Ethnic Dirndls

It’s that time of year again! Well, almost. The 2011 Oktoberfest kicks off on Saturday and I’ve been noticing storefront windows all over town full of Dirndls. Over the last few years I’ve noticed some new trends, notably Ethnic Dirndls made out of Saris. I A newsletter email landed in my inbox yesterday highlighting a…

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Isarinsel Fest

On my way to the market last Saturday I noticed they were getting the Isarinsel Fest all set up. The festivities were part of the celebration that the Isar ‘re-naturalization’ has been completed. Like I said, they were just getting set up, so there was nothin’ doin’. I took a few snaps though which you…

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Groovy Munich

In the late nineties, when I moved to Munich, it like many big cities, was in the full grip of the dotcom boom. There were a lot of expats in town working for start-ups and enjoying all that life in the Bavarian Hauptstadt had to offer. The guidebook for locals at the time was a…

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Kunst im Karée 2011

For the last eight years, the design agency 84GHz has been producing an event called Kunst im Karée in which artists in the Maxvorstadt and Schwabing neighborhoods make their ateliers and work spaces available fora two-day open house. To be totally honest, my real motivation for going was for seeing the spaces more than the…

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