... is, admittedly, an honor for which the competition is keen.
There is Busgruss, or "bus greeting," referring to when two buses pass and the drivers wave at each other. I think that one was the result of a contest.
There is "schuft."
There is my dad's favorite German word, "Auspuhfsrohr," which means exhaust pipe. I am not sure I spelled it right but I sure know how to say it -- "Owss - poofs -- roar!"
I love all those words, love them from the bottom of my heart. But now I have a word that eclipses them all, at least for now.
It is Balkongestaltung!
I do not even know exactly what that means but I think it means "balcony porn." There is a Pinterest board with that title that I have fallen in love with.
Having given that link I will poach from that board freely.
Can you stand it?
It is not just the porches themselves. It is the landscapes that surround them. These high rises. The architecture.
There are whole movies you can watch. This is my favorite. It is like "Gone With the Wind." I have already watched it three times.
I mean, 4:59. Where in the world is that?
5:13. Sometimes I just stop the film and stare.
7:23 is one of my favorites. I like the evening pictures.
7:39. What a vista!
I am trying to decorate my back porch as I may have mentioned. The month of August is going to be a big one for me. There is much work to be done. I need to get a lot in order before September.
Hence my porch. I want it to be a haven of relaxation for when I need it.
I began researching ideas for low-budget things I could do. Note: I realize that if you have a small porch, as I do, it helps to use the word "balcony." Otherwise you get pictures of huge wraparound porches with tons of furniture and rocking chairs and tables and everything. "Small Balcony" does the trick.
Now I am beginning to wonder: Who needs that haven of relaxation when I can just look at these pictures?
Take me away!