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Projekt 52 topic 7: Monster [under the bed]

The topic of week 7 in Sari’s photo Projekt 52:

Monster under the bed

I’ll take the liberty to ignore the “under the bed” part – this house monster is simply too good:


Or a little lighter (depends on your monitor’s settings how it looks for you):

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Please smile

…despite all that snow:

Roof snow face

Ain’t it nice when the neighbor’s house smiles at you? But why the wrinkled nose?

(Dec.2008)


Can it get any smaller?

13.6 m²

Translation: Upper level apartment 3: 4 rooms, 13.6 m² living space, 13 m² balcony

Apartments are getting smaller and smaller… but how do they cram 4 rooms in there?

Well, at least the balcony is almost as large!

Ad flyer Oct. 2008


This is the rest

Montreux

Alright, this is the last photo series from my Montreux holiday, a mixture of various topics.

Your reaction?

  • Well, it was just about right. (67%, 2 Votes)
  • That's a pity. (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Yeah, finally over! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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A look at the sky shows more cloud formations, a parhelion and a steaming sail boat: ;)

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When sunny skies break through behind the clouds
I wish it could last forever…

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A fork in the lake (thought these things only exist in roads…) in Vevey, in front of the Alimentarium, a food museum:

Vevey fork

A few buildings: My hotel, the Eden Palace au Lac, and the restaurant Le Palais Oriental:

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The Montreux Palace and the Grand Hotel:

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Congress center with Auditorium Stravinski and the old market hall:

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Through the old town, we reach a church, the late gothic Temple St-Vincent:

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From its terrace we have a nice view of the lake and parts of the city:

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Now quickly a few animals who also seem to enjoy the sun…

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…before we say farewell with a postcard view:

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The new adult education center program

Feng Shui compass…”of course” also contains in Pfaffenhofen a few, how should I say, scientifically and by common sense not really kosher topics.

For instance, there are four Feng Shui courses – before we’ll have a closer look at these, here’s a quick quiz (please don’t cheat by looking at the course links below):

Which categories are these Feng Shui courses offered in?

  • Science and technology (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Medical topics - natural healing (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Psychology (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ecology (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hobby & co. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Health forum (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Update: Not too many voters… well, they use the category ecology! (Probably because the first Fen Shui course they ever offered had been for the garden.)

The offered classes (everything in my translation):

These fees are quite low – since the adult education center (VHS) offers this mystic-laden hodgepodge – with scientifically untenable “cosmic energies” and other stuff – the two “counselors” who lead the classes (one the first, another the other three) will reach potential new customers this way who quite probably are willing to pay more money later on – for instance, two-digit square meter proces for the rooms to be examined. Lacking experience, I can’t say anything about the prices and respectability of these two providers, of course.

In the sleep course you learn, among other things (my translation):

From the feng shui point of view, [bad sleep] can be caused, among other things, by bad placement of the bed, sharp edges, skewness, wrong material, electric smog, too screaming colors, water veins or other geopathic disturbance zones.

Feng Shui sign Hey, if I lie on sharp edges or a skewed stone bed, I need no feng shui to know it’s uncomfortable and bad for sleeping! ;) Of course they also include that balderdash about disturbing water veins and “geopathic disturbance zones” (great words – just let some dowser, energy-with-hand-senser or I-see-all-energetic-problems-jabberer walk through your house, he’ll always find (or rather make up) something that he can sell a solution for or at least “justify” his counselling fees).

I just don’t get how the “ancient masters” (mentioned in the 1st yourse) could have included electric smog in their teachings…

Of course there’s more:

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology (25€, 1 day):

Kinesiology perceives the person holistically. Using the muscle test (biofeedback to the body and subconcious), you can see what weakens your body (=drains enery) or strengthens it.

And here it applies, too: Once the patients are hooked on it, they are likely to pay more – maybe even enormous amounts for a placebo effect, some minor movement exercises and for a “muscle test” that’s unsuitable for any pretended diagnostic purposes. (» SkepDic).

Seeing all these, shamanistic round dances and meditation drumming (offered too, of course) are quite harmless and entertaining, even fun…


Photos: Luopan compass musicvisionary2000 / flickr, woman with sign (original) cooljinny / sxc, Chinese characters from Wikipedia