Dienstag, 19. Mai 2009

American Sport Number 3

Baseball! How should I describe that wonderful American Sport?
Nothing more to say! Anyway here are some pics of the game!

Do you remember "Comb the Desert!"

Youtube Link for people how don't know that statement!

in front of the Tigers Statue

Sonntag, 17. Mai 2009

Swabian Food

At Eastersunday Beckie had invited us for a typical American dinner and so it was our turn to do the same for her. So we invited Heidi and Beckie from the International Office of Kettering for a Swabian dinner.

Together with Ulle our apartment cooked handmade ‘Spaetzle’ with ‘Schnitzle’.

selfmade Spaetzle

Samstag, 16. Mai 2009

World Expo of Beer

In our desire for "good beer" we tried to get one at the "World Expo of Beer". The fair was in Frankenmuth or "German Town". You know how typical German looks like for Americans, Germany = Bavaria.
We tried a lot of different kinds of beer but unfortunately no one taste like a German one. Even the German brands like "Franziskaner Weissbier".

Conclusion = I have to wait till I'm back in Germany :-( !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the right way!

The tiny version of "Die Wiesen"

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Dienstag, 5. Mai 2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbour

As you certainly know, I took the class "Intro to Virtual Reality" or "Multimedia Design". Our Prof arrange a trip to Ann Arbour to visit the Multimedia Lab at the University of Michigan (40000 students). Our class got a guided tour through the Virtual Reality Lab which was very interesting!

Rapid Prototyping

our class (f.l.t.r Frieder, our Prof Changhua Wu, Nico , me )

me in the CAVE (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment)

Nico and me in the CAVE without a loaded program

Freitag, 1. Mai 2009

Let's go Hockeytown!!!!!

In addiction to see every kind of american sport we want to go to a hockey game. We were lucky cause the Detroit Red Wing (the FC Bayern in the NFL) came into to the Playoffs. We saw the first home game in Detroit.
What I expect was such a bad vibe in the audience like at the basketball games before! We were surprised cause the crowd was amazing and we got all what you can expect from a hockey game! We saw a few fights, some brutal body-checks, goals and a fast gameplay. Could we except more? Make yourself a picture!

The one and only Joe Louis Arena

the crowd

yeah a fight!

final score

Donnerstag, 23. April 2009


Last weekend we (our apartment) made our first longer trip. We started at Friday midday to Chicago and stayed in Holiday Inn for two nights. We arrived at Friday evening, so we just went to a club called ‘Soundbar’ after we checked in. It was a cool club. At Saturday we did sight seeing. We went on top of the Sears Tower (currently, the Sears Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the United States) the Buckingham Fountain (you will know this from Al Bundy), the Navy Pier and the Millenium Park. 
At Sunday morning we ate a great pizza in Little Italy, before we drove back home. 
It was a short but awesome trip.

typical american car

chicago at night

Holiday Inn Lobby in the 15th floor

our room

first night in chicago

hmmmm american breakfast

the biggest building in the USA

Sears Tower

us on the Skydeck in the 99th floor

view from the skydeck

the one and only Blues Brothers

the Buckingham Fountain (known from Al Bundy)

Star Wars Battle in the Park (crazy americans)

Navy Pear

trying to touch his "Airness"

in front of the United Center Home of the Chicago Bulls