I've been noticing a lot of hearts in my travels around lately. All you need is love.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I have been walking in the cemetery lately and during a recent lap noticed this bird's nest nestled in a safe spot. I didn't want to get too close. Visions of Hitchcock-like swooping mama birds ran through my mind...but I couldn't resist a few photos.
And so that got me thinking about all of the lovely flowers and trees and wildlife that make the cemetery their home. Like this guy, that I had been hearing peck-peck-pecking for a few days now. Finally, he was ready for his close-up.
And all of the gorgeous wildflowers (or weeds....)
And then one day, the Groundskeeper decided that it was time to tidy up the lawns and started to mow...but I know it is a matter of time until everything starts to get wild again. I am actually looking forward to it.
Until then, I'll be patient....
Monday, June 10, 2013
I am not sure who is running around my neighborhood with a big, fat Sharpie tagging everything standing still, but I really wish he or she would stop.
I am a fan of street art but not this tagging...it seems out of place here in Munich, at least in the streets nearest our building. The place I see that this tagging bothers me the most has to be on the walls of the Friedhof, or cemetery. It sure seems to me that the only names that should be honored or noticed there are the ones on the graves.
So, I say to you, ...mute", live up to your name and stay muted!
(or give us some real street art...)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Have you seen the pianos randomly scattered around in Munich???
We came across one of the street pianos today on a walk in Schwabing. This is one is located near the University, on Geschwistersholl Platz, off of Leopold Strasse.
According to the website on the small brochure I found in a pocket on the back of the piano, "...touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by artist Luke Jerram. From Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 May, 14 Street Pianos will be distributed across the streets of Munich. Located in public parks, streets and squares, the pianos are for any member of the public to play and enjoy. Some of the pianos are also for the public to decorate and personalise, while others were designed by artists or social institutions in Munich."
Here is the website so you can check out the pianos...maybe they are coming to a place near you?
While we were there, several people approached the piano, and even sat down to play.
Some of the pianos will be available for sale after the installation to fund the project or donated to local schools and community groups. I see that there is another one close by...so I will have to give that one a look too...and see if I can be serenaded by a stranger or two....