The Bubble is known as an amazing place for the arts. Its growing and vibrant artistic community is highlighted by places such as The Dairy Center for the Arts, Chautauqua. and Boulder Digital Arts
Here are some other great resources to find out more about Boulder's arts community:
Boulder Community Arts Network Center
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder Open Arts Fest
List of Colorado Arts Organizations

We'd love to hear what you think about the Bubble's arts community.

A Journey to Berlin

When I say journey, it really was quite a journey.  I live in Austria – and Berlin is way north of me.  It took me 10 hours by train to get there, but it was definitely worth it!  Check out my segment of blog posts on Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate - Berlin

Brandenburg Gate – Berlin


After almost a 10 hour train ride through Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany, I arrived in Berlin.  Part of my train ride consisted of two Czech women who sat down next to me and talked non-stop from Bratislava to Prague – about 3 hours.  Luckily, I had my headphones on.  Otherwise, I think I might have gone mad.  I figured out that we had crossed the border into Germany based on two things.  1. The announcer switched from mainly speaking Czech, to only speaking German (or English).  2. The sky was a beautiful shade of grey.

To read the entire post, follow the link: Berlin, It’s About Time We Met.

East Side Gallery - Berlin

East Side Gallery – Berlin


My next post is more of a picture post only of the East Side Gallery.  The East Side Gallery is a stretch of the Berlin Wall that was not knocked down.  After reunification, artists came and painted sections of the wall.  

To see this post, following the link: East Side Gallery.



Berlin underground transportation stop

Berlin underground transportation stop


So the lesson here – there are two sides to Berlin.  The nice, historical side, and the drunk, crazy side.  All in all, it’s part of the experience.  It gives the city character.  So for me, it was all highly entertaining…yes, even the creeper parts.

To read the entire post, follow the link: Berlin, You Bring Out the Crazy.




Flowers for International Women's Day

Flowers for International Women’s Day


Heidi and I started our Saturday at a cute little flower shop and café, called Anna Blume, situated in the gentrified Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin.  It is a Viennese style café, with art and interior design inspired by Alphonse Mucha.  I had a delicious Vienna Cappuccino (not quite sure why it’s called Vienna…but it was basically a cappuccino), fresh pressed orange juice, and scrambled eggs with spring onions and ham.  SO GOOD.

To read the entire post, follow the link: The Real Curry Wurst.


To read some of my other posts, follow the link: The Heart of a Traveler.

In the Land of Moustaches

The Chain Bridge – Budapest

 I know it’s been a while since my last blog post.  It’s mainly because nothing interesting has really occurred in my life until the past two weekends.  On Thursday (Thanksgiving day) afternoon I made my way to Gmunden, a town in Upper Austria to visit some English TA’s for a Thanksgiving feast.  It was also a stop on the way to Budapest, Hungary.  I didn’t think I was going to have a Thanksgiving this year, but I was thankful to be in the company of friends – and well, we did indeed have a delicious feast!  

Read the rest of this post to find out more about Marni’s adventures here: In the Land of Moustaches.


Marni has also written two other posts titled, Food…in the Land of Moustaches and Some Christmas Spirit.  You can follow Marni’s blog at anytime – just visit The Heart of a Traveler.

The scrapsisters: Vacant Lot Dump

On a chilly Saturday morning, Geraldine the Dump Truck backed into a vacant lot in Boulder, Colorado. Over 60 school aged kids rushed towards the contents, like a giant piñata spilling out onto the frozen earth. For the next four hours the student artists worked alongside community leaders, CU students, and artist mentors creating art from trash. … even the snowman got spray painted!

The Dumpster Squad would like to thank the community partners who came together and helped to create the first ever Vacant Lot Dump: the scrapsisters, Tebo Development Company, McGuckin Hardware, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Growing Up Boulder, 1- 800 Got Junk, Western Disposal, re!, Scrib Coworking, Tokkers, Rick Baker Insurance, ReSource Tool Library, Morgan Creek Ventures, Riverside Building, T/aco, Laughing Goat Coffee, Mountain Sun Brewery, and Dairy Queen. The Vacant Lot Dump, creating opportunity one scrap at a time!

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