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Monthly Archives: March 2016

la jolla beach / ensenada


such shit happens everywhere. It was great that the people who could free the seal from the net, – hopefully not too late …

hot springs / ensenada


Rancho san carlos hot springs   31.79400 – 116.44379

„Normally there are just 10 vehicles and the thermal water is blue“ the ranger told us after weh ad driven 10miles on a bad dirt road. however, now it was easter holidays, the campground completely overcrowded, the water color was nondescriptinal and you hardly could find a place to stand in the pool. Everywhere there would be a “campground full” sign but here in mexico the rangers worked hard to squeeze everybody in.

viva mexico, viva salsa



We left the US, the country, where the officers have to serve in bullet proof vests and traveled to mexico. We asked for the 180 days visa and the officer recommended the salsa, which he had on sale „it´s very spicy and aromatic. Special offer: 3 bottles for 5 us $”. Ok!?. I asked if the special visa has prerequisites?”. “The salsa is great for fish and meat and …” we filled the visa cards, payed at the bank, and went back to his office. The salsa was still at sale and still very spicy and aromatic. He stamped the passports with a stamp whose colors had changed their physical donditions during the last hot months. We needed this stamp to document our immigration. “Ok, three bottles of the delicious salsa and could you please apply new color onto your stamp?“ Soon the sponge was soaked with new color and the stamp was blurred again. This time the reason was different … left the US, the country, where the officers have to serve in bullet proof vests and traveled to mexico. We asked for the 180 days visa and the officer recommended the salsa, which he had on sale „it´s very spicy and aromatic. Special offer: 3 bottles for 5 us $”. Ok!?. I asked if the special visa has prerequisites?”. “The salsa is great for fish and meat and …” we filled the visa cards, payed at the bank, and went back to his office. The salsa was still at sale and still very spicy and aromatic. He stamped the passports with a stamp whose colors had changed their physical donditions during the last hot months. We needed this stamp to document our immigration. “Ok, three bottles of the delicious salsa and could you please apply new color onto your stamp?“ Soon the sponge was soaked with new color and the stamp was blurred again. This time the reason was different …

co_works exhibition / phoenix

many thanks to gail and fred tieken and all my co_workers.

emilio martinze / miami;  matt sesow / washington dc; barbara fisher / ashville; heather wilcoxon / sausalito; matthias bolz / dresden (germany); fred tieken / phoenix, brad moody / houston

midway with bill


The 88-year old bill had joined the marine corps, had survived two helicopter crashes and is the father of a very good, long-time american girlfriend of us. since several years, he is a volunteer on the to a museum converted aircraft carrier “midway”, which was put in service just 8 days after the end of world war II. The tour took 5 hours and we had trouble to follow the vital 88-year old guy through the confusing corridors of the vessel.

anza borrego desert


Only in the el niño years when it has rained, it blooms in the anza borrego desert. Why are so many dead bees in the flowers? No idea.

salton sea / 2


After the exhibition we are now back on the way to san diego and we rested for the second time at the salton sea. Because of the millions of dead fish we investigated and got a result: to have an edible fish they introduced 1929 tilapias and despite the salty seawater the fish breed very well. However, they are not adapted to the environmental conditions and once the water gets too cold or the oxygen content is too low, the tortured fishes die often with a disease (vibrio) in millions. Sadly many seabirds that feed on these fishes die as well.