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Hello,
Does anyone of you know someone who is looking for a studio in Berlin at the moment? I have a place in my studio vacant and it would be great to share it with someone!

Details: Sunny room on the forth floor of a giant old DDR radiobuilding

28 qm2 for 115 Euro per month, per person

in Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastrasse 18-50,

here: http://www.nalepastrasse.de/

Best way to reach me: nadjab(at)yahoo.com

It is right next to the Spree, has a great little old cafè down by the river, is in a calm area were artist and musicians work but not too many of them. I like it a lot. Great would be a photographer/illustrator/writer/designer or someone who does not do giant sculptures or paint.

If you know anyone that could be interested then it would be great if you could pass this on.

Thank you! Nadja

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#studio space  #berlin  #NadjaBournonville 
Tonight I spent the evening at an opening from an exhibition with Julius von Bismarck and a reading from Dorothee Elmiger at the Alexander Levy gallery in Berlin. I had the pleasure of sharing studio with Dorothee for the last half year and now she is heading of to L.A for a residency, great for her, sad for me as she is a brilliant studio-sharing person. In the exhibition Julius had done a video were he basically is beating up the Alps and to this video Dorothee was reading a half an hour poem about King Xerxes and many other more or less related topics. The combination of the video and the poem worked very well, seems artists should stay close to writers.

Tonight I spent the evening at an opening from an exhibition with Julius von Bismarck and a reading from Dorothee Elmiger at the Alexander Levy gallery in Berlin. I had the pleasure of sharing studio with Dorothee for the last half year and now she is heading of to L.A for a residency, great for her, sad for me as she is a brilliant studio-sharing person. In the exhibition Julius had done a video were he basically is beating up the Alps and to this video Dorothee was reading a half an hour poem about King Xerxes and many other more or less related topics. The combination of the video and the poem worked very well, seems artists should stay close to writers.

— 2 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #exhibition  #talks 
Climbing trees or climbing snow? Back in a Sweden covered in snow, which seems to be the general state everywhere right now. I don’t think I have seen this much snow in a long time and temperatures around -20 are not exactly my favorites. still, it’s kind off nice, as long as indoors stay warm. Im reading Siri Hustvedt “The shaking woman”, which so far I like much better then the other book (can’t remember which one, sorry) I read of hers. I went to the local, small library yesterday, now the books are piled up next to my bed which is great because as soon as I got back I ran into some kind of flu and now reading and drinking tea is pretty much all I feel like doing. Hope you guys have a nice christmas where you are. ciao x.

Climbing trees or climbing snow? Back in a Sweden covered in snow, which seems to be the general state everywhere right now. I don’t think I have seen this much snow in a long time and temperatures around -20 are not exactly my favorites. still, it’s kind off nice, as long as indoors stay warm. Im reading Siri Hustvedt “The shaking woman”, which so far I like much better then the other book (can’t remember which one, sorry) I read of hers. I went to the local, small library yesterday, now the books are piled up next to my bed which is great because as soon as I got back I ran into some kind of flu and now reading and drinking tea is pretty much all I feel like doing. Hope you guys have a nice christmas where you are. ciao x.

— 3 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #travel 

Exhibition and some stress: Hello, I haven’t written for a while now, but somehow time has gone very quick the last weeks, on Friday I’m already leaving this place for Sweden and Christmas. But before that, tonight, there is a little exhibition from me and three other ladies in a room at the HGB.

Joachim made us the beautiful postcard with a crashed duck, I think it will be a fun night. Im showing a projection of 84 slides that I made with stuffed birds from 1890-1912, a treasure that I borrowed from a friend, the birds still look gorgeous after all those years put away in a shoebox, maybe because they were conserved with arsenic back in the days. Apart from that I am working on my big number one project, hoping somehow to get all the interviews I want and get access to the archives I want to visit in different countries, but all this organization takes time and is kind of hard since I don’t speak French, can’t believe I learned French for seven years in school and now all I do is speaking German and French is all gone, hardly a trace left.

Time to head off and finish the last things for this little exhibition, if anyone reads this in Leipzig then do come by!

— 3 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #exhibitions 

Hello, it was a busy week somehow in it’s luxury. Photographing on Monday, seminar about film and text on Tuesday and Wednesday, then train to Berlin. Spent the Thursday looking for props such as latex masks and a fake mustache and some beards and although I went to the small shop for magicians on Hermannstraße where I’ve seen those things before they were now all gone in the Hallowen rush, so, I suppose I have to look online. on Thursday evening we went to Kulturforum to see the exhibition “Welt als Schrift”, or the World as words/typography, the photograph above is from a page that writes about the book, I know you might not be able to read German but click on the image anyway and take a look. Starting 1890 and ending around 2010 the book and exhibition shows examples of different fonts/designs/posters/ well, all kinds of printed matter really. I found the basement floor a beauty and I think for a graphic designer it might be a small dream with Jan Tschichold, El Lissitzky, Dada and many more. So that was great and on another floor in the house there is an exhibition called Words as Image which is based on work from the middle ages, incredible drawings made up of tiny tiny pieces of text, I thought I had been writing small but these lines were so fine, incredible, it must have taken ages. And also some drawings and decorations of holy scripts made by nuns with little creatures looking like headfoot animals and fine patterns, reminding me of figures from Hieronymus Bosch. 

Friday was Mar tin Gropius Bau and an exhibition with László Moholy- Nagy. They showed films, photographs, books, dia’s, paintings, collages and sketches for stage settings, so pretty much a bit of everything. The films were black and white from Marseille, Berlin and London Zoo, they had a very quick editing and some amazing images. I also really enjoyed watching a film his students had made in 1945 called “Don’t Disturb” were they are just messing around trying out different tricks, cut and paste and incredible colors, lots of fun. I tried to find it in internet but no luck, so no link but you can watch a film of László Moholy- Nagy here.

Then we went to c/o Berlin were I skipped the black and white rather ugly framed exhibition of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh whom Im sure many people find fantastic but Im not so keen on that kind of photography. 

Next doors to his giant prints were some small color photographs from Fred Herzog and they were fantastic. Dias from 1950s Vancouver, brilliant colors and the streets look just great. I kind of wanted to get the book but it was a bit pricy and small somehow a strange format. There seem to be many good shows coming up at c/o Berlin this spring and since I am finally taking the step of moving to Berlin from Leipzig at the end of January, if all goes well, then there’s plenty of exhibitions to look forward too..

We had to get back to Leipzig yesterday so I missed out on the opening of Nan Goldin’s exhibition but im not too bothered, I think I have already experienced her at her best when she got awarded the Hasselblad prize in Gothenburgh and Boris Mikhailov came up on stage and pulled out a papercrown from his suitpocket and put it on her head, ah, sweet. My head is sore after staying out too late for the dorian concept concert in Connie Island last night, which I really enjoyed(!) and therefore I think I will stop now. Enough fun for a week and back to work, which..I must say..also is fun when it just involves making images and not applying and doing crap paperwork.

— 3 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #exhibitions 
Grey Saturday: After having spent most of this Saturday asleep I have now finally come alive again. Tonight I am heading to the cinema to see two Truffaut films with the actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, the first one was on two days ago, English title “400 Blows” and tonight it’s time for “Bed and Board” and “Love on run”. Should be great, I really like being in the cinema at the moment, and I think that’s were I will spend a lot of nights this winter, warm, dark and looking at beautiful images, what more could I wish for? Well, maybe a Sunday matinee with two films for the price of one like there used to be at GFT in Glasgow. This week have been busy, Im trying to make images Me and David have been commissioned to make the 14 stations of the cross, “The way of the cross” for a church in London, so I am spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to tell the story without making it too blunt or literal. We have agreed on using everyday objects and try and create some kind of still lives and well, it’s fun to do but since I am not religious at all I suppose I have a lot to learn and pay attention to. Anyhow, Im looking forward to see how this one turns out, we have time until March. Sophia, enjoy New York, I wish I was going too! but I’ll go to the cinema instead.

Grey Saturday: After having spent most of this Saturday asleep I have now finally come alive again. Tonight I am heading to the cinema to see two Truffaut films with the actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, the first one was on two days ago, English title “400 Blows” and tonight it’s time for “Bed and Board” and “Love on run”. Should be great, I really like being in the cinema at the moment, and I think that’s were I will spend a lot of nights this winter, warm, dark and looking at beautiful images, what more could I wish for? Well, maybe a Sunday matinee with two films for the price of one like there used to be at GFT in Glasgow. This week have been busy, Im trying to make images Me and David have been commissioned to make the 14 stations of the cross, “The way of the cross” for a church in London, so I am spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to tell the story without making it too blunt or literal. We have agreed on using everyday objects and try and create some kind of still lives and well, it’s fun to do but since I am not religious at all I suppose I have a lot to learn and pay attention to. Anyhow, Im looking forward to see how this one turns out, we have time until March. Sophia, enjoy New York, I wish I was going too! but I’ll go to the cinema instead.

— 3 years ago
#NadjaBournonville 
Feel like I just wrote that it was weekend but now it seems to be here soon again, on Friday we are heading off to Frankfurt, a much needed travel in Germany for me since I have not see much of the country apart from Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden… We are visiting the Prinzhorn collection on Sunday, I wrote about it in my dissertation in Glasgow and about this piece here from Emma Hauk, so it will be great to see it finally in real life and not just in library books. Apart from that I am trying to apply for a scholarship and sitting here with my computer when I would much rather be working in the studio and make images instead. This whole application procedure, I wonder if one ever gets used to it and stop spending hours doing it each time.

Feel like I just wrote that it was weekend but now it seems to be here soon again, on Friday we are heading off to Frankfurt, a much needed travel in Germany for me since I have not see much of the country apart from Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden… We are visiting the Prinzhorn collection on Sunday, I wrote about it in my dissertation in Glasgow and about this piece here from Emma Hauk, so it will be great to see it finally in real life and not just in library books. Apart from that I am trying to apply for a scholarship and sitting here with my computer when I would much rather be working in the studio and make images instead. This whole application procedure, I wonder if one ever gets used to it and stop spending hours doing it each time.

— 3 years ago with 8 notes
#NadjaBournonville  #emma hauk  #exhibitions  #prinzhorn 
"How to make a book with Steidl": The weekend is over, it has been a very good one. On Saturday lots of findings in the sun at a very good fleamarket here in Leipzig, great stuff for images and some things that Im not quite sure what I will use for but that I bought anyhow. Big success. Today we went to a small city called Jena to see an exhibition by Louise Bourgeois, it was a very small place and somehow the sculptures looked much to big for it and the selction of drawings were not so great but I did very much like getting a chance to see "He dissapeared into complete silence" as I find those nine engravings so beautiful and witty. So that made the journey very much worthwhile, I would really have liked to meet her and it makes me angry that actually it was possible to go to her studio and I missed out on it because I did not know about it the one time I was in New York, well, anyhow, it might not have been so good to go there either, not always a great plan to meet your idols I suppose. Then we hurried back to Leipzig to go and see the documentary "How to make a book with Steidl" about Gerhard Steidl and his journeys across the world. Seems to be an incredibly hard working man, but what a great job. Paris and Chanel for meetings one day and the next Robert Frank in Mabou which seemed great, I loved the scene where Robert Frank is searching through his polaroid trying to find the most suitable one for the last page in one of his books, sweet, I found it very interesting and funny seeing this man with all his books and strong will.
Now I just got back, have made a fire to try and heat up this place but it seems like a lost cause tonight, crazy that it’s getting so cold again already, if it continues this way I will spend my winter days in the library, studio and cinema and not at home.

"How to make a book with Steidl": The weekend is over, it has been a very good one. On Saturday lots of findings in the sun at a very good fleamarket here in Leipzig, great stuff for images and some things that Im not quite sure what I will use for but that I bought anyhow. Big success. Today we went to a small city called Jena to see an exhibition by Louise Bourgeois, it was a very small place and somehow the sculptures looked much to big for it and the selction of drawings were not so great but I did very much like getting a chance to see "He dissapeared into complete silence" as I find those nine engravings so beautiful and witty. So that made the journey very much worthwhile, I would really have liked to meet her and it makes me angry that actually it was possible to go to her studio and I missed out on it because I did not know about it the one time I was in New York, well, anyhow, it might not have been so good to go there either, not always a great plan to meet your idols I suppose. Then we hurried back to Leipzig to go and see the documentary "How to make a book with Steidl" about Gerhard Steidl and his journeys across the world. Seems to be an incredibly hard working man, but what a great job. Paris and Chanel for meetings one day and the next Robert Frank in Mabou which seemed great, I loved the scene where Robert Frank is searching through his polaroid trying to find the most suitable one for the last page in one of his books, sweet, I found it very interesting and funny seeing this man with all his books and strong will.

Now I just got back, have made a fire to try and heat up this place but it seems like a lost cause tonight, crazy that it’s getting so cold again already, if it continues this way I will spend my winter days in the library, studio and cinema and not at home.

— 3 years ago
#steidl  #NadjaBournonville  #exhibitions 
Hello again, since I am not in London it would make me very happy if one of you guys would maybe like to have a look at this show for me as one drawing I made is in it. If you did go then maybe you could tell me how the place looks and if it’s an interesting show.. it should be open from now and until 19th November, “Center for recent Drawing”, Highbury Street. Bad timing from my side since I was indeed in the city two weeks ago..

Hello again, since I am not in London it would make me very happy if one of you guys would maybe like to have a look at this show for me as one drawing I made is in it. If you did go then maybe you could tell me how the place looks and if it’s an interesting show.. it should be open from now and until 19th November, “Center for recent Drawing”, Highbury Street. Bad timing from my side since I was indeed in the city two weeks ago..

— 4 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #exhibitions 
Tonight is a concert I have been looking forward to for a very long time, I bought my ticket many months ago, being a big fan of Nick Cave since I first heard his voice, maybe I prefer him and the Bad Seeds to Grinderman but nevermind, it will be brilliant. I feel all up for it apart from the small fact that I am all of a sudden sick, I returned from wanderings in the “Säschische Schweiz” last night and after sleeping outdoors in a not very warm sleeping bag I now feel like my head is going to kill me and as if I am coughing my lungs out, needless to say this is not a very great feeling. But the walk was absolutely beautiful, sleeping outdoors im sure was very beautiful too, I imagine looking at the stars and all that but with me wearing contact lenses I couldn’t really see any stars at all so I missed out. After the quick visit to London and all that happened there and then now this walk I am back in Leipzig once more, I have started studying here now at the art school, HGB and will do my Meister, which is similar to an MA for Professor Tina Bara, this feels like a good thing and also means I have unlimited access to the darkroom, which is a going to be fantastic.But today nothing much more is going to happen, I fear I will have to return to the bed now and sleep until the concert starts and probably feel very sorry for myself and then I will drag this sad excuse for a sick body to the concert and hopefully forget all about it whilst having a lot of noise banged into my head, that should sort me out.

Tonight is a concert I have been looking forward to for a very long time, I bought my ticket many months ago, being a big fan of Nick Cave since I first heard his voice, maybe I prefer him and the Bad Seeds to Grinderman but nevermind, it will be brilliant. I feel all up for it apart from the small fact that I am all of a sudden sick, I returned from wanderings in the “Säschische Schweiz” last night and after sleeping outdoors in a not very warm sleeping bag I now feel like my head is going to kill me and as if I am coughing my lungs out, needless to say this is not a very great feeling. But the walk was absolutely beautiful, sleeping outdoors im sure was very beautiful too, I imagine looking at the stars and all that but with me wearing contact lenses I couldn’t really see any stars at all so I missed out. After the quick visit to London and all that happened there and then now this walk I am back in Leipzig once more, I have started studying here now at the art school, HGB and will do my Meister, which is similar to an MA for Professor Tina Bara, this feels like a good thing and also means I have unlimited access to the darkroom, which is a going to be fantastic.
But today nothing much more is going to happen, I fear I will have to return to the bed now and sleep until the concert starts and probably feel very sorry for myself and then I will drag this sad excuse for a sick body to the concert and hopefully forget all about it whilst having a lot of noise banged into my head, that should sort me out.

— 4 years ago
#grinderman  #NadjaBournonville 
Alphaville: It has rained in Leipzig for the last three days. My shoes are no good for this weather and my rubber boots have a hole so I have spent the last hours indoors watching Godard’s beautiful Alphaville again. And the rest of it looking at Emily’s new site and drinking tea, all in all three very good things to do on a Monday evening.

Alphaville: It has rained in Leipzig for the last three days. My shoes are no good for this weather and my rubber boots have a hole so I have spent the last hours indoors watching Godard’s beautiful Alphaville again. And the rest of it looking at Emily’s new site and drinking tea, all in all three very good things to do on a Monday evening.

— 4 years ago
#godard  #NadjaBournonville 

Sweden-Rügen-Warsaw-Leipzig-Sweden: My life in a backpack continues, the plan for this summer did not involve quite so much traveling but Im pretty happy about how it turned out. I now feel that work is calling and although Im making images whilst traveling it’s really not the same outcome as it is when Im building up things in the studio or in those empty houses. Anyhow, the travels in the last weeks took me to Hitler’s unfinished project “Prora” on Rügen, 5 km of houses in different states of ruin, it was meant to be a holiday place where 20 000 Germans could be at the same time for a week of very structured holiday but with the war they stopped working on Prora and now it is just a skeleton left, very odd place. We stayed at a camping site, something I have not done for a few years now and don’t think I will be doing it any time soon again. There is something sad about the smell of washing rooms, tents, mosquito spray and sounds coming from small portable television sets in the caravans. My previous experiences with camp sites is fairly limited to watching “Sunes Sommar” a swedish children’s film that takes place mainly between caravans and tents somewhere in a sunny Sweden. Anyhow, Prora is interesting, more so then it’s museum which could have done a better job of their displays but in fairness when we were there the place was crowded so it wasn’t really the best time to see anything, I guess that’s our own fault for going to Rügen in the middle of the summer season. We then took a lot of trains and crossed the border to Poland, where after a stop by a friend we went on to Warsawa. Arriving at the train station mess, mainly underground and then stepping out into this city on an early summer evening was a good feeling after three weeks in the small town where I grew up. Warsawa’s city center, full of new tall glass buildings surrounding the present from Stalin, the big Culture Palace, huge.. Im not quite sure when the image below was made because now there are a few massive houses around it too but still, it’s pretty impressing.. Have no idea what all the 43 floors are being used for but on the ground floor there’s a cinema, theater, cafe and the brilliant tourist information that showed us to the very cheap and ok student room that we could live in for a few nights. Although we pretty much walked over the whole city and took trams and buses over the rest I still have no idea if I understood it or got a sense of this city, still it somehow impressed me. We also went to the "Muzeum Plakatu"to have a look at the poster biennale, it was a very sweet little museum in a park situated just on the edge of the free city map, well worth a visit. In Warsawa there was a lot of so called “Milk bars”, cheap places to eat where you pick the things you think you want from a menu and then maybe end up with something like above, pierogi with blueberries, cream and sugar that you have to pick up from a hole in the wall through which you can look at some ladies smoking, cooking and hanging out between saucepans. We also went to say hello to a statue of Marie Curie which turned out to be next to where we were living and had some more pierogi’s in a small library cantine. So, I guess all we did in Warsaw was walking around most of the city with big eyes, eating Pierogi’s and drinking beer with hip youngsters in Plan B, a pub on a very beautiful round square with trams going through it. In the queue to get tickets home we thought about maybe going to Prague too but it kind off felt good to get the train to Berlin and slowly come back here again, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to be in this flat and work, I suppose that’s what a good long holiday should do to you. Now it seems like the summer is gone and everywhere is Autumn, in a few hours I am getting a train again, sadly enough to head home for a funeral. End of a long Summer and somehow it is ok like this. Then work and hopefully studies.

— 4 years ago with 1 note
#NadjaBournonville  #travel 
I thought maybe it was about time to write something, but Im not really doing anything worth telling about. I am swimming with the fishes, or I suppose there are many fishes in the little lakes where I go swimming. I just returned from Öland, the long thin island you see on the map if you look at Sweden and now I am back in the small town where I grew up. I have a pile of books next to my bed which I do really want to read. I also have a lot of time consuming, stomach ache giving, boring and mind numbing paperwork to go through which I am trying to ignore but it’s proving extremely hard. I think I have one more week left here to sort out all those things I should have done last week. Nevermind! Somehow it will all magically be done. And that’s about it, I keep reading books and ignoring the paperwork. If only the books where interesting and stimulating and making my brain tick I suppose it would be worthwhile but they don’t really get through and thoughts about grey paperwork keep blocking the way. I have a brave dog to keep me company and a lot of tea, somehow summer is turning into autumn and I want to have just a little bit more of summer. I want to travel more before autumn comes, see some more things and make more images, more of the good things, less of the paperwork. So, this useless piece of text here is only to tell you that I am still alive but Im taking a small break to do some paperwork and think about the next big thing to come eventually. Bye for a little while from holiday land.

I thought maybe it was about time to write something, but Im not really doing anything worth telling about. I am swimming with the fishes, or I suppose there are many fishes in the little lakes where I go swimming. I just returned from Öland, the long thin island you see on the map if you look at Sweden and now I am back in the small town where I grew up. I have a pile of books next to my bed which I do really want to read. I also have a lot of time consuming, stomach ache giving, boring and mind numbing paperwork to go through which I am trying to ignore but it’s proving extremely hard. I think I have one more week left here to sort out all those things I should have done last week. Nevermind! Somehow it will all magically be done. And that’s about it, I keep reading books and ignoring the paperwork. If only the books where interesting and stimulating and making my brain tick I suppose it would be worthwhile but they don’t really get through and thoughts about grey paperwork keep blocking the way. I have a brave dog to keep me company and a lot of tea, somehow summer is turning into autumn and I want to have just a little bit more of summer. I want to travel more before autumn comes, see some more things and make more images, more of the good things, less of the paperwork. So, this useless piece of text here is only to tell you that I am still alive but Im taking a small break to do some paperwork and think about the next big thing to come eventually. Bye for a little while from holiday land.

— 4 years ago with 2 notes
#photography  #NadjaBournonville  #travel 

Back from Vienna, leaving for Sweden: hej there,

yes, I do try to travel most of the time, but it’s so cheap, only buses and trains and staying over with friends, and so much fun. We have been back for a few days now and later today I will go to Sweden for another holiday, this one spent in the forest and with a bunch of books on a small little island in a small little lake.
Vienna was a lot of fun. Not so much fun was trying to study German on the ten hour train ride without air condition, melting away and simultaneously trying to answer stupid questions about facts and graphics and pretending to talk to someone in order to practice speech. Anyhow, when I came back here and finally did the test I was happy that I had practiced, although Im not sure how much it helped.

We did make it to the Narrenturm, it was a close call, the museum is well worth a visit but has very strange opening hours, something like three hours on certain days and we ran like idiots to make it there in time, getting lost and confused on the way and nearly missing the last guided tour. This kind man had mercy on us and took us around the museum in a high speed tempo, or he tried but it still did not go very quick, luckily. It is a very interesting place, a round tower build to house Vienna’s mentally ill, now only standing as a museum containing more then 5000 specimens of strange stuff in jars and models showing a broad range of diseases and abnormalities, such as a janus head, a skellet with two heads and a lot of strange diseases that back in the days for the lack of medicines were allowed to bloom out fully. And everything in very small rooms and corridors full with bottles and jars in the old vitrines and no flashy designs or anything which just makes the place beautiful in it’s bizarrness. so, go there! And I hope you get this guide we had, speaking in a quiet voice and gesticulating like a bird, very interesting and good.
Then we had a day of wandering around Wien, we also quickly looked in to the Sigmund Freud museum but they were just taking down a show and anyhow, the Narrenturm was enough for one day. Next day we got up early again and had to run, again, and sweating like idiots in our best clothes for the wedding. We managed to miss the train although we really tried. Still made it in time for the wedding, best wedding I have ever been to! Although I suppose that doesn’t say so much because I’ve only been to one other so nevermind, but it was great, and Manuel and Sabine the most sweet ever.

