Oktober 2009

Pink Martini: Splendor in the Grass

I might have already said that I just love Pink Martini. But I can't stress it enough: Pink Martini is awesome.
I can hardly wait until their new album "Splendor in the Grass" will be published in a few days. I've already fallen in love to this album by the three preview tracks on Pink Martini on MySpace.
Not only that Thomas Lauderdale, the creative head of the ensemble, is also openly gay, and China Forbes is an awesome singer, they're also so inspired and amazing, and the "background story" of the band is very interesting, too.


Rigi, Rings, 3rd of October and other things

Ok, I admit, I've been neglecting my blog a little bit lately. But here's a quick catchup for the very few regular readers left...

Last Month, my BF and I exchanged rings as a sign of our connection and love. I've never been in a relationship that serious, but it feels very good.

This week, we've been hiking on the Rigi, the place on top of the Queen of the Mountains where I've been so many times in my youth that it actually feels like home. And I was happy that my BF liked it very much as well. We had excellent weather and a great time. On the Rigi there are no cars allowed, so the air is clean and fresh and it's like paradise.


On the second day we walked to a nearby village. One part of the trail is the "Felsenweg", where you have a beautiful view over the Vierwaldstätter See (a very beautiful lake in the valley).

This was the view from the balcony of our room at the harborage.

On the way home we made a stop at the beautyful city Lucerne.

There was a fair in Lucerne and I found a beautiful reflection of the ferris wheel in the windows of the art museum.
Fair in Luzern

Today, it's 3rd of October, it's the German 4th of July. Except it's not that cool. However, my dad turned 60 last week and celebrates it today...