Hagen

Hagen

(From Wikipedia)
Hagen  is the 41st-largest city in Germany. The municipality is located in the state of North RhineWestphalia. It is located on the south eastern edge of the Ruhr area, 15 km south of Dortmund, where the rivers Lenne and Volme (met by the river Ennepe) meet the river Ruhr.

At most likely the last day of this year’s summer, with the love of my life.

Zeche Zollverein Essen / Kokerei

Not that long ago, Germany has as well a rich coal producing history.

One of the largest squares were the Zeche, under the smoke of Essen (or the other way around)
After that the production was stopped, in the 70s, the area became at the UNESCO Architecture Memorial places.

Our visit to it can be settled in one word.  Huge.

Immense buildings, a view in the recent history.  I hope you enjoy the photos

Spheric

And also Mini Jon, the Minion

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Architektur in Köln

Cologne, a metropole in the  west of Germany.  A mix between old and new.

Today we visited the ‚crane‘  buildings.  Located at the rhine, a range of new buildings are situaed around the old harbour quay.

A visit to Cologne, with the camera means   the Dome

And …  Street <3

An impressive day, with best friend Markus

 

 

Autumn 2018

After an extreme long  and hot summer, autumn returned this year as well.   I am not sure how I will find Autumn this year, but I try to picture a bit of it here, enjoy.

Close to house, at the ‚Hausstrecke‘

An early autumn walk in the ‚Südpark, Düsseldorf‘

Kul Tour 2018

An annual tradition in our Region is the ‚Kul Tour‘

Beautiful cars, old timers, and classics
Beautiful weather
Beautiful people

Arrival at the ’slalom square‘

The joy at the litltle skill contest

Cars…I love it

It is so cool to see them riding through the streets in the city!

Appeltaat Fest

September.

Autumn

One of the nice traditions in our town is the traditional Appeltaat Fest, as start of the autumn season.

Appeltaat is slang/dialect for Apfelkuchen (hochdeutsch) and in dutch it is Appeltaart.   See why I love it here, they almost speak my language 🙂

Here are a few photos.  Sorry for the bad quality, light and shadow were huge enemies today  🙁

There is an applepie  here in house as well, also who wants a bite… be quick!

The mix

Pohotgraphers   H und H

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

Zapfenstreich

Totengedenken

Umzug der Tambourkorps ab Markt /Sternenmarsch

Fackelzug

Sunday

The famous flower horns

 

Festzug

Montag

Zug

Flowers

Kirmes

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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HaFri Poetry August 2018

Step the stones
Conquer your fear
Go slow
But don’t stand still

Look careful, before you take your step
But do it, with faith
You know the path ain’t easy to go
With every step, the destination comes near

Walk forward
Because you can, shall and will

20 08 2018

When people tell, that you did wrong
It is okay to defend yourself

When it happens often
That people tell you
You did things that are not okay
Then try to do better

Don’t blame others
For your mistakes

You can only gain respect
When you respect the other

Be the one
That you want others to be

22 08 2018

Be you

When everything around you is green
Be yellow
When everybody is floating together
Jump out

Be a flower between the leaves

You are too beautiful
To hide it
Amaze others
By showing the wonderful you

Give them the chance
To tell you
How wonderful you are

24 08 2018

When you go to sleep
Take your dreams with you
Don’t worry about
If they might come true

Just hug them gentle
Live them tight
Let their pleasure
Guide your night

Give your dreams
A lesure treat
Believe in what they tell
Somehow
It all will be well

28 08 2018

Van Gogh, Field with Ploughman, late August 1889. Oil on canvas, 49 x 62 cm. Private collection.

 

Amazing colours
So much more beautiful
Than that I did ever see

I am grateful
For who dares to share
The amazing world
That is hidden there

The dreams that you let see
Will
Forever
Colour me

28 8 2018

Farewell summer
It seems you never should end
Then you rushed away
Leaving the knispring leaves
Under my knispring bones

There was no time to say goodbye
Just as to you, my friend
No one knows really why
It so suddenly needed to end

We can’t turn back the clock
Or foresee the weather
It all is written in the stars
No other choice than let her

Enjoy the moment
Don’t run away
It will come in time
Just wait and see
Don’t be afraid for the rain or darkness
We are not alone,
You and me

Love your life
Live and give
Be beautiful, because you are
Let your heart smile through your eyes
And catch the twinkling star

31 08 2018

Schloß Landsberg Kettwich

Another beautiful summerday and another great photo shoot with Markus.

Detail.. I took a half full battery, and an empty one with me. A part of the photos are made with my mobile phone.  I leave it to you to guess.

Schloß Landsberg 

Around around around

Kettwich

Around around around

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