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Entries from May 30th, 2014

20/2014 Image of the week : Explore.

May 30th, 2014 by Julia · Uncategorized


Gerald Hüther found out the importance of natural experiences for kids.
it’s one of the most important influences on their self-confidence.
dear parents- let your kids go out and explore!

Image © by Julia Dreier / germany, 2014

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19/2014 image of the week: The Baltic Sea

May 16th, 2014 by sophie · baltic sea, germany, image of the week, ocean

The Baltic Sea, shot at Fehmarn by Sophie Daum // 03 / 2014

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traveling pages: kindle paperwhite

May 14th, 2014 by nina · books, review

for christmas i got a kindle paperwhite. me, the girl who love books more than many things on the planet. i was really skeptical about having an ebook-reader and it took me some time to get used to having one. and still i am in a conflict about if i love it or not.
there are a lot of practical aspects about an ebook-reader. specially for traveling it is a very handy equipment. you can take a lot of books with you. it is light, small and fits in even the smallest bag (or even purse). the kindle paperwhite has a very pleasant display – it is very gentle to the eye (even for me – i hate reading on displays). but it won my heart the moment i discovered that i can actually have books for free (the copyright expires 70 years after the death of the author).

but is an ebook-reader as good as a book? no, not for me. i love to flip through pages, smell and feel the book. surface feeling is irreplaceable. printed books tell stories about who they belonged to, where they have been and what they have witnessed. in my books you can find cookie crumbs, sand, entrance tickets, notes, subway tickets, postcards, letters,… if i see the stain of tea in solo’s journey i know exactly that i read this book while camping with my dad and my sister at the age of 14, when i look at anna karenina it reminds me how i read it for my exams in short amount of time and my edition of kitchen looks so worn because of me and all the people i gave it to.

a long time i had the feeling i need to choose. but i actually don’t, i decided to stay in the middle. an ebook-reader is neither a blessing nor a curse. it is what it is – an ebook-reader. and it can make life more pleasant and easy but it can not replace a printed book.

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18/2014 Image of the week : With love to our mums.

May 11th, 2014 by Julia · image of the week, people, photography

Happy Mother’s Day to all mums and their kids.
Image © by Julia Dreier / morocco, 2013

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17/2014 Image of the week : Direct view to the stars

May 2nd, 2014 by Evangelia · architecture, image of the week, infrared, photography

The Carmo Church is located in Lisbon. It was ruined in 1755 cause an earthquake. Cause of that you have a direct view to the stars, God, is your choice.

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1st – Soundtrack of my Life: Forever Young

May 1st, 2014 by sophie · music, soundtrack of my life

This is the very first part of our new “Soundtrack of my Life”-Series. Everybody knows it, suddenly there is this one song playing on the radio and you feel like you traveled in time. There are those moments of wild dancing on the cornfield in the summer or the one when you fell in love for the first time, lying on the floor of your room, listening to this one song over and over again. Music touches our souls and that is why we like to share the soundtrack of our lives with you!

I’ve always been a wild child, hanging outside the most of the time. Its probably nothing special, cause i grew up in a village in the 90s, where kids were still playing in the woods or the garden. My friends and I were riding our bikes the whole day till we got hungry or it was getting dark. Sometimes we visited this small lake, which everybody knew. They also knew the most creepy stories about it, which scared me a little. This one day we rode our bikes around it and i remembered the stories. I lost the hookup and did, what I always did and still do, when I feel scared: I start to sing.

So, it was in the 90s but the song I sang was older than myself, its from 84. I probably listened to it on one of my parents awesome mixtapes! It is one of the most covered songs in the music history! Its “Forever Young” from Alphaville! And here are the Lyrics:

 

ALPHAVILLE - FOREVER YOUNG

Let’s dance in style
let’s dance for a while
heaven can wait
we’re only watching the skies
hoping for the best
but expecting the worst
are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young
or let us live forever
we don’t have the power
but we never say never
sitting in a sandpit
life is a short trip
the music’s for the sad man

Can you imagine when this race is won
turn our golden faces into the sun
praising our leaders we’re getting in tune
the music’s played by the … the mad men

Forever young, I want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever
forever and ever
forever young, I want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever
forever young

Some are like water
some are like the heat
some are a melody
and some are the beat
sooner or later
they all will be gone
why don’t they stay young

It’s so hard to get on without a cause
I don’t want to perish like a fading horse
youth’s like diamonds in the sun
and diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn’t happen today
so many songs that we forgot to play
so many dreams swinging out of the blue
we’ll let them come true

Forever young, I want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever
forever and ever
forever young, I want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever
forever and ever
Forever young, I wanna be forever young
do you really want to live forever

Music Video

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