Monday, 25 August 2014

London - Notting Hill Carnival

Monday the 25th August turned out to become "the soggiest bank holiday on records" (BBC), but I had come to London in order to visit The Notting Hill Carnival, so I dressed properly in my rain clothes and joined in. As I met my dancing teacher Petra Siekermann, I can proudly say that I have been dancing to the rhytm Tiriba on the carnival :)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Great Canal Journeys

My trip to London and my walk along the towpath made me remember how lovely it is on the canals. Bluebottle was so kind to send me this article, and after doing some researches I´ve found the four episodes of the documentary :)
Episode 1: Kennet & Avon Canal
Episode 2: Rochdale Canal and Hudderfield Narrow
Episode 3: LLangollen Canal
Episode 4: France - Canal du Nivernais
Unfortunately these videos aren´t available in the UK, sorry about that :(

Friday, 22 August 2014

London - The River Lea Valley

Close to the City of London and the West End stretches the southern part of the River Lea Valley. From here you can cruise the canal systems, the River Thames, the River Lea and Stort.
It is very central but as silent as if you were on the country side. I took a walk along the towpath on a sunny morning and got friendly with some cats :)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hamburg - 3D

Wonder what happens when the price of 3D personal printers sinks ...

Hamburg - "Monkey On My Back"

This is the works of John R. I´ve seen his works in Bremen as well :)

Hamburg - Lieb Sein

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hamburg - El Bocho

Already in Berlin I was impressed by the big cut out´s from El Bocho. He is responsible for the figure Little Lucy as well.

Hamburg - SIRO KRKN


Hamburg - Tiles

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Hamburg - Animals

However, I had to make one post only with animals :)

Hamburg - Graffiti

I´ve learned something new as I viewed all the pics I made in Hamburg. Not everything is "graffiti". Street art can be done through cut outs, tiles or stencils, for example. As result I decided to create different categories - sorry Floker :(
I also decided to do posts about single artist. Sometimes i even found the links to their official sites.

As I said before, there are loads of posts with street art coming up - enjoy! :)

Hamburg - Schanzenviertel

Hamburg is not too far away from Bremen, and Floker and I had already long ago decided to make the trip in order to check out the street art scene.
We decided to drive to the quarter Schanzenviertel where we started for our 6-hours lasting walk.
This post offers an impression of houses and sourroundings of that area. The posts following will be full of all kinds of street art :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

My Favourite Place in Bremen, Pt 2

The lovely garden of my friend is still a favourite place to be. Let me show you some flowers and a sweet little fluffy bird :) Does anybody now what kind of bird it is?

Home Sweet Home

Already years ago I was really impressed by the flat of a friends parents. They have been collecting all their life - for me it is like paradise for my eyes, similar to a big flea market :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

A Workshop For Plaster Figures

But, truly spoken, this figures are made of cast ceramic, so I´ve been told :)

Bremen - Bürgerpark

Let´s Take A Rest

After round about half of the tour there is a small bridge for the ferry to the pub Wümmeblick on the other side of the River Wümme.
It is a lovely stop for breakfast :)
The bridge is not big, but it manages to hold up 7 signs which tells us what to do or not -
I think that is quite typical german.

The River Wümme

Since weeks a high pressure area is laying over the north of Europe - the weather in Bremen is hardly bearable, it is really hot and dry.
On these kind of days I start early with the bicycle. A tour I´m doing regularly is along the River Wümme. This tidal river is curving through a flat landscape which was created by people from Holland in  medieval times. They channeled the area and made it useable for farming.
Today this area is a nature reserve - Naturschutzgebiet Untere Wümme - and a popular nearby recreational area for cyclists, walkers and boaters.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Theatre And Circus

Tea And Symphony - Armchair Theatre