ARCHIVES  November 2013

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friday findings i

In the corner of findings, here are a couple of interesting things for this week: Dining at Fäviken restaurant looks like an amazing Nordic experience in which I would love to indulge in the new year. True that during the winter months they get maybe 6 hours of daylight – but their offerings look and…

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fish soup

should be the title of a forum for people who are adverse to the taste and smell of fish. They could all come together on this forum to express themselves and their views on any particular subject. The link between all participants is not liking fish. I think this is a marvelous idea I have…

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cinque terre II

Here are more shots of the Cinques taken by two slighty more cautious tourists. Come hail storm or water, we will all be back to celebrate you, Cinque Terre. I will be sure to bring a bathing suit next time, though… Courtesy of Derek and Les – thank you for sharing!

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cinque terre

The place where I almost died. I was travelling at the time through Italy with my dear close friend Oksana. We rented a car and drove to the most amazing places throughout Italy. Our trip started with two nights in Rome then we took the train to Florence where we picked up our car and…

P.S.: Can anyone identify where this was taken?

art?

I am an art enthusiast. Unfortunately, I am not connected at all with the art world here in Köln and I would like to be. Does anybody here in Köln have any ideas of galleries or certain clubs you can be part of that promote local artists? I’ve been to Wallraf-Richartz Museum (for those in the…

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list

of movies I would recommend people check out: Pina by Wim Wenders It came highly recommended by a dear friend of mine and i must say he was dead on with this. The Sacrifice by Andrei Tarkovsky A poetic film about the sadness and torture of our human condition – a must see! Fantastic Mr…

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sunDay

Every Sunday deserves a picture indicative of how one feels on that particular Sunday. Here is a picture representing my Sunday gestimilations*. *gestimilation: an act of inspiration that exhibits traces of pondering and excitement both combined to create a feeling of natural reassurance. Yes, I made that up.

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concrete hotel

Architecturally speaking I have always been fascinated how an architect can create an aesthetically pleasing structure and at the same time integrate it into its surroundings, be it a forest, the alps, the countryside, and so on.  My second fascination comes from understanding what certain materials do and feel like.  For instance, I had a…

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good old times

I love walking. Walking helps things settle in my mind and forces me to take deep breaths. When I lived in Toronto I could often be found walking around Ward’s Island. It’s a short ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of the city. As soon as I would board the ferry I couldn’t wait to…

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11.11 @ 11:11am

I toyed around with the idea of not writing about the most obvious topic occurring on November 11 of every year at 11:11am here in Köln. Then it dawned on me that in fact I should write about it only to highlight a key difference between Köln and North America regarding the date of November…