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