perjantai 29. heinäkuuta 2011

Farbe open air

Palmengarten Orchestermuschel.
Opera time!

Lucky us, no rain tonite.
Classy us, redwine, in Marimekko papercups ...
next to us a picknick table,
and next to them a "rollator" as wine table!
Tks RR for neighbour tickets!

Click here for RR, scroll to page 13:

Girls killing the snake, Tamino falling.

Papageno! A very funny performance.

Open air.

Airline action in Zauberflöte.

Papagena Papageno papapapapapa ...
Mozart's music if fun.
GO and see this opera show,
the weather should become much warmer in August.

Do not forget your picknick basket!

Groovy lightning!

Zwei Meinungen zum lesen:

More groove to follow:
Jimi Tenor from Finland on stage in Palmengarten on 2.8.
C U there.

keskiviikko 27. heinäkuuta 2011


National Sleepy Head Day
(Finnish: Unikeonpäivä)
is celebrated in Finland on July 27 every year.
Traditionally on this day, the last person in the house (also dubbed as the "laziest")
to wake up is woken up using water, either by being thrown into a lake or the sea,
or by having water thrown on them. (Wikipedia)

Guess who in our household was the last one to get out of the bed ...
Not all of the Finnish traditions have been introduced to my hubby.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

UNIKEKO = Siebenschläfer/edible dormouse
glis glis

is found throughout much of western Europe, although
it is absent from Portugal, Scandinavia, and most of Spain and the British Isles,
as well as from the northern coasts of France, Germany, and the Low Countries.
It is rather more sparsely distributed through central Europe and the Balkans,
but can be found as far north-east as the upper Volga River.
It is also found on a number of Mediterranean and Baltic islands,
including Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, and Crete.
Beyond Europe, it is found in scattered populations throughout northern Anatolia,
the Caucasus region, and along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea.
(Wiki ... where else)

So, as we do not have this cute little animal in Finnland,
we have this day for the human long sleeper in stead.

PS : Der Siebenschläfertag ist am 27. Juni.
Er ist Gedenktag für die Sieben Schläfer von Ephesus und Lostag für Bauernregeln.
Mit dem Nagetier Siebenschläfer besteht kein Zusammenhang. (Wikipedia)

maanantai 25. heinäkuuta 2011

Easter bunnies

Well well well.
Spent an afternoon printing.
Fotos. For nothing. Really bad results.
But these ones above are actually pretty cool.
This is what you can create when ...
first of all, put fotopaper the wrong way in the printer,
the colours do not stick.
You can make art wit your fingertips.
Art? Well.
I don't like Mondays ...
Rainy days and Mondays always make me sad....
Any more songs?
Back to Black / Amy Winehouse cd was sold out in Frankfurt.

sunnuntai 24. heinäkuuta 2011

Ruokaa ja sirkushuveja

Actually it is called:

Panem et circenses
That was how Juvenal characterized the imperial leadership's way of placating the masses.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

LEIPÄÄ JA SIRKUSHUVEJA = Brot und Zirkusspiele/Bread and circuses

Sommerteff in Odenwald.

Der Name wird von Ode (Mehrzahl: Oden) abgeleitet,
was soviel wie Sage bedeutet.
D.h. Odenwald bedeutet der Wald der Sagen (Nibelungensage).

Weitere Bedeutungesversuche in Wikipedia.

We not only had bread, we had loads of everything!

As always in Odenwald.

Argentinian steaks ... for how many eaters? ...well ... many!
And tasty they were, indeed.

Zirkus! Jawohl.


Not to forget: boring garden pics!
Eija's Dahlias.

NO summerparty without Spritz!
Only the nite driver got a glass of orange juice, good for her.

More circus! Fantastic dogs!

Our dear musician friends kept low profile, unfortunately.
TUIJA KOMI is working hard on her new, own song,
after participating a song writing seminar in the Tuscany a few weeks ago.

City circus: IRONMAN 2011
And the winner is ... here on his way ...
Running fashion has changed, those I would call serious hot pants!

The winner seen from our garden just few minutes before the finish line at Römer.

Never before realized how LOUD helicopters can be.
These tv-guys went round and round and round in Ostend.

tiistai 19. heinäkuuta 2011


Fides Becker is a pretty talented painter.
She works and lives here in Frankfurt!
Here a cut of her pic "Stairway to heaven" 2008.
Wanna see the whole painting?
Come and visit us.


Thnx Barbara for these plants.
Whatever they might be called.

Thnx Carolin for these ...

... seeds ...

... of UNIKKO

Finnisch for Anfänger:

UNIKKO : Mohn/poppy

sunnuntai 17. heinäkuuta 2011


Should you find another boat charter company in Main,
please let us know. This boat we had already a couple of times...

Off from OF, Offenbach City.

Beaching at river Main.

Großauheim, the church town at Main.
Gustav-Adolf-Kirche and Paulskirche.

Großauheim ist ein am nördlichen Mainufer gelegener Stadtteil
von Hanau im Main-Kinzig-Kreis in Hessen
und mit 12.540 Einwohnern der zweitgrößte Stadtteil. (Wikipedia)

Cool boating.

Nature so close.

Bird ballet.

Schleuse Mühlheim mit 3,77 m Höhenunterschied.

A lock is a device for raising and lowering boats
between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.
The distinguishing feature of a lock is a fixed chamber
in which the water level can be varied;
whereas in a caisson lock, a boat lift, or on a canal inclined plane,
it is the chamber itself (usually then called a caisson) that rises and falls.
Locks are used to make a river more easily navigable,
or to allow a canal to take a reasonably direct line across land that is not level.

Finnisch für Anfänger:
SULKU = Schleuse/lock

Manpower needed - to push the button.

All kinds of boats and gadgets on water.

Like electric bike: electric canoe!

Das Wort Kanu ist (im deutschsprachigen Raum)
der Oberbegriff für alle Wassersportgeräte,
die mitPaddeln in Blickrichtung bewegt werden.
Die wesentlichen Gattungen sind dabei Kajaks und Kanadier. (Wikipedia)

Plastic fun for kids.

Speed for youngsters.

Young and fearless.

Sitting bull? Sitting ... watersomething.

Girls just wanna have fuuun!

Boat for serious fun.

Brasilian cocktail bar in light rain.
Facing ECB building site.

Chilling at Main, who cares about the rain...

lauantai 16. heinäkuuta 2011

Mal anders

BÄNDI live in Frankfurt. Last nite.

Stundenten der Kunstpedagogie haben gefeiert.
Semesterabschluss - endlich Vorlesungsfreiezeit.
Bändi spielte Finnische Tangos, wie immer.

Mirabellen in Frankfurt!
Was ist da jetzt so besonders?
Na ja, die wachsen ganz wild! Überall!