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text 2018-11-08 22:31
24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 - Diwali, Task 1 (Favorite Light Display)

"Bonn leuchtet" -- "Bonn Shines" -- is the name of an annual event in early November during which some of Bonn's public buildings (and city streets and trees) are colorfully illuminated at night.  Here are a few impressions from this year's iteration:

 

Old City Hall (and Market Place):

Sterntor (the only remaining medieval gate / remnant of city wall):

A bit of fun fair atmosphere (thankfully not too much, though):

Main Post Office and statue of Beethoven:


... aaand Bonn University (with Old City Hall in the background):

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text 2018-11-08 21:08
24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 - Día de los Muertos, Task 4 (Mexican Food)

Mini beef tortillas with potato wedges, sourcream, and a dip that's half salsa and half guacamole.

 

Ordered in, not my own creation ... I couldn't be bothered to cook, having had to go into Cologne because my iphone was on strike and Apple STILL doesn't have location in Bonn where there are actually technicians as well, which pretty much killed my entire afternoon.  (Stopping by IKEA on the way home for another bookshelf, for the "leftovers" I hadn't been able to give a home in the big shelf makeover the other week, was child's play in comparison.)

 

I hadn't been planning on any dessert, but after Wanda's mouthwatering "Orange Gingerbread" post decided to treat myself to some of these, in the spirit of the Mexican theme:

 

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text 2018-11-08 15:15
24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 - Diwali, Task 4 (Book Covers: Young Women Holding Flowers)
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy,John Bayley,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon - Jorge Amado
The Third Wedding - Costas Taktsis,Κώστας Ταχτσής
Cousin Phillis - Elizabeth Gaskell,Joe Marsh
The Virgin in the Garden - A.S. Byatt
The Bride Wore Black - William Irish,Cornell Woolrich
The Rose Rent - Ellis Peters
Goldengirl - Peter Lear
Death in the Stocks - Georgette Heyer
The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford

Bookshelves: Classics, Women Writers, International (resp. various country / language shelves), Mysteries, Historical Fiction

 

I'm not a romance reader at all, but I've found ladies holding flowers (actually more than I could attach to this post) in unexpected places ...

 

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text 2018-11-06 23:23
24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 - Guy Fawkes Night, Task 2 (Book-Related Crimes)

 

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text 2018-11-06 21:46
24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2 (Hats)

As a general rule, I don't do hats ... or caps, or any other kind of headgear.  The sole (occasional) exception being this cap, which I still own and occasionally wear -- the photo is 15+ years old, though.

 

And purely in an incidental capacity I offer you these, seen in an Edinburgh shop window a few years ago:

 

 

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