torstai 28. helmikuuta 2019

Kalevalanpäivän paella

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Was lucky to get some home made food,
and even if it is Spanish it was really good:
paella!


You need chicken, cut chicken and then you have to clean the 
meat peaces quite carefully. Job for Carlos.


First you put the chicken pieces on the pan.


Then you add the veggies.


And then the liquid, and spices as well, like salt and red pepper powder.


After ... 20 minutes you add the paella rice.


This is how you place the rice, enough for 4 persons.


Then you move the rice very gently.


Let the paella boil another 10-13 minutes.


Ta-daa, buon provecho!
Muchas gracias Palma-Tiina!


And this blue and white pic for all the Finns,
who today celebrate the Kalevala Day,

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot
from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded 
as the national epic of Finland and Karelia and is one of the most significant 
works of Finnish literature. (Wikipedia)

and so also the Day of Finnish Culture

and: nameday of SISU!



Happy nameday SISU!



sunnuntai 24. helmikuuta 2019

Find DODO

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Dodo bird was seen last time 1681.
Dodo bird was a flightless pigeon larger than a turkey,
it had an enormous bill, short legs covered with scales,
and curly tail feathers,
it lived on the island of Mauritius.


Hello, I'm DODO!
I am now in the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt!


Alice in the Wonderland.


Also Walt Disney sent Mickey Mouse to find Dodo in the strip
"The Priceless Dodo Bird".


All kinds of Dodos around, like this soap.


Dead as a Dodo. 

Cambridge dictionary explains:

"to not be important or popular any longer"



But now as the Dodo can be visited in Senckenberg Museum
you can even bake cookies ...




1598 entdeckten Seefahrer den Dodo auf Mauritius. Sie jagten die Dodos, 
aßen sie und brachten sie in ihre Heimat als Geschenk für Königshäuser. 
100 Jahre später war der Dodo bereits ausgestorben, vom Menschen 
ausgerottet. Doch er verschwand nicht aus den Köpfen: Bis heute ziert er 
das Wappen von Mauritius und erlangte durch seine Darstellung in Alice 
im Wunderland große Bekanntheit. Es blieben einige wenige authentische 
Zeichnungen und Beschreibungen, die das Gefieder zeigten, den spitz 
auslaufenden Schnabel und die kräftigen Beine des flugunfähigen Vogels.



Dodo in the museum.

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/dodo-wird-im-frankfurter-museum-ausgestellt-16052155.html


How do I know so much about Dodo?
Well, we have a friend who has been a Dodo fan since 1981!
He has been collecting all kinds of Dodo-information
and he made a booklet for us friends,
as his birthday happened to be on that weekend when
the new Dodo got ready in the Senckenberg Museum.


It is quite an experience to dine in between the dinosaurs.






lauantai 23. helmikuuta 2019

Expressive, fine, contemporary, ART

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Very versatile exhibitions in Frankfurt:

Städel Museum showing Tizian and renaissance in Venice.
Lachenmann Art Gallery showing explosive Marc Jung.


Nine pages article about this German artist,
MARC JUNG
in this magazine.


The writer compares him with Basquiat and Gerhard Richter.
I see very often Picasso in his pictures.
In the title th question is: 
why does is he working so fast?
One reason definitely is the fact that his dad died
very young, he had "Chorea Huntington" disease.

Huntington's disease (HD), also known as Huntington's chorea, 
is an inherited disorder that results in death of brain cells. The earliest 
symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities. A general 
lack of coordination and an unsteady gait often follow. As the disease advances, 
uncoordinated, jerky body  movements become more apparent. Physical abilities 
gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is 
unable to talk. Mental abilities generally decline into dementia. The specific 
symptoms vary somewhat between people. Symptoms usually begin between 
30 and 50 years of age, but can start at any age. (...) a child of an affected 
person typically has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.(Wikipedia)


Detail of "CONTROLLA".


Detail of "BULLS EYE"


Detail of "DIE WIRTSCHAFTSWEISEN"

This week the world lost a great fashion designer,
Karl Lagerfeld, who made Chanel great again.

