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Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Early autumn is a splendid time for bike trips. Several weeks ago we decided to discover the East shore of Lake Neuchatel. The trip started at Yverdon-les-Bains where we somehow got entangled in a triathlon. The we biked along a kind of reed reserve to Estevayer-le-Lac, had a nice lunch and continued to Payerne across the fields. Ursula and Diego continued to Moudon, Yulia and Viktor took the train back to Yverdon while we biked back to Estevayer, 40 km.

Too bad we didn't take swimming suits.

Break by Lac Neuchatel

Break by Lac Neuchatel - Jelica, Andrej, Viktor, Ursula, Yulia, Diego

Reeds by Lac Neuchatel

Ursula, Diego, Boris and Yulia

Beautiful monastery (prieure) of Notre Dame in Payerne, one of the sites in Switzerland which was subordinated to the influential Abbey of Cluny.

Notre Dame Monastery, Payerne, subordinated to the Abbey of Cluny

Catle in Estevayer Le Lac, Canton Friburg

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

An afternoon in Vienna

Last Monday on the way from A to B I passed through Vienna and had an afternoon walk, a Topfel Strudel mit Vanilla Sauce and an espresso.

Here are several pictures from my walk. I think the interplay between modern and old is always interesting and it is not the first time I take a picture with electricity cables and churches.


Saint Stephen cathedral is beautiful but I have seen it so many times that it has lost its novelty. From this perspective both cathedral and tree are shooting into the sky.
Into the sky

What drew drew me to this composition is the difference of the direction each object is pointing to. One hesitates between the heavenly pointing church spire and the practical left turn.
Which is the right way?

I decided to keep company to this guy for a minute. We both saw it was time to go for a coffee and a strudel.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Art of Naming

I have always liked noting the names of boats and yachts Recently I had the chance to visit Zanzibar. Interestingly this guy did not name his boat after his beloved but after the degree of feeling to her - too much.

Too much love will kill you
For several days I used to sit for hours on the beach and observe life there. This ferry boat used to bring several cars, TVs and washing machines. After what happened to Egypt recently one would expect that the name Mubarak would be painted over and that Ruaha (whatever this means) would be the new one. 

The names of the dictators...
This hair hairdresser is located next to the crazy market. The name is obviously a translation from Swahili but I can't think of what it might mean. The owner invited me for a haircut. I refused.

Ready for surprises?
This summer we spent a dozen days on the island of Hvar in Croatia. There is some extremely kitschy fashion for the names of these boats. Ecstasea is a perfect example.

Those modest boats
Fortunately there are still some modest local boats. This one bears the endearing name of Little Ivo - Mali Ivo. I imagine that it was named after his newborn son Ivo.
Little Ivo in Jelsa

Libido Bar