sunnuntai 31. heinäkuuta 2016

Trips and traps


Am trying new material in Uferkunst: wood.
My teacher says I need better wood.
Why did he give me the first one ...?
Well, it is a test, anyway.

Artsy ideas everywhere.

Well, well, well, would you recognize in which city 
this lonely building is still standing?

In the middle of this huge building site, in the middle of the city.
Any ideas ... ?

Here another hint:
last year, or a year before there were umbrellas hanging here.
This year these swings.
Must say the umbrellas were more impressive.
And easier to make photos of.

My last and final tip: where are we in this pic???
Yes: in Luxembourg.
This pic was taken from the new panorama lift
which takes you from the city down to Pfaffenthal valley.

THIs lift project seems to belong to the never ending building projects:

Luxemburger Wort wrote 2014:

2009 wurde mit dem Bau des Pfaffenthal-Aufzugs begonnen, 
fertiggestellt werden sollte er bis Herbst 2011.

Durch den Konkurs des ersten Bauunternehmens 
herrschte zwischen August 2011 und Oktober 2012 
kompletter Stillstand auf der Baustelle. 
Doch bereits viel früher, zu Beginn der Bauarbeiten, 
stießen die Verantwortlichen auf Probleme, 
mit denen sie nicht gerechnet hatten.

„Die Felsen, in die wir die Anker hineinbohrten, 
sind durch die unterschiedlichen Stein- und Sandschichten t
eilweise instabil und so war es nicht möglich, 
die Stabilisationsarbeiten wie anfangs geplant durchzuführen. 
Bei den Bohrungen traten bereits nach sieben Metern 
die ersten Schwierigkeiten auf.

Recognize the red bridge? We use to live close to it.
Now it also is under construction, it's been made wider
as they are building a tramline from the city to Kirchberg.
Maybe until the airport, who knows.

Further infos you'll find in German and French in here:

People living in Pfaffenthal seem to like the lift project.

Yes, Luxembourgish is a bit of a funny language.

Cutting board, as simple as this.
Made in Luxembourg.

Here Dusty, the pony that our niece was riding on Saturday.
Did you realize that horses have so many different "hair cuts"?

Horses ... never were my thing.
Before you can get on the saddle
there is so much dirty work to be done.
Did not stay until the riding lesson was done,
who knows what they have to clean afterwards.

And look at this radio, wow, 
for me its all dust, sand and bad smell in the stalls.
Horseback riding is also expensive.
I always was a low maintenance person.

You may think whatever you want of Saarbrücken,
but they do have often interesting street parties.
Like the Nauwieser summer feast.
There they perform loud punk music.

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre 
that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, 
United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock 
and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, 
punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. 
Punk bands typically use short or fast-paced songs, 
with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, 
stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, 
anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; 
many bands self-produced recordings and distributed 
them through informal channels.

tiistai 26. heinäkuuta 2016

Merjas CIRCUIT in Gross-Auheim


Yes, CIRCUIT, that is the name of Merja's exhibition in Hanau.

Circus we have here in Ostend,
Sommerwerft Theater Festival has started,
surprising, funny, experimental shows going on 
in this big circus tent, as well as in the smaller bedouin tent.
All concerts etc. are free!
Some circus might be going on in the building of ECB ... too.

Here our Merja, talented artist from Finland, living in Hanau.

Die in Hanau lebende Finnin Merja Herzog-Hellsten 
arbeitet als freischaffende Künstlerin 
und beschäftigt sich mit Installationen, Skulpturen, Lichtkunst, 
Mixed Media, Außenskulpturen und Land Art. 
In der Maschinenhalle wird ihre Installation „Circuit“ präsentiert.

Energie umzuwandeln und nutzbar zu machen oder sogar speichern 
und bei Bedarf abrufen zu können ist eine der bedeutsamen Entwicklungen 
unserer Technologie-Gesellschaft. Obwohl wir inzwischen Energie 
ganz verschiedener Quellen nutzen und damit Abhängigkeiten 
zu verteilen versuchen, erinnert uns die Dampfmaschine 
im Museum Großauheim an die Ursprünge und die Veränderungen 
unseres gesellschaftlichen Daseins durch die zunehmende Nutzbarkeit 
von Energie und insbesondere die Erfindung der Elektrizität. 
Die Nebenwirkungen von Energieverbrauch, Stromerzeugung 
und -Transport sind keineswegs geradlinig und unumstritten 
und werden aktuell immer wieder kontrovers diskutiert.

