Wednesday, September 30, 2009








1 lights at a funfair in a tiny town somewhere south of munich
2 traditional bavarian dress
3 cart selling sweets at funfair
4-6 benediktbeuern abbey

munich in colour

ludwig beck



colourful building

1 ludwig beck, the traditional munich department store
2 bavarian "brotzeit" in marzipan
3 sign for a pastry shop
4 the newle openend brandhorst museum is right next to pinakothek der moderne

Friday, September 25, 2009

grey in munich


look down





light and shadow

somehow things in munich were grey too, but a nice cheerful grey since it was sunny.

1-3 pinakothek der moderne, where we met ieva for coffee
4 paving
5-7 fünf höfe by herzog de meuron

Monday, September 21, 2009

bonfires and children, part 2




next to the bonfire there was a large field.
when the children weren't watching the fire they were running around in the field.
the colours were amazing enough already, but then the full moon rose. it was so beautiful.

in the bottom picture a man known to me is finishing his giant beer just before falling into a deep 11 hour sleep (at 9 pm).

bonfires and children, part 1



still Unterhaching.
we were lucky to arrive on the day of a bonfire.

this was just before it was lit.

grey in unterhaching

toi toi




first radler!

the first stop on our tour through southern Germany was Unterhaching, a small (and, sorry, not particularly inspiring) town outside Munich.
we arrived in the morning after a short night on the plane and were slightly out of tune all day.
things improved after breakfast and a shower at our frinds' place.
the weather was grey and cold, but we took a little walk.

luckily later in the afternoon things lightened up just in time for our first Radler.

Thursday, September 17, 2009







1. hiking in the Alps, looking down on the Walchensee
2. flowers in my father-in-law's garden
3. tomatoes in my father-in-law's little greenhouse
4. firewood my father-in-law's garden
5. music pavilion in Františkovy Lázně, CZ, where we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday

I bought a Holga the day before we left for Germany.
I had been thinking about it for a long time and I'm so glad I finally did it.
I bought the very basic model 120N without a flash for $26 at the great K + M Photography.
The pictures turned out exactly the way I had imagined, I love the colours and the dark corners.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009




this morning:
1. delicious homemade elderberry and red wine jam made by my sister-in-law Rike
2. kohlrabi and beets

back in NYC from a great ten days in the south of germany.
we saw some old friends, a new friend and lots of family. more pictures soon.

being a bit jet lagged meant we were wide awake by 6 am this morning.
we went for a run in the park (to feel less guilty about the enormous amounts of bavarian and bohemian food we enjoyed last week),
had breakfast and managed to do our weekly shopping at the park slope food coop before T had to go to work.

I should get started organizing my life, but I'm just so sleepy.

Friday, September 4, 2009




T. got a Tensegritoy (a tensegrity toy discontinued a couple of years ago) off ebay a few weeks back.
last weekend he and our friend N. built a couple of structures with it,
the Icosahedron (above) being the final masterpiece.

we had a little photoshoot in prospect park the other morning to document it before it was disassembled again.
it was fun to be taking these picture inbetween runners, cyclists, dogwalkers and fitness crazy people with their personal trainers.

we're going to Germany tonight for 10 days, to see some friends and family in the south,
and for a big familiy party next week on saturday.
I hope to be taking lots of pictures, on film after all these digital ones.

Have a good weekend, and a good next week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

sewing: stripey dress

stripey dress

stripey dress

stripey dress

a simple jersey dress I made last week.
I've wanted to have a stripey dress for so long!