Until next time;
It has been a while since my last blog. I was thinking about writing this one for the past month, but always something got in the way. May it be weekends away with friends, having school or preschool commitments, visitors or working on my art projects; life just seems to get busier by the week (so it seems).
But where do I start? I guess I have to go back in time, in case you wonder why there are people wearing T-shirts in the photographs.
First, there was our trip to the French part of Switzerland in early September. Before we left, Alex and I dropped of the boys at my mums so we could have a weekend away without the little ones.
We visited an old friend of Alex’s youth, his wife and two children. His friend and family were living at the time in Lausanne (they moved back to Australia), which is a beautiful city on the shores of lake Geneva. Whilst staying in a beautiful old house, which was in her families’ hands for over 10 decades, we did a trip out into the country and had a picnic in the most amazing spot surrounded by high mountains and a river.
After this wonderful weekend away in Switzerland, it was time for me to visit some old friends in Berlin. I always get butterflies in my stomach when I think about this city. I have stopped counting how many times I have been there but it is always a great pleasure. Before moving to Australia, my plan was to move to Berlin and study art. I always was taken by the city’s art scene and vibrancy, which is still present.
In between all this travel we were out to explore Nürnberg. 15 years ago when I used to live here I didn’t see the city like I see it today. It is a great opportunity to explore it again as an adult.
End of September we visited the Nürnberger Volksfest, which is a bit like the October Fest in Munich, but smaller. The kids had a great time and I realised that not much has changed in the past 20 years, with the same rides on the same spots.
I also need to mention the historical location of this event, which is right next to the impressive Colosseum that Hitler had built in the 1940’s. After the Fair we had to have a closer look at this huge piece of architecture, which was never finished. It is quite a dramatic building with high ceilings, arches and a horseshoe shape. On some walls we even found bullet holes from the war, which gave me Goosebumps. Today the colosseum has two functions; one is storage for some companies and second; an impressive museum serving as a reminder of the tragic times back in WWII.
I hope you enjoyed this brief journey of ours and felt a bit of our excitement and experiences we are getting over here.
Until next time;