Sunday, April 30, 2006

cedar tree

Suffering from hay fever I'm still confined indoor. The cedar tree, viewed from the windowsill, is doing fine.

Readings: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

The thread of a family in the course of the last century displayed on the background of the history of India, Burma and Malaya during the last period of colonialism and after. Interested as I am in history as well as in cultural anthropology, this has been a truly amazing reading - an outstanding book.
About half a year ago I read an other book by the same author: In an Antiqe Land. Centered on Cairo and Northern Egypt it gives a picture of the world at another time: what was life like between India and the Straits of Gibraltar some 600 to 800 years ago, i.e. before colonialism set in at about AD 1500. Maybe it also gives you some clue about islam nowadays and about western politics in the Near East today. This book is truly outstanding.

Friday, April 28, 2006

(r)evolution ...

April 27
April 28
"Supplantation" is now being completed

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


March 27
April 22

April 26

old plants (they are'nt old, really), somebody told me, have to "supplanted" by newer ones
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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Views from my window

Today has been a very sonny day. Hay fever is holding me inside. Above you see the old acacia tree, right before my window, in the morning sun - at last he too is putting on fresh leaves. Above some other view shortly before sunset.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006


"Holy Grave" in a church (catholic) near Bressanone

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nearing Easter

Though the mountains are still covered with snow, spring is going on, slopes around Bolzano are showing some green now.

Nearing Easter the moon is becoming full.

The village of Steinegg - in the background the famous Rosengarten.

The village of Oberbozen and, beyond, the Sciliar glowing in the evening sun.
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Saturday, April 01, 2006


Forsythia has come through, finally!

A view from my office