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My Mittenwald: mountains, masks, music, Mahlzeit!

Above/featured: From the regional train: facing southwest over Schöttlkarstrasse and the eastern end of the Wettersteinwand at right.

The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1786 described the alpine town of Mittenwald as “lebendes Bilderbuch” or “a living picture-book”. Images and descriptions in print and provided by visitors became draw and lure. Funny thing is I’d set foot and stayed in nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and hadn’t taken the easy 20-minute train hop to Mittenwald.

I took care of that with two visits within a 15-month interval.

Wandering through Mittenwald is a delight because of the abundant fresh mountain air, picturesque surroundings, and the easy compact nature of the town. It’s a very familiar refrain for alpine towns in this part of the world.

Mid-winter is special with the combination of seeing mountains freshly frosted with snow, people of all ages wearing masks and costumes during carnival season, houses painted in colourful “Lüftlmalerei”, and the town’s special place in music history. When clouds break in spring and summer, it seems like an endless vista of blue skies and lakes along with green meadows and mountains to accompany your time outside on walks and hikes in the area.


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Eran Shakine, Jüdisches Museum München, Jewish Museum Munich, Munich, München, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, footeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew decide to live on critical thinking and hope

Israeli artist Eran Shakine explores the similarities and differences among three world religions Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. With “A Muslim, A Christian, and A Jew,” the title of his exhibition plays on the first line of a joke which draws on stereotypes, and with his drawings, Shakine has a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew – outwardly indistinguishable – explore the world.

The blurb above was paraphrased from the description at the Jüdisches Museum München (Jewish Museum Munich). Shakine’s clever insightful work was on display at the museum from 21 February to 21 October 2018.

Here was the selection of Shakine’s work:

•   6 December: M,C,J visiting some friends.
•   13 December: M,C,J one afternoon in the North Pacific.
•   20 December: M,C,J realize they don’t have to know everything.
•   27 December: M,C,J decide to live on critical thinking and hope.

I made the photo above on 2 June 2018 with a Fujifilm X70. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-fuG.

Eran Shakine, Jüdisches Museum München, Jewish Museum Munich, Munich, München, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, footeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew realize they don’t have to know everything

Israeli artist Eran Shakine explores the similarities and differences among three world religions Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. With “A Muslim, A Christian, and A Jew,” the title of his exhibition plays on the first line of a joke which draws on stereotypes, and with his drawings, Shakine has a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew – outwardly indistinguishable – explore the world.

The blurb above was paraphrased from the description at the Jüdisches Museum München (Jewish Museum Munich). Shakine’s clever insightful work was on display at the museum from 21 February to 21 October 2018.

Here is a selection of Shakine’s work for this month:

•   6 December: M,C,J visiting some friends.
•   13 December: M,C,J one afternoon in the North Pacific.
•   20 December: M,C,J realize they don’t have to know everything.
•   27 December: M,C,J decide to live on critical thinking and hope.

I made the photo above on 2 June 2018 with a Fujifilm X70. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-fuz.

Lights of Hope, St. Paul's Hospital, Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Christmas on display (LAPC)

Above/featured: Annual “Lights of Hope” display at St. Paul’s Hospital: Vancouver, BC – 24 Nov 2018 (X70).

Display (noun):

•   a performance, show, or event staged for public entertainment.
•   a collection of objects arranged for public viewing.

e.g., a display of Christmas lights, food, and drink in an open public venue.

In Germany, there is no admission charge to any of the multiple Christmas markets in a town or city, and there are no restricted drinking areas, as you’ll see people carrying mugs of hot steaming goodness up and down the open streets. But all the same, it’s about the lights; it’s about food, drink, and frivolity; and it’s all the better if it’s snowing or there’s a few centimetres of the white fluffy stuff on the ground.

Is there a Christmas market where you live or where you’re going to visit? Enjoy the display, and please have a Glühwein for me.

Or two. Or three.

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Eran Shakine, Jüdisches Museum München, Jewish Museum Munich, Munich, München, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, footeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew in the North Pacific

Israeli artist Eran Shakine explores the similarities and differences among three world religions Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. With “A Muslim, A Christian, and A Jew,” the title of his exhibition plays on the first line of a joke which draws on stereotypes, and with his drawings, Shakine has a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew – outwardly indistinguishable – explore the world.

The blurb above was paraphrased from the description at the Jüdisches Museum München (Jewish Museum Munich). Shakine’s clever insightful work was on display at the museum from 21 February to 21 October 2018.

Here is a selection of Shakine’s work for this month:

•   6 December: M,C,J visiting some friends.
•   13 December: M,C,J one afternoon in the North Pacific.
•   20 December: M,C,J realize they don’t have to know everything.
•   27 December: M,C,J decide to live on critical thinking and hope.

I made the photo above on 2 June 2018 with a Fujifilm X70. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-fuv.

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