Monday, January 31, 2011

New Year's Eve - Berlin, Germany

Please bear with me as I sift through and organize the rest of my Berlin photos......

I realize that the quality could be better, but again, documenting events are more important to me at this point in time. :P

Anyhoo, here is a brief re-cap of spending New Year's Eve in lovely Berlin with some of my most favourite people on this planet....

A New Year's Feast (* not pictured ~ numerous bottles of various types of wódka from Poland and an army of champagne soldiers....):

Delicious cheeses that are *almost* larger than my cat (and no, this blurry pic does not do it justice):

Our favourite post-dinner game of Scopa:

( -- Had to include this [film] shot because it just makes me laugh -- )

Happy New Year!  Glückliches neues jahr!

We put our foot prints in the snow..... :

A game of "Les Loups-Garous" followed the fireworks....which incidentally can be sleep inducing ;) :

Hope you had a memorable and special New Year's as well!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"A Tale of 2 Werewolves + 1 Little Girl" - Berlin, Germany

"It was a day much like any other day in the village...

Or was it?

The 2 Werewolves and 1 Little Girl started out with blueberry pancakes, shared croissants and proper coffees at Rote Harfe. Brother Werewolf declared he was a romantic, the Little Girl declared she was a dreamer, and Papa Werewolf declared that while he appreciated romantic dreamers, sometimes there is a place for reality in the World. He was very wise. After much discussion of such serious matters, the 3 decided to set off on an adventure. After all, their tummies were full and they needed a good distraction.

The day was cold....and at times they were lost. Papa Werewolf asked, "Do you see where we are on the map?" -- 3 blank faces all around. The Little Girl couldn't help but grin to herself as she devilishly and secretly relished in the delight that the adventure could get even more interesting.

They walked and walked......

The 3 ended up at an icy patch. The ice was dangerous and the dampness of the cold chilled their bones. Behind walls, the Little Girl silently watched Papa Werewolf take beautiful photographs. He was a master at it.

After some time, their tummies began to rumble. "We deserve some good food, as we've walked and wandered all day long!", cried Brother Werewolf. But where to go? The 3 had wandered so far off and they were a little lost (again!). Luckily, Papa Werewolf found The Seer. She was an intelligent and passionate character indeed. The Seer was familiar with this part of the land, for she used to live here when she was young. She too was hungry. With her help and guidance, they were saved!!!

Under the warmth of shelter, and by flickering candlelight, Papa Werewolf took some more magical photos. The Seer and Little Girl watched as Papa Werewolf took photos of a very hungry Brother Werewolf.

The food came and they ate and ate, and drank.  They were happy and satisfied as their tummies were full once more.

No, this was not an ordinary day at all....

Why you ask?

It was a most extraordinary day, for the hungry Werewolves did not make a quick meal out of the Little Girl, the Little Girl did not die of fright from having an adventure with the Werewolves, nor did The Seer cry out when she discovered the true identity of the Werewolves.



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Max's Apartment - Berlin, Germany

Oh how I wish the buildings and apartments here have the charm and character that is so well preserved throughout Europe.  Max's apartment is one example of that.  I also love when someone's space reflects the individual's personality.

Here are some captures that hopefully showcase Max's love of cameras and photography as well as some of his brilliant photos.

Danke M! :*

p.s. Please pardon the scheisse quality of the pics. :S

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tania & Stefan's House - Berlin, Germany

While I was in Berlin, I was lucky enough to stay with T&S.

The decor from the house has been preserved from when Stefan's Mom used to live there - from the lace curtains to some of the furniture.  In the basement, lives a train track that Stefan and his Dad had build when Stefan was younger.

Here are some pictures of their lovely home captured on film and on digital.

Vielen dank, T&S! :*

35mm Film (Olympus XA2):


... Last tea...(pre breakfast ritual)...on the last day..... ....

I wish I was still there.