Monday, July 26, 2010

Kseniya Simonova

Another inspirational artist. It moves me to see people use their artistic talents while sending a message or telling a story.

"Kseniya Simonova is a 24 years old Ukranian artist. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won Ukraine's Got Talent 2009, watched by over 13 million people."


Hope you are having a quiet Monday =)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kate Jablonski

Anna had me listen to a song by Jorane. After a little "YouTube-ing" my activities lead me to some dance videos choreorgraphed by Kate Jablonski:

Don't know if you appreciate it as much as me ... but I could just watch these over and over...


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Melting disappointment

Sometimes you come across the remains of a situation in some way or other and just can't help but feel like you know what happened:

Sad but true... at Alexanderplatz.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


It's 38 degrees today and it feels like the desert. It's amazing. I'm loving drinking water and eating fruit. I feel so alive yet comfortably slow. We went to the Badeschiff (bathing ship) today for some cooling off. It's basically a pool in the river with some docks that lead to it where people lounge about. It was pretty crowded, obviously, due to the weather and the fact that it's Sunday. What else are Berliners to do?

As everywhere in Berlin it seems, the crowd was well balanced. Old, young, ugly, pretty, hipsters,buff gym go-ers, church go-ers, families, clothed, naked, strings, shorts, reds, blues and everything in between. The pre and post pool showers were super cold. The pool was 23 degrees. Pauli and I found a spot after some effort and took turns getting soaked, drying off, lounging and doing it all over again. We lasted about 2 and a half hours. We biked home and stopped for ice cream on the way. Zitrone and Waldfruechte. Now we are chilling on our balcony, drinking cold coffees.