Monday, August 22, 2011
Michael Liebhaber MFA '06
I arrived in Germany in the middle of May. The settling in process has taken much longer and was WAY more expensive than I thought it would be; I had to find a place to live, buy a car, and I am now slowly accumulating fundamental household items. My apartment is unfurnished. My landlords took pity on me and gave me a spare bedroom set (bed, closet, nightstand, & small cabinet). Side note: Bedrooms do not come with closets (bare walls only). Closets are big wooden cabinets with doors, purchased at places like IKEA. I’ll buy furniture when my car is paid off.
I live 2 blocks from a national forest. This entire region is hills and forest, so it’s scenic and green, but it also rains a lot. We are at the same latitude as Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, so the temperature is a bit cool, too. Hiking, mountain biking and motorcycling in the woods are big activities. The town of Frankenstein, and its castle, are an easy six miles away.
On the art front - I have started www.michaels-travels.com). My apartment has room for a studio, so I hope to get that going asap.
Photos of my apartment and the surrounding area: www.mjliebhaber.com/Germany"