Hiking up to the Devils Mountain, graffiti paradise

Are you ready for a hike to the Dragons Mountain or are you the person waiting for the sequel premiere of how to train your dragon. Let me tell you I am both.
It was a great Excursion on a Saturday, though the weather could have been better.
It is no joke that the mountain is literally known as Devil’s Mountain and Devil’s Lake, though Dragons Mountain is common likewise. It is pretty much the largest hill in Berlin, a miniature manmade mountain from a pile of rubble from WWII ” trummerbergs ”.
Standing on top of the Teufelsberg you can see the entire panoramic landscape.

In the early 60s Americans had their radars and NSA station there.

Now after the reunion a big magnate thought to build large lofts and double maisonette but his project failed.
It is now a privately owned space where you can see how nature recovered by itself without the need of a human need. Other forms include artistic Street art of international artists which lay their piece of artwork onto the ruins.

The place has transformed into a graffiti paradise where artists let their artwork speak for itself.

Without doubt never have I seen so much beautifully designed graffiti art, as it is now on display in the ruins of the old NSA radar station.

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A new start in micropropagation

Today I was trying to get as much information as I could on the retrieval of culturing media for plant propagation processes. I was going through some hard time looking by myself in the past 2 months and see myself instead a step ahead one backwards.So I tried again to contact my professors and fellow students who could provide me with some suppliers or contact information of some companies trading with these items in Amman -Jordan . We’ll see what happens tomorrow with my list of to do’s.

I really want this project to work out, hopefully I will begin my work soon on the professional basis. In the mean time I will just work out my alternatives.

Happy New Year 2012

I am opening a new book. Its pages are blank. I am going to put words on them by myself. The book is called ” Opportunity ” and its first chapter is called New Year’s Day. Edith L. Pierce  (edited)

To kick off into a fresh start into 2012 with new everyday challenges and wonderful experiences just waiting to be shared I would like to blog more what better opportunity to make it my new project 365.

It will be a challenge alright because I am not very consistent with daily updates and I have to motivate myself constantly to let every day of 2012 count.

The last 8 minutes of 2011 are flying away while I am immersed in my GT, writing this note.

Sitting comfortably on my Arabic seats and listening half-heartedly to Lebanon OTV (Nilesat), sending pictures via Bluetooth.

Half of our neighborhood in Amman do probably the same watching TV or sitting online to send their latest New Year wishes to their friends and families or browse through the net.

The last minute and the Jordan TV is down so there are only Libanese channels partying out the last seconds of the year as I saw so far.

Also our neighborhood seems mostly dark apart from the city lights on the streets. We are beginning the New Year with a clear cold night.

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To start my New Year I put my smiley face on and think positively of the days to come.

Happy New Year 2012 to all.