Onneksi Olkoon, Suomi!!

Wow, the young lions won the World Championship of ice-hockey AND the Finnish young women the 7th of overall 9 World titles in a sport that I had never heard of before: Ringette. Obviously a more feminine version of Ice Hockey. And both happened last weekend in Helsinki. Here a video of the truly “nail…

Relocation update: Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France and the oldest city actually, it is also the largest cruise harbor, so it was paramount to visit. For a change, with all the ancient architecture in this area, I focussed my visit on a very modern building right at the sea front, the MUCEM. The “mistral”…

Relocation update: Aix

Meanwhile, two weeks have passed and I lost track of all the things I have seen. This weekend I took a longer trip to Aix on Provence and then I stopped for a few hours in Marseille. Aix is the historic capital of the Region of Provence and mostly well-known because of Paul Cézanne, who…

November Relocation: Nice/Nizza

Still wandering through Nice, smelling, seeing, hearing. The city is very alive, many rules seem to be there only to be broken, especially when it comes to traffic. So many details on the old houses, even the chimneys are decorated. Makes me wonder what happened to the profession of architecture since the “golden age”…But then,…

The last leaves

This year, we have a very long and colorful fall. It’s almost November and we have still leaves on the trees. Unusal, but I like it. Ein später Herbst in diesem Jahr, es ist schon fast November und immer noch Blätter an den Bäumen. Ungewöhnlich. Aber mir gefällts. Grau und dunkel wird es früh genug.

Finnish humor 1

Okay, this is so Finnish, I just had to post it. Nothing more to say. Helen energy advertising (Click on “continue reading” and then on the link “Helen”)