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Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016

Wonky Adventure Countdown

Only four more weeks until my big OZ adventure!!! The last few weeks have been a blur of running errands, shopping and reading countless blog posts about packing, must-haves and must-brings.

So far I have bought my tourist visa and Australian Dollar, sewn several practical little bags and started on my capsule wardrobe.




Today's post is written on my new iPad with my new keyboard, testing for on-the-road-blogging.
So far it's more testing my patience...
I'll have to practice concise reporting!

Sonntag, 15. Mai 2016

Joaquin Sorolla - Spain's master of light






Today I visited the Kunsthalle München again ( http://www.kunsthalle-muc.de/en/exhibitions/details/joaquin-sorolla/ ) to see the wonderful exhibition of Joaquin Sorollas works.

Even when I  saw the first posters announcing the exhibition back in December I knew it would be interesting but it exceeded all my expectations. 

One of the major Spanish artists from the turn of the century and a contemporary of Monet, his works moved me deeply, filling me with light and joy. 














Please excuse the poor quality of the photos and if you can, visit the exhibition which is still on until the 3rd of July 2016.
 

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2016

Gardening Days in Freising







Last Saturday found me tracking the footprints of my childhood in the Bavarian town of Freising.
Occasion was the annual Garden festival. A carnival of colour where you can buy every plant imaginable, garden-related kitsch, furniture etc.

The weather was wonderful, the first real summer weekend and I enjoyed giving my new camera a worthy trial.  We let ourselves be carried along with the masses,  ambling through the impressive grounds of the former abbey Neustift.

Here are my impressions: