Category Archives: travel

Abiquiu Lake

It takes me 15 minutes to drive to the Lake. As soon as the days are warm and there is no more chance of a night frost — usually between May and October — it’s ideal for swimming and kayaking. … Continue reading

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The real Uschi

I finally got around to watching Eight Miles High (Das wilde Leben), a movie based on the biography of German Sixties-icon Uschi Obermaier. As expected, it was pretty bad — partly, because the story line is as transparent and insubstantial … Continue reading

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Abiquiu Studio Tour

Are you visiting northern New Mexico? Do you live in Santa Fe, or in Colorado? Why not take a trip this coming weekend and visit Abiquiu where over 60 local artists open their studios. This is the 15th annual Abiquiu … Continue reading

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Coda

Swans may be monogamous and faithful but they’re NOT stupid, it seems… Petra, the famous black swan who lives on a small lake in Münster/ Germany, has finally turned her affections towards a creature more deserving of her love. For … Continue reading

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Tibetan view of Beijing Olympics in 2008

I’ve added a new blog to my blogroll, Beijing Wide Open, which is being published by Lhadon Tethong, a Tibetan woman who was born and grew up in Canada. She is the Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet … Continue reading

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More pictures

I’ve updated my photography website — it’s far from perfect, f.e. I haven’t been able to find a way to add captions to the slide show images, so one doesn’t know what one is looking at, most of the time. … Continue reading

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Circus Tibet

The Olympic Games of 2008 will be held in Beijing. According to the Guardian, International Olympic Committee member Hein Verbruggen, who chairs the Beijing co-ordination commission, has nothing but praise for the preparations that have been made so far. Minor … Continue reading

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