Vienna’s Engulfed in Fog

February 12, 2008 at 8:32 am | Posted in Austria, Nature | Leave a comment
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Johann Strauss

No photo opportunity this morning for visitors of the Johann Strauss monument 😀

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Worse than Mulholland Dr.

May 28, 2007 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Nature | Leave a comment
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Another movie my brother just sent me – edited, this time, and very reminiscent of a certain David Lynch movie. Cool!

Thunderbolt & Rainbow

May 26, 2007 at 1:07 pm | Posted in Film, Nature, Rainbow | Leave a comment
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My brother filmed this:

Da capo: Inquisitive dogs & sunsets

May 8, 2007 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Landscape, Nature, Photography | Leave a comment
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I think my brother has a rare talent for photographing dogs – they tend to look rather intelligent in his pics (mind you: a cat lover is writing this;-) Dogs and landscapes… repost of Britt, the watchdog, to form a series. Also, she’s dead now.

Doggy

Sunset

Dog

Interested in a tick screensaver?

March 22, 2007 at 8:54 am | Posted in Nature | 4 Comments
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Woah! In an hour from now, I’ll be getting my anti-tick shot – Austria is making a big effort in extincting related diseases (in particular meningitis). My German vaccination certificates booklet doesn’t contain a page for the anti-tick shot, so I wanted to download one from Zecken.at (Zecken = ticks). Didn’t find one there, but what I found was a tick screensaver. A very inclusive offer: They’ve got screen savers for PC _and_ for Mac. A tempting offer for you? Go there.

Tick Ticks Tick

First Day of Spring 12/40

March 4, 2007 at 6:02 pm | Posted in Alps, Austria, Nature, Posts in German | 1 Comment
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Today we had the first proper day of spring in a very early spring this year (Of course it wasn’t the REAL first day of spring – that comes on the 21st of March this year with the spring equinox). The weather was lovely and so I went for a run. The third time this year, and while I normally get outrun by at least two thirds of the runners on my usual running course (and lapped once to twice by my boyfriend on the 2km sprint route that’s part of it), I was the undisputed queen of the road today. For most of the road. It seemed as if all those people who normally wouldn’t lift a leg or finger had all of a sudden decided to change their lives and do some sports. Most of them were not even running anymore when I passed them, but the trainers and shell suit gave them away. My boyfriend was ill and therefore couldn’t come running (which probably contributed to boosting my selfesteem;-) but followed a little later on the bike to catch a bit of sunlight, too.

Spring

The running course follows a river, in which we found the base of a vacuum cleaner that had gotten stuck between the rocks. I managed to free “Topfi” (literally ‘Potty’, as we decided to call the vehicle) and followed it a good stretch down the river until it eventually got stuck again, at a spot where we couldn’t reach it. Up to that point, Topfi had been the perfect vehicle and quick as silver in the current. We forgot to take another picture, but hope that the river is going to take him to pastures new one day. FREE TOPFI!

Spring

Spring

Spring

And now we move on to a very special picture. It is on the on hand an illustration of unattainable love, and on the other hand the story of two star-crossed lovers: Lady Black from the Golden Palace and Mr. Cool, the internationally renowned miniature golfer, both trapped in their respective snow globes.

But at least they have got each other to look at now, which is much better than being the only person trapped in a snow globe.

Thanks to Florian and the Korea crowd for helping to introduce the two to each other!

Unfortunately, Lady Black is a bit of a drinker, which is why she will soon be in it (perfume, not water) just up to her neck, but I am sure we will find a solution for that.

Und jetzt zu einem ganz besonderen Bild. Es ist einerseits die bildliche Darstellung von unerreichbarer Liebe und andererseits die Geschichte von zwei Liebenden, deren Liebe unter keinem guten Stern stand: Lady Black aus dem goldenen Palast und Mr. Cool, der international anerkannte Mini-Golfer, beide in ihren jeweiligen Schneekugeln gefangen.

Aber immerhin haben sie sich jetzt gegenseitig zum Anschauen, und das ist schon viel besser als die einzige Person zu sein, die in einer Schneekugel gefangen ist.

Vielen Dank an Florian und die Korea-Truppe für die Hilfe dabei, die beiden miteinander bekannt zu machen! Leider säuft Lady Black ein wenig und darum steht ihr das Wasser (bzw. Parfum) bald nur noch bis zum Hals, aber dafür werden wir auch eine Lösung finden.

Spring

In the meantime, we have put Uncle Herbert back to bed to make sure that he is going to recover soon.

Sick

Lent Daily Lent (Day 12): Lent, right. Lent sucks. Fasten macht keinen Spaß, but I am keeping the flag flying, ich bleibe weiter bei der Stange.

Life, smothered.

November 28, 2006 at 3:49 pm | Posted in Nature | Leave a comment
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So the Föhn wind that brightened up our weekend has gone and Dornburn is once more smothered by a thick layer of fog.

Here are some shots of Dornburn and the Rhine Valley: the first one is the shot my brother took on Saturday when we hiked up the Karren, and the other ones were spat out by the same mountain’s stationary webcam about fifteen minutes ago.

I’ve uploaded a succession of shots to show how nice the sunsets can be here – in theory, if only one managed to get beyond that thick layer of clouds. I, however, am writing to you from underneath the sad blanket…

Dornburn

Webcam Karren

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