Happy Holidays to everyone!

We wish all of you a wonderful christmas, Hanukka, weekend or whatever it is that you are celebrating. Enjoy some peaceful days with your loved ones, have fun and calm and celebrations.

Honolulu December 2008


Christmas market in Munich

My daily view over the Marienplatz in Munich with the Christkindl' market.
I hope you also enjoy the time before Christmas!


I'm dreaming of a White Christmas

Since yesterday afternoon it looks promising!



Leipzig Street Art - Snail Mail

Oh how I wish that I had had this idea. However, I didn't, I just took the picture of it for your amusement.

Have a great weekend.



A double exposure. The striations are from the scan of the positive, I think they give this picture a very special edge. At first I was annoyed when I saw this jpg, but now... It is really funny but I really like trick photographies much better than the normal ones.

Since it is December 1st, I've opened the first door to my christmas calendar. I've found a drum. What did you find?


Sanssouci details

Good Morning. Isn't it fabulous? A new week has started. With possibilities abound. Let's make the best of it.

Thankfully I'm back on late shift, therefore I have more time on my hands to get my stuff done and check out your blogs.

How was your Sunday? I enjoyed mine thoroughly. Sleeping in, taking a looong shower, dressing up and going into town to enjoy Caffe Lattes and write down the epiphanies I had this Saturday. As a matter of fact I wrote so much, that I filled up my moleskine notebook and am now switching to my red knitted cover benetton notebook that Chris gave me as an early christmas present, one week early. Awesome.


Rock bottom

The entrance of the church of Wolkenburg.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone.


Schau mir in die Augen, Kleines!

Have a fantastic new week and always remember: the world is what you make it!


The Sunshine Fountain

Good Morning.

It's Friday and that means the weekend is only a few hours away. I don't know about you, but my Thursday was brilliant. I've got tons of stuff done and therefore my to-do-list was shrinking away like a waterlily in the Sahara. I was also quite creative, I drew several new postcards* and I took a few pics when I went for a walk during the golden hour. And I finished my day off with watching a few nice movies.

Today, I have also tons of stuff to do, a lot of it is related to San's Visual Art. In any case I wish all of you a wonderful Friday. And if you are searching for holiday gifts check out Dawanda and etsy.

"The Sunshine Fountain" is on offer in my Dawanda-Shop and will be on offer in my etsy-shop shortly.

* some of them I might offer as a set on my shops**
** Yes, I've decided to give etsy a chance.


Leipzig street art - Yarn bombing in the city

As promised more street art and yarn bombing from Leipzig. Enjoy your weekend everyone. I'll enjoy mine with work tomorrow and the Designers Open on Sunday. Luckily Monday is a holiday. ;-) Time to rest.


Yarn Bombing at the Neusiedler Lake, Austria - Strickgraffiti

This was the first time I encountered this in real life. I had seen some of this in the Photodiarist blog before. There are Yarn Bombers in Leipzig too and I will show you some pics of Leipzig soon. I found those yarn bombings in Leipzig only after I had seen those in Austria.

Anyway, more on this topic here:

I think this yarn bombing is a fabulous idea.

Are there some yarn bombers where you live? If so want to share some pictures? Post them on your blog, comment here and I'll link to your post.


Leipzig street art - Karl-Heine-Boulevard (Straße)

I took this picture on 2nd July during a street festival on the Karl-Heine-Street or as the organisers called it: the Karl-Heine-Boulevard. In any case Chris and I had a fantastic time on that Saturday. When we waited in line for our Rostbratwurst, which was barbecued by a really, really, really cute guy I saw this picture on the wall and had to photograph it. Or did Chris tell me to take the picture? I don't remember anymore and it doesn't really matter anyway. So there you have it, some street art from Leipzigs streets and the best is, there is more to come.  ;-)


First traces of winter

The current temperature in Leipzig is 0°C or 32°F. However on the first glance outside you'd think it is warm with the sun shining brilliantly and the green woods and the moon (first pic). The second glance reveals that it is really cold: hoarfrost. Brrr, Baby it's getting cold outside. However looking again, on third glance you realize it is still a really beautiful day.

