September 21, 2018

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. cool sculpture

:: 2. girls soccer at twilight

:: 3. just bottle, very cool to have them near stadelhofen

:: 4. still bare foot, though in my sandals to go into the city

:: 5. and enjoying the memory of the dutch painters, painting the swiss mountains...

September 18, 2018

at the museum

it was somewhat a surprise for myself, but i had the day off!
not one meeting or task to do at a certain moment of the day. i felt so free and took the opportunity to have lunch in town (with the big boy) and visit the museum to see the exhibit "dutch mountains" at the paul reinhart art museum.

 Caspar Wolf, der untere Grindelwaldgletscher, 1774/1777, Kunstmuseum Winterthur Sammlung Oskar Reinhart

it is an amazing exhibit, wonderfully curated and at some point, i asked myself, why i'm even in the museum and not on the mountain!
that's what it did to me, it is powerful to see the paintings as well as the the drawings and prints by Jan Hackaert and  his friend Conrad Meyer. they revolutionized landscape painting in the 17th century together with other dutch masters. 
the two of them had a realistic and modern way of graphic interpretations of the mountains they saw and experienced. they were influenced by the the artists are now regarded as pioneers of swiss alpine painting. the two of them were also influenced by albrecht von haller's poem "Die Alpen".

September 17, 2018

gathering to celebrate

at the wedding of my brother in law, my men were making music and it was wonderful. so much sunshine at the middle of september, so much joy in celebrating the wedding of joel's youngest brother. and we are happely welcoming his bride into our extended family!
congratulations a & a, blessings and many wonderful adventures are waiting for you in your married life!

the dinner party was on top of the mountain "niesen", in the big fogy soup up there, all in white... it was a big change of scenery, after having spent the afternoon surrounded by the wonderful landscape of the bernese mountains. but it was also special to take the funicular up (except elias, he run up the moutnain in under 2 hours!)
excellent dining with family, which we really don't see enough.