Blog Category: Travel
This fisherman made a great catch in Sri Lanka and transports him home with his bicycle. It is a Geigenrochen or Hairochen, the English name “guitarfish” sounds much nicer. The meat should taste very good, but I was not allowed to try it.
A few years ago I had my studio directly at the harbor basin. In the evening I took a walk along the winter promenade with my neighbor, a painter. Just as we passed, an angler pulled a huge pike-perch out of the water, already the third of the evening. I used to like to go fishing myself and so I congratulated him on his successful catch. He was a Russian resettler and spoke no German. But my neighbor conversed with him with his hands and feet; until I could get my camera and scan it with his prey.
The production of whiskey in Scotland has a long tradition. A special role is played by the wooden barrels. Countless of them are needed for the decades of storage. Every cooper has his own sources for it. Especially sought after are Spanish oak barrels in which previously matured wine. Only the cooper has an overview of his treasures and knows exactly in which barrels he will mature the young whiskey.