Pilgerweg zum Cornelius Kapelle


In the winter time the sun comes up a bit later, what makes it more easy to catch the intresting light effects.  I decided to walk the Pilger route to the Cornelius Kapelle, a route that leads me through wood and ends at the pet zoo.  Here a few impressions.

Celebrating life

I was walking, my head in the air
That time again, those days are there
Memories of festivities
I don’t know exactly how long ago

Your birthday, 90 years you should turn now
You will always be with me, somehow
I think about applepie
And start to let the music fly

So far away, and so close in my heart
I talk to you, as I usually start
Hey mama, how do you do
Happy birthday, I wish to you
What should it be great, to get a sign
That you are celebrating at this time

I look for your usual communication
But I not find it
I listen to the bird
Beautiful, as seldom heard

Yes, a living bundle of feather
And all the sudden I feel together
Sing, little wonderful bird
Sing happy birthday
The miracle occured

Thank you, for being so deep in me
Thank you, for making me so happy

The target is reached.

As a reward I there are animals in the Kinderbauernhof

Quirinus Münster , Neuss

Das Quirinus-Münster ist eine Kirche im Rheinischen Übergangssstil am Niederrhein und Wahrzeichen der Stadt Neuss. Es wurde zwischen 1209 und 1230 erbaut und 2009 von Papst Benedikt XVI. in den Stand einer Basilica minor erhoben.

Für Vollbild auf dem Bild klicken.

 

Das Jröne Meerke

A winter walk at the Jröne Meerke.  No geese in sight,  the animals were hiding for the camera.

And of course there were as well some other things that I found to photograph

 

Stadterhebungsmonument

Stadterhebungsmonument

Standort: Düsseldorf, Germamy
Burgplatz (Altstadt)

Künstler: Bert Gerresheim (1988)
Material: Bronze

Wissenswertes:
Zum 700. Jahrestag der Stadterhebung wurde vom Heimatverein Düsseldorfer Jonges ein Bilderbogen der Düsseldorfer Stadtgeschichte errichtet, der aus insgesamt 485 Einzelteilen besteht.
Unter anderem wird das Kriegsgeschehen der Schlacht von Woringen (1288) sowie die Besiegelung der Stadterhebungsurkunde durch die Hände des Gründerehepaares Graf Adolf V. und Elisabeth von Geldern dokumentiert.

the coffee album

No need to introduce this subject, I think.

This album is as well a protest, or reminder, to all the ‚plastic‘ mugs that are used.
First of all, try not tu use it, the environment can not handle it.
Second, when you use it,  please dispose it at proper places.
So that I am not able to take those kind of photos anymore.
Difficult? Not. We can!

botanischer Garten Neuss January 2018

A new year (2018) and the same location as every year.


One of my favorite spots, here, the tiny, wonderful, Botanic garden.

January yet.  They say it is winter.

Nature, however, shows that spring is not far away anymore

And a bit of sphere, with the ‚hurted‘ (because dropped and damaged) crystal bowl

Poetry January 2018

The inner ring

Maybe you know my inner ring
Maybe you know who is living within
The inner ring is so close to me
It is the place where I love to be
Just a handful of people will be there
And if you are, you shall be aware
It is where I love and live
It is where I dare to giveThe inner ring, so cozy and nice
I name it Saturn’s paradise
When you are there, play in the orange snow
Feel loved, live, you never need to goOnly me knows where it is found
You know when it is all around
Shining at the planet, warm and light
The peaceful place, where no one fightsWhen I look close, to that inner ring
I see some holes there within
They are from people, that did just go
The hardest part of love is to let them goThe holes are painful and very real
There is no day that I do not feel
The pain, the loss, and not saying farewellSo close, no matter how far
We will meet again
No matter where you are
Then the holes in the ring will be filled again

 


And all the sudden
It took your breath away
And even while we did expect it
The silence came louder than we could say
 
As if the truth was so long neglected
 
Nevermore you will hear the sound
For evermore it will be around
Unforgettable in your heart
Saying goodbye, did not tear us apart
 
It is just different, as that we expected
 
Memories from long ago
all the sudden come alive
Don’t ask me why, because I know
It is our next step, and we shall survive
 
The empty place, the tear in my face
 
The show will go on
they say
You are so strong
They say
 
You, and I, we know so much better
07 01 2018

Nevermore
The churchbells will play
Nevermore
People will gather, and pray
Nevermore
There will be an open door
Nevermore

Memories
Marrages, baptised babies
Memories
A last farewell
Memories
The mission bell
Nevermore

How many tears have been shed
How many fears about life or death
No more songs will be heard
The church, permanently disturbed

The bricks that were brought together
Do not really matter
The glass in the windows, long ago gone
Just like the people
To who those place, once did belong

Machines will flatten the towers
And then dig for the hidden powers
All what reminds to life
Has no chance, to survive

Later the machines will come
To dig for dirty energy
Coal explotation is so very wrong
In the end
There will be no one to see