Leute, die Lachenmann Galerie hat was, liegt
in Hinter den Schönen Aussicht, eine Strasse ohne alles.
Solche Galerien findet man eher in Berlin oder New York.
Auch viele Bilder zu sehen auf der Website:



Städel is showing “Titian and the Renaissance in Venice”


This is one of the action pics, Banquet of Cleopatra by Tiepolo. 
Mostly you see portraits, many Marias with her baby boy, some 
landscapes, not only by Titian but also Veronese, 
Bellini, Tintoretto and many more.

Do I recommend this exhibition? Of course I do.
I think it is always worth seeing art.
Those really old paintings and drawings might look boring
(like my garden pics) but once you take a closer
look you'll find many interesting details and similarities.


Madonna with Child between Saints Flavian and Onuphrius 
painting by Lorenzo Lotto, signed and dated 1508, 
now in the Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy.

I found this very interesting, that holy guy is holding something 
in his hand. That something looks like ... vagina ... by first look.
The holy guy is called St. Flavian of Ricina and he is 
offering Jesus a pierced heart, a symbol of the future Passion. 
Kind of future telling or similar.


This is how the artist saw a Frankfurt Lady 
in the times of renaissance!


My American friend was, of course, dressed according to
the colors of the exhibition ... ha haa!


In the digitorial you can at home get a lot fo information, like

In the sixteenth century, combs were used for personal grooming and 
as hair ornaments. But combing oneself assiduously in front of a mirror 
was seen as a sign of supreme vanity. Combs were also a popular love 
token. These intimate objects, which came into close contact with a part 
of the body that had powerfully erotic associations, allowed the lover 
to feel close to his beloved. Combs were sexualised objects 
to be used behind closed doors.




Hallo Leute, hat ihr schon das Wacker's Cafe in Sachsenhausen
getestet? Ist sehr schön, und die servieren auch Frühstück.
Gute Lage, Schweizer Strasse / Ecke Städelstrasse, starke Empfehlung!






 




perjantai 22. helmikuuta 2019

SISU video

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Hi guys, you remember how SISU-radio organized
a concert in October with Jukka Kuoppamäki and Inka Auhagen.

https://oderazzi.blogspot.com/2018/10/jukka-kuoppamaki-and-inka-in-frankfurt.html

We were so honored to have a visitor from the Finnish Embassy
in Berlin, Ms Tanja Huutonen, Botschaftsrätin für Presse und Kultur,
who during the night and next day did some video recordings.

Here some screenshots of the SISU video.


Suvi.

Why the funny make up and outfits?
The theme was "love and peace"!


Jukka Kuoppamäki.


 Kirsi.


Hippie Ode.


Tanja and I visited Radio x on Monday, withe her camera. 

Click in facebook for the film:



The complete, super long link for the facebook video:



torstai 21. helmikuuta 2019

Schöne Sachen im Winter

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Schön, was ist schön?
Ein ultra kurzer Wintermonat: Februar.


Fixed my bicycle saddle cover.
Made a new one from a MUUMI-shopper.
Schön? Nett.


Friends for dinner, hubby cooking.
Zucchinicarpaccio mit rotem Pfeffer.
Nicht soooo schön aber sehr lecker.


Herr Meier ist einfach ein schöner Hund.


What's cooking in Oderazzi's kitchen?
Noch ein Versuch mit Zucchinicarpaccio,
unbedingt mit einem finnischen Käsehobel.


Na ja, schön? Sagen wir mal ... interessant.
Hat auch geschmeckt.


Unsere Tartaruga kann kochen, auch nicht immer
super schön aber immer wieder lecker.


Was ist los in der finnischen Gemeinde in Frankfurt?
Eine neue Talk Show, jeden dritten Mittwoch des Monats.
Vellamo Vehkakoski moderiert und es werden Geschichten
aus dem Leben der Finninnen und Finnen erzählt.
Wie gestern über die grenzenlose Liebe.



Statt Blumen haben die Teilnehmerinnen Liebesgedichte
als Dankeschön erhalten.
Gedruckt aufs Klopapier! Auf Finnisch.
Das nenne ich schön! Eine superschöne Idee!

