Archiv der Kategorie: Hafri Photography

Die Flora – Köln

In the middle of Cologne, a beautiful park is resided, die Flora.  A botanic garden and park.  After our visit in the japanese garden in Leverkusen, we went to Cologne.

And did not regret it, enjoy the photos.

Very much flowers,

and many flower seemed to have its own visitors

Spheric

And … the rest

 

Japanischer Garten, Leverkusen

After the heat (part II)

A visit in the small, and beautiful ‚Japanese Garden‘  in Leverkusen.

Flora and Fauna

Spheric

And the rest

Kaiserswerth 2018

What to do when the temperature rises to about 35 degrees in the shadow?  (95F).

What about taking a trip to Kaiserswerth, to a tiny little square in Düsseldorf, where the water is near, the history is plenty and the places to eat and drink are richly in the shadow?

Enjoy the photos

St Suitbertus Kirche

Flowers

The rest

With Hildegard and Sabine

 

 

Lost Places Alexius Krankenhausgelände

Today we went to visit an old psychiatric hospital. Soon it will be replaced for new, and until then it is a lost place. Where you can feel the memories. Where you can imagine the patients havind lived.  Especially while I know from my work experiences how it is, working in such hospitals.

Walk with me through the old Alexius Krankenhaus.

Das St.-Alexius-Krankenhaus ist ein ehemaliges Krankenhaus am Alexianerplatz 1 im Augustinusviertel in Neuss. Träger waren die Neusser Alexianer.

at the end … the mix

Hombroich 2018

Museeninsel Hombroich is one of the most wonderful places to photograph in our area.


In a kind of tradition, like the years before, we made this year a photo walk with our photogroup (Die Welt der Fotografie).

Weather conditions, warm and hot,  bright blue sky.

Where Flora

and Fauna

and art

harmonize

Photograpers Andrea, Hildegard, KarlHeinz, Sonja, Hans

Sheep at the barber

An event at our Pet Zoo, is the sheep shear.

It is summer holiday, the weather is warm, also, time to put out a coat.

What I did not know (and what is good!), is, that the sheep do not feel too much from the heat, with their much wool/hair.  It isolates, against all weather circumstances.  Nevertheless, somethimes the haircutter needs to get some work as well.

Here an impression.  After the shear, the sheep look a bit surprised to their colleagues.  Huh… is that you?

But  it doesn’t last long, then the sound of the naked sheep is familiar again, and all is good.

Hochzeit Jennifer – Christian

Ort –  Standesamt Neuss

Hafri Poetry June 2018

You seem to swim so lonely
But I am always nearby
No matter where you go
I spot you, in my eye

Swim into the big world
It is all so new for you
You will find out good and bad
Just like I still do

And when the world is sad
Return to the water
Fill it with your tears
Fill it with your fears

Swim in troubled water
And hold your head up
Feel the bubbles under your skin
Drink the world, that you float within

Be happy, and be strong
Be weak, but not too long
If you can, share the water
You will be loved for that, now ant later

I look at you
As long as you alow me to
I promise, I will be there
Even if you do not care

04 06 2018

Walking in the park, feeling free
Just my thoughts and me
No questions in my head
Just free feelings instead

I stood still, to watch the flower
I did not expect it
And I could not neglect it
Your wings catched my eye

I stood stil, amazed by your flight
Spread your wings, fly away
My eyes were following you
And saw you turning … around the corner

You kept on flying
And turning back to me
As if you had to be sure
That I did see

It was amazing, just me and you
And the questions, that were not there
All the sudden became an answer

I closed my eyes,
And when I opened them again
You were there
I am grateful, for your sign

Let me give
Let us live
Let it be okay
You are only one breath away

11 06 2018

One day, long ago
All that I did know
Was, that there is a God in the sky
Who ruled the world, who was the reason why
 
My mum told me so, also it had to be true
There was no reason to doubt, why should I do
I grew up, went to church, did sing a song
My world was safe, nothing could go wrong
 
Until that day, that I did wonder about
How it is possible, that we were ruled from above the clouds
Because, if there is a God, somewhere
Why it seems he never does care
 
Those days, I hear more children cry
It is louder, then in many ages
Dear lord, tell me why
Do you allow children to be held in caches
 
Why do you let people families split
Why you created hate, without stopping it
Why do you send us such dark clouds
That are a few things, where I worry about
 
Yes, you hear my words of grieve
It could be a prayer, if I did still believe
I still believe in the goodness of man
I still believe in love, because we can
 
I refuse to think, that you allow this cruel
I refuse to think, that you sent those horrible tool
If I still did, I should pray
Please, send the evil away
 
Still, it is this world where we live together
So, life goes on, and life does mater
Instead of telling the others to change right now
I have to do it myself, somehow
 
I say no to hate, and agression
I will love my friends, with gentle passion
I will not accept, when people cry
I will gain courage, when I look to the sky
 
No, it is not a dream, where I am talking of
We can change this world together,
when we start to love
19 06 2017

Live
Love
Do it ,
Before it is too late

Smile, be happy
There is no time to hate

If I say I love you
You can love me too

Make your world
A happy world
And I will be there

20 06 2018

When the world is bad
When people do not care
Be better
Spread love and share

When children cry
Give them comfort
Dont allow borders
Between people

Love can’t be destroyed
Hate shall be replaced with love

Refuse to live in fear
Resist the darkness
Our future is here
Make it better

21 6 2018

JapanTag 2018

A tradition, is the annual ‚JapanTag‘  in Düsseldorf.

This year I had  not only another ‚partner in photographing‘,  I also wanted to try to photograph a bit different.

In an audience of 10.000’s of people (!)  it is easy to sneak and make a photo from someone in a not so flattering situation. One can call it street.
I was guilty, to it, the past years, and this year my challenge was to photograph different.

I took my ‚270 Zoom with me, but before we went ’shooting‘  I changed to the Sigma 17 -70mm
Also, no ‚invisible shooting‘, but photos nearby, with more interaction, No close ups.

When they smile in the camera

With so many people, it was easy to ‚hike‘  with other photographers.  When the people  not smiles directly at the camera

And of course, it should not be me, if there were not photos that were in contradiction with what I wrote above 🙂

A wonderful day with Sonja, thank you, dear Sonja, for joining me, the fun and all!
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