My Family Album
Since 1985 I have been happily married to Gabi, née
Kneisl, a native of the Typrolean alpine village of Soelden where some
of the best ski runs in the world are located. In 1995 we moved to Munich,
where we live rioght in the center oftown near the banks of the Isar River
and just across from the Gasteig Concert Hall (a real perk for such music
lovers as ourselves). Our daughter Valerie was born on Oct. 24, 1985. She
is now a student at a private secondary school in Munich.
Like any proud family man I would like to show off a few snapshots
of my two favorite girls, so here they are:
This photograph shows Gabi and Valerie in a rare conciliatory mood
on the steps of the Guggenheim Collection in Venice. I am particularily
proud of this picture because for once I got the composition right, with
Valerie's horrible yellow pants corresponding beautifully with the color
of the walls and here green t-shirt blending in with the lush Italian vegetation.
Gabi hates to have her picture taken. My friend Freund Fritz Bräuniger
of Editor Network managed to "shoot" her during a picnic outing before
she could turn away, resulting in what I think is the most natural and
lovely photo of my wife that I have ever seen.
It seems to be impossible, on the other hand, to take an unflattering
picture of Valerie. Here she is gazing out at the gonolas on the Venice
Lagoon, the sun which is highlighting her wonderful red hair has also brought
out a fine new crop of freckles on her cheeks and nose - this of course
is how her Daddy would like to remember her always!