Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stop the genocide in Palestine!

I respect Jews, Judaism is not the Problem. In fact, religious Jews are against Zionism. In the Torah it written that it is forbidden for them to build their own land. Zionists are the Problem, they turned Judaism into Nationalism.
Israel is one of the biggest military forces on earth with nuclear weapons and is killing and injuring civilians. Palestine is one of the most densely inhabited regions of the world and people can't escape. It's like the bombing the biggest prison on earth. Palestinians have no military force, most of the rockets of Hamas don't even reach Israel because of their powerful shields. 

Noam Chomsky:
“The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace.
The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battlefield on a largely defenseless civilian population, is the final phase in a decades-long campaign to ethnically-cleanse Palestinians.
Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder.
When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense. Call it what you like, it’s not defense.”

Israeli soldier speaks out:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The art of making syrup from elderflowers, roses and melissa

To make this refreshing summer beverage you need for 1 liter syrup: 1kg sugar, 3/4 liter of water, a ittle of citric acid, lemons and as much flowers you can get. Just elderflowers are best, but you can make mint syrup as well. My combination of roses, elderflowers and melissa tastes like litchi syrup...

Big glass jars like these are very practical, it is important to pour boiling water inside first to kill all the bacteria.
Melt the sugar in the water until it becomes crystal clear, pour it over the flowers or/and herbs with the citric acid and lemons and wait for two days.
Do the same procedure with the boiling water with the glass bottles before pouring the syrup in them. Use a cloth or/and a strainer, and it is ready! Don't drink it pure, just a little with much water. It tastes somehow like that:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dreaming of a simple life...

Living a life of simplicity, having less,  just the things you really need. Having time to think. Good things take time. This is something that is forgotten nowadays. 
And milking goats, growing your own vegetables: that means luxury to me.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Filmset "The best offer" backstage, Hagenberg castle

Last year the film "The best offer" was shown in the cinemas, it was partly filmed in Hagenberg. Giuseppe Tornatore was the director and Geoffrey Rush had the leading role. I´ve just found these photos, I thought I had lost them.
Usually the rooms are almost empty. It´s stunning how they changed the atmosphere with all this furniture.