In any case seeing this hoarfrost and feeling the cold when I ventilated my studio, made me switch my wardrobe from summer to winter. Getting out my sweaters and stuff. And I even slept with my thick planket this night. Which was nice and comfy. Last but not least I turned on the heating.

What are you doing this weekend?

Mine is chock-full with things to do. One very important thing is recovery time for my muscles. Meaning I will eat a lot of fish, do some yoga, trink tons of magnesium and use other muscles than the ones I need to walk. Meaning I will use my bike instead of walking or using the bus. I will also take some pictures* at another nice graveyard in Leipzig, I've been planning to do so for months now. But I think tomorrow would be fantastic to do so. In any case there is some creative** and Starbucks time planned too.

Make your weekend magical.

* Lomographic and digital, there is still a nearly filled film in my Lomo with pics from my Austria vacation...
** read: drawing time


Shadows in the night

I love shadows. And when I came upon these shadows of a carpark tree I had to take these pictures. I turned up the brightness or is it luminosity as much as I could, but this is all I get and the reason why I want a digital SLR camera. Hope you like them anyway.

Have a great rest of the week.


A prickly matter

Quite a good way to stop burglars, don't you think?! Seen it in Rust, Austria. Initially I took this picture for my Grandpa, he loves cacti. But I think it's nice for this blog too. ;)

This afternoon I will finally scan the 3 films from my Austrian vacation. So there will eventually be some lomographies from Austria on this blog. *relieved sigh*

In any case I wish everyone a fantastic Sunday and an even better new week. 

Cross your fingers for Chris and me, will you? She's having an important test tomorrow and I'm starting out in my new training routine, ahh, job I mean. *snicker*


Thank you Steve!

I think I can safely speak for Chris and me, that we are truly grateful to Steve Jobs and his amazing work. Chris and I are both Mac-Users. We love our Macs and wouldn't want to switch as they are such amazing tools.

Thank you Steve, you will be missed.


21 years of FREEDOM, 22 years since the Pan-European Picnic

Today is a very special day for us Germans. We celebrate the 21st Anniversary of our reunion. 21 years of freedom, that's more than half of my life. ;-)

I celebrate this day with sending out postcrossing cards all over the world (to Taiwan, Russia, Brazil and the UK to just name a few of the countries) just because I have the freedom to do so. And with posting this picture of the memorial place of the Pan-European Picnic at the border between Austria and Hungary. I've been to this place just a few days ago and it definitely moved me. I'm really grateful for the freedom that I enjoy now. The freedom to study what I want to study, the freedom to travel wherever I want to go to and to read whatever I want to read, the freedom to speak my mind, the freedom to be me and to live unharmed.

Even today, this freedom can't be taken for granted. There are still many countries in this world where this is still not possible. And I hope for the people in those countries that they will find the strength to fight peacefully (if possible) for their rights and succeed in it and become free people. We've seen tremendous changes this year with the Arab Spring. I'm really happy for the people who are now free and I cross my fingers for them to make the ongoing changes for the better in their countries peacefully.



Pumpkin time in Rust, Austria

Let me introduce you to a nice little town at a big flat lake in Austria and Hungary, the town is called Rust. It is really beautiful, has great coffee and wine places (with great coffee and selfmade wine), several galleries and studios and in September and October there are huge amounts of pumpkins and Sturm*.

* literal translation is storm. It's a wine that is still in its fermentation process and tastes fantastic.


Sickness + Vacation + Wiesn = Bloggers Silence

Apologies for those two weeks of silence, but as the title states Chris and I had several reasons for our no-show on this very blog.

I've been on vacation for almost 2 weeks without computer* and as I got back I had to battle my cold**. Chris first was on vacation (in Leipzig when I was away, it was planned in another way but... life kinda interfered with our plans... well, my plans anyway) and then the madness called "Wiesn" or "Oktoberfest" started in Munich, so...

