maanantai 19. kesäkuuta 2017

City of Frankfurt congrats

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Did you know ...


... that in Hessen the biggest bosses congratulate,
when you have your 90th, 95ht 100th birthday!


Not only letters ...


... but presents as well: 3 bottles of local wine.

Mr Norbert Müller was the representative of Ostend (SPD).
I tell you, politicians can talk, talk, talk ...
almost two hours we listened to him.
And had Kaffee und Kuchen.



With these temperatures (as this at 21:15)
it actually was cooler to stay indoors, and have some coffee.






sunnuntai 18. kesäkuuta 2017

Sunday celebration: 90!

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Family celebration.
PS. Food was excellent at NIZZA.



Birthday boy today: 90 years old.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Last night we enjoyed live music in Niederrad,
our optician Klaus is also quite a talented saxofon player.
His "boy band" invited for a free open air concert
with BBQ in the Schwimmclub.


Kind of urban river location.


Harbour with a skyline view.
Schwimmclub Niederrad Frankfurt.

Wednesdays everybody is welcome to see what's going on at the club:

Mittwoch ist Club-Abend für alle Mitglieder und Gäste auf dem Clubgelände!



This Sunday was again a sunny day,
and that means that along the river people come sunbathing.
Walk along and enjoy body culture.


Need a serviced apartment in Frankfurt, at the riverside?
Great sunbathing areas, tasty burgers across the street ...
Newly built housing at the corner previously known as Sudfass. 





perjantai 16. kesäkuuta 2017

With Rekha in Wilhelmsbad in Hanau

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Gartenfest in Hanau-Wilhelmsbad.

Hessens wohl schönste Kurpromenade, mit ihren spätbarocken Gebäuden
 und prächtigem Arkadenbau, lädt zum Gartenfest ein. 
Das vollendete Meisterwerk und gartenarchitektonische Kleinod
 mit seiner geheimnisvollen Burgruine verwandelt sich für vier Tage
 in ein grünes Paradies für alle Garten- und Pflanzenfreunde.



Regular guest at these happenings:
Rekha with her luxury pashminas.










Beautiful surroundings.
Wilhelmsbad.

Wilhelmsbad ist geprägt von dem historischen Gebäudeensemble
 der ehemaligen Kuranlage, die von einem weitläufigen Landschaftspark
 umgeben wird. Im Süden und Südosten schließt sich 
das Wilhelmsbader Villenviertel an. Die Gegend zählt zu den teuersten
 in der Brüder-Grimm-Stadt, hier leben knapp 300 Einwohner. (Wiki)


Check this, the European Central Bank
in the evening sun!



sunnuntai 11. kesäkuuta 2017

Bavarian nature

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It's Wörthsee, yes, next to Ammersee, 
in Bavaria in Southern Germany.
A hidden gem.
Until now.


No hidden things in this cake,
a traaditional Finnish birthday cake for the birthday girl.
Design by Oderazzi.


They say that kids with big feet grow up tall.
Let's see how these birds are going to become.


Nature pure.
See in one of the garden centers.
My friend has really became a passionate gardener.


This year's popular colour: yellow.
How mellow.


Detail.


Finnisch für Anfänger:

LUMPEENKUKKA = Seerose / water lily




Wow, this tiny lake is full of FISH!


For the BBQ the master of the house has to work.


Let him do the work, says the dog.


The swan from the back side.


The lake through the artistic drama filter.


Really, it is so fascinating how the Alps 
can be seen in the background.


Kaislikossa suhisee by Kerkko Koskinen.
Such a dramatic, beautiful song.

Rauta ruostuu aikanaan ja seppelekin kuihtuu
matkan varren maisemat ne uusiin kuviin vaihtuu
meren jää ja lumi suli, hämärä jo hellittää
meren rannan aukealla peltotuuli lämmittää

Katsos kaislikossa suhisee
ei se tähän iltaan jää
on tultu viimein kevääseen
ensimmäinen etappi ja määränpää
hämärässä toisen ääni toisen korvaa tavoittaa
pidä kiinni tiukasti on aika aloittaa
pidä kiinni tiukasti on aika aloittaa

Varjot liikkuu hitaasti ne ääriviivat peittää
puiden latvat heijastuksen veden pintaan heittää
oudot kalat pinnan alla uivat veteen syvempään
meren rannan aukealla helppoa on hengittää

Not to be found in youtube, aren't we surprised!
Song to be found on CD Lolita:

Ihmekös tuo, jos Lolita tuo mieleen Ultra Bran, 
onhan sävellyskynä yhä saman miehen kädessä, 
eikä Koskisen mieltymys isoihin sovituksiin tunnu kadonneen.



I am no Lolita, I am Zola!


Romantic supping at Wörthsee.


Nice evening temps in Germany, as well.
Enjoy your summer!




keskiviikko 31. toukokuuta 2017

Dream catchers in Manacor

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Manacor, the second biggest city in Majorca.
Had to spend a few hours down town
as our car was in inspection.


Luckily detected this installation,
got carried away taking pics.
Well, nothing else to do in a Spanish town
during the siesta hours 13-17.


Wikipedia knows:

In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher
 is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. 
The dreamcatcher may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads.




Finnisch für Anfänger:

UNISIEPPARI = Traumfänger / dreamcatcher














Yes, there are a few balconies decorated by summer flowers.