I’ve stumbled upon such a nice and simple live webcam of Frankfurt am Main skyline. It updates the pic by reload once a minute or so.

This is how Frankfurt looks right now.

Frankfurt live

Here you find the direct link to it.

Ahti

Sunshine and +22′C, can’t complain. This is a test with the Wordpress iPhone mobile app from my garden. Nice feature to be able to take and post pics as well.

I’ve added WPtouch skin to this blog for mobile reading. It supports automatically iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices and views this blog in a very efficient, cool and fast mobile look. I absolutely love it!

I’m also writing this with my new iPhone with the mobile WordPress app. It’s is a bit rough, could look a lot nicer but seems to do the job. Perfect, finally mobile blogging! Expect a lot more updates soon! :o)

Ahti

Nacht der Museen

Nacht der Museen

Tomorrow it’s again Night of the Museums in Frankfurt. Plenty of happenings, live music, good food and drinks. Check out the program from the link above. Worth checking out if you’re in Frankfurt.

Ahti

D-LUX 4 case

There is an optional case for Leica D-LUX 4, which can be purchased separately either in black or brown. Before I pulled the trigger on the Leica, I had no idea how the case actually worked. There was hardly any pics available of the case open.

I must say I’m more than happy with the case. It’s absolutely beautiful, protects the camera well and it’s very easy to open and close. Well worth the money. Here’s a few pics of it.

Leica brown case

Leica brown case

Black or brown? Looking at vintage Leica’s, the case used to be always brown, so that was an easy decision.

Case open

Leica brown case

Leica and the case

Leica brown case

Office Sunset

Another shot with my new Leica D-LUX 4. Beautiful sunset colours yesterday afternoon from my office window.

Here’s one more from today. Colours straight out of the camera are truly astonishing!

Euro

Euro

Leica D-LUX 4

Happy New Year 2009!

It’s time to put some pics again to this blog. It seems that I’ve been a good boy last year as Santa brought me a dream come true Christmas present - a Leica D-LUX 4. My first Leica! This might be one of the best compact size cameras out there at the moment. And it is a true Leica! I’ve always wanted to get one, so here we go.

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

I won’t be going to the technical side of this camera, there are other sites for that. Instead I’ll be posting pics more frequently. It seems I hardly ever bother to carry my DSLR with me, so I’ve promised myself to have my Leica with me where ever I go. The beautiful brown leather case protects very well it and it fits in the pocket of my winter jacket. Perfect.

Quality of the JPG’s seems very good. Here’s a pic from a cafe in the middle of Frankfurt. I haven’t done any editing to this picture except resized it smaller. Click for a larger version.

Hold me tight

Hold me tight

Another Cafe. I drink my daily double espresso always here. I’ve focused on the painting.

Cafe

Cafe

For years I’ve been drooling at the window of the Leica Gallery Frankfurt. It is a very sophisticated camera shop which sells only Leica cameras and holds regular photography exhibitions upstairs. Few days ago, I just had to walk in and asked to see the D-LUX 4. I’m sure you can guess the rest. Within 20 minutes I walked out with a lovely shopping bag from Leica Gallery.

I can highly recommend this shop to any Leica enthusiast. It’s a must see place if you visit Frankfurt. The seem to have just about any Leica available from vintage collectors items to modern Leicas, books, peripherals etc.

Sunny Greetings from Frankurt,
Ahti

InterWhisky

Today started the 10th InterWhisky fair in Frankfurt Intercontinental hotel. Highly recommended for any whiskey lovers visiting Frankfurt this weekend. I’ve visited it in the past few times and enjoyed the whiskeys very much. I think this is a must for tomorrow!

Friday, 21. November 2008: 16.00 – 21.00
Saturday, 22. November 2008: 12.00 – 21.00
Sunday, 23. November 2008: 12.00 – 19.00

Sautéed reindeer

Happy New Year 2008!

I really enjoyed last night preparing most traditional Finnish dish, Sautéed reindeer - Poronkäristys, with my mates. We got some freshly frozen reindeer shoulder which we sliced up in thin slices and enjoyed it with lingonberry jam (cowberry preserve) and a lovely and buttery potato mash.

reindeer

Ingredients are:

- frozen reindeer steak, back or shoulder
- butter (250gr)
- coarse sea salt
- black peppercorns
- bay leaves
- granulated onion
- one bottle of beer

Heat up a iron pot, melt the butter, add the meat, beer and spices and let it simmer on mild heat for 2-3 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam.

If you ever visit Finnish Lapland, you must try it. Excellent dish.

Best wishes for 2008!

Ahti

Nokia E61i

E61i

Santa gave me a Nokia E61i smartphone. I’ve been waiting for ages for a small smartphone with QWERTY keyboard. Finally there’s something that fits my shirt pocket and can keep me connected to my email, www, ssh and irc where ever I am. Speedy connections over EDGE networks or Wi-Fi keeps me always hooked up to the net.

Most amazing thing is how fast this Symbian OS is. Applications opens up instantly unlike with M$ crap. It’s also an excellent phone as a great PDA. At home I’m using my old powerbooks Wi-Fi antenna as an access point for it. What a great truly portable net device.

Nokia E61i - highly recommend it!

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