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Auf dem Weg von Norden nach Süden

Posted by jjerlich on 15. July 2017

Mein Körper muss in Bewegung sein, wenn es mein Geist sein soll.

Was verbindet Europa?

Die Motivation und Fragen, die Klaus, meinen Bruder, und Elisabeth, seine Partnerin, antreibt, sich auf den Weg durch Europa von Norden nach Süden gemacht haben. Gestartet sind sie in Rovaniemi Finland, das Zuhause von Santa Claus.

Striding across europe north 2 south
<Eine Pause einlegen, in den Leerlauf schalten, ausrollen, stehenbleiben, sich umsehen, zurückblicken, nach vor schauen … Gedanken, die mir seit einiger Zeit durch den Kopf gehen.>

Einige Ausschnitte, die in meinen Gedanken als Zuhörer und Mitverfolger hängen geblieben sind:

Auf dem Weg gibt es Geschenke allein für dieses Ansinnen, wenn bereitwillige erklärt … Pflaumen.

Fragen zum Bildungswesen sind immer Teil der Gespräche mit Wegbegleitern und lokaler Bewohnern.

Begleitet von den Renntieren:
Will man die Renntiere rechts überholen, laufen sie mehr rechts.
Will man die Renntiere links überholen, laufen sie mehr links.

Hier ein paar Links zum Nachhören – ich muss zugeben, ich habe mich in der Numerierung bereits verloren – mein Hirn und funktiont nach Themen einfach besser. Nach dem Nachhören der nächsten Etappe, habe ich es jetzt verstanden: es geht um die geplanten Tagesetappen! Eine Karte über die Etappen würde den Überblick für mich besser visualisieren und damit verständlicher machen.

Etappe 8 und 9
Etappe 6 und 7
Etappe 5
Extrablog
Am Bärentreck
Etappe 3
Etappe 1-3 am Bärentrek
Prolog extended [SAEFNOTS]
Prolog [SAEFNOTS]

 

Weiterhin folgen …  DER Blog von Klaus

  

 

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The car that was not a car

Posted by juttajerlich on 16. May 2017

or … getting into the driver seat!

Jutta Jerlich & Kane MinkusI think we all know this … feeling like you are not in the driver seat of life.

Is someone else driving?

Is some kind of robot controlling the direction (and you do not find the Stop button)?

Are the circumstances or things in your environment controlling the car?

Whatever it is in your life – I recommend you to get out of it and start creating your own reality.

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Russische Impressionen – Thal und Bärnbach

Posted by traudljerlich on 28. November 2016

Thal und Bärnbach

Teil 4 – Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte

mama-thalRussische Impressionen aus der Steiermark von Sveta und Nastya:
Jeder ihrer Beiträge ist eine Hommage an die Steiermark aus der Sicht einer mit allen Sinnen erfassenden Russin.

Thal und Bärnbach [Russian]

Original English Translation by Nastya

Report on trip to Austria, part 2

7-th day. The Church Ernst Fuchs
The Church Of Hundertwasser
Glass manufactory in Burbage.
By the way, this tank is in the center moved in my collection of vases.
The Eggenberg Palace.

I’m planning a separate posts about all the above.
The weather that day was disgusting. The temperature dropped, the rain periodically began to pour in buckets. I tried on the way to remove fields with pumpkins, – Styria is famous for the production of pumpkin oil, pumpkin grow here everywhere, and the fields look very cheerful – but the rain muddied glass. And nothing but a light orange stain outside the window of the car, did not work.

Traudl very tired that day. Winding road, lots of tunnels, heavy rain. Of the morning news the next day revealed that in some places in Styria, even the snow fell, and the roads there were many accidents, including and with sad outcomes.
Therefore, the following,
8-day was a day of rest. We did not travel outside of Mürzzuschlag. We just walked around the town, visited the Museum of Brahms, ran to the shops. In the evening we received a gift from Traudl on the excellent bottle of pumpkin seed oil!

9-th day. In the morning we said goodbye to the nice Mürzzuschlag and sailed back to Vienna, where the first thing rushed to KHM to watch Brueghel.
Well, of course, not only Brueghel. A lot of things, and other interesting. After KHM, I fulfilled a mother’s duty and led my child to the Technical Museum.

I was found very interesting:
Once, in a past life, the subject of my dissertation included the prosthetics of the lower extremities. There were many interesting things on this topic in the Museum

We took to the Museum’s closing time and, frankly, not enough…

Nastya, instead of the Museum, went to Albertina. In her heart, knocked “the ashes of Klaas» the hare of Durer.
She saw the hare and the impressionists, and was perfectly happy. In this good mood she went to visit Tanya, where they watched a film about the theme of the Impressionists.
Stas and I went in search of Gazometro, and 20 hours had Daytona the Museum of sounds ( House music). On the advice of Traudl got off at the station and drove to the station on. But gone, apparently, in the wrong direction, went long and circles ))).

On the road:

The long-awaited gasometry..
So, gasometry we won!
It’s time to the Museum sounds. In the subway we got off at the right stop, and then we could not navigate. “House music?, – happily asked the tourist-Spanish – follow for us!” And we boys ran after the Spaniards. This house fled to a crowd!)
and the house was not the same…To “our” house we came at 8 PM and 15 minutes later. And time for the examination of a large heap of interactive exhibits seemed to us too little.

10th, the last day. Stas was in a deep sleep, Nastya and I went to the flea market, which operates exclusively on Saturdays ( the other days they sell food and stuff). The Vienna market called the Naschmarkt. In someone else’s story I read that a very appropriate name, because this “Markt” clearly “ours.” Fully confirm, – the number of Russian merchants “was through the roof» ). The market is located a pair of kilometers in length.

