Soul Of Hamburg!

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Street photography is a big passion of mine… I know how difficult it can be to capture the soul of everyday life in a picture, to tell a story in one shot, to photograph people in ordinary situations without letting them know (before). My pal Isa and me did this (a very, very long time ago) in Berlin. Now I found the street photography project Soul Of Hamburg that makes me love this new city I’m living in even more. You can almost smell the cool and wet air of Hamburg, hear the rattle of the trains and think the ordinary common life thoughts of the people pictured. …I have to go out now and watch the scenes of this city with my own eyes!

I wish you a perfect start into the weekend. Look around you with open eyes and enjoy the city you live in!

P.S. My Berlin photos.

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Dreaming About Baking … Cake!

Upper Row: Cranberry Ginger CakeApple PieChai Pumpkin Pie.
Lower Row: Gateau St. HonoréPear Tart with RosemaryCheesecake.

I am still dreaming about an oven-warmed kitchen, about preparing dough and the smell of fresh oven-made dishes. This week I fantasize about cakes, tarts and pies… Oh those lovely sweet treats!

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Cozy Blankets!

Upper row: Leftmiddleright.
Lower row: Leftmiddleright.

At the moment I am the cozy type. The whole day long I am thinking about lying down on my sofa, wrapped by a comfy blanket. …Not that I would ever really do it, but a girl has her dreams ;).

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Yippi Yippi Yeah! Deichkind!

Deichkind are a German phenomenon: I didn’t like them … until I (more or less accidentally) saw one of their spectacular concerts. They are still not on my regular playlist, but their songs radiate an enormous power and their texts often speak out (loud) what no one else is daring to say/sing. I couldn’t even decide for just three songs here in this post. Their new album Niveau Weshalb Warum (love this pun!) is out now and will certainly make me jump on the dance floor and cry out load “Denken Sie Groß!”.

Have fun listening!

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What I Learned at the Social Media Week in Hamburg! #SMWHH

SMWHHPic by Franzi.

“We are right in the middle of the digital revolution.”

Last week I happily joint another Social Media Week. This time in Hamburg. Those are the things I learned at the #SMWHH:

About Facebook:
“Every 2nd organization in the U.S. posts at least one video per week on Facebook.”

“You can tell a good story in one post … or in ten.”

“A post that would have been okay in the past, is made perfect by a professional writer today.”

“Social media are not a channel anymore, it’s a mindset.”

“Today the organic reach of a Facebook post is 6% of your followers, in short time it will be 0%.”

“Organic reach is like a gully – nothing is projectable.”

10 Reasons to use twitter (by Christiane Brandes-Visbeck):
1. The first to know. Knowledge is power.

2. Recognizing trends. Being innovative.

3. Following experts and influencers. …and becoming one.

4. It’s the taking part that counts! Twitter users belong to the information elite.

5. Networking like a pro.

6. Becoming an ambassador for your label.

7. Speaking for the organization …with your own words.

8. Showing the own competence. Being visible as an expert.

9. Social selling.

10. Formulating your own thoughts – and being heard.

About the start-up culture & networking in Germany:
“People don’t have a connection in Germany…. Everything starts really isolated. Networking and helping each other out has to be part of the culture.”

About journalism in a field of special-interest:
“The internet promotes specialists.”

“Niche journalism empowers the own label.”

“Niche journalism needs passion, passion, trust, marketing and business sense.”

I wish you a wonderful start into the new week. May it be a social one :)!

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Funny Book Sections!

This one is funny and goes straight into the heart of a book nerd like me: Tired of the ordinary, boring book sections at his local bookstore, one guy decided to create his own alternative sections and carefully placed them all around the bookstore, photographed the results and quickly got away before anyone noticed. Look what he invented… it made my day :)

I wish you a wonderful weekend. Maybe it’s time to visit your local bookstore again ;)?

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Dreaming About Baking … Bread!

Upper Row: Sourdough BreadKringel BreadSeeds & Nuts Bread.
Lower Row: Naan BreadSnickerdoodle BreadSourdough Noir Bread.

Living without an oven is harder than expected. I literally dream about baking bread. After all, baking bread is one of my most favored activities to calm myself down… So, what can I do to relax my bread-baking-lusting nerves? Mmmh, I started to look out for new recipes I would like to try out first when I am finally living together with my beloved oven again :). Here’s what I found…

Enjoy (…if you have an oven)!

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Bright Colors!

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Those are the last grey days of February. Time to brighten them up! I found some colorful pieces that will show those shades of grey that BRIGHT rules :)!

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Natalie Prass!

Natalie Prass? Natalie Prass! I heard this name several times before I was able to memorize it. Every time a song by the singer-songwriter was played somewhere I resolved to myself to look her up later. Finally her debut album was released earlier this year and suddenly she seems to appear on every music blog. So, her beautiful light music isn’t a secret anymore …and she finally got her place on my playlist.

Have fun while listening!

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Those Were My Winter Vacations 2015!

My winter vacations are already one long week ago. Luckily I memorized those beautiful days on photos. Those pictured moments give me a boost every time I look at them. I hated ski school… but it was a big adventure and even bigger challenge. After all, it made me focus on myself and away from all those little things in daily life. Plus, what can be better than a whole week spend with dear friends in a beautiful surrounding?

I wish you a perfect start into a wonderful new week – full of memorable moments that give you power for new challenges!

winter2The first days were snowy and cloudy … I didn’t really care because I was in surviving modus in ski school.

winter1The black ones were my skis. My (third) instructor Anthony told me to be friends with them…

winter3The view from the lift. Did I mention that I’m afraid of heights? Winter vacations really made me look into the eyes of all my fears :D.

winter5On day three the sun appeared and stayed with us until the end!

winter4Pretty mountains!

winter10The nights were spent with games and laughter (and some booze).

winter6Morning views were the best No. I!

winter7Morning views were the best No. II!

winter8Morning views were the best No. III! The view from my chamber!

winter9On the way back home!

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