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Field Trip: Field+Supply Modern Makers Craft Fair

For the second year in a row on Columbus Day weekend we attended an awesome new arts fair in High Falls NY. The two day event highlighting a modern take on the traditional – an über-talented group of artisans showcasing everything from food, furniture, fashion and much more. Here are some highlights: more info about High Falls NY more info about Field+Supply

Field Trip: Rom 312 – a 360 Panorama

While visiting my parents in Germany this past summer we “went” to Rome for the afternoon. It was an amazing, virtual trip back in time. The location is as amazing as the exhibit housed within: it is an old Gasometer (originally used in the Victorian Era to store vast amounts of gas from nearby gasworks). My hometown Pforzheim – once a Roman stronghold named “Portus” was the inspiration for this current exhibit: Rome in the year 312. Depicted is a 360 degree view of the eternal city at the time of emperor Constantine – by the artist Yadegar Asisi. The music is composed by Eric Babak and compliments the experience perfectly…here is a small sample of visuals with music (excuse the shaky camera). more info and current exhibits: www.asisi.de

Zavelstein, Germany

Yesterday we had lunch at the Wanderheim in Zavelstein and afterwards we visited the castle ruins. Zavelstein is a small town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany – it is situated in the northeastern Black Forest. The town is also famous for being a health resort with mineral springs and was once the summer residency of the Duke of Württemberg. Zavelstein is a great place to visit in the summer for hiking, but also famous for a spectacle that happens every spring: each year thousands of wild-growing crocuses flower over an area of more than 50 hectares from the beginning to the end of March. According to legend, a lord of the castle who loved flowers is said to have planted the crocuses in days of old, whereupon they spread further and further in the course of time. Gaisburger Marsch recipe

Metaponto, Italy

Last year this week we flew to Europe to spend time with my parents in Germany and visit relatives in the Basilicata region of Italy. Our house was in the small seaside village of Metaponto. We would spend time between sightseeing in nearby Matera and the hill towns of the region and swimming in turquoise waters and lie on soft, sandy beaches… If there still is a quiet and lesser discovered region in Italy – this is it… more info about Metaponto: Getting Around It’s essential to have a car in Basilicata. You can fly into Rome and rent a car there, then drive the five hours south. Or you can connect in Rome and fly to Bari and then rent a car and drive a little over an hour. A favorite way to go is to take the train directly from Rome to Metaponto, which leaves several times a day. There are no car rentals in Metaponto, but most hotel hosts will meet guests at the station and arrange for a car to be delivered. Where to Stay San …