10 weird finds at new Savers thrift store in Fairview Park (photos)
This end table from Sorrento, Italy, features inlaid wood. FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio -- You can find a German-made cuckoo clock, a TV for $5 and an Italian end table with a built-in music box at the new Savers thrift store, which raises money for Easter ...
April 10, 2015
What has life taught you?
to our wellbeing and souls. Want to get close to mysteries of the universe – go walk in the rainforest. Plus wild places are the perfect place for introverts. Extroverts can be “on'' 24/7 but introverts, we like to shine briefly, then retreat ...
March 20, 2015
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
Galinsky started working at a clock shop in Milwaukee at the age of 91/2 and within a few months he had his own account at a local lumber yard, pedaling his bike to pick up wood and clock movements he used to make his own cuckoo clocks. He was drawn ...
December 27, 2014
Nation's Tallest Cuckoo Clock Now at Portland Airport
Now, every half hour, a wooden chicken announces the time to travellers at PDX by popping out of a wooden Mount Hood—part of the 24-foot tall handcrafted cuckoo clock sitting installed last week in between gates A, B, and C past security. According to ...
December 23, 2014
Giant cuckoo clock lands at Portland International Airport
Created by sculptor and mechanical designer Nicolas (Nico) Gros, the almost 7,000-pound clock is fully functioning, with wooden gears and chainsaw-carved adornments by Oregon wood sculptor Chester Armstrong representing more than a dozen Portland ...
December 29, 2014
Portland Cuckoo Clock Stays Local Through March 2015
Fittingly for all the urban farmers in Portland, a carved chicken will pop out each hour in place of a cuckoo bird. The clock was created by mechanical designer Nicolas Gros and wood sculptor J. Cester Armstrong, who lives in Central Oregon. You've ...
December 19, 2014
Luxuries: Designer cuckoo clocks, red clothes, accessories
Go cuckoo for these clocks. As daylight saving time comes to a close, keep track of precious minutes with a traditional or unique cuckoo clock. These exquisite timepieces strike the right chord with music and magical sounds to help you stay on schedule ...
October 26, 2014
a beer from the freezer, a bowl of mixed olives and another of potato crisps. After two or three beers, I began to feel guilty about the extent of my laziness. I was within a couple of footsteps of the local labour force, and my indolent shadow slanted across a file of workers as they trailed across the hot concrete, trying to bring a few crumbs back to the nest. Those already in on the action often took on new positions to accommodate fresh help. Two or three even clambered atop in an attempt to see-saw the crisp from its outsize inertia. A million tiny speckles of light quivered under my closed lids, swirling in darkening patterns that formed a tunnel pulling me vertiginously inwards and downwards. The world I had fallen into was full of half-familiar details that are now peculiarly hard to describe, the inherited memory of a movie I haven’t seen. It was nothing like the world I had just come from, although looking back it’s unlikely that one didn’t give form to the other. It didn’t seem out of place that no-one took any interest in me, however rudely I must have been.
I am not a good writer, but i always appreciate someone who is. Previously i thought Stonehenge is the only one of its kind in that part of the world, until a friend gave me a book about Scotland because she knows it is a country always in my dream. and probably will just stay as a dream. I realized there are many "stonehenge" there or the rock formations.
Germany, Austria, Italy, oh my. add Switzerland and you have 2 weeks of one day more gorgeous than the next. We also happened to be traveling with a friend, Nena, and this way we could all find something we liked throughout the trip. We landed in Frankfurt early to a rainy, grey day. That may sound depressing for some, but for those of us who live in the land of eternal sunshine it was a treat to have a rainy day. As we landed and I looked out the window I felt like I was coming home despite never having been there. We met Nena in the airport. after going the wrong way and getting yelled at by security (mostly just me). oops, gathered our bags, and met up with the tour bus which took us to the hotel. Awesome sidenote about the airport in Frankfurt (and really ALL of Germany). There were people with dogs of all sizes waiting to pick up loved ones inside the airport. And the dogs were so visibly excited when their loved one would come out of the baggage claim area. no wonder my family are such dog people. We met a friendly local who gave us instructions on taking public transportation the most cost effective way and then we took a tram to the center of Frankfurt.