I was finally back in Berlin after quite some while. That city’s still so fascinating to me, I guess it comes first in Europe (after Bern). I was there for 4.5 days, unfortunately the weather didn’t improve: after a couple hours of sunshine it was just day after day of thick white fog. I went to a club called Cassiopeia with some Irish, British and South African folks. Best place I’ve been out to in Berlin yet. They almost wouldn’t return my jacket when leaving though. I attended Creative Mornings Berlin #14 at Charlottenburg’s orangelab. Young design studio Bold Futures presented some of their work with “speculative science ficton prototypes” for products or services. Quite special field of work, it was interesting though. […]
I ordered my copy of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16mm, f/2.8 for Canon on digitec.ch, one of Switzerland’s leading online shops for camera gear and electronics in general. As cheap as possible in Switzerland at the time of purchase I had to spend 593 Swiss francs (~620$) and could pick it up at the local post office just a couple of days later. It is a bit bigger and heavier than I’d expected it to be, it seems to be built really solid, looks like great quality (just like mentioned in most reviews). And still it’s not that heavy.
I have only seen a real small part of Moscow, but the area I was in was packed with luxury stores and malls selling Swiss watches and expensive clothes. Worse than Zurich and New York! Last time in Russia, temperatures were somewhere around -25° c, this time it was quite warm. However due to the rain I didn't take all that many pictures on the last two days.
Watch my Moscow Timelapse on Vimeo Finally back in Russia, last time it was Saint Petersburg, this time it was the capital. Moscow has many faces (just like Russia)… The world-famous red square and the area around it with about a dozen of really majestic buildings are always packed with tourists. I was there to see the Young Boys win against Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League group stage (did not happen). Still I had enough time to take a couple hundred pictures.
Departing in late morning on a late summer Sunday, Paul, Remo and I were headed to the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Our goal: Collecting a new ground by visiting the cup game between Vedeggio Calcio and Grasshopper Club Zürich. A really nice day in beautiful Ticino. After visiting the game (which GC won, unfortunately) we drove a couple minutes to the canton's biggest city Lugano. Was good to finally be there again, I haven't been to Lugano for quite a while before… We enjoyed the city and the weather before returning to our beautiful home in Bern late at night – equipped with one more visited football ground in our list.