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Schützenfest 2018

Saturday  August 28th.

Schützenkonig 2018  
Georg Martin

The official  opening.

Shooting the cannons

And hissing the flags at the churches

The mix of all the days



Umzug der Tambourkorps ab Markt /Sternenmarsch



The famous flower horns







And that’s it, folks.  There is so much more to photograph, and my challenge for next year is to photograph the missing links from this year, without struggling with a cold 🙂

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Promenadekonzert NGK 2018

Neuss in August.

That means a LOT of music.

One of the highlights, at the sunday before ‚Schützenfest‘,  is the Promenade Konzert der NGK (Neusser Grenadier Korps)

No music included, you should have been there!

Des Neussers Freud und Lust

Wenn die Ernte ist vorüber,
rauh der Wind durch Stoppeln fährt,
wenn die Tage immer trüber
und die Schwalb nach Süden kehrt:

Jauchzend schallt’s dann in der Rund‘,
jauchzend hallt’s von Mund zu Mund:
Kirmes, Kirmes, du des Neussers Freud und Lust,
Kirmes, Kirmes, du des Neussers Freud und Lust
Freud und Lust!

Horch! Es tönen Jubellieder,
Trommeln rasseln durch die Straß‘,
und Musik erklinget wieder,
Klarinett und Flöt und Baß.

Jauchzend schallt’s …

Steht im Winde Fahnen flattern
Waffen glänzen in der Sonn‘.
Wenn die Büchsen lustig knattern,
schwellt des Neussers Herz vor Wonn‘.

Jauchzend schallt’s …

Auf der Wiese, welches Leben!
Bunt bewimpelt jedes Zelt,
und der Schützen einzig Streben,
dass der letzte Splitter fällt.

Jauchzend schallt’s …

In den Straßen steht die Menge
Fröhlich wogen auf und ab.
Und der Glocken hehre Klänge
Hallen hoch vom Turm herab.

Jauchzend schallt’s …

Sind die Kirmestag‘ vorüber,
ist der Freude Rausch vorbei,
wenn wir Alltagsmenschen wieder,
bleibt uns Erinn’rung treu!

Jauchzend schallt’s dann in der Rund‘,
jauchzend hallt’s von Mund zu Mund:
Kirmes, Kirmes, du des Neussers Freud und Lust,
Kirmes, Kirmes, du des Neussers Freud und Lust
Freud und Lust!


The new  Königsorden covers the old one

Spot on

Flags and flag wavers

Bundesfanfarenkorps Neuss-Furth

The mix

Die Neusser Fotografen –  Hilde  und Hans

Poetry July

On a hot summerday
The flower who did bloom so beautiful
Not even so long ago
Has transformed

The colours turned white
The seeds are ready for their flight
Waiting for the gently breeze
Or the rain
To be taken away
Away from where you were created

Some of the seeds
Will find a place
Where they can survive the night
Where they are safe for the chilly winter

When spring will come
And it will
They will grow again
to beauriful flowers
The circle of life

Every goodbye
Is a greet for something new
Empty places
Will be filled
And memories remain

When the roof will rattle, in the tower
And only the thing of evil is there to hear
When Alexa patiently wait for instructions
And no snoring will be heared again

I hear the wind whisper
Don’t be sad
The drama is over

And my tears will burn again
It was your final countdown then
You did fly away
On this hot summerday

I will miss you
Anywhere the wind blows

22 07 2018

Who will water Wonkys Garden
Now the sun is shining so hot
Who will harvest the breadbeans
Now our fearles leader is not

Shall Piran miss the snoring
THe last drama is spread
Life will be a bit more boring
Now your final countdown is said

When the storm let rattle your roof
There is no one left to share
Not a film review to proof
No more coffee, anywhere

Your music sounds forever
In the ones, for who you did care
Just like Freddie, you will live forever
Legends never die, anywhere

When dinky meows at your front door
And there is no one, to let him in
The mailman will no longer walk around
The circle is complete
In memories you will be found

THe wind will blow, my hair will get wet
And with the final countdown
I look up, and smile
for remembering you, and all of that

The show will go on, because it should
And I will miss you forever, Mister Mankyfoot

30 07 2018

Ritterfest Schloß Hülchrath

A jump back in time.

An old castle, familiar for us, because we were there for a wedding shoot  before.

The Location:  Schloß Hülchrath

This time, we jumped back in time, with a middle age event.

Here a few impressions of the  camp,

the games

and of course the people

Mit Hans und Handy Fotografieren

Ein neues Projekt.