Nastya said it’s no good idea without a purpose to wander around the market, it is necessary to determine their desires. I wanted a little vase, a little doll and something for my soul ))). Nastya – wanted to find vintage jewelry and one definite book. From the market she left a few sad, because nothing found. However, she did not know which moral compensation is waiting for her in the evening. My program was 100% complete. Now I am the happy owner of three subjects about which I know nothing, but they like me by the way, if among you there are experts and will tell anything. Unlikely, of course, but suddenly…

So it will be placed. The vase ))) Rather, a bottle of perfume. Judging by the picture, refers to the modern era. Similar analogues in the Internet is not
found. But they found exactly the same cover, which, oddly enough, do not refer to modernism and to him the preceding Victorian era. I admit that the cap may not be native. Although the size is suitable. Best of all, from the cap and from the bottle, still exudes a slightly noticeable subtle perfume “Bouquet de Nice” ) now Dolly.

Originally wanted another. But that was sold only in pair with the boy in national costume. Not mine… I sighed, rummaged in the box and pulled out the tucked under the larger and more prominent of the beauties of this one:
She got me hooked. Probably a bow ))) Doll celluloid, sold as pre-war. I am not an expert, so I asked about its origin in the community on Facebook. Replied that the products of the factory “Minerva”. Maybe post-war, and maybe pre-war ))) And then my post deleted. Mess ))) Because a bunch of questions I was left with ) the information found in this factory: closed in 1955, the mark besides the word Germany starting from 1933 there was an inscription of Minerva. From what I have it isn’t there, a doll made earlier in 1933. I am silent, I see her all the same style ))) But there was a bunch of “but”: all the little dolls Minerva, whose photos have found have molded hair, my doll had real hair. And a stamp in the upper right part of the same (like a helmet), but all that’s left under this hat, unlike. However, in that Minerva joined a few other, smaller factories. Possible that done on one of them. But with a year to decide and failed. I want to determine at least a decade )))And the third thing ) Which for the soul ))) I don’t even know what it is ) as condition things is bad. But I fell in love with her at first sight ))) My little hands reached out to her, unable to break away ) the Salesman said that this Bedemier. Somehow trusted him right away ).

At first I thought it was a handbag. And in form it resembles, and flanked by two decent holes, as if a pen from her threw up. But after scrolling through books on fashion history, I started to doubt. All handbags of this period in the books of cloth knitted or made of a metal mesh, and leather that is not visible in the book. Maybe it’s not the bag, and some road four wheel accessory? I asked the expert on the history of costume. She said she’ll think about it. But it is silent, she is silent as the guerrilla on interrogation. Already I do not expect an answer.Well, okay, it’s time for us to leave the “flea market” ))) and return to the apartment to pick up my son ))). Secession was on the way.And anyway, this whole quarter of solid art Nuovo. Art Nouveau, as they call it here.
All together with Stas go to the House of the Sea. Price hoo! Well, there are some interesting… Although the St. Petersburg aquarium is much better. And the price is lower. Nastya it was not yet, because the House of the sea her unconditionally love.

What is good in the House of the sea is the viewing platform.In Schönbrunn with its palace, zoo and other delights son refused to go, early in the morning by choosing a replacement – the House of the sea. “No luck in cards, lucky in love…”, I mean so lucky in the morning on “the flea” because it is foolish to think that the rest of the day will also carry. Really, the second Museum today son chose MUMOK (Museum of modern art). Well, I did not like…

By seven PM we were home. Packed up for departure, waited, Traudl, which, like a the good kind fairy, came to us with gifts. And, most surprisingly, Nastya received the gift of the book with watercolor paintings, a book which dreamed! With a bottle of sunny spanish “Rioja”, Traudl told us absolutely incredible story of finding this book. So, miracles do happen and dreams come true. Especially when the good wizards try your hand )))
And wait for stories about the individual, only indicated here, landmarks )))

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Russische Impressionen – More Admont

Posted by traudljerlich on 23. November 2016

Mehr von Admont – Bibliothek, Museum und Park

Teil 3 – Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte

bibliothek-admontRussische Impressionen aus der Steiermark von Sveta und Nastya:
Jeder ihrer Beiträge ist eine Hommage an die Steiermark aus der Sicht einer mit allen Sinnen erfassenden Russin.

Admont Bibliothek [Russian]

Original English Translation by Nastya

The monasteries have always been not only a religious place but also a place of learning. Admont fully cared about the education of local children and youth. The monastery has  three museums.

The first of them is the Museum of natural history.

Just it is a classic. It is very small. I t is just a baby compared to our Petersburg Zoological Museum. But the collection is wonderful.

Nastya really liked the shelves with minerals…

…and I with birds

The colors are most unusual.

The ladies deer are horned too )))

The monks a little joked  in this Museum. This lion roars loudly when someone is  approaching to the exhibits.

After a devastating fire in 1865  the monastery and museum was restored. The Father Gabriel Strobl (1866-1910) devoted to the museum 44 years of his life. He devoted  himself to the botany  12 years and the following 32 years – entomology. He created a collection of 252000 instances of insects. Almost everything that we now see in the Museum is the work of Strobl. What he could not himself produce in his expeditions he is exchanged or bought. Еру сcollection of Strobl it’s something!!!

In one of the rooms has 243 varieties of Styrian apples. All made of wax by his father Constantine Kepler ((1778-1864). Some varieties of the now non-existent.

In General, the Museum is very worthy.

In one of the rooms have 243 varieties of apples from Styria. It is made of wax by his father Constantine Kepler ((1778-1864). Some varieties of apples are no more. In general this museum is very worthy.

Another museum is the Kunsthistorisches Museum. It presents the exhibits from the Romanesque period to the Rococo.  It is the paintings, sculptures, textiles.

The most valuable exhibits are the embroidery made by famous master Brother Benno Haan (1631-1720).

The view from the stairs at the glass transition from floor to floor.

The third museum is the museum of Modern Art. I understand that his exposition periodically updated. Here the authors are well frolicked. I like that most of the work has humor  in contrast the works in Vienna’s MUMOK. Here is an example of the use of spoons-forks not for its intended purpose.

The elegant chandelier made of plastic bottles.

I stumbled in the hallway on the currently fashionable artist Gironcoli.

And he was also spotted in the yard.

I can’t say that his work has impressed me. I retarded person.

And the area around the monastery is also quite good. There are a lot of flowers.

I liked the floral arrangements with the bricks in the windows of the flower shop

Here I asked   Stas to take a photo of me : Useless! Either he couldn’t fit the view in the frame, or does not fit the head or all remaining  body parts!

And it is a wonderful place to explore the local pond. You can see water lilies, ducks, swans, beautiful views of the mountains and the monastery. It is a very beautiful place.

From the monastery went to the nearby castle Strechau. The castle is the second largest in Styria. Inside should be an interesting museum.

But the first time we didn’t find the way and we had to go to the track countless kilometers. In general, when we arrived, the castle gates  had been already closed.

The castle is in private ownership. And it closes at 15:00.

With the lock connected a very old legend about an unfaithful lover.

The young girl took her lover to a crusade… And promised the knight that he would remain faithful to him to the grave. But if he does not return from a crusade, she will go to the monastery. Some time passed and she forgot about her promise. She said yes matchmaking to her grandee. They arranged a big wedding. But at the wedding feast with her there was a terrible metamorphosis: her delicate features distorted by a terrible grimace. Instead of the beautiful face  the stunned guests saw the skull. The ground opened under the feet of the unhappy and the demons dragged her to the hell…

The painting by an unknown artist Burgfräulein von Strechau hangs in the museum of Admont. And we made a little picnic on a bench in front of the castle. And we went  home…”

Wishing all the best, Nastya 🍁🍃🌞

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Russische Impressionen – Admont

Posted by traudljerlich on 17. November 2016

Admont

Teil 2 – Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte

Russische Impressionen aus der Steiermark von Sveta und Nastya:
Jeder ihrer Beiträge ist eine Hommage an die Steiermark aus der Sicht einer mit allen Sinnen erfassenden Russin.

admont1Wir starten in Admont

Admont [Russian]

Original English Translation by Nastya

I found by chance, this place is in Austria, when I examined in the internet map of Styria (clicking on all the pictures in a row). This place is in the boonies, it far from any major cities. After seeing the picture, I opened my mouth in amazement. What appeared before my eyes? It was a monastery library.

… And here, Traudl invited us into her car. Outside the window began to flash (flickersed) the beautiful views.In the immediate vicinity there is the national Park Gesäuse. So, if someone wants to spend their holiday actively, and in beautiful place, let has in mind this place is a Park and monastery, and a castle nearby.Two hours later we arrived at the scene.The monastery is situated in extensive grounds in the valley. And surround the monastery on all sides of the mountain, half of which are more than two kilometers tall.

We were lucky. The day was Sunday, in the courtyard of the monastery turned fair. There were local products, drinks, Souvenirs. Festivities were in full swing, many people were in national costumes.Generally things of juniper were many, but all very expensive.
People in the courtyard of a cultural rest, slowly drank the drinks of varying strength and listened to the orchestra.The orchestra itself is also not to offend. Even the nuns are allowed a little aperitif)

A General impression that in Austria everything and always in a good mood. ))) The monastery in Admont has a very venerable age.We staring on the bright bushes, and almost missed the point in this photograph – St. Emma. But it all started!But thank God for Nastya, who photographed the text on the green board.Judging by the headdress, inside the Church is also St.Emma.

Emma was born in 980. She was married Wilhelm of Friesach-Sanngau. She gave birth to two sons and lived happily and richly until murder her sons during the uprising. Their father is brutally murdered with a rebellious people after went to Rome to atone for sins. But the way he died. Emma was left alone. She spent all the wealth on charity, investing in the foundation of monasteries. Here it was founded the monastery of Admont, but 30 years after her death. Emma was beatified in 1287, and was canonized in 1938.

I admire Emmas headpiece )))

Photo from here

The information about St. Emma from the same and from the story of Olga

The land and the money was from Emma, but the real founder was Gebhard (1010 – 1088), Archbishop of Salzburg

In 1074 the monks Benedictines arrived here of the parish of St. Peter in Salzburg. In 1120 there appeared a women’s monastery of the Benedictine order. In 1644 he founded the school at the monastery. And besides, in the 17th century, the school of embroidery, led by brother Benno Haan. In 1735 under the direction of architect Gotthard Hayberger it began rebuilding in the Baroque style, which was continued by Joseph Hueber.

Please note that the picture of 1839 the monastery looks somewhat different than it is now. The head of the Church crowned with onions. (This and the next two pictures are from the site of the monastery. Information from the same place)http://www.stiftadmont.at/en/

But in 1865 a fire destroyed almost the whole monastery, with the exception of the library.

In the following years after the fire the monastery was built again. In the 1930-ies of the monks provided their living by selling works of art. In 1939 the Nazis expropriated the monastery and in 1945 the monks returned here.
Currently the Abbey is a spiritual, cultural and economic center of international fame. In his charge are 26 parishes, nursing home and a middle school with 700 students. In all of these schools employs approximately 500 people. In the monastery the monks 26. From 1 August 1996 the dean of monastery is Bruno Hübl. His motto, “Ex caritate confidens de adiutorio Dei” –

mercy, relying on God’s help.

So the monastery looks from the height of bird flight

The collegiate Basilica dedicated to St. Blaise.

The founder Gebhard was buried in the chancel.
Quite by accident I found on the internet the information that in a monastery in 1094 he died one of the daughters of Yaroslav the Wise – Anastasia Yaroslavna. She was the wife of the king of Hungary András I. The name of the Admont monastery (and in older sources – Almond). This daughter of the Russian Tsar Yaroslav. Anastasia died not later than 1094, as in this year she was mentioned as deceased. According to legend, she died in the Admont monastery or Almond that in Styria. Anastasia is second from the left in the mural.
Through the Admont is the pilgrimage way of St. Emma. The way out in the southern part of Austria, then to Slovenia. Stretches 187 km elevation Changes are significant.http://www.outdooractive.com/de/pilgerweg/alpenregion..

You can see the pilgrims on pictures.

It’s late and we go to the museums part of the Abbey.
We looked interesting multimedia show About the monastery and the order of Benedictines.
The library is the main treasure of the monastery.
Before entering the library are copies of medieval manuscripts. They are beautiful in the extreme.

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Russische Impressionen aus der Steiermark

Posted by traudljerlich on 8. November 2016

Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte über die Steiermark und St. Petersburg

Auf dem Camino del Norte in Spanien haben Karin und ich zwei Wanderinnen getroffen, sind einige Tage zusammen gewandert und haben uns in Spanisch und Englisch sehr unterhaltsam verständigt.

Sveta und Nastya sind in St. Petersburg zu Hause, unsere Muttersprachen Russisch und Deutsch konnten wir nicht verwenden. Besonders ein Erlebnis mit einem aus seiner Weide ausgebrochenen Jungstier, der den Städterinnen sehr gefährlich erschien, hat sich in unserer Erinnerung bewahrt. Der glückliche Ausgang dieses Abenteuers hat mehr mit Händen und Füßen als mit Worten seinen Abschluss gefunden. Wie oft auf Wanderungen haben wir unsere Emails ausgetauscht und unsere Wege haben sich getrennt. Karin und ich hatten unser Ziel erreicht. Sveta und Nastya sind bis Santiage de Compostela weiter gewandert.

Nach einiger Zeit haben wir Fotos ausgetauscht und sind in loser Verbindung geblieben. Im Sommer 2014 traf ich Sveta und Nastya in St. Petersburg wieder. Unsere Verständigung war noch ein wenig spannender, denn Karins Spanisch hat gefehlt (ich war mit einer anderen Gruppe unterwegs). Eine russische Freundin der beiden, die auf Heimaturlaub aus Australien in St. Petersburg war, übernahm die Übersetzungsarbeit. Wir hatten wieder viel Spass und haben uns einen Nachmittag lang köstlich unterhalten. Ich dachte an eine Einladung der beiden nach Oesterreich.

traudlDiesen August 2016 kamen die beiden mit Svetas Sohn Stanislaw nach Wien und dann nach Mürzzuschlag, wo ich wohne. Sveta hatte in ihrer Vorbereitung ein umfangreiches Programm erstellt mit allen Orten und Sehenswürdigkeiten, die sie gerne sehen wollten. Nastya hatte in der Zwischenzeit ihre Englischkenntnisse in Kursen erweitert. So wagte ich mich in das Abenteuer. Zuerst erfolgte ein Wiedersehen mit Karin, ein von ihr liebevoll zubereitetes vorzügliches Essen und das Auffrischen von Erinnerungen in Klosterneuburg.

Nach dieser doch etwas längeren Vorgeschichte komme ich zum eigentlichen Anlass meines Artikels.

Sveta hat Eindrücke von unseren Ausflügen in der Steiermark festgehalten und in mehreren Postings online gestellt. Jeder dieser Beiträge ist eine Hommage an die Steiermark aus der Sicht einer mit allen Sinnen erfassenden Russin.

Grüner See [Russian]

Noch mal Grüner See [Russian]

Original English Translation by Nastya

“Austria is amazingly beautiful country! And we have not been to the mountainous parts of it. The trip was limited to Styria and Vienna.

In Austria every step of the castles…

…and interesting museums.

But the main wealth of Austria is people. Wonderful, kind, hardworking, very cheerful and very musical.

And the best of the Austrians to us, of course, Traudl, thanks to her  took place on this trip! If you knew what a fairy she was! Thank you, dear!!! May God grant you health, luck and fulfillment of wishes!

And where you can meet such great people as Traudl? Of course, on the Camino ))) There they go in the a crowd of people  (droves)    ))).

There we met with Karin. And a huge thank you to her that during their brief stay in Austria, she found the time to meet with us!

But sitting still wasn’t done. Lives in Vienna one infinitely dear to us – Tanya Gurin gmarta . And thank you, Tanya, for the meeting and gifts!

1 day. Vienna. 1 day. Vienna. The center of the city we toured on the tram on the ring (and then walked )

Hundertwasser house + village Hundertwasser

Church St.Othmar

The Hundertwassers Museum

Waste-to-energy plant project of Hundertwasser saw a glimpse, passing by in the subway.

By 12 o’clock, we rushed to the famous Ankeruhr clock. We could not find them and upset that it was late because it was already the first hour. But it turned out that the clock is well behind! Finding them, we still waited for 10-15 minutes, when the passage of the shapes.)))

Then we looked in the oldest Church Ruprecht

And in the Greek Church

And to the “dear Augustine”

We went to dinner in “Figlmueller”, where the reviews online was a endless wieners schnitzel and democratic prices.

I asked the waiter for ice water. He replied that alas… no. Then I tried to joke and asked for some ice without  water. The waiter laughed. But 10 minutes later he brought me a glass of ice without water” ))). Phew, what a joy it was, considering that on the street the day was muggy and hot.

After dinner we walked to the Cathedral of St. Stephen, on Stephanplatz and the district.

Then we bought a family combo-ticket “Treasury of the Hofburg + KNM”, but two museums on this day did not happen because of the intolerable stuffiness in the Treasury. With tenderness and nostalgia were reminded of our well air-conditioned and well-lit Museum space. There is almost total absence of light and air. By the way, Traudl was interested that Austria seemed to us better or worse than us. Well, “best” in Austria are endless ))), but a distinct disadvantage in Austria, we noticed bad transport links between settlements and very bad air conditioning.. In all museums it was hot and stuffy.

The day ended with a meeting with Tanya, who, as it turned out, lived just a 10 minute walk from our place.

2nd day. It was in the Kreuzensteins castle and Klosterneuburg. Where we met Karin. with Karin. About this day will be a separate post. And, most likely, two posts. )

The evening of the same day to the sound of rain we drink in small sips a cherry liqueur with Tanya )

3rd day. Early morning we moved from Vienna to Mürzzuschlag. Scenic area Simmeringly railway, included in the UNESCO list, among other things.

We located in the house of Traudl, surveyed the area, settled down in the car and went to the lake Grüner See and spent the day. About the lake there will be a separate post.

The 4th day was held in the Abbey of Admont. About it will a separate post. On the way back wanted to get to the castle Strihou, but not the first time I got onto the right road and came straight after its closure. We looked at the locked gate, had a little picnic but went home.

5-th day. The pilgrimage to Mariazell.

6-th day. Neuberg an der Mürz. Abbey glass manufacture. And pseudo-Hundertwasser ))) “

 

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Creativity Engineering: Ambitious Start

Posted by jjerlich on 27. October 2016

Actually a very Ambitious Start

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This photo is dedicated to Group 14 which is investigating Life on Mars – Let us know if you want to join this experiment!

 

Happy to welcome all participants who pitched their ideas and founded 27 teams around creative projects and ideas they were carrying in their hearts and minds.

The team casting was a marathon!

I especially want to thank the teams that have a higher number than 15. You have real stamina and stayed until the end. THANK YOU!

Welcome back to G22 Rent-an-App – happy to see that you can take the time now to work on this great concept.

yupG01 Communication Net
G02 Viso
G03 Chair Gadget
G04 No Name
G05 Misquito Laser
G06 Fridge Controller
G07 Cook Together App
G08 Autonomous Car-Sharing
G09 Hearing Aid
G10 DroneZone
G11 UmSha
G12 Technical Circus
G13 Future Shopping
G14 Life on Mars
G15 Foldable Balkony
G16 Power Highway
G17 Future House
G18 Labtastic
G19 Smart Parking
G20 FreeSpace
students_klG21 Life Detector
G22 Rent-an-App
G23 Section Control
G24 RoboGuide
G25 LockLight
G26 Food Preservation
G27 Car-Sharing App

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Special THANKS to my mother for being my strong pillar in registering all teams correctly

 

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

www.techimpuls.net

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From a match to the lantern

Posted by juttajerlich on 30. August 2016

Where did the quest take you?

Here is how the story started:
It started with a match …
It started with a match … Part II

Stunned at my success at truing a match into 59 francs I called in to what would be my last transaction. I was running out of time. It was another gift shop with lost of items that looked more expensive than they were. The assistant and I hated and started to select what might be a good trade.

We both know that the retail price is no where near the acquisition price so I thought I was on to a good thing, that is until the owner came back in. At first she, the owner, was somewhat shocked at my proposition but rapport is a beautiful thing.

Remember I am in Zurich and to start with this lady wouldn’t open up in English. with a bit of banter, and pointing out that I am only doing what one of her posters on the wall was saying …

”If you don’t ask for what you want, you won’t get it”,

we became friend in trading. The big challenge here, for me, was she didn’t rate the price tag on the fake lavender. She told me in fact that the quaintly was awful (not her word obviously) and not worth anything other. That said I now believe this to have been a savvy negotiating tactic as I walked out of this shop with a proper gift.

A beach style lantern complete with candle and a price tag of 94 francs.

From a single valueless match to a lantern priced at 94 franc in just over an hour.

So, what can I learn from this?

  • in any negotiation make sure you are talking to the budget holder
  • in any negotiation the other person is always negotiating too
  • build rapport and keep it building politeness and humour go a long way
  • value and price are not always related

 

CREDITS

Thanks to Martin Daubney for sharing his learning experience
www.inspirecoaching.com

Martin is a successful Executive Coach with many years of experience working with large corporations and Small Business Owners. He helps leaders to overcome limitations to their growth.

“Liberating potential & creating edge both exemplified through encouraging of people to step outside their comfort zone and then in coaching to help them deliver.”

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

 

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It started with a … match

Posted by juttajerlich on 28. August 2016

How did the quest continue?

Here is how the story started:
It started with a match …

On the quest to understand what value is:

Martin 2

Over the road was a small independent florist. My strategy, as it emerged was to target business owners rather than franchises or chain shops. On the way in I noticed some small plants outside for between 12 and 18 francs.

A birthday card for a small plant? Now that has to be a good deal (for me). It was nice and cool inside but as I entered I noticed the 4 women who worked inside, and fortunately one of them was the business owner. She patiently listened to my story, delighted in my feature and benefit sale of the new and unused birthday card, revelled in the banter and did the deal on a real lavender plant. Onwards and upwards.

Success breads success and bored with my own I entered a gift shop that had a sale on. This time the owner was not in the shop and would be away some time. However, on hearing the story it was clear the two ladies in this shop wanted to help.

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Please write this down

Posted by juttajerlich on 28. August 2016

When you hear these words, it means that the following statement is important.
Really important. It also means that you are most likely listening to Kane Minkus 🙂

Alessia and Kane Minkus

Since Friday the 3-Day START AT THE TOP Seminar is held in Zurich, Switzerland. The task and goal = empowering business owners to realize their dreams and impact their communities.

It is actually quite funny how these words “please write this down” actually make people write them down. School has engraved the words so deeply into our brains that as soon as the words are said, the intended action follows. Here are a few examples:

  • A business is about helping people.
  • In business positioning is everything.
  • Ideas are worthless – Execution is everything.

Knowing how to translate these statements (most of us know) into practical actions is the key. The key to successful business results.

Today is the 3rd day – TRANSFORMATION DAY.

Magic has been happening all along for the participants: changing mindsets, understanding growth insights and realizing how powerful networking opportunities can actually be when really used.

It is great meeting so many Swiss based entrepreneurs.

Looking forward to further connecting with you …

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

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It started with a … match

Posted by juttajerlich on 24. August 2016

Learning is great. In fact learning is a life time task. There are some things you can only learn by doing. Good education and training focus on exactly that.

Here is a story from a challenge participants were given in the worldclass mentorship programIndustry Rockstar – to really understand how negotiating for value makes you feel.

This is how it works:
You start with a match and go out on the streets, in stores or wherever you desire to exchange that match for something of higher value. After that you do the same with the object you got. And you keep on going for a certain amount of time. Or until you decide to stop.

Martin Match

From a match to a lantern … Creating Value.

There is an old expression where I come from, and you may have something similar where you are. It’s something about knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Surely it would be better to understand or see the value despite the cost? And does the price tag indicate the value? Probably not in my recent experience.

Anyway … what is value?

A few days ago in Zurich I found myself in a group of 30 started with a match in my hands.

It was actually a very small match and intrinsically held no value at all, unless it was the last match held by Winston Churchill as he was about to light his last cigar. Then suddenly the value of the match increases, for some people and so it goes.

Sadly, my little match had no such provenance. It was just a match that I was challenged to generate some value with or from.

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Wie war es in Japan?

Posted by jjerlich on 29. July 2016

Gespräch mit Nicole Mühlemann, Shen Dao Praxis

Es war schön. Jetzt bin ich wieder da.

Das ist eine akzeptable Antwort auf meine Frage.

Für viele Leute.

Ich will es genauer wissen.

Was hast du erlebt?
Welche Situationen sind dir in Erinnerung geblieben?
Welche Gefühle haben dich begleitet?

Ich möchte über die Erlebnisse hören, die die Bilder wieder kehren lassen.

Die Brücken

“Ich hatte ein wunderschönes Erlebnis gleich auf dem Weg zum Hotel. Gerade angekommen machte ich mich auf den Weg zu meiner Unterkunft. Das riesige Zug und U-Bahn System in Tokyo lag vor mir, und ich war nicht sicher, ob mich die gewählte U-Bahn tatsächlich zur gewünschten Station bringt.  Ich sah eine junge Japanerin und entschied, sie um Hilfe zu fragen. Sie war sich auch nicht sicher und wir stiegen gemeinsam aus dem Zug aus. Sie fragte den Stationsmeister (in Japan gibt es so jemanden in jeder Station). Der bestätigte. Wir konnten wieder in denselben Zug einsteigen. Ich war so verwundert, dass jemand sich die Zeit nimmt, von seinem Weg abzugehen und einem anderen völlig unbekannten Menschen zu helfen. Eine Seltenheit, die mich in Japan persönlich willkommen geheissen hat.”

Ich lächle und nicke. Das ist auch mein Japan.. Ich erinnere mich auch an so eine ähnliche aussergewöhnliche Situation. Das ist sehr schön.

Und wie war dein Kurs? Was hast du mitgenommen?

“Eigentlich nichts Neues”

meint Nicole zuerst laut denkend, setzt dann nachdrücklich fort …

°Wir sind in die Tiefe gegangen. Ich habe am Beispiel der japanischen Meistern gesehen, wie man mit gebündelter Energie noch tiefer gehen kann. Das Resultat ist eine verstärkte Wirkung.”

Das klingt sehr kraftvoll. Deine Behandlungen waren bisher schon sehr erfolgreich, sodass viele deiner Patienten nicht mehr gekommen sind, weil sie nach deiner Behandlung beschwerdelos waren.

Ich wünsche mir, dass der Weg zu dir von vielen gefunden wird.

Danke für deine Gedanken.

 

LINKS

Shen Dao Praxis

 

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A dangerous journey

Posted by juttajerlich on 15. July 2016

… that could kill the racist in all of us …

DNA wow

Every time I watch this video that came my way through my social media channels – I get chills. For some reason I have to watch it again and again.

I decided that I want to share this video with my course group from the

INNES Summer School
Intercultural Competence and Effective Professional Communication in Globalized Societies

and we watched this video together on the day we spoke about conflicts, their cause and how to manage them.

  • We think that everyone should watch this … .
  • We fully agree with the girl saying that this should be compulsory for everyone – we all want to do this DNA test.
  • Lets share this with everyone we know and change our way to look at the world.

Thanks to the creators of this initiative – join the movement!

HOW?

We only have one world, but it’s divided. We tend to think that there are more things dividing us than uniting us – Lets open our world

A dangerous journey that could kill the racist in us

 

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The Power of One

Posted by juttajerlich on 30. April 2016

The April days from 22 – 24th 2016 I was in Zurich at Swissôtel for the Start at the Top Live Workshop with Kane & Alessia Minkus.

My decision to join was based on the personality of Kane and how he managed to create a real group connection between the participants after only 2 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Etwas … im Entstehen

Posted by juttajerlich on 5. April 2016

Komponisten Trio

v.l.n.r. Raitis, Andreas und George

Seit ein paar Monaten habe die Ehre und Möglichkeit, mit 3 musikalischen Künstlern und sehr interessanten Individuun zu arbeiten.

:: Raitis Grigalis
:: Andreas Schwarz
:: George Fleury

Es entsteht ein Projekt … das junge Talente fördern wird. Das Komponistentrio macht das heute schon, möchte die jungen Stimmen so richtig zur Geltung kommen lassen.

Ein Projekt auf die Beine bringen kostet viel Energie, … es gibt immer wieder Rückschläge, vor allem wenn es anfänglich keinen direkten Rückfluss für die investierte Arbeit gibt.

Doch ehrenamtliche Leistungen sind die Basis unserer Gesellschaft und der Anfang vieler Erfolgsgeschichten. Projekte werden erwachsen und stark, sie werden ausgezeichnet, wenn ein Tiefpunkt auch überwunden werden kann.

An so einem Tiefpunkt – auf den Wind warten … helfen die 15:24 Minuten mit Adam Grant, zu verstehen, wie solche “Original thinkers”, wie Ihr selbst seid, funktionieren …

 

Die Frühling ist da und bringt neue Energie …

LINKS

www.resuschwarz.ch
www.stimmschulung.ch
www.raygalis.com
www.georgefleury.ch

Weitere Mitdenkenden und Beisteuernde

www.ahoi-gmbh.ch

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The CE seeds flourish

Posted by juttajerlich on 21. February 2016

This year we had the record of groups and participants at the start and also at the end – this means that only 4 groups of out 27 did not reach the goal.

What is exceptional is that several groups contacted me with the news that they will actually pursue their project as a business venture and could already connect with potential partners for the implementations. Other reported that their projects are used for their thesis or that the Creativity Engineering work lead to a internship in a company.

The e-heels Project – the use of piezoelectric materials inside an insole to produce energy

Great to hear these news!
Even more interesting is when alumni stay in touch after their Creativity Engineering course and let us know about the ventures they started based on the seed that was planted at the Vienna University of Technology.

Sometimes there is a long incubation period but the virus did find a host … 🙂 – here is one case to share with you:

I want to congratulate Johana who was at the Creativity Engineering Summer School I was teaching in Vienna in 2012. I am very happy to see that Creativity Engineering was part of the road to lead her to become the Cofounder and Director of C-INNOVA.

Happy to hear from all your ventures …

Jutta

LINKS

www.c-innova.org

Read more about Creativity Engineering

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Ganz einfach! 2 Flugtickets online buchen!

Posted by traudljerlich on 25. January 2016

Flugzeug 5

TEIL 1

Liebe T. !
Ich schreibe dir noch unter dem Eindruck der Geschehnisse der letzten Stunde – EINE Stunde !!
Wie ich mit dir gesprochen habe, war ich eigentlich schon
recht stolz, dass ich es bis dahin geschafft hatte. Ich hatte alle Kästchen ausgefüllt, alle meine persönlichen Daten dem datengierigen Computer in den Rachen geworfen, war gewillt, meine Brieftasche zu öffnen, nach dem Motto der alten Frau an der Kassa – “bitte nehmen sie, was es kostet” – und plötzlich – schwupps, war alles weg. Ich erbleichte, fluchte vor mich hin und …. versuchte, es locker zu nehmen.
Also wieder von vorne, aber diesmal teilte man mir ständig mit, ich möge doch die Hinflugzeiten aussuchen. Tat ich – nichts! Suchen Sie einen Flug aus – tat ich, nichts.
Und wieder und wieder, bis ich erbost die Kundennummer anrief – Blaue Donau, Warteschleife – Zornesröte, geschwollene Carotis, endlich Antwort. Mit einem freundlichen (Ost?) Deutschen gelang es mir schließlich, telefonisch (Rauschen in der Leitung, schlechte Hörqualität) die Buchung durchzuführen … . Nun warte ich darauf, die bereits durchgegebenen Datum als e-mail geschickt zu bekommen.
Hoffentlich stimmt bisher alles, ich möchte dieses Flugkapitel eigentlich
abschließen.
Der erste Schritt ist – hoffentlich – gesetzt und wir können uns nun auf die
Details werfen. Vor allem ist einmal wichtig, dass wir wissen, ob es einen
Bus/Zug in den Süden gibt und von wo wir starten wollen.

Ich werde mich heute Abend ein wenig in das Internet stürzen – bis dahin habe ich den Kleinen, den ich jetzt abholen werde.
Der Blutdruck ist noch leicht erhöht, trotzdem bin ich beruhigt….

K.

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TEIL 2

Liebe T. !
Zu früh habe ich berichtet, die gestrige Story ging noch weiter. Du sollst
aber nicht leiden wie ich, als ich heute endlich die Bestätigung der mühsam
getätigten Buchung erhielt … .
Denn dann war das Rückflugdatum falsch und dann stimmte die e-mail Adresse nicht, jedes Mal eine Viertelstunde oder mehr in der “Warteschleife” – ja, ja, so nannte es der freundliche, mit dunkler, beruhigender Stimme verkündende Mann und darauf folgte dann immer eine stark, sehr stark verkürzte Version des Donauwalzers.
Das hat mich irritiert, denn bei der Länge der Wartezeit hätten sie zumindest den ganzen Donauwalzer spielen können … .
Als wir dann endlich landeten und ich mit am sicheren Boden wähnte, als dann endlich die Flugbestätigung kam, war fast alles richtig; es stimmte nur der Name nicht, die Adresse war falsch und Klosterneuburg war zu Kloster Neuburg geworden.
Die gebuchten Sitzplätze waren der Einfachheit halber (ein Zugeständnis an das Erinnerungsvermögen älterer Damen??) auf jedem Flug 18 A/B.
Bitte merk dir das!!!
Ich habe mir die Entfernungen sowohl des Wanderweges im Inneren des Landes als auch entlang des Küstenpfades abgeschrieben. Morgen werde ich mich – so der Kleine mich lässt – ein wenig näher damit befassen.

Bis dahin gute Nacht und schlaf recht gut!
K.

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Besuch beim “Cirque Noël”

Posted by traudljerlich on 11. January 2016

CIRQUE NOEL 6.Jänner 2016

Jedes Jahr unternehme ich mit meinen Großnichten und Großneffen in den Weihnachtsferien etwas Gemeinsames. Sie kommen dann aus verschiedenen Himmelsrichtungen zum vereinbarten Treffpunkt – diesmal die Landeshauptstadt Graz – mit dem Zug, was allein schon was Besonderes ist. Wir beginnen mit einem Essen beim McDonald’s – ein Vergnügen für die “Kinder” im Alter von 6 bis 15 Jahren – eine Herausforderung für mich.

wir alle

Dieses Jahr habe ich den Cirque Noël unter der Regie von Adrian Schvarzstein ausgewählt, ein “Ein Zirkus-Theater Stück” wie er es selbst nennt.

Eine zauberhafte Geschichte mit so vielen Eindrücken, dass man sie zweimal sehen sollte, um ja nichts verpasst zu haben.

Nina, 14 Jahre alt und unsere Fotografin hat stimmungsvolle Bilder gemacht, die ich hier einfüge. Saskia, 11 Jahre alt und Moritz, 8 Jahre alt haben ihre Eindrücke sogar niedergeschrieben!

… mit Ihren eigenen Worten:

Moritz mit Akrobatin beim Tanz

 

Moritz tanzt auf der Bühne

 

 

 

 

 

“Am 6.1.2016 sind wir mit dem Zug nach Graz gefahren. Als erster sind wir zum McDonald’s gegangen um Mittag zu essen. Es waren drei Erwachsene und zehn Kinder.
Nach dem McDonald’s sind wir zum Zirkus Cirque Noël spaziert. In diesem Zirkus gibt es keine Tiere. Die Zirkuscrew bestand aus Musikern, Schauspielern, Akrobaten und Artisten. Die Vorstellung war spannend und lustig zugleich. Am Ende des Stückes durften einige von uns auf die Bühne.
Es war wie jedes Jahr ein ganz toller Ausflug.”

Saskia, 11 Jahre

“Am Anfang war ein nackerter Mann, der Cello gespielt hat. Wie er gegangen ist haben alle seinen Popo gesehen.
Es war so schön, dass ich auf der Bühne hab helfen dürfen. Ich hab mit Adrian an einem Seil gezogen und künstlicher Plastikschnee ist auf die Bühne gefallen. Dann hab ich noch mit einer Frau getanzt, dafür hat mir Adrian seine Kappe auf den Kopf gesetzt. Saskia und Chloe haben dann auch mitgemacht.
Am Schluss haben wir uns mit allen Künstlern verbeugt.”

Moritz, 8 Jahre

Chloe, Saskia, Moritz beim Verbeugen

 

LINKS

Cirque Noël

 

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Olivenernte 2015

Posted by traudljerlich on 16. November 2015

Gedanken von Traudl Jerlich

Karins Gedanken von 2014 zu folgen, die liebevollen Details und die Genauigkeikeit ihrer Beschreibung bringt jeden mitten ins Geschehen einer Olivenernte ohne Benutzung von Maschinen, also handverlesene Oliven für’s “Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva”.

Meine Bemerkungen zur heurigen Ernte sind viel prosaischer und ähneln einem Bericht mehr als einer Geschichte. Heuer starte ich mit Claudio und Karin die Erntesaison bei mildem sonnigen Herbstwetter und einer Ausbeute von 6 Kisten voller Oliven am ersten Abend. Wir sind stolz auf unsere Leistung und freuen uns bei einem Glas Rotwein auf den nächsten Morgen.

Die Sonne begleitet uns auch am zweiten Tag, die Bäume geben aber nicht soviel her und wir schaffen mit Mühe die 6 angepeilten Kisten. Claudio bringt die 12 Kisten am Abend in die Presse, Karin und ich genießen das Kaminfeuer, das Claudio fürsorglich für uns entfacht hat.

Die nächsten beiden Tage plagen wir uns mit Bäumen, die einfach nur wenige Oliven tragen, sodass wir uns mit insgesamt 9 Kisten begnügen müssen. Mein Arbeitseinsatz ist mit diesen 4 Tagen beendet, der Nachtzug bringt mich zurück in die Steiermark.

Die 3 Erntehelferinnen Hedda und Mona und  “Neuling” Angelika treten am nächsten Tag ihren “Ernteeinsatz” an und beenden die heurige Olivenernte. Das Ergebnis war zwar besser als im Vorjahr, die Menge hätte ruhig größer ausfallen können. Dafür ist aber die Qualität der Oliven hervorragend und freuen wir uns schon auf die Flaschen mit dem goldgrüngelben Inhalt.

IMG_8194                       am Werke                 

Auf ein Neues im nächsten Jahr!

LINK

Olivenernte 2014 von Karin Todeschini

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„In bester Gesellschaft“

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. August 2015

Das wunderbare Projekt der Allgäupflege, bei dem Senioren in Filmstars verwandelt werden

"Oh, Herr Hessel! Sie sehen aber schick aus!", schwärmt eine junge Schwester. 
"I don't know", sagt er in Magnum-Manier und mustert sein neues Ich noch einmal schmunzelnd im Spiegel.

Für Innovationen und unkonventionelle Ideen aufgeschlossen zu sein, ist Teil der Strategie und Ziel jeder Organisation. Dieses Ziel aber auch wirklich umsetzen zu können, ist äußerst selten.

Umso mehr freut es mich, Ihnen genauso ein Beispiel – das Kalenderprojekt der AllgäuPflege vorstellen zu können:

„In bester Gesellschaft“ ist ein Kalenderprojekt der Allgäu Pflege Oberallgäu; es lichtet die Bewohner der Seniorenheime in Hollywood-Atmosphäre ab. 15 Männer und Frauen zwischen 71 und 91 Jahren haben dabei mitgemacht. Die Senioren sind überrascht und können es selbst gar nicht glauben, als sie die ersten Fotos in Händen hielten. Und schon gar nicht deren Familien.

atvIch kann gar nicht aufhören, die Presseartikel und Fernsehberichte der einzelnen Lebensgeschichten der Stars zu lesen.

Das Leben eines jeden Menschen ist einzigartig, jede Geschichte besonders.

Das besondere an diesem Projekt, dass es in erster Linie um die Menschen geht: die Ideenbringer, die Zauberer der Umsetzung, die Stars mit Ihren Wünschen und Lebensgeschichten.

Es geht um das Zuhören, das Miteinander, die Beziehungen, das Mitfühlen und das gemeinsame Nachdenken über Lebensqualität in jedem Alter.

Seit Jan 2015 liefen die Vorbereitungen: Drehorte, Kostüme und Requisiten, alles musste organisiert werden. Im September soll der Kalender 2016 “In bester Gesellschaft” zu kaufen sein.

BR1 sat1

Die Verwandlung in eine Marilyn Monroe mit 87 Jahren ist zauberhaft !!! Großartig !!!

Initiatorin: Verena Fedtke, AllgäuPflege gGmbH

Zauberer der Umsetzung: Fotographin Susanne Mölle und Maskenbildner Toni Leypoldt

LINKS

Kalender 2016 “In bester Gesellschaft” kaufen

Medienecho www.allgaeupflege.de

www.allgaeupflege.de

www.tonileypoldt.de

Villa Gloss auf Facebook

www.susannemoelle.de

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