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Best Polish Dinner
Came back from Ukraine. At this moment only pics. Some words later on, now i'm going to take rest. Cheers, enjoy and cu all!
And now as I promised some words about the trip.
First was the beginning, and "nice" surprise. When our families saw the bus with which we had to pass to Ukraine, they wanted to cancel our journey ;) Some twelve hours in old ruined bus which windows where unable to open and in the morning fresh and shine we landed in Lvov. First impression was "shit, it's Russia" (basicly by the way women were dressed up). Than we had to rush to Stanislavov and with this journey bad quality journeys started. In general there were none normal buses, just small bus-vans with 200% people on board and sometimes animals. On the late evening we landed at polish family which decided to stay in their home when borders of Poland were moved north in past. People were more and more friendly when we were moving further from the city.
The good thing in every city and village was that when we were speaking polish very slow and clear, after third time people were able to understand us ;)
So after one day of rest after two days of travel, we moved to the first church. Every time we had some tactic to make good impression to be allowed to measure the church. So we aere painting and drawing, of course all the time behaving well, and when the keykeeper was appearing, we were showing our drawings and trying to make him let us inside. On 12 churches, twice we were not let in. So in a sum it's quite okay.
On the beginning measurements were taking 8h (elevations, plans, sections + interior plans and altar drawings) and the last one was made in 4,5h.
When we filled our plan to collect all churches, we moved into mountains. First plan was to reach border with Romania on the highest peak in this area, around 1850m, but when it occured that it's too dangerous because of political matters and border area, we changed way and finally we've made some 50km in two days with huge uphill on the beginning and downhill at the end. What's quite interesting to move into highest mountain region, we rented a truck, the one from picture with ducks and kids in red. We've been at the trunk for 8h of roads, offroad and rivers ;) Cool but tireing.
I've got to say that we met there lots of good and trusting people that gave us shelter for the night. Which was not so obvious to get, when you though about 12 strangers with huge backpacks speaking other language. And of course some people were very glad that we are polish, some of them not. Anyway, sometimes we HAD to drink a lot of homemade vodka to show that we are friends. Measuring church next day from same morning was not so easy then.
At the end we stopped for some longer time in Kolomyja and Lvov. I think I'll be back in Lvov, it's really nice town, I could say with polish spirit.
God bless shower, running water and toilets! I'm home!
Ladies and gens.
First of all, it's time to tell you that... I booked my flights to our beloved Tampere! Yeah, in the end of August I will have some holidays in beautiful Suomi. I heard about balconies in Mikontalo so I cannot resist and have to convince myself.
I will even have a stop in Riga, so who knows, maybe there will be some time for a coffee with Ilva?
The second thing: mosquito spray is sold out in Potsdam. Very annoying.
Number three: At the weekend I attended the second day of the wonderful Melt! Festival. Not only the lineup (highlights: Hot Chip, Polarkreis 18, Jan Delay and so many more... including SNAP! Rhythm is a dancer! Yeehaaa!) but also the festival site is just stunning. It takes place in Ferropolis - iron city - which is a closed industrial site. Cranes and conveyers everywhere, and the stages inbetween.
Concerts until 7 in the morning, crazy light effects and fireworks.
Unfortunately I don't have a camera.
BUT. Torsten (yes, the one some of you already know from Bergen) was my saviour and took some great photos.
Watch and enjoy.
Posted by hellgruen at 15:05
Just to keep you posted about the serious things happening in my life...
I've got a new toy: an espresso cooker!
Wanna come around for a coffee?
And yes, I admit that this coffee was only prepared for showing you that my spoons I borrowed from Café Europa are still in use...
P.S.: Now I have two phantastic spoons but some original Finnish beer glasses are still missing. Would our Finnish readership please....?
A good evening with nice guests here in Dresden just passed. Fortunately a school friend was able to sponsor free tickets for the RHCP show tonite. We had a lot of partys in our home town together and, well, she made it to her profession and works for a concert agency now.
Ági and me just went there and enjoyed a short 1h 30min concert of the I don't wanna talk Mr Kiedis and his mates. Lucky man who's not being a real fan and payed € 65.-
|Red Hot Chili Peppers|
some pics of the place I'm now, and until end of September:
Atelier du Pont / PLAN01 young people and good atmosphere (a bit of english speaking would do good though, héhé)
the two last weeks have been busy, but great : two competitions delivered... now waiting for the results, I've started working on an exhibition (finding material, preparing the scenography...) with some guys from other agencies (Rh+, Peripheriques...) which promises to be quite interesting.
well people, go on posting sun on this page and postcards (great to receive them, thanks a lot!)