Saturday, October 31, 2009

#381 Riesling

We also had the Pinot Noir a few weeks ago. What is your favorite wine?
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Friday, October 30, 2009

#380 The streets of Ithaca

The streets of Ithaca - they do have names.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

#379 Stop it!

Some Germany trivia: Since the reformation of German writing (about a decade ago) the word "(to) stop" is writting "Stopp" in German. This had no effect on the stop signs though.

This stop sign is taken near the Science Center in Ithaca and has a halo because the photographer (me) cleverly hid the sun behind it.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

#378 Gras

At first glance it looks like my cat left some fur behind. But since she is at home it clearly is something different...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

#377 It's a digger!

And here's the solution to yesterday's superdifficult quiz: It's a digger.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

#376 House mit Shadow

Today's superdifficult quiz: What's that shadow? Hint: The photo is taken just yards away from Route 13.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

#375 Cat hiding in packagin materials

Today's amazing Ithaca Daily Photo: An Ithaca cat hiding in some packagin materials. Come again tomorrow to see more amazing great mind-boggling photos from our crazy little town!
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

#374 More P&C Graffiti

This graffiti (still at the back wall of our local P&C) shows a family who are eating food they bought at P&C. Because of the special charm of this store they are deeply depressed now.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

#373 Shopping Carts & Sun

What you can see here is a graffiti at the back wall of our local P&C grocery store (which is totally creepy). What's funny is that this graffiti has graffiti on it. The abandoned shopping carts show that P&C neither makes you put a coin into your cart that you get back on return (like ALDI), nor do they employ "Helping Hands" to bring the carts back (like Wegmans).
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

#372 The Junk Man

The car does a great job at explaining what this business is about... Call the Junk Man at 607 279 0248!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

#371 Fall Deco

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

#370 Blue Red Red Blue Red Red Blue

Some pattern. What this is will remain a secret.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

#369 Lake Seneca

A Seneca Lake lightscape.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

#368 All Occasions Limo

This is about 1/8 of the total length of the car.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

#367 Cellar

The wine cellar of Wagner winery at Lake Seneca. Wagner is a supersized very super-commercial winery where you can find super-drunk people falling head ahead into hedges.

Friday, October 16, 2009

#366 Colors

Colorful flowers. Yes, my dear English friends. That's how far assimilation has progressed. Writing color as colour is merely a thing of the past for me now...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

#365 Pumpkins

Since this post is number 365 one would think that we have been blogging for an entire year now. But not so. Looking back shows that our first post was on October 25. We are as confused by this as you are, dear reader. Here are some pumpkins to get over it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

#364 Pinot Noir @ Lake Seneca

The wine experts amongst our readers knew it already: Yesterday's picture showed a few Pinot Noir grapes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

#363 Grapes

Vineyards over at Seneca Lake. Who can spot what type of wine is growing here?

Monday, October 12, 2009

#362 What is it?

Another quiz: What is shown in the picture.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

#361 Road to Nowhere

Photo taken in some vineyards at Seneca Lake.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

#360 Lafayette Winery

I think this is a photo taken at Lafayette Winery but I am not entirely sure. Whichever winery it is, it is located at Lake Seneca and had some stunning vistas over the vineyards and the lake. This is a very rural area, Watkins Glen is the next closest village. While being known for its famous raceway, it still is only a village with population of a few hundred. And Watkins Glen is the biggest settlement in the entire county I believe (Schuyler County).

Anyways, we had a very nice day over there. The clouds tore open every now and then giving a great chance to take some snaps of beautiful lightscapes over the lake. That's probably what this lady on the balcony is doing.

Friday, October 9, 2009

#359 Seasonal Use Highway

Our littel car convoy driving on the "seasonal use highway" mentioned yesterday. Needless to say, that you need to clean your car after this.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

#359 Look at that

"Is this really where the GPS wants us to go?"

Out in the countryside there are many seasonal use highways - essentially single lane gravel roads through the woods. Of course, the GPS knows about them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

#358 Fall Foliage

This photo is taken on the drive over to Seneca Lake. This is the sort of shot that characterizes the Finger Lakes region during fall very well (I think so anyway).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

#357 Amerciana Winery (4)

A final shot of the nice deco at Americana Winery. We'll be back to get some more wine and fudge (!) in the near future.

Monday, October 5, 2009

#356 Americana Winery (3)

The vineyards of Americana Winery got damaged beyond repair when the previous owner fell ill and couldn't take care of the winery. The new owner therefore had no chance but grow their wine somewhere else (some spot closer to Seneca Lake). They are working on growing back the old vineyards right next to the historically restored winery building.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

#355 Amerciana Winery (2)

These grave stones welcome you at the parking space of Americana Winery. Looking closer reveals that this is not where previous owners are buried but actually a form of humor.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

#354 Americana Winery

We headed out for a nice wine tour the other day visiting a few wineries in the area. One of our favorites is Americana close to Lake Cayuga ("our" lake).

Friday, October 2, 2009

#353 Winter is coming

Don't let yourself be cheated by us, this picture was taken almost a year ago. It serves as a reminder, that winter is coming (it's already getting a little chilly out there...)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

#352 Fun Slide @ Apple Fest

During the Apple Fest weekend here in Ithaca two children hat tons of fun on the Fun Slide. All the others found the idea of sliding down a plastic thing on a truck trailer pretty boring and walked past to see Hilby the Skinny German Juggler Boy.
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