sunnuntai 27. maaliskuuta 2011

Stimm(e)t's?

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Workshop with Jazzy-Tuija:
Stimm(e)t's?

Gesangs-Work-Shop in Dornbusch with Tuija.
How cool was that ...?!


Warm up.

Blow-up.

Cheer-up!

Breath-up ... well, feel your breathing in the back, too.

Sing, sing, sing!


Teacher, you really earned your Spritz!

Spritz bzw. Sprizz oder Veneziano (venezianisch Spriz, Spriss oder Sprisseto)
ist ein Getränk, das in Venedig und imVeneto, im Friaul und in Südtirol sehr beliebt ist.


The drink is prepared with white wine or Prosecco wine,
a dash of some bitter liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, Gran Classico, Select or Cynar.
The glass is then topped off with sparkling mineral water.




torstai 24. maaliskuuta 2011

Springflowers

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Welcome to the Daffodil Avenue!
... formerly known as Sonnemannallee ...

Kirschblüte - our neighbour has these wonderful cherry blossoms.

Blue.

Iris.

Krokusse.

White.

... forgotten the name ... dammmmnn...

Christrose.

Duftveilchen.

Tulips. Kind of Russian sort. Hello Vladimir ...!
Springtime is the most colourful time.

Springtime

maanantai 21. maaliskuuta 2011

UUSIKUU Tangoabend

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UUSIKUU
THE Finnish Tango Band.
Tango? Humppa, jenkka, polkka, ... FINNISH!


Hear and see them in Turku in July



People in Frankfurt love to tango.

But they really got high with
LETKAJENKKA!

DJane Ode got the crowds grooving until 2 a.m.
SISU-cd-collection covers pretty much all (Finnish) dance music.

torstai 17. maaliskuuta 2011

Oggi in Italia

Seen in Florence
yesterday ...

“NOTTE TRICOLORE”
Il 16 marzo 2011 le tre capitali d’Italia – Roma, Torino e Firenze – e
tutti gli altri Comuni festeggeranno insieme
il centocinquantesimo anniversario
dell’unità d’Italia con la “Notte tricolore”.
L’evento sarà l’occasione per unire gli italiani
in un momento di festa e di riflessione, aspettando l’arrivo del 17 marzo.


Not to forget the REAL problem in Japan.

TRICOLORE

Palazzo Vecchio in tricolore.

Innen aussen tricolore

Haushaltswaren in tricolore

Taschen in tricolore

made in Italy with love ... OMG ...

Happy birthday united Italy!

Even LH does it the Italian way, who cares about the scheduled departure time?
Hauptsache fliegen.
We could have stayed for the Italian tricolore night!


sunnuntai 13. maaliskuuta 2011

luxluxlux

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Where else than in Shanghai is the spring weather grey and moody?
Yes, in Luxembourg.
The view from our hotel was still pretty nice.
Next door neighbourg being the moder art museum MUDAM.
Absolutely worth visiting.


Even the palm trees are grey ... ha haa, this ist ART!
Cheer up!

The most amazing colours in the middle of everything!
Daniel Buren is the artist.


Through his installation at Mudam,
Daniel Buren addresses the most symbolic “frame” of the museum,
namely the architecture of Ieoh Ming Pei,
while subverting, not without a certain irony,
the invitation to exhibit in the central space of the Grand Hall
(which in itself sums up the most important aspects of Pei’s architectural discourse).
In response to these “constraints”,
Daniel Buren is shifting an entire architectural fragment into the Grand Hall:
his installation taking the life-size form of the museum pavilion
(which has the same type of atrium as the Grand Hall).
(www.mudam.lu)

Inside and outside ...

Yes, symmetry rules.

But the reflections break the symmetry in awsome structures.

Gordon bleu in Luxembourg used to by symmetric,
now it is rolled and cut into halves.
Still tasty, though.

Spouse's day saver: garden exhibition!!!

Spouse's night saver ... George Cloo... ?
No, this guy is a younger, Russian version of George - at least in this pic!
Mr. Vladimir Kaminer acted as guest speaker when DZ Bank celebrated whatever,
he really made all the accompanying spouses happy!!!


Vladimir who?
The guy who started the "Russendisko", successful dancing events with Balkan music
all over Europe. He also writes, just google:
"Meine kaukasische Schwiegermutter" and "Mein Leben im Schrebergarten"


This DZ Bank is pretty clever, they have realized how true this old saying is:
behind every successful man stands a successful woman... or at least a happy woman
(read: a Finnish woman ... HA HA HAAA ... joke).
Not only the Russian prince charming delighted the ladies,
also this Balkan Vienna based boy group: "The Philharmonics".
Cool guys, excellent musicians playing cross-over-classic "fascination dance".

Letzebuergesch für Anfänger, seen in our hotel...
just read it aloud, sounds really funny!
And makes sence.



tiistai 8. maaliskuuta 2011

Femaleday

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Shrove Tuesday?
Pancake Day?
In Finland we celebrate this Tuesday LASKIAINEN

In Estonia and Finland, the day is associated with hopes for the coming year.
On this day, families go sledding and eat split pea and ham soup. (Wikipedia)

(Thnx hs for pic)

Everywhere in the world:
KANSAINVÄLINEN NAISTENPÄIVÄ

International Women's Day (IWD),
originally called International Working Women’s Day
is marked on the 8th of March every year.
It is a major day of global celebration of women.
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from
general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women
to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.
(Wikipedia)

Finnisch für Anfänger:

NAINEN = Frau/woman
NAISET = Frauen/women
NAISTEN = gen. Frauen/women's
KANSAINVÄLINEN = international/international
KANSA = Volk/people
VÄLI = Lücke/gap
VÄLINEN = wechselseitig/mutual

sunnuntai 6. maaliskuuta 2011

HELAU Frankfuuuuuurt!

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Helau in der Fahrgasse!

Helau vor Moloko-bar!

Nix healu, these guys are ready to clean away
all the rubbish direct after the parade has finished.

Helau und bunt!

Helau beib, wo sind deine Eltern ...?

Helau Frankfuuuuuurt!

Helau HR!
Hessische Rundfunk.

Helau again Fahrgasse!
Pretty crowded...

Helau witchpower.

Helau Nachbarn!

Helau elections!

Helau elections again!

Helau future ... helau Indians... helau elections...
Schulden abbauen ... helauuuu!

Faschingsbrunchwitz.
Was ist das: eine Blondine sitzt zwischen zwei Brünetten?
Eine ... BILDUNGSLÜCKE.

From now on I call these buildings accross the street "Mumien".