this week my stinchen turned 28. and this year we will reach 3333 joint days. without you i would be nothing. you teach me the things i don't preside over. be sure, i'm going to look out for you carefully.
time has come: winter has finally gone here at lake constance, spring is bypassed and we'll fluently proceed to summer, hopefully. such being the case we indulged in the first ice cream today, although almost zero degrees made it harder for us to enjoy the refreshment.
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.
when i'm back home after a several days lasting absence we usually carry on as normal. why not starting the evening with a couple of friends (and beers) and a great dinner again before setting out for disco? the bar / restaurant essis in ravensburg is something distinctive - while being opened almost 24 hours (it's closed only from 0300am to 0930am) you can enjoy breakfast, what we haven't tried yet, or later in the day tremendous, authentic persian food, which is cooked by the chef and owner essi himself. besides music which is also personally deejayed by essi, the owner seems to like art: the facilities of essis host varying exhibitions of different art, including photography. perhaps i'm going to mail essi at some point.
glowing wire - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO640 | 1/60
|too much (for an european) - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/60|
|sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO1000 | 1/60|
|sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f2.8 | ISO500 | 1/60|
the biggest problem was that under the influence of the these facts the wonderful city itself was often invisible or at least behind an ugly curtain. only in the early morning the pure and beautiful barcelona had the possibility to show up.
urban development is definitely a topic that i could have studied, too. for me it's very interesting to see and investigate the history and structure of cities and towns i visit.
i don't want to go into detail too much, the (german) wikipedia article about the placa reial is very detailed and profound. but one fact is worth to be called: antoni gaudi, one of the most famous architects of spain ever, (who had designed the sagrada familia, the most prominent building of barcelona, you might know it) has also projected the "sheltered lanterns" on this placa reial.
the square that is located next to the world-famous street ramblas, the square where our hotel is directly attached to and the square where we look down from our roof terrace. time to catch a breath and relax.
in the past i often moaned about the minor opportunities to spend a great evening.
but i told you a few, proper possibilities, too. after a long and intense week in berlin and hamburg i was wishing for a more comfortable and smaller surrounding to enjoy nothing but the presence of tina when i arrived at home. the restaurant lichtblick gave us this environment without limitation.
great place for a tiny little town like markdorf.