A few days in paradise – Gantrisch

After a few weeks in the city, the countryside was calling me. Gantrisch, a beautiful region near Berne was on my to-discover-list. I book a studio in an old farmer’s house, buy a train ticket and off I go. It is kind of a connected yet at the same time remote area. That’s what IContinue reading “A few days in paradise – Gantrisch”

ETH Zurich – University architecture

Most of my time in Zurich is dedicated to the last semester of the studies in Development and International Cooperation. While our program mainly takes place in a separate building, I every now and then venture into the main building of ETH where I can find some quiet study spaces and at the same timeContinue reading “ETH Zurich – University architecture”

Four seasons: Spring feelings in Zurich

Everything is waking up. Nature. People. Children. Ideas. More light, more energy. It is a special time of the year. Grey and brownish tones of the landscape change for shiny green and colorful garden and meadows. People add to their dark shaded winter dress a few more color splashes. A rather grey Zurich becomes colorful.Continue reading “Four seasons: Spring feelings in Zurich”

Leaving the winter retreat

There was winter and suddenly it felt like spring. Time to leave my winter retreat. It was a good time in a warm place. In the mountains, in nature. Simple, refreshing. Sunny, snowy, stormy, grey and rainy days or the full program in just one day. Like weather. Constant is change. Change is constant. AContinue reading “Leaving the winter retreat”

Signs of Switzerland

Whenever I come back to Switzerland, all those “very Swiss things” catch my attention and conjure a smile on my face. Signs of a well-organized and thought-through system, full of options and opportunities. With a little something for everyone. Full responsibility for and trust in each and everyone, even the dogs. For a harmonious together,Continue reading “Signs of Switzerland”

A little closer to heaven

I walk. I stop. I look up at the house front. I read. House inscriptions. In the canton of Berne still common. Particularly in reformed villages, I learn from Robert Tuor’s extracts available on the internet. Some are painted while others are carved into wood. Some are in German while others in local dialect. SomeContinue reading “A little closer to heaven”

Light a fire

A new year, a new place. Aeschi. A small village at the foot of the Alps. A terrace, panoramic views. A new year, new opportunities. Daily walks. Feeling nature; the cold, the rain, the snow, the mist, the sun, the fresh air. Winter. Total contrast to the tropics. Fresh outside, warm inside. I light aContinue reading “Light a fire”