sunnuntai 29. huhtikuuta 2012

Sommer im April


Such a hot Saturday we had in Germany yesterday.
My catmint (Katzenminte) just exploded.
Like some other plants as well.

Kommunionskind Isi with her candle.
A big day for a little girl. Congrats!

perjantai 27. huhtikuuta 2012

Building site with a view


Thank you Journal Frankfurt,
finally a view FROM the building site in our neighborhood!

tiistai 24. huhtikuuta 2012

Sex in the City


This is one of my favorite birthday presents of the "Schnapszahl"- day: 11.11.11.
Guided tour in a brothel in Frankfurt.


 Trio Dannecker joined me!
Well, it was their present.

We really enojoyed it.
Well, we really entered a "Laufhaus"CRAZY SEXY,
it is the biggest "Puff" in Germany with 180 rooms.
We visited one room.
We visited the "Kantine"
We talked to a lady who used to work in the "Laufhaus" almost 20 years.
It was quite informative.
This is Frankfurt, Bahnhofsviertel.

Girls nite, definitely.

Outside it is pretty funny, you should have a look!
Take a walk in the Elbe Street!

At te end of the tour the whole group got at a book
"frankfurter bahnhofsviertel - milieu der kontraste"
as a gift.
It also shows other streets and other options in this tiny area.
Author, fotografer is Ulrich Mattner, who also guided this tour.

Did you know:

8th letter is H - 1st letter is A
Hell's Angels
6 = forever

We saw this car in the slide show and also on the street!!!

Not only the Bollywood library, also some Indian goodies,
like mangos ...

The most multicultural quarter in Frankfurt:

sunnuntai 22. huhtikuuta 2012



Rasende Reporterin Oderazzi in service for SISU-radio.
Seen in the toilet lounge of Maritim hotel Bremen.

Okay, if YOU saw these signs,
where would you think you are ...?
Matchmaking, exhibition, even showcases ...
It's only music. 

Business meeting place for jazzy people.

In Bremen!

 Finnish Happy Hour

Jazz musicians from Finland, band Defekt.

Yes, this lizzard guy is also a Finnish musician...

Jazz can be FUN:
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

Finnish band Slo Motion with the enigmatic voice of Sanni Orasmaa.

Körpereinsatz beim fotografieren ... na ja.

Lepistö or Lehti ...? The accordionist of the pretty famous duo 
LEPISTÖ & LEHTI from ... yes, from SUOMI.

Youn Sun Nah 
If you have chance to listen this Korean VOICE do it.

Her Swedish guitarist with unusual methods ... Ulf Wakenius.

Thanks Tuija for recommending this gig!

Promotion promotion promotion.
Jazz music.

Ode's interviews on air on coming Sunday 29.5. at 11 hrs in SISU-radio,
live stream via

torstai 19. huhtikuuta 2012


My favourite:
light show at the old university campus in Bockenheim.

Cool music, reflexions ... just walk around.
No lines, no fees, no stress.

Just enjoy.

For this boat show we lined up outside 30 minutes.

Light and sound installation.
Not that much sound.
But nice surrounding.

Cool pics.

Amazing pics.

The White House in Eastend once not so white!


Palmengarten - be prepared to line up.
Senckenberg Museum - show only once an hour ...
Börse - interesting but not really attractive.

Next time I'll go several times to avoid long lines.
This year a bad flu kept me home.

keskiviikko 18. huhtikuuta 2012


Turkish tulips!
As mostly seen on tiles or on other decorative objects.

The botanical name for tulips, Tulipa,
is derived from the Turkish word "tulbend" or "turban",
which the flower resembles. It's considered as the King of Bulbs.

I really enjoyed watching the Finnish tv-production:
Lähdin Turkkiin (Left to Turkey)
and there I learned that Turkish tulips are very religious flowers,
they are called LALE (?) which is almost like Allah ... hm ...
Have to watch that program again, hopefully still possible:

PS: It's a perfect program for all who understand Finnish and Turkish.

Hot hints for gardeners:
In Praktiker there are loads of plants, like Buchsbaum, with reasonable prices.

Inexpensive olive trees can be found in IKEA!

Unfortunately my olive trees did not survive this winter.
Again we hade several weeks below -10 ...

lauantai 14. huhtikuuta 2012

Singen in Singen?

Singen? Yezz, Singen is a town in Baden-Württenberg, Germany.
Close to Bodensee, the huge lake.
Jazz Club GEMS is attracting world famous stars like ...


Cool music, no singing.

torstai 12. huhtikuuta 2012


Best Jazz in Munich last nite:
Tuija Komi with her new band!


Tuija, Martin, Walter, Peter.
See this quartet in Frankfurt on 1.5.2012 at 17 hrs
in Dornbusch, Carl-Goerdeler-Str. 1a, Finnische Gemeinde.
PS. Eintritt frei!

keskiviikko 11. huhtikuuta 2012


or similar
Turkish tourist season will only start in May.

Great variety of settings.
Seen in Bodrum.

Ant this in Akyarlar.