Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is the capital city of the region NRW (Nordrhein-Westfahlen), in Germany.
It is also the residence from the local government, Der Landtag.
The modern building in what the politicians decide about what happens in our area, is named Landtag.

Architecture

Today we went inside

History and Art

Close to the Medienhafen,

in a wonderful area at the Rhine.  Lots of things to see and photograph!

And my probably most favorite photo album, ‚da mix‘  🙂

 

A wonderful morning with a great photographer and friend as company.  Not bad for a Saturday!

Around the water line

My original plan was to ride along the meddows of the rhine.

Actually, it became a longer trip-
It lead me following the side river (Erft) to the Kindernbauernhof,

and I took the road along the creek (obererft) to get home again.

That was all the (flooding) water of our city in 1 day, enjoy the photos.

Yes, spring is there. I hope that the bad weather, the night after my trip, did not ruin the beauty too much.

Spring in the city

The first warm weekend of the year,  the city is exploding

Fish Market

The ‚Hausstrecke‘,  my routine walk trhough the park

Spring has sprung!

And the best of the rest

Langen Foundation /Raketenstation Hombroich

On the first day of summer …. I made a very small bicycle trip to a very wonderful location.

Langen Foundation near Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is a museum designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The foundation showcases a collection of Oriental Art and Modern Art. It is located on the grounds of the Museum Insel Hombroich.

It is Spring, finally!!!

It was my first bicycle trip after 15 years, and I did not trust to bring my big camera(s) with me. So, I took the photos with the good old powershot.  Enjoy!

Tannenbusch

A trip with Hildegard, to the mini zoo Tannenbusch.

Spring is coming, but the winter was cold and long, this year.

Today I look up to the sky
And you know why
Just like then, the sky is so blue
Just like then, I talk to you

In a language, you could not understand
As always, you know what I meant

What is there to say?
I hope you are okay
I am fine, but, yes, I miss you
In my thoughts, I smile and kiss you

Thank you for the signs you sent
Life goes on, after the end

( 07 04 2018)

Kloster Knechtsteden

Kloster Knechtsteden ist eine ehemalige Prämonstratenserabtei aus dem frühen 12. Jahrhundert, die sich seit 1896 im Besitz des Spiritanerordens befindet. Sie liegt westlich von Dormagen unweit der Ortschaft Delhoven.

Die Klosteranlage besteht aus einem Gelände, aus dem das Torhaus und die Klosterbasilika St. Andreas herausragen. Auf dem Klostergelände befinden sich auch das katholische Norbert-Gymnasium und eine Gaststätte. Das Kloster liegt in einem Naherholungs- und Naturschutzgebiet.

Aprilmarkt

A few impressions from the Aprilmarket 2018

Poetry April


Foto –Inge Baldo
Wörter – Ich

manchmal möchte ich ein Schifflein sein
Und mit dem WInd in den Rücken
Mich die Freiheit entzücken

Ertrinken in der hellen Luft
Atmen des Meeres Duft

Aber meistens führt meine Reise
Nicht weiter als mich verlieben
In wunderschöne Bilderbeweisen

03 04 2018


What is in a name?
A reason to live?
A moment to give?

We can’t foresee how long life is given to us
And when we give life, to our children
We do not know, how long their lives might lost

Is it the hand from above?
Do you call it nature?
Or is it faith. just as it is?

What’s in a lifetime
What do we need
What do we get

We can’t turn back the clock
And when the time passes by
With every second
We come closer

03-04-2018

Today I look up to the sky
And you know why
Just like then, the sky is so blue
Just like then, I talk to you

In a language, you could not understand
As always, you know what I meant

What is there to say?
I hope you are okay
I am fine, but, yes, I miss you
In my thoughts, I smile and kiss you

Thank you for the signs you sent
Life goes on, after the end

07-04-2018

One day
When the sky is blue

I will look, again, at you
And,when I hold your hand
We enjoy the grey to fade away

We will be happy
That the sky is blue

I will look into your beautiful eyes
I might not find words, when we relize
That this is what is we both are up to

We shall wake up
When the sky is blue

Until that day
We will walk our way
Together, we share the pain
In the darkness, our light will remain

We will carry on
We will make each other strong

The clouds shall all be faced
When we are looking for the blue
I wish it so much
And most of all
I wish it for you

For you, Sabine

29 04 2018

Render (c) by Petra Vos

Render by Petra Vos
Words by me (HaFri)

I was walking blind
THere was nothing I could find

I was running from A to B
Looking for what I could not see

I had to be in time
I could not drop the line
Running faster, but I was too late
Hurrying more, without finding the gate

I went on, but did not know
Where my feet were letting me go
I could not stop it
I could not drop it
I had the will to carry on
with the show

Then, all out of the blue
All the sudden, there was you
When I saw you, in a flash
I knew what to do, in a dash
I ran behind you, but you were so fast
I don’t know how many hours it last

Then you stuopped
And while you took my breath away
You said, well hun, you should not run
Because you can get everything, if you are willing to stay

I opened my eyes, was bathing in sweat
You were gone
But your words I will never forget

29 04 2018

Goodbye, April Lady

I won’t regret another month to be over
It was not bad, it could be better
It was an easy come
easy go
Thank you for letting me in
I faced you with a grin
Now you leave, and there we have it
And I’ve seen, many worlds
And I ever see will see again
What’s another year
No more for you to fear
Goodbye April, another month is over
And all I am, is left sober

30 04 2018