Monday, 31 March 2014

Wheel Of Life, Pt3

Happy Birthday To Me :)

Malvina Reynolds - I Don´t Mind Failing

Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Dukes Of Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry

No, it is not The Beatles :)

The Dukes Of The Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry

Friday, 28 March 2014

Tinkerbell´s Mind

The Glitterhouse - Tinkerbell´s Mind

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Canyons Of Your Mind

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Canyons Of Your Mind

Saturday, 22 March 2014

U-Boot Bunker Valentin

A cycle tour brought me along the River Weser, roundabout 30 miles from Bremen, to the U-Boot Bunker Valentin.
The construction started 1943. Up to 10 000 forced labourer worked on it - more then 1200 of them died between 1943 and 1945.
The British Royal Airforce bombed the building in 1945, some years the bunker was used for bomb testing. After that children used it as playground until the German armed forces started to store spare parts in the remains.
Since 2010 is it planned to develop the bunker into a memorial place. Here is the homepage.

Cooking With Viti - Spring Salad

Lady On A Bicycle

Kippington Lodge - Lady On A Bicycle

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Watering Cans

I found these cans on a graveyard in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Leslie Sarony - Ain´t It Grand To Be Blooming Well Dead

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bremen - Between "Schauburg" and "Cinema" ...

Sunday afternoon and a walk along Vor Dem Steintor and Ostertorsteinweg, between the two movie-picture theatres "Schauburg" and "Cinema".
It was just the time when the lights already are on but it still isn´t dark. Great time of day for great pics - if there weren´t destroyed trough the upload onto Blogger - they are made brighter during this process :(

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Per-Anders Fogelström - Mina Drömmars Stad

Per-Anders Fogelströms Mina Drömmars Stad was one of my favourite books as child. I learned a lot about my hometown Stockholm and the life of labourers it the end of the 18th century.
I am happy to have found a link where I can listen to the story once again, 50 years later ...
Here it is.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Mutter - Oh Mutter

Siouxsie And The Benshees - Mother Oh Mein Papa

Last Exit Toytown

Peter And The Wolves - Little Girl Lost And Found

The Incredible String Band

The Hedgehog´s Song
The First Girl Loved

Cooking With Viti - Ramsons

Somebody suggested to use ramsons instead of garlic for my Spring Omelette. That is quite a good idea actually. After some researches on the net I stumbled upon the idea to make some kind of mash out of ramsons. Prepared in this way, ramsons as replacement for garlic can be stored up to one year - and used in small amounts when in need of some garlic similar taste :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Wuthering Heights

Here´s something old fashioned for your education, my friends.
First I have Kate Bush with her song Wuthering Heights.
Additionaly is here a link where you can read and listen to the book Wuthering Heights from Emily Bronte online.
Stay wise :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Overture To The Sun

Sunforest - Overture To The Sun

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Cooking With Viti - Green Soup With Ginger And Pear

Today I collected some herbs for a soup. I really didn´t expect it, but this soup turned out to become delicious too :) Check out my recipe below the fold!

Creative Friends, Pt3

Während Bruno S. in seinem Video die persönliche Betroffenheit nach Tschernobyl thematisiert,geht der Vortrag von Jonas Köper über dem hinaus und diskutiert die politisch gewollte Nutzung von Atomenergie und die dazu stattfindenden Proteste. Der Vortrag benötigt sich auf der zweiten Seite dieser Post.
Wer lieber lesen möchte, findet hier etwas.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Cooking With Viti - Spring Omelette :)

Sunday´s cycling tour brought me along meadows and places where I was able to pick some edible plants for my first experiment. Together with 2 eggs, and some ingridients I would carry on my tours I cooked a delicious omelet. Recipe below the fold :)

Wild Edibles

To reduce the amount of food I am carrying when travelling with my bicycle and in order to eat healthy stuff I started to do researches on edible plants growing wild.
What I found was the very interesting videos from BoutenkoFilms. Here is one to start off with.

Finkenburg e.V.

