Mikä liikkis juhannuskoivusommitelma!
Traditionally people in Finland decorate entrance doors
with birch trees at midsummer weekend.
This birch deco was welcoming us to a party in Obertshausen.
After forty something years in Germany this Absolutely Active lady A,
from now on called Triple A,
is returning back to Finland, with her German husband.
Watch out Jyväskylä, they'll be there soon!
SISU-Esa held a touching speech.
Somebody expected a looooong night!
Aki finally got his Bobby-Car back.
Anybody interested? Contact Oderazzi for further info.
People demonstrating against the airport on Sunday afternoon.
The idea was to build a chain of people at river Main
along/underneath the seven bridges.
Yellow is THE colour.
A few creative ideas, too.
These people wish to have no take offs and landings between 10 pm and 6 am,
now the ban is from 11 pm to 5 am.
There were enough participants to build a human chain.
But this rainy (Finnish) midsummer weather probably encouraged many people.
Our Eastern neighbors, crowds from Offenbach City came along.
For all of you who do not live here:
Why this protest?
Frankfurt airport is located unprecedentedly close to a densely populated area.Several hundred thousand people live in very close proximity. Since the openingof a new runway in October 2011 the situation has escalated dramatically – Frankfurt airport has become an innercity airport that affects citizens in and around Frankfurt that is unprecedented internationally.
Planes take off and land every minute, fly over us at a height of less than 250meters. Plans are to nearly double the numbers of flights in the next few years.
Noise and other emissions torment us. We cannot sleep; some of us even have to sleep in basements to get any sleep at all. Children can no longer play outside and schooling in the affected areas has become close to impossible.
Scientific reports show that aircraft noise causes illness. Many of us already suffer from heart problems and/or depression.
Some of us have been living here for several generations, for hundreds of years. Some of our houses have been here before the airport was even built and certainly most of them were constructed before the new runway was planned. This is our home. Relocation is impossible for us for financial reasons.
The government - both at the regional and the national level - is letting us down.Our only way to get attention is public protest.
We protest against the inhuman airport expansion and for a cap on aircraft movements.