Ei-ichi Negishi autographing one…so to see a Thonet Chair… on 6 December 2010.

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