The spring starts early this year - it is the warmest March ever been measured in Germany.
On Sunday I decided to take my bicycle and cycle along the River Weser to Achim and back on the other riverside (32 engl. miles).
The sky was incredible blue, the lark was singing from high above and I saw two kinds of butterflies. Half the way I visited friends who are living in an old farmhouse from 1883. They are running a buisness for fruit pressing, a pottery and a free newspaper for the region.
After cakes and coffee I returned, the Blackbird was singing and I had a wonderful sunset- what a great day :)


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Images Of April

It is already sunny and warm here in Bremen. In the garden of a friend of mine does it look like in April.

Pearls Before Swine - Images Of April

Friday, 7 March 2014

Berlin - Friedrichshain Graffitti, Pt3

Berlin - Friedrichshain Graffitti, Pt2

Berlin - Friedrichshain Graffitti, Pt1

Berlin - East Side Gallery

If you want to see some remains of the Berlin Wall, go and visit the East Side Gallery on the banks of the River Spree in Friedrichshain.

Berlin - The World of Squatters

In Rigaer Straße in Berlin Friedrichshain people squat in houses.
Their proclamation "we stay here" is understandable, as the rents are rising and people can´t afford living anymore.
For those of you who understand the German language, here is a lecture about the reasons for the situation. 

Berlin - RAW Tempel

The RAW-tempel e.V. on Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain is an open, non-profit organisation of creative professionals and citizens of Berlin. There are roundabout 60 projects where artists, unemployed and young people can join together.

Berlin - Oberbaum Brücke

The Oberbaum Brücke crosses the River Spree and connects Kreuzberg with Friedrichshain.

Berlin - Tacheles, Graffitti

Since this house was ready in 1908 it has experienced loads of different uses. Read about it´s history here. In opposite to what the Wikipedia article says, the Art House "Tacheles" was closed in September 2012. Now it is finally emptied and abandoned, only some graffitti is still to be seen outside.
Here they are.

Berlin - Das Brandenburger Tor

The first time I visited Germany´s most famous landmark Brandenburger Tor must have been in 1978. I remember sitting on a bench on the street "Unter den Linden", still East Berlin at that time. Ten years ago one was allowed to drive by car through the gate, what I did. Today it is a place only used by tourists and some people are earning their income through letting the tourists take pictures of them dressed as soldiers.

Berlin - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)

After the German reunification in 1990 a new main station was planned to be built. All since then ill will and scandals accompanies it´s history. So is it close to the government area, in the midst of an empty space where no people are living. It was planned for a city with 6 million whereas Berlin only has 3,4 million inhabitants. The opening was in 2006, 6 years later and 14 times more expensive as planned. On the date of opening a school kid stabbed 37 visitors with a knife, the first of the victims had HIV, and in 2007 one big steel part of the glass roof blew down during a storm.
I took a look and was astonished - the station is still a building site, the glass houses has no inhabitants or shops and the place is nearly empty, no travellers in the underground station or on the platforms, it was really creepy :)

Berlin - Kreuzberg Graffitti, Pt2

Berlin - Kreuzberg Graffitti, Pt1

Berlin - Kreuzberg

I heard about Kreuzberg for the first time in the 1980ies. It was the most poor quarter of West-Berlin. Migrants, workers and students shared the area and developed a cultural community. A lot of my friends went to live there, in those years it was the only way for male persons to avoid the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany.
Today the most of the squatted houses are cleared and renovated, the original inhabitants can´t afford the rents, some of them are living in a slum made of tents and wooden boards in the Cuvrystraße.

Berlin - Stadtmitte

I once again stepped through the secret door - I had to visit the embassy in Berlin.
One of my friends allowed me to sleep on his setee, so I stayed for three days.
After this first post most of the following posts will be about graffitti in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain - sorry for my visitors who thinks it´s only vandalism - I adore this art :)

Sunday, 2 March 2014

What A Wonderful World ...

Isao Hashimoto, a Japanese artist, in 14 minutes, depicts every atomic explosion ever on earth--some 2000 of them (in case you've forgotten) since 1945.
Isao Hashimoto: "This piece of work is a bird's eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted. I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world."

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Finally ...

... Floker made it :)
Check out his carnival pictures here and here - they are great!