i've no idea why this citroën 2cv has to carve out its lonely existence in the darkest corner of this car dealer's facilities. although it sets a nice scene, especially in combination with the large windows and the coloured lights, driving on the road in the background the 2cv would be an even better subject.
spending time in a metropole at the weekends can be compared to pure quality time. once again i'm able to visit extraordinary restaurants and bars, like the absolutely cheesy sixties diner in the center of berlin.
day of travel: left stuttgart in the fresh of the morning, reached berlin in the depth of pain..., um, well, in the depth of frost. actually unbelievable, but unfortunately true. to be continued...
germany is still under observation, mostly by itself. its charged younger history, especially with the atrocities of ww2, constitutes an incubus that is still present in the public opinion.
in yesterday evening's tv chat show 'hard but fair' which is broadcasted on germany's first channel the subject for discussion was the current bestseller book 'he's back again' that is on first place of the bestseller list in germany since already ten weeks now. hitler sells very well. the author tells a satirical story about hitler who wakes up again in last year's berlin: so the führer has to understand all the things that have changed since his dead in 1945 with its own sense. added to this almost every person in the story is laughing at him. the central question of yesterday's tv show was if germany is ready to laughing at hitler, too? especially in consideration of the millions of dead people of ww2...
i for one can only say that i'm able to bring all the told things and jokes into line with the real history. although i'm no contemporary witness i'll never forget this hideous period of our history. despite that i've already listened to three quarters of the audio book: it's really clever and smart.
whereas i'm currently busy all the day long, i only have the possibility to capture the beautiful environment of southern france in the early morning or late in the evening. since i actually prefer to sleep as long as possible in the morning (as everybody of you does probably), only the evenings are left in the basket. doesn't matter, as long as the light and the colours stay that fantastic i'll proceed with portraying the french landscape at dusk.
days are long this week. today we were cordially invited to a workmate's place. he, his wife and the two dogs cared lovingly for us. an appetiser, two courses of fish and dessert were served. i've to admit that to a certain extent they really live in clover here, or like people would say in germany: living like god in france.
france. blue hour, somewhere in the countryside. in search of a venue for dinner we ended up at a arguably typical burger stand what was a completely new area for me: i'd really not expected to find a wheeled fast food restaurant in the middle of nowhere, where moreover for whatever reason a lot of the ordinary restaurants had closed. no idea how they manage to attract ample customers here to keep theirselves above water. all i can say is that the cheeseburgers they sell are delicious. if this is already enough to successfully operate a business i should think about changing the branch.
what do you do on days when you still feel sick (since already two weeks now), when you are a bit sad because of a shortened weekend and additionally full of disillusion due to the absolutely misty weather? you go out to get a pizza, afterwards you sit down on the kitchen floor, scoff your fast food dinner and get high on medicinal tea, right?
on the side i reviewed all of the almost 340 pictures i have captured during my project till today, identified round about twenty images per category that are good enough and worth to be featured in my glimpse portfolio and began to publish two to three photographs per gallery. what do you think of the kind of presentation?
on sunday i'll have to leave germany for a business trip to unloved france, fortunately french riviera, what's not so bad after all. despite the fact that the image of today's blogpost was one of my favourite pics from our last trip to the (italian) mediterranean sea in 2012, i'd never shown it before. i wonder if i'll be able to enjoy this view from the day after tomorrow on again.
today in the afternoon i got wind of another 20 bands of the rock am ring music festival in june. believe it or not, the one and only crossover god limp bizkit and the famous and simply great german hiphop band blumentopf were announced. good news and also a proper reason to tune into the current rock am ring spotify playlists again.