Mit Hans und Handy Fotografieren

Die Herausforderung.  Fotografieren mit den Handy

Eine Runde durch den Stadtmitte mit

Steffanie, Petra, Chris, Reinbert (und ich).

Special Guest….  Die Ente

Das Erfolg?  Erstaunlich


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Schloss Glückburg inside

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De Wittsee

At the border with the Netherlands, there is Lake De Wittsee

A very popular place for photographers f wildlife and nature.  My first visit, in the winter of 2018,  enjoy the photos.


Der Zwergtaucher (Tachybaptus ruficollis) ist eine Art aus der Familie der Lappentaucher. In Europa ist diese in Eurasien und Afrika verbreitete Art der kleinste Vertreter dieser Familie. Zwergtaucher sind in Europa durchaus häufig. Sie werden jedoch wegen ihres unauffälligen Gefieders und ihrer insbesondere während der Brutzeit sehr versteckten Lebensweise meist übersehen.

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus „fast“ and bapto „to sink under“. The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus „red“ and Modern Latin -collis, „-necked“, itself derived from Latin collum „neck“.

At 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range.

Nearby is the NaBu.  An nature -education project. While Nature was asleep in February, we need to return here another time 🙂

24-02-2018. A photo trip with Hildegard, Sonja and Karl-Heinz

Blogs February 2018

Satty’s Thoughts

Blogs to read back into

(06 02 2018 Facebook) Emotional blackmail 

I see again all kind of messages what ask me to copy this at my facebook timelinel, when I really care (and then comes something bad or sad).

When I not copy it (share is already forbidden, why?), am I then a less good perrson?
When I not copy it, do you think I care less about mental, chronical, any disease at all?

Don’t spill your time with reposting this kind of messages. Do not just blindly copy it, with all kind of warnings in it, (I know only a few people will dare to do this, I think I know who my real friends are, …)..

Just do what you have to do. Posting a message (not share, but copy), is not really helpful at all!

Instead of that, take your checkbook and donate. It costs only a minute, and by just doing it, without sharing a word about it at Faceboob, then you show you have the heart at the right place. I not need to know that you did it, to know you are a good person.

No words, deeds, that’s what I want. Do not copy, do not share, just do!

(07 02 2018, blogger) Facing the darknes


Wehn we look with open eyes to the world, we know that there is a huge cloud hanging above us. It rapidly grows and takes away the sunshine and respect for eachother.  Instead it will bring hate, fear, and fight. Consequently no good for anything, just for the weapon industry.

People have thoughts about how they can make the world better.
The problem comes when people live at that world, and have different ideas of the world that they live in.
Some people consider the world around them as the world.  They want to build a wall around it, so that no one can come in.
Their world  is restricted to power and getting as much as possible from ‚the rest of the world‘.  They say that there are others, who are responsible for that they can not get all they want, and they want to get rid of them.  Some call it refugees, some call it coloured people, some call it the people that are not fitting in their system.  Go work, instead of producing art. Go work for me, instead of working for your own world.

People shall try to convince others, that what they do is the proper way, the only proper way. And who not fits in their system, is useless. Consequently can be treated as if they not exist, deportated out of the country, or simply not getting the chance to educate or finding the job that they are good in.

This dark cloud will grow. We only need to read the history books, to see what will happen. That is, as long as history is not rewritten and as long as the truth (from the past) is allowed. Because in the past is the future.
We can learn from history, that, sooner or later, the repression, the agression, will loose. It might last long, but the resistance will always win.  Hate will always be beaten by love.

Knowing that, makes me strong to resist. There are so many people who are not willing to wait until the darkness is complete. And those people, are in the end, the people what are the source for the disappearance of the darkness.  They will be the light, when it is dark.  No matter how hard ‚they‘ try to switch off the light, the light of love and care can not be destroyed.  So, there will be a day, that life is bright again. It is good possible that we will not see much of it. But our children, our grandchildren, they will see it. Just like we see the light, for what our grandparents have fought. It will cost something, but it is worth to fight for.

Don’t repay hate with hate. Don’t give others what they want you to give them. Think by yourself. Read a book, find people around you who think like you.  Be nice, and replace the hate with the smile. You not need to be afraid, no one can take away the hope  in your heart.  Be there, for the ones that you love. They are there, for who they love. Because, even the darkest monsters, somewhere, have a heart as well. And no matter how hard they try to deny it, they know, as well as we, that love will win.
So, why not join the winners?  Ever seen winners in a war?  Let’s be good for eachother. We are worth it!