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
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.
Food and more …
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 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.
How a small town can party very big.
Picture made by Hildegard Jesch
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.
In 20016 I visited Schloß Benrath 2 times, in spring, with Sabine, and in autumn, with a photowalk.
Just 5 months differences….
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
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
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 :-)
Sun, Sea, Sand .. Zandvoort has it all
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.
Zandvoort, the little village