Monday, 30 September 2013


The 168th Cannstatter Volksfest, Stuttgart is combination beer festival, autumn harvest festival and carnival; the second biggest fest in Germany after Munchen.

Historically, a festival to encourage and reward farmers and their agricultural produce, it is now a eatin'n'drinkin'fest. A very amusing time spent dirndl & lederhosen watching and the beer halls were a riot.

Sadly, no produce or animals to view, makes us quite fond of our Royal Melbourne Show.
However, boys rate the carnival as "the best ever!"

Give us this day our daily bread

The Swaebish Brezel 1200s-now.

Oh your salt crusted belly, your crunchy knotted arms...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Our trip to Germany: the difference in scale

The view from our loft room in Esslingen, thanks to Frank & Airbnb looking towards the Burg and vineyards covering the hill. In Australia one or two vapor trails is a beautiful site, on arrival here the sky is full of calligraphic lines.

30 hours of travel, door to door, North Melbourne to Germany. We are greeted by our  aunts & uncles Gretel & Willi, Irene & Hans, and of course, traditional Swarbisch fare.  Huge bretzels, so doughy on the curve and cruchy through the knot and said to made to view the sky "three times".

The fachwerk house with our loft rooms nestled into the roof line.

Skating unter der brucke on the Neckar River. An 'awesome' skate park for its size, variety of ramps, grinds, bowls & plaza area. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Soft eyes?

The Wire: Refugees Episode #4.4 (2006)
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland:  If you got soft eyes, you can see the whole thing. If you got hard eyes - you staring at the same tree missing the forest. 
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: Ah, zen shit.
'Bunk': Soft eyes, grasshopper.

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