Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gedankenzüge - Poems moving underground

in German

in English

Culture in the underground U41, Dortmund, 2011
 The underground has a cultural projekt "Gedankenzüge: Dialog between cultures". Poems instead of advertising.

My ABC Wednesday is German, my mother language. And I know a very hard language to learn if you don't learn it from the cradle.

Some quotes from Mark Twain from "A Tramp Abroad, Appendix D, The Awful German Language"

•"Some German words are so long that they have a perspective."

• "I went often to look at the collection of curiosities in Heidelberg Castle, and one day I surprised the keeper of it with my German. I spoke entirely in that language. He was greatly interested; and after I had talked a while he said my German was very rare, possibly a »unique«; and wanted to add it to his museum."

Sometimes I try to imagine how would it be to have English as my first language. Or better be bilingual.

What do you think about? Do you speak another language? And is there any need for?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hiking in beautiful BC ...

... means places like that.

Kettle River, British Columbia, Canada, July 2009

Linked to Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I walk down an alley ...

In Kozhikode, Kerala, India, December 2008
... I’d never seen before and experience a moment of great happiness.

- Orhan Pamuk -

Linked to Mellow Yellow Monday

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Old house #2

Haus Langendreer, Bochum, February 2012
This is part from the old house which I posted last year.

Haus Langendreer was part of a manor, it's mentoined first 1266.

Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Delivering rice with 1613 Turbo

in Kozhikode, Kerala, India, December 2008
In the warehouse: Which rice do you want to buy?

It was our first town while traveling in India. We stayed there seven weeks. Kozhikode (Calicut) has no typical tourist attractions. It's where the pepper grows. Direct on the Indian Ocean. With awesome fishing villages.

We like to travel slow, meet the same people again and again, become friends, get to know the streets and places. And wonder. And see. And taste.

Linked to signs, signs

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

D is for ...

Dortmund with the famous Dortmunder U or U-Tower 

opposite from the station

Main station Dortmund, February 2012

Entrance hall

Every day I change my train here. It's 10 kilometers from my home. You may have seen some more pics from the city here.

This is my contribution for ABC Wednesday.

And I link it to Weekend Reflections.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend hike

Thomas in the grass
The Sauerland is the nearest low mountain range from Lünen. We had a fantastic hike, with sunshine and tempratures around -10°C (14°F) and very little snow. And Thomas is now old enough to walk all the way.

Great to be outdoors.

Linked to Our World Tuesday

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hauptbahnhof #4

Dortmund main station, February 2012
I'm waiting for my morning train and enjoy to take photos. Usually I'm there 20 Minutes later, but it is less crowded with this earlier train.

If you like to see some more pics from the Hauptbahnhof (main station in German) go to this post or to this one and here is one more.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Reading means borrowing

Again my favorite library: Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund, public library. February 2012
Quote from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I love libraries - 6

My library: Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund, public library. Yesterday.

For more pics and reflections from this library (and some other) look here.
Linked to Weekend Reflections

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Penguins at Boulders Beach

African Penguin
Boulders Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa, February 2010

Andreas at the swimming beach, usually the penguins are at the next beach
 Linked to Watery Wednesday

Linked to signs, signs