Saas Fee, Juli 2012

Saas Fee

July 10 2012, 1:03 PM by Karsten Seiferlin

Juli 2012: ein Wochenende in Saas Fee.

Saas Fee, Ostern 2012

Saas Fee, Ostern 2012

April 12 2012, 1:55 AM by Karsten Seiferlin

Saas Fee, Ostern 2012

Niederhorn

Niederhorn

October 13 2011, 9:12 AM by Karsten Seiferlin

2. Oktober: Traumwetter. 25 Grad in Neuenegg, und selbst auf 2000 m Höhe auf dem Niederhorn T-Shirt-Wetter. Ein Herbsttag, wie er im Buche steht, ideal zum Wandern. Das Niederhorn ist voll mit Paraglidern, Wanderern. Die Parkplätze in der Beatenbucht übervoll.

Mit der Standseilbahn und der Seilbahn zunächst auf’s Niederhorn, dann bis zur Mittelstation gewandert. Dort ein Chääs-Brätel und dann mit dem Trottinett zurück nach Beatenberg. Ein traumhafter Tag.

Eine Woche später lag der Schnee bis fast Beatenberg runter, und in Mürren war er 30 cm hoch.

Padova and Plato

Padova and Plato

October 13 2011, 9:00 AM by Karsten Seiferlin

5/6 September:

PLATO meeting in Padova, Italy. The meeting was scehduled to begin at 11 on Monday morning. When I arrived, I heard the news: It came a bit surprising, but PLATO, it was said, would not be recommended to fly as ESA’s M2 mission, even though the project was in excellent shape, and passed all reviews, while the competitors had several or numerous technical problems and failed reviews. Hmmm… Plato was then really cancelled two weeks later by the SPC (a committee of delegates from ESA’s member states.

Anyway: the meeting turned out to be very short. Having no idea what to do and still under some shock, we started with the planned agenda, and presented everything like "We would have delivered…" "We would have required from you…" – really odd. At lunchtime the zombie parade was over and left me with a sunny afternoon to take photos, and the chance to return home one day early (which I made).

London

London

September 19 2011, 11:59 AM by Karsten Seiferlin

We didn’t make it to „The Swan“ but otherwise this was a great weekend. We had rain showers when we were in buses or riding the tube, and had nice fall weather otherwise (with one exception, though: we got totally soaked just in the middle of the Tower Bridge where there was no escape anywhere in reach).

We walked from Waterloo Station by the London Eye over to Houses of Parliament, Westminster, St. James‘ Park, Buckingham Palace, St James‘ Park (where we had lunch on a terrace), Trafalgar Square (where we watched a one-man show that took too long: a man shouting at the audience for 45 minutes before he finally stuck his head through a tennis racket and pulled the racket’s frame all down his body), Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus, Regent Street, Oxford Street and then ended up in a Pub in Soho. From here down to Charing Cross, then Soho again, and finally dinner at Patara, an excellent Thai restaurant with a stylish both modern and traditional interiour and great dishes.

On day two we started on the southern Thames bank and walked the Queen’s walk eastward up to Tower Bridge. Very nice architecture on the way. Just inside the southmost pillar of the Tower Bridge is a nice little bar which was, to our surprise, almost empty. We had a table right at the Thames-facing window – nice! And then Fish ’n Chips for lunch. Huge portion, good taste. After getting soaked on the bridge we took the bus No. 15 to St. Pauls, then walked to Charing Cross underground station, and went up to Camden town, spending the afternoon strolling through the shops, markets and staples. Great! A first beer in the Fogg’s bar came with darkness, and then a rich, colorful and exotic-tasty Grand Thali at Masala Zone.

On Sunday we paid Harrod’s a visit, had lunch in a hidden side road, and then had to head back home. We have to come back (and if it’s for The Swan!)!