Posts tagged ‘buildings’

June 10, 2017

Mariazell – the second round, part 1

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April 30, 2017

my Bregenz neighbourhood – part 1

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April 20, 2017

Konstanz – part 2

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April 19, 2017

Konstanz – part 1

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April 12, 2017

Stein am Rhein – part 3

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April 11, 2017

Stein am Rhein – part 2

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April 10, 2017

Stein am Rhein – part 1

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April 4, 2017

the art of naming your house

by ada

Giving names to your house appears to be a Swiss thing, originated back in those times when white spots on maps were filled with mysterious references to sea monsters, four-horned men and “Here Be Dragons” warnings. In those sweet times you could be living at places dedicated to delightful things like loyalty…

…or rear thighs:

The origin of some names is still a mystery…

… some seem rather obvious, though:

Sometimes naming your house is an interactive process:

My personal favourite is this one (can you guess why?):

Most of the houses are dedicated to simple, joyful living things, like plants…

…or animals:

A whole zoo…

…with a colourful collection of birds:

Weather can also be a great inspiration. The sun rises…

…to a blue sky…

…or to a rainy day:

Of course, things start to get complicated when human race enters with its doubtful attempts at civilisation. Fictive creatures appear at once…

…and bears are forced to dance:

Medieval times are represented by angels…

…giants…

…and balance scales made of gold…

…to measure all your (Swedish) money…

…or shame you for the lack of it:

Virgins are obligatory…

…and such are the things virgins should know nothing about:

For preventing them from getting first-hand knowledge in the art of rear love, virgins have to be safely stored in towers…

…built on the top of green mountains…

…surrounded by green forests…

…and locked tight with keys:

There they can sit and wait for being rescued in the most contemporary way while counting down their time using sandglasses:

To their misfortune, knights do not seem to be available on the streets of Schaffhausen. The Ghost of Communism is haunting it instead!

It stirs up trouble…

…which leads to war.

Luckily, peace always sets in at the end…

…for which we can not be thankful enough!

March 29, 2017

Schaffhausen – part 1

by ada

March 1, 2017

Radolfzell – part 2

by ada

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February 28, 2017

Radolfzell – part 1

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December 21, 2016

Schloss Salem

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December 19, 2016

Arbon – part 2

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December 18, 2016

Arbon – part 1

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December 17, 2016

the balconies of Sankt Gallen

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December 16, 2016

Sankt Gallen – part 3

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December 15, 2016

Sankt Gallen – part 2

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December 14, 2016

Sankt Gallen – part 1

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November 28, 2016

Ravensburg – part 3

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November 27, 2016

Ravensburg – part 2

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November 26, 2016

Ravensburg – part 1

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November 4, 2016

Egg

by ada

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November 1, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – part 3

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October 31, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – part 2

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September 23, 2016

Bludenz

by ada

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July 20, 2016

Friedrichshafen – part 3

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July 13, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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July 7, 2016

Feldkirch – Schattenburg

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July 6, 2016

Feldkirch – part 3

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July 3, 2016

Feldkirch – part 2

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