Innsbruck, Austria

One of my best friends lives in Eastern Austria. It is very complicated to see each other, because we don't always go back to Hungary at the same time, and the number of free days is limited. That is why we decided to meet on half way between Eastern Austria and Zürich. We choose the city of Innsbruck. Innsbruck is the capital of the federal state of Tyrol in Western Austria.

So, Saturday morning I drove to Innsbruck. It took me 4 hours to get there by car.
It is not a big town (120 000 inhabitants), but its historical center is relative big to its size. It is very pleasant to walk around among the baroque, classic, and traditional tiroler buildings. We even found some gothic monuments.
The arcitecture is already charming in itself, but the fact that the town is surrounded by almost 3000 m high mountains of the Tiroler Alps makes the complete view stunning, amazing and special.
Even if it is not a big city, it was full of life during the night, too. (In countries like Switzerland and Austria, generally, the nightlife is more hidden.) We found nice places to have a party. The restaurants were also good! I was really sad to return on Sunday. I will be always ready to go back!


My diabolic guitar player at a Swedish Midsummer party

My boyfriend has 3 guitars. After mentioning this fact, it is obvious that he could not stop playing during the barbecue on Friday, and everybody loved him for this!

Actually, it turned out that we were celebrating the longest day of the year. An Italian friend of us has a Swedish girlfriend and in Sweden, it is a national free day to celebrate. So, she decided to adapt the traditions of her country to Zürich and it was a very good idea. This celebration is about singing, collecting flowers, eating fish together and playing funny games. And of course, a reason to drink spirits from the North! We went home from the riverside at 2 in the morning and I had to wake up at 6 to drive to Innsbruck, but I don´t mind it at all! It was such a fun!


"Sheep dotted" Swiss mountain

Once went on a biketour in the mountains. We crossed through a long valley. The ascents were full of sheeps, but for the first sight, they seemed to be only dots on the mountains. The most charming part of this landscape is that there are bells on the sheeps and they trinkle all the time. Our trip was animated constantly by music made by sheeps. It was so lovely!

Good morning Everyone!

This week I have been quite busy, so I couldn't find too much time to be on the internet. I have had a lot of work and luckily, after 2 weeks of rain, we can finally enjoy the sun!
My broken big toe doesn't need fixing anymore, so I can start to do sports. Of course, in a moderate way at first. In the last few days, I went for some short runs and I did a 50 km bike tour around a lake close to our place. I feel so much better that I am allowed to move! My body is full of endorphine again!

Warm weather means freedom for me. I like the possibility of spending the nights and the evenings outside! I enjoy the outdoor places! No matter if it is in the wild nature or an outdoor coffeeshop in the city. Fortunately, this week I had both! And today, I am going to spend the evening on a small island on the river in order to enjoy a barbecue with friends.

Apparently, the Swiss summer is finally starting and I am looking forward to it!
My main projet for this season is to continue to discover the Swiss Alps. Here is photo from last year:

What about your projets for this summer?


Dear readers of mine!

Thank you very much for your nice comments! It is really touching to get your kind and incentive messages! It means a lot for me!

I wish a very happy Wednesday evening for everybody!


Our trip to Köln, Germany

I already mentioned that it was my first time to Köln, and I didn´t know too much of the city. But it turned out to be a nice place. Despite the fact that 95% of its buildings were totally destroyed during the II. World War, it does have a charm. Only this cathedral that you can see on the pictures survived even if its total neighborhood was in ruins.
I would say that this church itself worth visiting Köln. It is amazing! Huge! Each square meters are laced or stuccoed. Compelling, impressive and astonishing.

There are a lot of parks and green areas in the city.

Of course, Germany is in football fever these days! :-)

We were the guests of a some friends. The husband is a doctor of physics and the wife is a fashion designer. They were incredibly friendly and charming with their 3 cute kids. We had a very good time!

They took us to a party at their friends place who is a big fun of arts. This statue greeted us at the entry of his home. Then I stopped taking pictures, I was too busy to get to know the actresses, photographers, musicians, professors, doctors and painters from everywhere who were there. 

It is difficult to say if it is because of the nice and interesting people we met, or because of the town itself, but we spent 3 magnificent days in Germany!


Little red ships on a surging blondish sea

I took this picture today on my way home from work. I saw these red poppies delighting the field, and I had to stop to take a picture!

Passion for RED

(I got these pictures indirectly, I don`t know their precise origin.)

Switzerland - Spain 1:0

Yesterday, Switzerland won unexpectedly a football match. It was not just an ordinary football match! It was at the World Championships and on the top of that against the famous Spanish team! The people in the downtown went totally crazy! I never saw Zürich like this before! People danced and celebrated together on the street!
Even if I was in a hurry to my very expensive german lesson, I prefered to be late a little bit. I wanted to share their happiness for a while!

It wasn't easy to take pictures, because everybody was moving, but I tried at least:

And the poor Spanish mourners:


The WAVE Hammock by Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström

I have just found another cute exemple for the Swedish designers excellent works. Generally, furniture made of aluminium is not really my cup of tea, but of course, there are exeptions. Like this outdoor hammock:

It has been raining since last Friday, so this picture is like a dream for me these wet working days! I like the color and the shape! The form is composed only by a few of curved lines, but the effect is simply great!

Oh, and I absolutely love this kind of doggy with the light soft hair!

origin: Royal Botania


Next trip: Köln

On Saturday I am going to Köln in Germany to participate to a birthday party. The road trip is not short, so we decided to stay there for a couple of days.
To tell the truth, I don't know too much about the city and I am looking for information about the nice spots and interesting places in Köln.

I suppose it should be a nice place, there are people putting the city on their wall:

Does anybody know anything about Köln?


Another cloudy but happy weekend

It rains a lot in Switzerland and that enchants the plants.  That is why you can see beautiful colors everywhere here even if it is cloudy. We went to an excursion on Saturday, and we saw this wonderful striking green embracing us:

Laced mountains....


Katalin Verebics

I am always a bit sad when I feel like I miss something that is going on in my hometown Budapest. I have just realised that I miss one of my favorite Hungarian painter's exhibition. I am going to arrive a fews days later to Budapest then the exhibition closes. To consolate myself, I decided to post her works for you. I think she makes gorgeous pictures about herself!