Obwohl die Dampfmaschine inzwischen still steht, 
bleibt die Elektrizität in Bewegung.

Check for more here:

The museum is pretty cool, go and visit.

Museum Großauheim 
Pfortenwingert 4 
63457 HanauAm: 19.06.2016 - 21.08.2016 

Öffnungszeiten: Das Museum Großauheim 
ist samstags und sonntags von 11 bis 17 Uhr durchgängig geöffnet. 
Unter der Woche können von Dienstag bis Freitag Termine für Gruppen 
und Führungen nach Vereinbarung gebucht werden. 
Eintritt: Eintritt: 3 Euro. erm. 2 Euro

To a Finnish evening you certainly need some Finnish music.
Or kind of Finnish music by accordion. Tango.
Martin Wagner is the talented musician.

Honorary Consul of Finland in Frankfurt,
 Dr. Kolster held the shortest speech,
still including a lot of positive words for Finland.
Yesterday we had one of the hottest days in Hessen,
I tell you, sweat was in the air!

How funny is this then?
A woman riding a tractor.
Should I try the same in Mallorca?

Discover Hanau, visit the museums!

Well, those kids probably have seen all the art already.
Or are they now checking the digital tour?
Or ... maybe ... chasing ... Pokemon???!

Reality game?

Pokémon Go (stylized Pokémon GO) 

is a location-based, augmented reality game for mobile devices 

developed by Niantic for iOS and Android operating systems. 
It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. 
Typically played on mobile phones, players use the device's GPS 
and camera to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, 
called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if 
they were in the same real-world location as the player. 
The game is free-to-play, although in-app purchases 
are advertised for additional gameplay items.

August Gaul's Gorilla.

August Gaul (October 22, 1869 – October 18, 1922) 
was a German sculptor and expressionism artist, 
born in Großauheim (now part of Hanau).

Der gebürtige Großauheimer Bildhauer August Gaul 
zählt zu den bedeutendsten Künstlern der Moderne. 

Er gestaltete monumentale Skulpturen in Stein und Bronze
 ebenso wie Klein- und Kleinformate 
und konzentrierte sich auf das Tiermotiv. 

tiistai 19. heinäkuuta 2016

Butterfly and other garden beauties

Photosafari my garden.

How hard it is to get a decent pic of a butterly.

A pretty good try.

Hanging there for ages.

Okay, this against the sun came out pretty well.
When this object flies it looks pretty yellow.

Latin: Gonepteryx rhamni

Finnisch für Anfänger:

SITRUUNAPERHONEN = Zitronenfalter / common brimstone

SITRUUNA = Zitrone / lemon


You've seen these already, so sorry. 
Just like the color against the blue sky.

Striped "sinilyijykukka".

Weed. Indeed.

Yes, seeds are flying all around, watch out.

Lonesome seeder.

Yes, this used to be the green field.


Soon harvesting almonds.

Canyamel bay.
Can you imagine but in the evenings it gets cold.
Like 21 degrees. Not the water, air.

maanantai 18. heinäkuuta 2016

Pa amb oli - Pamboli - tomaattileipä

Oderazzi's cooking tip from Mallorca.
Today Lettu shows you
how to prepare pa amb oli.
Always best when home made,
restaurants serve ready mades.

Take a slice of white bread and pamboli tomatoes.
Special breed with thick skin.

Rub some tomato on the bread.

Drop some olive oil onto the bread.

Add finger salt.


The more tomato, oil and time, the more juicy it gets.

Use cheese, sausage, sobrasada, hamon iberico, veggies,
 olives, even garlic as further toppings.

sunnuntai 17. heinäkuuta 2016

Alles auf Malle

Mallorca, hier gibt es alles.
Hier some iPhone pics.

View from a restaurant.

Cala Millor beach.

Haut einen um!

Am Pool, ohne Nudeln.

Mittagessen in Artá.

Lidl verkauft finnischen Lakritz auf Mallorca!


Finnisch für Anfänger:

MUURAHAINEN = Ameise / ant.

Himmel über Mallorca.

Himmel mit Regenbogen über Capdepera.

Abende können etwas kühler sein.

Kräuter helfen!