Oikeestaan jo ihan vanha juttu:

"Lambi keräsi yhdessä Radio Aallon kanssa suomalaisten sanomatta 
jääneitä sanoja keväällä 2016. Näitä rakkaustarinoita ja pieniä runoja 
lähetettiin satoja. Niiden joukosta Lambi valitsi 52 tarinaa, jotka on painettu 
huhtikuussa 2017 myyntiin tulleisiin Lambi wc- ja talouspapereihin."






perjantai 15. helmikuuta 2019

Elvis town Bad Nauheim

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With its spacious parks and an endless amount of “natural phenomena”, 
Bad Nauheim 
is the perfect place to bring body, mind and soul into harmony.


Bad Nauheim, only half an hour's ride by train away from Frankfurt.
Art nouveau and Elvis, and as the name Bad already indicates,
it is a spa town as well.


Already at the station you can enjoy some decoration.


Walk through the Sprudelhof and enjoy the art.


Art deco, Jugendstil, just name ist.






Just walk through the park to find the ELVIS-PRESLEY-PLATZ.
To be honest, I did expect a bit bigger square.


This is the hotel Grünewald.

In October 1958, Elvis Presley arrived in Friedberg by train, Bad Nauheim's 
neighbouring town, where he was to do his military service. Just a week later, 
the singer's father, grandmother, and two friends as well as bodyguards also 
turned up. The "Elvis clan" rented an entire floor in the Hotel Grunewald in 
Bad Nauheim. Room no. 10 - the “Elvis-Room” - has been preserved in its 
original state until today.

Right next to the Hotel Grunewald, the "Elvis stele", 
a column on the Elvis Presley Square, today pays tribute to the King. 
It has become a real "pilgrimage" destination for his fans, who place flowers 
and leave messages in all languages of the world to commemorate their idol.




Elvis stayed in Bad Nauheim for two years.


This is how the memorial looks like in winter with less tourists,
should once check this memorial in summer, too.


This is the rives Usa (not USA).


Elvis once (!) was photographed at that river,
so this is one of the hot spots on your Elvis-tour.


Germans love their "Vereine", like clubs.
So feel free to join the Elvis Presley Verein in Bad Nauheim!
Oder mindestens schau rein, es ist immer was los:



My Elvis safari suddenly was stopped as I bumped into these ladies:

Die eine konzentriert sich auf abstrakte Kunstwerke, die andere fertigt ihre mit der 
Motorsäge an. So unterschiedlich die Stilrichtungen der beiden Künstlerinnen 
Petra Reissmann und Bianca Thater 
auch sind, ihre erste gemeinsame Ausstellung spiegelt zugleich 
eine Harmonie und Verbundenheit wider. 
»Abstrakt trifft Skulptur« 
lautet der Titel der Ausstellung.






Bianca worked on Tamara last year in Uferkunst.


Valentine's Day! The kiss.
This exhibition runs until 28.2.19.


Check this detail ...
... it gets me to the next important lady in town ...


... who covers her head the similar way:

Kaye-Ree!

On stage in a bar called SOUL4DRINKS.
A very cool cocktail bar. 
But, a big but with a capital B:
The place was nicely crowded, but the crowd?
People kept on talking while Kaye-Ree was singing.
It seemed that they were not interested in the music,
they ore wanted to talk to their friends.
Why did they come and spoil the atmosphere in a concert?
Stupid, ignorant, selfish egoists. Really.


She did try to get the noise level down,
the audience could sing along, but ... did not really work out.
Next time go and hear her in a concert area, 
not in a small town cocktail bar.

Ihre Songs schreibt Kaye-Ree alle selbst, sowohl mit ihrem langjährigen 
Duo Partner und klassischen Gitarristen Felix Justen, als auch dem 
Gitarristen und Produzenten Martin Loos. Ihre beiden Alben 
“Endless Melody” und “New Air” sorgten auf dem deutschen, 
italienischen und japanischen Markt für Furore, denn solche internationale 
Soul Klänge ist man aus Deutschland nicht gewöhnt! (Facebook)

Check (yes, she has a job as a check-in agent with my former employer) 
more in her home page: