April 30, 2014

Czech Republic

Went to the Czech Republic last weekend. Had been invited by a Tire-manufacturer to visit their new factory in Otrokovice and after that we'd travel to Prague to spend a day or 2.

Only in Germany

Stopped at the former East-German border. A place that is kept as it was before the wall came down, to not let us forget how different the world was only 25 years back

List of casualties on the Eastern/western border. 99% regular people that were looking for freedom and a better life.

Long trip later we ended up in our hotel, to visit the factory the next day.

First hotel

Traveling to Prague

2nd hotel. WAY out of my comfortzone, far too fancy.

The place is stunningly beautifull and the 2 days we had proved far too short to let it really sink in. Made the most of it and went on a small sightseeing tour and after that I visited "Stalin" An old square atop a hill where once the biggest Stalin-statue of the world stood. The place is now home to the skateboarders of the city; a makeshift skatepark, run and looked after by the community themselves.

More on this here

April 29, 2014


Gary and SideBurn are first class….Support the Independents!

sinister shadows of love

out with my man Skinny

Willow Springs

 A perfect day….


There are a few crucial ingredients that go into the making of a good greasy spoon: 
The mood; deer and fish trophies must match the discount carpet. The locals need to welcome you with that "what the hell..." look. And the cute waitress needs to want nothing to do with you. 
The food: discount coffee must be mixed 50:50 with appropriately seasoned dish water. All food portions must "slide" in some fashion. Cheese will act as a substitute for ANY missing ingredients. And the price should reflect the grocery supply bill cause you're not paying for the "talent" in the kitchen. 

Twin Cities - 2014