Winter Wunderland

We’ve had more snow in Berlin this year than since I moved to Germany in 2002.  I’ve been a wanna-be-amateur photographer for a few years now, so this morning after the heaviest snow of the year — the good sticky kind of snow — I set out to Görlitzer Park with my Olympus E-500.  The last shot is now my desktop background.  Kind of creeps me out with its tunnel-of-snow look.

Berlinale ’09

 Really looking forward to the Berlinale this year.  So much, in fact, that I’m going to see 5 of the competition films:

I’m an armchair enthusiast in film and have quite a few friends involved in film production.  In the past I’ve always been too slow in sorting out tickets to see the films that I really wanted to, so this year I was glad to get a couple days with several films in a row that I wanted to see.  Since weekends have all but evaporated since co-founding Directed Edge, it’ll be a welcome break.  It almost feels like a short vacation on the horizon.  One of the things that I enjoy most about living in Berlin is its status as an arts and culture mecca, so it’s wonderful getting to take advantage of having one of the world’s largest film festivals a short bus ride away.