keskiviikko 22. maaliskuuta 2017

Magritte in Frankfurt


Another great art show in the art exhibition hall Schirn in Frankfurt:
Belgian surrealist artist René François Ghislain Magritte.

Be prepared to admire the works of art with ...
MANY other people, school classes, guided groups, 
people listening to their audio guides ...
reading all those several texts on the walls ...

Normally and also now I am not showing the best pieces
in my blog, in order to encourage you to visit the show yourself.
This painting you would never ever recognize as Magritte, or?
Hungersnot, 1948.

It's never too late to learn, Oxford dictionary explains:

A person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
‘denizens of field and forest’

Late Middle English deynseyn, via Anglo-Norman French from Old French deinz ‘within’ 
(from Latin de ‘from’ + intus ‘within’) + -ein (from Latin -aneus ‘-aneous’). 
The change in the form of the word was due to association with citizen.

And this is how the denizens look like (detail).

Now look very carefully, why would I make a pic of this?
Down on the right hand side is ... an excellent year!


Magritte's oeuvre definitely needs some background knowledge.
Take your time and go through the digitorial in the internet:

But many paintings you will ba able to enjoy
also without knowing the philosophy behind.

On the walls of the staircase it's like being inside a comic book.

Yes, it is the painter with the bowler hat.
Melone, as the Germans say.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

maanantai 20. maaliskuuta 2017

Kuka Kuoppamäki?

Yes, we do have parking space for studio guests at radio x in Frankfurt.

Singer, songwriter, songmaker, actress, mother ... a typical Finnish woman:


Talented and funny.

Daughter of the Finnish musician & priester Jukka Kuoppamäki.

Vaula and Amelie had prepared loads of interesting questions.
Inka gave very good answers.

After the radio show the photo session. First Amelie.

It is a big X.

Solutions found.

Thank you for the good show!

Inka knows how to pose, among all the other things.

Slowly but surely the new SISU-radio internet look is getting there.
Getting done and ready. Representative.

Much faster were the kids in Odenwald,
enjoying Eija's birthday and 
building an amazing Hotel Eule in the garden.

In-between we could wonder magic tricks ...

... laser show ...

... break dance ...

... and cutest hiphop shoes!

lauantai 18. maaliskuuta 2017



In Majorca spring is almost done, soon sommer will take over.

8th of March is the International Women's Day.
Why is it that pink and lilac are the symbol colours?

Rebeber to wear the came solar clothes, too!

Fake news!
This cactus is not blossoming, the flower fell down 
from a tree next to the cactus garden.

Little fig tree.

Red colour is such a challenge. For iPhone.

Almonds, almonds, almonds.

And yes, peas coming!!!

This neighbour could join us in the Northern Europe,
that fur keeps truly warm everywhere.

In Ostend spring is starting to show its pretty sides.


More newcomers.

Daffodil in the rain.

Rillipäät kertomassa lasien hankinnan historiaa.
Toi suomalainen ryijy kyllä sopii hienosti Janniksen baarin seinälle.

Ja maistelemassa SUOMI100 pumpernikkeleitä.
No semmosia kovahkoja joulupipareitahan ne on.
Kaunis idea.

sunnuntai 12. maaliskuuta 2017

Pigs' afternoon

Such a shame I did not carry 
my bigger camera with me this afternoon,
but the iPhone did a pretty good job as well.

Somewhere outside of the Majorcan town called Campos:

Looks pretty ideal for a piggy village.


Mmmm ... yammy.

Youngsters in all colours.

Parents need siesta as well.

Family gathering.

Last night's full moon rising.

Cannot get closer than this.
Would like to get closer, but who'll sponsor the flight?

torstai 9. maaliskuuta 2017

Boozing Napue

Well, well, well,
Queen Mum's favourite drink gin and tonic 
also tastes wonderful after a sightseeing day
or any day ...

We detected this new Schweppes tonic water,

Very kind to include instructions of the drink.

Looks quite lovely.
Tastes ... as always: wonderful!

I can recommend this Finnish NAPUE gin.

The World’s Best Gin for Gin & Tonic (IWSC 2015). 
Napue’s key components are deeply rooted 
in the very heart of Finnish nature. 
Seabuckthorn, cranberries, birch leaves and 
meadowsweet give the scents and flavors of an early morning, 
misty Finnish meadow.

And here my little tonic water bottle collection.
Lovely, indeed.

No hibiscus trees, no trees at all,
some rests of a cactus plant's flower parts 
after cutting off the seeds. 
Alles klar?
Too much Napue? No, not really.