Posts tagged ‘Munich’
Here’s yet another letter for you: The “C”. No, we’re not exercising the alphabet and no, we’re not painting all letters in the alphabet. We’re still preparing for our Earth Day event that’s taking place tomorrow morning. There will be video evidence afterwards and we’ll add the link and a little story about it here, in our blog.
Last weekend, I’ve visited the earthTV camera here in Munich. It’s located on top of the Olympic Tower and has a great view over the whole city of Munich. I’ve been up there on Sunday (the day of the heavy storm in Germany) and I honestly was afraid of being blown away. I think I’ve never been outdoors in a storm like this. However, I worked up all my courage and climbed the steps to the platform below the earthTV camera. And there I saw the camera, moving and recording as if there was no storm… Here’s the picture I have taken:
On Friday evening, I’ve been attending a really interesting lecture by Charlie Todd here in Munich. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve most likely seen one of his videos. Charlie Todd is the founder of “Improv Everywhere”, a group that “causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places”, as they describe themselves. One of their most watched videos is the “Frozen Grand Central” video, a “freeze” flashmob.
When I first arrived in Munich last year, one of the first things I bought was a Dirndl.
I remember walking into a random shop in town with my parents and I was served a free glass of prosecco by the shopkeeper and then forced to try on a strange outfit that came with an apron.
Endspurt… morgen Mittag geht es endlich los mit dem 176. Oktoberfest auf der Münchner Theresienwiese.
Letzte Chance, sich ein Dirndl oder Lederhosen zu kaufen, die Wiesn-Hits auswendig zu lernen, Maßkrug stemmen zu üben und vorzuschlafen… die nächsten 16 Tage werden sicherlich lang.
Zum Einschunkeln ein Anwärter für den Wiesn-Hit 2009.
An almost strangely warm and sunny morning in Munich, I stretched myself and rolled out of bed, half consciously anticipating the starting day. It was the not long awaited Saturday of my climbing trip to Austria (I decided to go just the day before). Still rubbing my eyes, I was walking slowly from room to room, trying to think what I need for the day. My two fellow climbers were already up, full of excitement, and drinking coffee.
While I was just searching the latest videos from Udaipur for the elephant that my colleague Marco reported to have seen standing in Lake Picchola, I noticed that the monsoon finally kicked in in Rajasthan!
The French are celebrating their National Day next week on 14.07.
The reason why I find that particularly interesting, besides a spectacular fireworks display I am expecting to see in Paris, is that my favourite French restaurant Le Gaulois in Schwabing/Munich is co-celebrating for a whole week :-)
The office I share with three dear colleagues has a fire ladder attached to it. For some days now there is a pigeon couple invading this space and I assume they are busy mating and wanting to build a nest there. And I have a pigeon phobia… how comes? Here is the story: