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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


The rest

With Hildegard and Sabine




Husum (North Frisian: Hüsem) is the capital of the Kreis (district) Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The town was the birthplace of the novelist Theodor Storm, who coined the epithet „the grey town by the sea“. It is also the home of the annual international piano festival Raritäten der Klaviermusik (Rarities of Piano Music) founded in 1986

Zandvoort aan zee


The sea, it is our therapy, and we visit it, when we can, at least once a year.

This year it was in November.
Even when there is not much sun, it is simply what we need.

click at the small images for a better view, enjoy!

Breakfast with this view. That means holiday. Zandvoort (again!)

A traditional dinner in Le Flamboyant, in Haarlem, with Petra (who took this photo) and Iwan.


The sea

The seagulls

The beach

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Beach Treasures



Food and more …

Hansefest 2016

One of the annual events in our city is the ‚Hanse Fest‘

From ages ago the ‚hanse‘ cities had a prominent role in the countries economy.  Lots of traditional handcraft, and trade between the Hanse Cities are based on a long traditon

Hansefest 2016 a crowded main street
Hansefest 2016
a crowded main street

In our modern times the tradition is transformed to a marketing event for the city, on wht the partner cities (the hansa städte)  can presentate themselves with their specialities.

Different then the years before, and as a consequence of the disappointing performance of the ‚hansa fest‘  in the past years, I now went alone. Of course with my camera with me, good company 🙂
And, of course, there were many more photographers, such as Reinbert, who made this picture of me, full in action.

Photo by Reinbert Eitz
Photo by Reinbert Eitz

I took a bit time to watch the baking of ‚baumkuchen‘

Baumkuchen Backofen

Under the picture (click on it)  is a video of the full process (german!)

Below you will find the photos that I made at the ‚HanseFest‘

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Kaarst (total) 2016

One of our neighbour cities is Kaarst.

I once said that it is a boring place. How wrong I was with that!! 🙂


Yesterday I was attending the huge event Kaarst Total. Here a few impressions of it.

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How a small town can party very big.

Kaarst rosabrille
Picture made by  Hildegard Jesch

Schloß Benrath – Much more then just a building

A visit to a castle or ruine is always successful.

Next to the architecture, most buildings have a history and are surrounded with parks.

Schloß Benrath in Düsseldorf is not an exception at that rule.
With a click at the picture you can read some backgrounds, at wiki.

Benrath Schloss
There is  much to see, and to photograph.

In 20016 I visited Schloß Benrath 2 times, in spring, with Sabine, and in  autumn, with a photowalk.


Just 5 months differences….


Spring walk

The buildings, chracteristic in pink ..

The park of Schloß Benrath is partially wood, and partially cultivated

A perfect place for many animals, larger and smaller, to live

Flowers, known, unknown. Colours that you can not imagine.

A special album for the roses. It soon will be summer!

Same location, but then in Autumn, during the photowalk

The photo group, except photographer Hilde
KarlHeinz, Adrienne, Willy, Bernd, Hans, Monika, Sonja, Jörg


One of the things I can not get enough from, the beautiful  buildings at Benrath



We were just  in time to see the Dhalias and other beauriful autumn colours

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Animals (in different sizes).
The population of geese and swanss drastically increased

The photographers,  photographed
Hildegard, Jörg, Adrienne, Willi, Bernd, KarlHeinz, Sonja, Monika

And, as always, some  pictures that fit in no category 🙂

Zandvoort – Blessings of the Beach

Sun, Sea, Sand .. Zandvoort has it all

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One of our favorite places for a few relaxing days is without any doubt Zandvoort aan Zee, the tiny town under the shadow of Amsterdam /Haarlem in the Netherlands.

zandvoort Wolken

Born and raised on only a stonethrow away from Zandvoort I have many memories of the beach. And where ever I go, I tell that I miss the sea, the beach, the smell of water.  It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the beach is attractive. And of course not only the beach, but the people and the activities. as well. Enjoy my trip at the beach.

Zandvoort, the little village



Zandvoort Moewenflug

Street in Zandvoort
Better called ‚Sand‘  🙂

The beach

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and last but not least

zandvoort sonneU skyline
The sunsets

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The photos of our week at Zandvoort 2016

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