Category Archives: streets

in a bus to munich.

about a month ago i was in munich, travelling there by bus (8 hrs).

P1090611_here’s what i saw on the way to munich: my three lovely colleagues eva, juliane & wiebke around me on the signature blue & green seats.

P1090614_a guy eating his burger right out of the paper and our stop at mcdo (there was no alternative where the bus driver took his break).

P1090624_and on our way back: these guys in front of us (it’s a double decker bus), one is playing some strategic game on his laptop or complaining loudly about his company’s ties to north corea (wonder which company he was talking about?!). the other is talking on his phone or snorring. the window was actually covered in dead flies & bugs.

in munich itself i didn’t really dare to draw that much. i was busy working at a comicfestival. so i only drew these three pictures:

P1090616_(1) a little dog that had appeared in my dream. don’t let it fool you – it looks really cute, but it’s actually a very well-made robot meant to spy on us and collect all our information (that can be used against us). just like a smartphone, but more friendly.

P1090618_(2) this old bus i really liked in a cosy coffee break.

P1090620_(3) this strange building right next to the wiesn.

i like munich a lot. i prefer travelling by train.

photographs become pictures become drawings.

a couple of weeks ago i was visiting the exhibition “fotografien werden bilder. die becher-klasse” at the städel museum in frankfurt. the exhibition shows photos by the first (and by now famous and acclaimed) students of bernd and hiller becher. it is a brilliant exhibition that i can only recommend (still going until august, 13th 2017).

i took a closer look at the photos i liked most by sketching them:

Gekritzel9_nach tata ronkholz: st. franziskusstr. 107 (düsseldorf), 1977/78.

Gekritzel8_nach thomas ruff: interieur 1d, 1982.

Gekritzel5_nach jörg sasse: 28246, 2000.

Gekritzel3_knach andreas gursky: teneriffa, schwimmbad, 1987.

a nice guard at the exhibition was interested in what i was doing and asked me for a look at all of my drawings when i was done. he seemed to be impressed, but not so much by the drawings but by my cheap biro: “hm… it’s hard with that pen… you can’t erase and correct things…”

non-places (and – oh – a bird!)

non-places… places that exist, but you never really look at them.

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there are quite a lot of them everywhere (maybe especially in darmstadt). like the bridge at the ostbahnhof…

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… or the forever (-ever-ever-ever) ongoing construction sight at the hospital…

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… or the crooked house that is (not so much) hidden at rosenhöhe…

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blackbirds are always worth a second look though. ❤

<3 my hood. <3 westhafen.

this week some photos instead of drawings. i took a walk in my hood one night last week, when snow and air were very nice and fresh.

check out beautiful westhafen at its best!

do you know this longterm building sight in moabit?

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as you can clearly see: my good friends anne & david on their bikes (brave little monkeys in this slippery weather)…

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back home in wedding…

cudos to my little lumix (DMC-LX7), my camerade. she did all the work, to be honest.

travelling lisbon

2016_10_0-15a couple of weeks ago i spent some days in lisbon with my lovely mum.

2016_10_0-1i was a bit bored on the plane, so i started drawing the view from my tiny window…

2016_10_0-2at some point of the flight my mum offered to hold her hand still on the tray table so i can draw a proper study.

p1080334you can find beautiful tiles at the facades all over town. here’s an example that’s especially nice.

2016_10_0-5one of the typical quiosques in alfama, where we got coffee & pasteis de nata.

p1080225here’s some proof. some proof with a view.

2016_10_0-7this is a very quick sketch of the famous ponte 25 de april (and jesus) …

2016_10_0-9… a thorough sketch of the inside of the historical tram 28 …

2016_10_0-8… and a sketch of the tropical garden in belem. not as quick as the sketch of the bridge but not as thorough as the one of the tram either.

2016_10_0-3leftover take away.

2016_10_0-4my room at the hotel.

p1080269the thing that impressed me most about lisbon was the sky though. just amazing! ❤