May 27th, 2005
I walked through the Botanical Gardens today, and found this exhibtion by Claire Ochsner, a Zurich born artist who now lives and works just outsider Basel.
The botanical gardens are a hidden green oasis in the centre of Zurich, and these colourful, rounded, moving sculptures were hidden against the green backdrop of the gardens. So beautiful!
View all my photos here...
(click on Kuenstlerin on the left hand side, then choose to read her bio in English!)
Corinne, Delyth, Mehdi, Tania, Emily, Savino, Monica & I all met at Muenz Bar, and sat outside on 2 big tables, fighting off all the swiss people desperate to nick our chairs! (Thanks to Corinne for getting there first and valiantly claiming our reserved tables). It was a perfect evening, warm, lots of drinks, and the added entertainment of belly dancers :-)
The book choice was a good one, everyone seemed to have read and loved HHGG at some point in their lives, and it wasn't really a very heated discussion! Our favourite characters were Arthur Dent (for his insistence on getting a nice cup of tea!), Marvin, Zaphod, Slartibartfast, Trillian, the Sperm Whale - Did I miss anyone?
We agreed that Douglas Adams had brilliant ideas, but that as a novel, the plot and the story were probably non-existent. The discussion then included questions on life, the universe and everything and included such diverse topics as "do you believe in aliens?", "Are we really alone?" and "Does the babel fish really start wars?"</p>