Monthly Archives: April 2006

TJ: the fun stuff at Lingotto

Although Julius is a bit sick, we thought some diversion would be good for him and we went to Lingotto, that mall I wrote about several times. (Not much open on sundays anyway) We kinda got stuck mainly at buying … Continue reading

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Trip to the beautiful Lago Maggiore and Isola Bella

Northern Italy has a couple a very scenic lakes. And today we joined an organized bus tour to see a bit of Lago Maggiore, the second largest after Lago di Garda (which I had visited as a 14 year old … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: What is that fascination with keys?

For some time now Julius has shown more and more interest in keys … pretty much everytime we go out, he wants to hold a key bunch too. Which of course is great when one wonders 15 minutes later where … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Silly faces at dinner

Sometimes he just has this thing with the camera … that he either has to make faces into it or he is trying to grab it.

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Julius’ artwork batch #2

Every couple of months we get the collected works of young master Julius back from kindergarten (See batch #1). And it is always fun to see what they are doing and what they are working with. In this recent batch … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Oooh, bubbles!

Julius is mesmerized when I blow soap bubbles (which he calls ‘balloons’, not too far off) and he chases after them and loves to pop them. It is just really tricky to get a good picture of that (blowing and … Continue reading

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TJ: Cute ball pic

(click for bigger and unfiltered version) Today is a holiday in Italy which means school is off and Julius and I are spending a fun day together … too bad the sun is not out, but we will check out … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Water Games

Yesterday we went to the playground, which was packed with kids. And since it was warm and sunny, they had turned on some of the water themed play areas. Much to J’s delight, who soaked himself. Why is it that … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Having coffee at Basilica Superga

As promised, some more pics of yesterday’s trip to the Superga. One story that is more recent, tragic and always connected with Torino and the Superga is the plane crash that wiped out a whole soccer team (of national heroes). … Continue reading

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Visiting the Basilica Superga

Today we finally went up to the Basilica Superga, a huge cathedral high up on a mountain overlooking Torino. To get there we first took a bus (#61) and then the historic rack railway (vintage video on youtube). These trains … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Birthday Party

No, not his birthday. He was invited to a party of 2 of his schoolmates. Around 12 – 15 kids came, all with their moms (the only dad I saw was the father of the kid who lived where the … Continue reading

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TJ: this is what happens when you play at a lake

Some more cute pics of Julius enjoying the mountains and especially the artificial lake that Moserhof had created right next to the river. Just why are kids so attracted to puddles and lakes? Well, he kept on going until one … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Peeling egg

Look just how much concentration it takes to peel this egg.

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We are back in Torino

Sorry for the delayed info .. but I am still pushing quite a backlog … we just had way too much adventure and of course took tons of pics and video of it … so bear with me a bit … Continue reading

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Himmelbauer: Farm in the sky (video)

A few days ago we went up into the nearby mountains to a farm/restaurant/hotel called Himmelbauer (lit.trans.:”sky farmer”. Initially we had planned to drive one hour to Heiligenblut, which is the starting point for the GroƟglockner alpine highway. But after … Continue reading

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