Monthly Archives: July 2018

One Last Dali

There weren’t many sculptures in the Salvador Dali exhibit at the Messmer Gallery in Riegel, just the “Space Elephant” and a couple of others. You can probably figure out which one is the elephant. Advertisements

More Dali

As promised yesterday, a few more photos taken at the Salvador Dali exhibit at the Messmer Gallery in Riegel, Germany. Clicking on an image should enlarge it. I have lots more photos, but think this will be it for the prints. Tomorrow a couple of the sculptures.

Dabbling In Dali

It’s a cliché to say, “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” In my case it’s not completely true either. I’m no art expert, but over the years I have accumulated a fair bit of knowledge. Having some friends who paint for a living probably helps – we all […]

You Can’t Hear The Difference

Pretty much everyone in North America knows peperoni, that mildly spicy Italian sausage that is the first meat you would add to a pizza. I usually take my pizza with just sauce and cheese, but if I want a little variety, I ask for pepperoni. But not in Germany. What a difference a “p” makes. […]

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Yesterday afternoon I was walking from Heitersheim to Sulzburg, and noting how quickly the corn is growing. It looks like it will be ready for harvest soon. As someone who loves to eat fresh corn on the cob it was a frustrating experience. I know that this corn is not meant for human consumption. Unlike […]

Meat Lovers

I know a woman leaving today for a vacation in Kenya. I said to her what I say to everyone in know who passes through Nairobi: when you are eating zebra at the Carnivore, think of me. For 17 years, since my first and (so far) only visit to Kenya, the Carnivore has been my […]

Longing For Home

One of the first things I did upon arrival in Germany last fall was empty my wallet. The Canadian cash was put away the day we arrived; the credit cards once I had German ones. The day I return to Canada I will put my Canadian money back in the wallet, retaining a few Euros, […]