This pic was taken at the beach of the Darss in March this year. I will publish pictures of my vacation in Austria here soon.

That's it for today. Hope all of you are well and wishing you a wonderful day/week.

** Still am sick, but it's getting better.


The evening before my 34th Birthday

was yesterday evening and I took this picture just after I met with my friend K for a nice little chat and laying my Tarot for the next year. And guess what my future looks bright. Just as I thought and feel these days. Especially since I'm going on vacation tomorrow.  XD

Right now I'm sitting at my Starbucks, where I enjoyed todays breakfast consisting of  a grande Café Latte and nougat waffles (got them on a different place, pssst, don't tell anyone). This is an unusual breakfast for me, since I don't normally eat any kind of grains or sweets. Thing is I'm feeling slightly sick because of this breakfast. No more nougat waffles for me from now on. 
I also called my friend L, who send me my first birthday present this year, a tea set made of several different teas, a tea box, some rock candy, honey and the best an authentic japanese tea bowl. I am soooo happy about this bowl. (Don't I have the best friends ever?) Now I just need a japanese teapot to go with it. From my friend K I'll get a gift certificate for a local artist supply and from my friend A I'll get Rick Riordan books. Awesome isn't it? There are still some surprising presents coming up, for example from Chris. XD


New terrain

New terrain, without a prewalked path. So much more exciting and interesting than the paved roads most people take these days. I might be slower, take detours, stumble, fall flat on my face, but it is my own way. MY VERY OWN LIFE. I want to see and experience different things. I don't want to do what most people do. Sometimes I tend to forget this, I get caught up in the lifeplan of a different, a usual person. And then comes a wakeup call and I'm reminded that I have my own mind, my own way of thinking and living and that I should stay true to myself. I got this call on Friday.
These last weeks I lived the life of a different person. I told myself that I'm fine, that everything is fantastic. I succeeded in making myself believe that it was the right thing for me. Looking back now, I know it wasn't. I got caught up in a different persons life. Now I'm back to finding my own way. Taking it slowly, step by step, hour by hour, day by day and feeling like myself again.
Thanks dear Universe.


Room with a view - Oldenburg

This was the view from my hotel room in Oldenburg. It looks like it's going to be a nice day weatherwise, but unfortunately clouds rolled in and so it rained and was grey for the rest of the day. 

However Oldenburg is a really nice city and definitely worth a visit.


One year ago... Can you believe it?

I took this pic on one of our Sunday bike tours. It's hard to believe that this was one year ago.

Is there something, that you can hardly believe was one year ago?


Engineers Photographic Playground - Series 2 - Finally available in my shop

Great news*: I finally have decided which pictures I will sell on my shop in what way. It's this very series. Because it is unusual and shows off my approach to photography in general and lomography in particular. What do you think? The right choice?

Enjoy your Sunday, I certainly do (sitting in my local Starbucks and sipping Café Latte).

*at least from my point of view. It took me four months to decide upon the pics. Gee, sometimes I just think to much.


Perfect Saturday Afternoon

Strolling through Sanssouci Park and listening to the birds or some smooth music.  Pure bliss, I wish you all a weekend made of this.


A hint of colour

On some days I just need colour. For days like this I have my turquoise Doc Martens. Unfortunately I prefer lighter and more ladylike shoes now. Oh well...


Mirrored boathouses

Sundays are there to relax. For me that means: Starbucks. Drinking a nice Café Latte, watching people stroll by and thinking about life. What also helps me to relax are pictures like this. The port of Prerow on the Darss. Life can be so easy. I hope you'll have an easy and relaxing Sunday too.  


It's flowing, finally

My life that is. My job is fantastic though a bit taxing at the moment.  I'm finally back in training (started with Iyengar yoga 1 1/2 weeks ago and will start with swim training in September). I can afford to go to Starbucks whenever I feel like it, my flat is in a state that I can actually invite people without 3hours of cleaning beforehand and I'm positive that I will have a nice partner pretty soon. It's all in the flow now. Thanks dear Universe.

Hope all of you are well too.