Global warming is as long denied
Until we all are cooked or fried

08 01 2018

Walk to the lake

Painting by Margaret
Words by me

I look through the windows and what do I see
The sun is smiling today to me
Goodbye to the days that were so grey
Hello Mister blue sky, let’s get on our way

As long as the rain takes a break
It is our time, to walk to the lake
Watching the water, the birds in the sky
Smell the air, and you do know why

People, walking hand in hand
Who let the dogs out, together we stand
Away from the darkness, back in realitiy
Breathing again, it is blasphemy

Surrounded by silence, we take step by step
Today’s afternoon, we will need no nap
I look to the nature that seems to awake
And I promise myself
More walks to the lake

09 01 2018

Hochwasser Januar

When everyone stands in the row
Be different!
when everyone looks into one direction
Look into the other way
When everyone wants to sit on top
Then there is a lot of freedom at the ground
Where the food, and the good, can be found

10 01 2018

There is a light in the sky
It is coming from so far
Shining in the darkest nights

Looking to the million stars
I all the sudden feel so small
Counting all the lights

And I imagine that they are sheep
Helping to make me
Peacefully sleep

11 01 2018

It is so hard to see you go
Every time again
You will return, yes, I know
But to say goodbye gives so much pain

How much I should love to say
It is all right, if you stay
You not need to get around
All is fine, safe and sound

It is so hard to wave goodbye
Yes, I know what I have to do
Words and wishes shall become reality
I step around in my own shoe

I can not describe what I feel, or show
It is just not fair
I wish you were here
The hardest part of love, is to let you go

12 01 2018

 

22-01-2018

Come walk with me
Over the thin line
Lead me over the moon and back

Don’t be afraid, we will be fine

Come follow me
We walk away the night
Look to the balloon, and back

Share the faith, yours will be mine

27-01-2018

And the water
Greets the trees
Stepping on their feet
A cold wet greet

Many years they grow
Many water did flow
And now and then the water
Came closer
It hugged the tree
Like once I did
When the meddow was green
And the water, far awayAhm, are it memories
Hidden by the silent trees
The leaves that left
And wait for better times
to returnWhen the meddows are green again
And when the sheeps are grazing
When the water returned back again
Meandering where it always will be
Revealing the rocks and the sandWhen the trees look over the water
Like they always do
Longing for unspoken desires
Just as I am longing for you
27-01-2018

The view
The coat
The escalator
Only 20 seconds

No face
A lot of coat
Some moments I wish
I had less imagination then this

28-1-2018

Celebrating life

I was walking, my head in the air
That time again, those days are there
Memories of festivities
I don’t know exactly how long ago

Your birthday, 90 years you should turn now
You will always be with me, somehow
I think about applepie
And start to let the music fly

So far away, and so close in my heart
I talk to you, as I usually start
Hey mama, how do you do
Happy birthday, I wish to you
What should it be great, to get a sign
That you are celebrating at this time

I look for your usual communication
But I not find it
I listen to the bird
Beautiful, as seldom heard

Yes, a living bundle of feather
And all the sudden I feel together
Sing, little wonderful bird
Sing happy birthday
The miracle occured

Thank you, for being so deep in me
Thank you, for making me so happy

31-1-2018

Hochwasser – High Water

Rain rain rain

Rain in the river

Rain in the Rhine.  It seems endless. And it leads to a very high water level in one of the largest rivers in Europe.

A walk along the rhine

Two weeks ago, the water was beautifully meandering.

Click at the photo, to see some picturs of our ’silvester walk‘

Soon the river will be closed for ship transport. The bridges are too low to let the tall ships pass.


Time for some photos.

Click on them to enlarge them

The good news is, that it stopped raining.

Sundaymorning, in the Harbour of Neuss.  The water rised about 30 cm in 12 hours

and this 🙂

Thursday, January 10.  The highest level of the water is over. Ships are allowed again. And the water slowly returns to where it belong.

My walk in Düsseldorf.  I had the plan to do some ND Photography, but that has to wait.  I was well prepared.. apart from the Camera lenses…..

Anyway, the water

And something more

The water comes, and goes, and returns again.  At the end of January, the flood/Hochwasser returned.  A bit less high, but still a chance for unusual photography.

Hochwasser in Düsseldorf

Hochwasser in Neuss

On a serious (foot)note …

It might be nothing new, when I mention that the water can be very dangerous, especially when it is rising.

Still, however, there are people who bring themselves in risk. And not only themselves, in this case their dogs as well. Good that the fire rescue was there in time.

We heard the cars, we saw the boat . The article, in German, is available with a click at the photo below.

THINK, people, do not take any risk, you have only one life!

Nachträglich betrifft es hier die Rettung von 2 Obdachlosen, die den Insel als Übernachtungsstelle gewählt hatten.  Es macht die Warnung nicht weniger aktuel.

 

Feuerwehr Neuss rettet zwei durch Wasser eingeschlossene Personen von der Ölgangsinsel