Winter Wonderland Leipzig - The beauty of ice puddles

The Entry period to the Nikon Photo Contest International has been extended due to server breakdown. So you still have a chance. I just noticed because I wanted to load up my last picture.
Here's the Link: http://www.nikon-npci.com/


Winter Wonderland Leipzig - the second

The weather is totally unusual for Leipzig. We've had a beautiful day yesterday too and got new snow from 5 AM this morning and it's still snowing. So since it's so darned beautiful and weird for Leipzig, you'll get a lot of snow pics from me this week.
I've enjoyed my walk through snow today, though I fell once and would prefer to be at work.

Unfortunately I just got another "No". Oh well, I've got three applications scheduled for today. Let's see if I get them all out. Looking at my elleuk horoscope (Your communication zone gets the lovely fringe benefits of Venus, starting today and lasting through the end of the year. All missives should have the Midas touch now, as your charm is totally off the hook. Send out emails and blog your heart out, Virgo – everyone will get the message.), I say I will succeed and get myself a job. Haha.

Have a fantastic Monday.


Seeing the light: I'm finally moving out!!!

Good morning everyone. Today is the big day. I'm moving out, 2 1/2 weeks of moving and I'm still not completely done and there are some issues to be fixed in the next weeks (finding a nice bathroom mirror, replacement of the bed on Friday, sorting the books, moving the furniture).

But I will finally live my own life!!! No discussions about what to eat, what to wear and what to do. Finally my own "castle". Wohoooooooo.

And we are having the first snow for this season today. XD Fitting since Christmas Market started yesterday evening.

Have a great day everyone.


Broken Glass

Another two days and then I'm free!!!!


Some sunshine at last

The "evening" sun (it was 3 in the afternoon) in my new flat. After a week of dark grey skies and rain, this sunshine felt soo good.

Those watersteamclouds on the left are from the power station Lippendorf, which is about 20k south of Leipzig.

Can you see the Rockbiter from the Neverending Story on his bike? Right to right of water steam column?


At the Easter Islands?

NOPE. Its the big head at the Markkleeberger See.

I'm still moving into my own flat and the bedissue isn't solved. The bed will be switched, which will probably take another week. So let's keep our fingers crossed that the next one will be alright.

However, I've been to a percussion concert yesterday at Leipzigs Music School, which was totally AWESOME. I can't even begin to describe how cool it was. Funny thing, the students were a hundred times better than their teachers. Especially the xylophone / marimba pieces were AMAZING. No idea what I'm talking about? Here is the link to a youtube video of Nanae Mimura who plays a Marimba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjG-GPjUmK4
and here are the Blue Devils: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFib-Hr-VDk&feature=related

The best thing? The concert was free and the musicians/students really enjoyed to play and show off. They were grinning the whole time. And not only them...

So, if there is a music school in your town, go and enjoy their concerts it's always worth it.

Have a great weekend.


House entrance

Pic was taken in March 2010 and it was really cold. That it looks like summer is due to the cross development, I used a normal film and it was developed with the slide process. Therefore those warm colors and vintage feeling. Somehow this way it looks way more real than any photoshoped picture to me.

After taking yesterday off from the move to do some much needed paperwork, I'm back to the move today. Wish me luck that I finally get my bed fixed.
In the evening I'll pamper myself and go to an event of the School of Music and Theater, it's contrabass evening, wohooo. Best thing: no entrance fee.

Have a nice day everyone and thanks for reading. ;-)


My saviour these days:


650 bucks for a bedframe and when we wanted to put it together it didn't fit!!! And since today is a public holiday in Saxony I have to wait till tomorrow for the service to show up to fix it. Which means more procrastination in terms of moving, since I can't finish the shelf before the bed is properly build and that means I can't bring over more of my books today. (Leading to chaos in my old room. While I didn't have a problem with chaos when I was younger, I started to really dislike it throughout the last year.)

The kitchen isn't finished either, I still have no workplate and since I have such an expensive taste I always end up liking the plates which are really expensive with their print (Palisander, anyone). Argh.

The bath still has no mirror, my desk is still in my old room, so are my plants, paperwork (strewn all over my desk) and jewellery. But my clothes are already over there!

It's sooooooooo frustrating.


The cowering shadow

I'm currently moving into my first own flat. It all goes way slower than I want to. And I still don't know when I'm actually sleeping over there. But this is the price I pay for owning so many books instead of necessary things like, for example, a bed! Damn it.

Pic taken in Leipzigs Botanical Garden in April this year.


ChrisSan Photographers Blog - Finally online

Chris (the digital photographer) and I have finally succeeded in putting our blog together. Since Chris has a totally different style in photography and moves to another city next week, this blog should be getting really interesting. We've already cooked up several ideas for ChrisSan Photographers, so have a look at it every now and then.

However, The Man-Made Project will continue.

Basel (Switzerland) Series - Museums entrance


A truly golden fall

We've got an AMAZING fall in Leipzig this year. A lot of sunshine, countless golden trees and a golden light everywhere. I'm really glad to enjoy this fall.

Have a great new week everyone.