Hanging out on a castle terrace in the afternoon, drinking champagne and eating wedding cake, looking at everyone looking so great in their summer dresses and suits. It was a lot of fun, meeting people from the golden shimmering Glasgow days and sitting around talking, laughing, drinking good wine, eating excellent food and listening to a band play in the garden, ah, what a great few days. I think Manuel and Sabine are on honey moon but I need to get my act together and think of someway to say thank you, I enjoyed it a lot. Especially the crazy dancing in the gin and tonic disco, it was very fine. Waking up in a pile of sweat was not so much fun but I suppose that had nothing to do with the wedding and rather something to do with 38 degrees and more in the room, madness. But what a wedding..brilliant.
On the Sunday we traveled back to Vienna, said bye to everyone after some strange stories from Roddy containing a bird without money, a goat on a ladder and other confusing things he meet in Spain. 

Monday was the last day in Wien and we went to the National History Museum, we thought it would only take us a few hours and that we would still manage to do more things but we got stuck in there for something like five hours and came outside with no energy left what so ever. But it is also a beautiful place, all the old vitrines and the whole museum display is so carefully made and preserved, really impressing. Im not really into stones but I must say even the stone section got me, the display is so well made and it just looks so great that I even felt intrigued by some old stone.. actually a meteorite so I suppose one can maybe understand that. Three rooms full of birds, a lot of frogs in strange poses, snakes and I don’t know all, a dodo skeleton and a Tasmanian woolf in a black display case. So basically the journey to Austria can be summed up like this: a very beautiful wedding and two museums with strange things in jars. And then I came back to Leipzig and did a five hour long German test that I hope went well because otherwise my great master plan will not work out. Now I will pack my bag again and leave in one hour for Berlin and a 14 hour long bus ride to Sweden. Not very much will happen there, I expect to read, ride a bike and swim. happy days may they last.

— 4 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #photography  #travel 
Hello,I barely got back here, had time to arrange some things and enjoy, or not so much, a few days of 38 degrees and some football and now in a few hours me and Joachim are taking the train to Wien, a ten hour journey where I will try and prepare for the German language test I have to make next week in order to do a Master/Meister here, so, fingers crossed..Very much looking forward to this weekend in Austria, Wien and finally Jois and the celebration of the lovely Sabine and Manuel wedding, tjohoo. Whilst in Wien I think I might try and visit this place on the image, which has nothing to do with wedding at all and might feel like a bit of an absurd way to start this celebrational time but nevermind, I think I will go there anyway. It’s a place called "the Narrenturm" and it used to be a hospital for the mentally ill, now it’s turned into a museum hopefully full of strange stuff in jars and odd drawings, so that could be exciting and then I think I might have to go to the Prater also, such a great place, and fun to make photographs there, maybe this time I will manage to go on some of the rides too, last time I was there somehow I failed to do it, but ths time, no more excuses. Time to pack some things and get the train soon, nothing better then getting on a train and going somewhere.

Hello,
I barely got back here, had time to arrange some things and enjoy, or not so much, a few days of 38 degrees and some football and now in a few hours me and Joachim are taking the train to Wien, a ten hour journey where I will try and prepare for the German language test I have to make next week in order to do a Master/Meister here, so, fingers crossed..
Very much looking forward to this weekend in Austria, Wien and finally Jois and the celebration of the lovely Sabine and Manuel wedding, tjohoo. Whilst in Wien I think I might try and visit this place on the image, which has nothing to do with wedding at all and might feel like a bit of an absurd way to start this celebrational time but nevermind, I think I will go there anyway. It’s a place called "the Narrenturm" and it used to be a hospital for the mentally ill, now it’s turned into a museum hopefully full of strange stuff in jars and odd drawings, so that could be exciting and then I think I might have to go to the Prater also, such a great place, and fun to make photographs there, maybe this time I will manage to go on some of the rides too, last time I was there somehow I failed to do it, but ths time, no more excuses. Time to pack some things and get the train soon, nothing better then getting on a train and going somewhere.

— 4 years ago
#NadjaBournonville  #travel