29 Oct 2010


Remember the grasshopper I mentioned yesterday? Here are three video scenes with him as the leading actor.

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Kiwi harvest

Just finished harvesting the Kiwis in my garden. Quite a lot this year.

28 Oct 2010

Short hike around Castelrotto

The countryside and forests look beautiful in autumn. In the track posted on Google Maps, look at the photo of the grasshopper taking an interest in my smartphone.
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16 Oct 2010

Wasabi Lugano - Mauricio Kagel - Exotica

Another concert last night in the Wasabi series of OGGImusica was the Exotica of Mauricio Kagel, performed at the Radio della Svizzeral Italiana. Regrettably, the lighting was bad for video recording.

15 Oct 2010

Wasabi Lugano - Sarawan Tamburi d'Iran

The trio Sarawan Tamburi d'Iran performed at the concert hall of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland on 14 October 2010. A most enjoyable concert.

Goats climb 160ft dam in Italian Alps

The daredevil herd were snapped at the 160ft Cingino barrier in Northern Italy, near the Swiss border.

I haven't seen this myself, but having found the place on Google Maps now I may go there next summer.

14 Oct 2010

Wasabi – Japanese music festival in Lugano

OGGImusica, an association dedicated to bring a large variety of concerts of contemporary music to the Italian-speaking part of switzerland, the canton Ticino, has organised a festival of Japanese music in collaboration with the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and today were the first two concerts in Lugano. I recorded videos of a few pieces and plan to upload them tomorrow.

2 Oct 2010

Buying more wine, a Sangiovese this time

Whilst my wife was doing her shopping accross the border in Ponte Tresa Italia I strolled around town and bought six bottles of this Sangiovese di Romagna, vintage 2009. It should be ready to drink in two years.

1 Oct 2010

Veronika Kiss performs at a concert in Lugano

With some delay, I upload my video of part of the performance of Veronika Kiss at the concert in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 September 2010, where she played the bassoon concerto of André Jolivet.

Spanish wine Las Flores

I saw this Rioja in a local wine shop today and bought six bottles, as I always like to have some Spanish wine in my cellar.