Playing With Depth In The Garden

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Nicky and John's Wedding

The One And Only Royal Wedding

One day ahead, bride and groom excited, but in good condition :-)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_1989OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Last preparations: groom, best man, ushers and some guests

 

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There she is! Only 18 minutes late.

 

 

The ceremony

 

 

Yeah! Happy Couple!

 

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Champagne reception

 

 

The party

 

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The next day

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The Great Indoors: Getting Things Done. Sometimes.

Another month and we quite advanced with our project. But we are surely looking forward to normal life as well.

master bedroom with dinosaur:

before / after

garden and porch

shiva room

kitchen

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But the best thing is: Friends are coming

(including Igor the hedgehog)

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Bauhaus: Primacy Of Function?

On our way back from the wedding we had a short stop in Dessau and for the first time I saw the Bauhaus buildings—which I knew well, but only from books–—in reality. This visit made quite an impression on me and I started thinking if the form follows function rule, like it is used today, […]

The Great Indoors: Why I Don’t Post New Hikes Right Now

We are living in Berlin, this big and always busy city and it’s getting more and more crowded in the last years. So we decided to take a big step to buy a house outside of the city in the forest. First as a weekend home later maybe as our small, private Florida.

After some research we found an old house on a big  estate in a tiny settlement in the forest at the borders of a small town in the east of Berlin, I fell in love with it and he found it very reasonable. I guess he fell in love with it too, and I find it reasonable as well but the tendencies are quite clear (-:.

In 1927 architect and plasterer Kurt Milius build the house, small but with kind of a cosmopolite grandezza  – with a dome in the living room, waffled ceilings, built-in closets and rounded corners in vestibule – and his wife Charlotte lived there until she deceased at the age of 102.

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She was quite a collector of things and so our first move was to separate the good from the nasty. He found much more things to be nasty than I did and burned them in secret and I saved them in secret for their second life.

This is us just after having received the keys:
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Then we started to remove the centuries old wallpaper from the walls. We found quite some interesting articles from the 1930s underneath. About vacations in Sweden or on the rise of the Third Reich.
Thankfully my best friend Silvia was here to help for the Easter Weekend. She was my big motivation. Later on Saturday, Christian came to paint the very high waffled ceiling with paint primer. What a blessing to have such friends when you can’t feel your arms anymore.

 

 

 

 

Than we started painting …

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The Living Room:

 

 

The Dining Room:
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The Guest Room:

 

 

 

And while we worked, spring came to our garden without knocking:
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The Wedding Of Karin And Benne

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Friends & Family

 

 

 

 

 The Next Generation

 

 

 

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