Wednesday, August 17, 2011

we must Become the pitiless censors of ourselves.

I bought this bottle of wine for somebody, but fuck it. I'm gonna drink it myself.
Bottles of wine come and go.
Well, they mostly go.
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After the first glass I'm going to start my mural of Le Chat Noir and listen to John Maus. Lovely, lovely music.


Monday, August 15, 2011

day in Bern.

So after our 2 hour visit to the Goetheanum in Dornach, Roel and I continued our journey to Bern, Switzerland's capital. I had been there before, 7 years ago in the winter, and remembered it to be a town with an old centre that was not built in the Middle Ages, but evoked a medieval atmosphere.

From our camping site, we could walk along the river Aar (Aare in German) to the city center. We only had to climb the rock on which Bern was originally built. When we were on top, we fell in the middle of tourists crowds, which sucked, so we tried to avoid them as well as we could, although that was very hard.

We walked towards the West, where we found a nice local market, bought some local delicacies (Patties) and ate them on the Bundesplatz (Parliament Square), where they have very photogenic fountains with kids running through. We sat there for over an hour, bought some more food and enjoyed the warm, yet unsunny weather.

When we decided it was time to move again, we went eastwards, towards the Bärengraben (bear pit). We passed some vintage stores, filled with cool things, but the best thing I saw was a blow fish, made into a lamp. I WANT that as a bed side lamp (it's illegal though). I was very tempted to take one home, but didn't.
We came across the M√ľnster of Bern, the cathedral of Bern, went inside, because it was free, enjoyed the nice stained glass and the lovely ceiling (like I've never seen before in a cathedral), heard someone playing organ (favorite instrument of my late grandfather), loathed it, and went outside again. Then we had to hurry to my cousin's place, because he invited us for dinner. No pictures of that, though.

I have a very full schedule tomorrow, but hopefully I will fill you in on the second day in Bern soon. Over dinner my cousin gave Roel and me some tips to see a more alternative side of Bern, so we went to some squatting places.


Sunday, August 14, 2011


As I said before, I want to post my pictures of Roel and my roadtrip to Switzerland in series, considering the fact that I made so many pictures and there needs to be some kind of cohesion.

This is my first series. It's of our 2 hour visit to the Goetheanum in Dornach (near Basel), the head quarters of the Anthroposophy. I am currently still finding out about what anthroposophy actually is, but the building was very interesting. It was built in a very organic style, which created a feeling of rest, but also made you want to be productive. A very uncommon atmosphere, which probably needs to settle on you, in order for it to feel good. So the two hours Roel and I were there, it felt a bit restless, but still something comfortable oozed inbetween.

It's really hard to express this atmosphere in words. Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves.

1. On the balcony of the Goetheanum, west side.
2. - 9. Details of the interior.
10. Me in Roel's sunglasses.

A next series will hopefully come soon.

and you, You had it all along: an endless need For games.

This song put a great, big smirk on my face from its first notes. Made my day. :)

Beirut - A Candle's Fire.

Hereafter I will post more pictures from Switzerland.

Monday, August 01, 2011

back From the dead.

Back from my roadtrip to Switzerland with my buddy Roel. I had to be in Swiss for a family party, considering my aunt moved there a significant amount of years ago, stayed there ever since and had a family. She comes to the Netherlands a lot, but now it was our turn to travel East.

So, I took a car, picked up my friend and we started driving. Final destination: Einigen. A little town at the Lake of Thun. Before arriving there, Roel and I first stopped in Basel (kind of) and Bern, then went to Einigen where the whole family stayed in some kind of mansion/castle, and on our way back to the Netherlands we had lunch in Basel and resided two days in Cologne (I had been there before. You might remember it from these posts).

I will share more pictures of the journey, but this is part one. These pictures are a small overview of the journey and were all made with Roel's phone and I photoshopped them to make them more my taste.

1. Goetheanum (also, check out the slave man).
2. Bern, motherfucker.
3. Contemporary art censorship please! (Wearing Zara T, H&M shorts, ring and bracelet, Villagers bag, vintage bandana and Vans.)
4. Chateau Buijze.
5. Swiss tradition: grill sausages in nature.
6. CSI Einigen.
7. Home cow shizzle.
8. Only in Cologne.

I am (not so) secretly, very much in love with Bern and Cologne. I had both visited these cities before, but I just got over-excited when I returned last week. They both thrive on really good energies and I could feel that very well.

More pictures to come. I will make little series of different parts of the journey.