Tuesday, June 14, 2011

neighborhood recommendation #18: frozen yogurt.

in the middle of winter one hardly looks around to see what is going on in the neighborhood. the most beautiful pedestrian street in the world [sic!] had turned around quite a bit which was something i noticed on one of the first sunny spring days.

one of the most interesting newcomers was kippo. a small hole-in-the-wall frozen yogurt store with immaculate interior design and a grumpy owner behind the sales desk.

sleek wood.

mango and yogurt.

i asked him who was behind the concept and got a brief remark "my brother and i", and although i really wanted to give him a little nudge on the shoulder saying "come on, lighten up...", it somehow added to the charm of the place. an unlikely pair.

and the frozen yogurt? good, the toppings numerous and the experience very much ok.

go, support. maybe he'll smile next time.


Sunday, June 12, 2011


i have been caught in a whirlwind of days that turn into weeks and ultimately months. a strange permutation of my surroundings went almost unnoticed but as i took a look at these shots, there is a continuum that reminds me that, yes, i was there.

i was here.

april 17. there is still snow.

april 24. almost like fall.

may 7. plowing.

may 28. cherry blossoms blooming.

june 10. green. lilacs. green.
to this shelter we have retreated from the endless days filled with email, phone calls, micromanaging and insurmountable schedules. there are pigeons in love humming between the leaves, a nocturnal owl announcing her presence and the buzzing of bumblebees. not much else.

so many shades of tranquility.