tiistai 11. toukokuuta 2021


Tulip time is actually over, but, as so often already heard,
this spring was very chilly, so the last tulips are still up.

Last man standing.

The filled tulips really are an attraction,
the basic ones look so poor.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

TULPPAANI = Tulpe / tulip

iPhone poträit function really grooves,
check this pic, the flower to the left is floating!

Decoration of our terrace.
Summer getting closer.


sunnuntai 9. toukokuuta 2021

Pretty Wiesbaden


This time of the year is so perfect for outdoor activities.
Just dive into the fresh green!
E-biking yesterday in and around Wiesbaden.

On the mountain Nero you can admire this beautiful
Russian-Orthodox Church of Saint Elisabeth, also called 
the Greek Chapel.

The Russian Orthodox Church in Wiesbaden was built from 1847 to 1855 
by Duke Adolf of Nassau on the occasion of the death of his wife, 
the 19-year-old Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, niece of 
Emperor Nicholas I. Adolf and Elizabeth married in 1844, but the following 
year, she died in childbirth, as did their newborn daughter. He grieved so 
profoundly that he decided to build a church around her grave. He obtained the 
money for this church, with the blessing of Tsar Alexander lll, from her dowry.

Photoart by Oderazzi.

Schloss Biebrich
At the river Rhein there stands this huge Schloss.

Biebrich Palace (German: Schloss Biebrich) is a Baroque residence (Schloss) 
in the borough of Biebrich in the city of Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. 
Built in 1702 by Prince Georg August Samuel of Nassau-Idstein, it served as 
the ducal residence for the independent Duchy of Nassau from 1816 until 1866.

Behind the Schloss there is this charming, huge park.

The ride from Neroberg through downtown until
the river Rhein was versatile. Along the wide boulevards
the magnificent, old villas and getting closer to the riverside
the Biebrich suburb with definitely lower income.

These were the temperatures today.
The coming week brings rain again.

Every now and then I do check the statistics,
where my blog is read.
Well, in Italy and in Russia, I guess, some "monitoring" is done,
cannot imagine that my stories are of any real interest.
But dear friends in Germany, USA, Sweden, Finland, Spain, 
and also in the UK and inn Switzerland, thank you for following! 

lauantai 8. toukokuuta 2021

Ökumenie am Main


Leute, alles im Corona Jahr 2021 ist annulliert.
Ökumenische Kirchentag am Main 13-16.6.2021

We will focus on digital participation 
and connecting people in Frankfurt and beyond.

Digital, schön und gut, warum aber die Zelte und Bierbänke?

No, Dixieland is not the point.
These are toilets, Germans call them Dixiklo.
Portable toilets. Bajamajas.
These toilets have been installed in front of our house already now, 
even though the "happening" is taking place only in a week's time.

The promenade along the river towards the ECB has been cut off.
Tomorrow we are going to have the hottest summer day, like 28 degrees,
and part on the river bank has been blocked. Clever?
So that the church people are able to get together next weekend ...
hello ... Hopefully the City of Frankfurt has collected good
profits for this attraction. 

At least the Ökus have modern internet pages:


Finnisch für Anfänger:

EKUMENIA = ökumenische Bewegung / Ecumenism

Yes, the Kirchentag internet page is also available in English:


At this point the goose families are enjoying the situation.

Peace and quiet before the big halleluja.

keskiviikko 5. toukokuuta 2021

Briefmarken sammeln


Briefmarken sammeln ist so von gestern.
Vom letzten Jahrhundert.


Bethel Sammelboxen sind überall in Deutschland zu finden.

Heute sind 125 Menschen mit Behinderung 
mit der Aufbereitung von Briefmarken beschäftigt. 

Mehr lesen:

Die v. Bodelschwinghschen Stiftungen Bethel 
gehen auf ein Heim für epilepsiekranke Menschen zurück, 
das 1867 von der Inneren Mission in Bielefeld gegründet wurde.

Also, husch, husch in die Tüten ihr alle schönen Marken!

Klaus Haapaniemi: Kultajoutsen 2015.

Auch diese Schönheit, hoffentlich wird's angenommen,
ist etwas zu knapp geschnitten. 1 cm soll man rundherum lassen.

Letztes Jahr hat der finnische designer Klaus Haapaniemi zwei 
weitere Briefmarken kreiert, wieder mit Naturthema.

Lumottu metsä -postimerkit kuvaavat kahta mystistä olentoa – 
jäätynyttä mustikanvarpua ja helmipöllöä, jolla on perhosen siivet. 
Mistä tässä on kyse? ”Postimerkkien kuva-aiheet liittyvät Polar Byzantine
 -muotikokoelmaan, jonka inspiraationa on kirjailija Rosa Liksomin kanssa 
yhteistyössä tehty runollinen eläintarina”, Haapaniemi selventää. 

Polar Byzantine -tarina ottaa voimakkaasti kantaa ympäristöasioihin. 
”Dystooppinen tarina kertoo arktisista eläimistä, jotka viettävät viimeisiä 
aikojaan maapallolla, koska ihmiset ovat tuhonneet niiden elinympäristön. 
Tarinan lopussa eläimet löytävät monien eri vaiheiden jälkeen ulkoavaruudesta 
jäätyneen komeetan, josta tulee niiden uusi koti.”

Klaus Haapaniemi?

Artist, designer.

Every Finnish household has these TAIKA mugs.
Even I do have a pair in Dar Ahlam.

Die internationale Trendforschungsagentur WGSN bezeichnete ihn 
als einen der bedeutendsten kommenden Stars in Bereich Illustration und Design.


The people living in Finland have always had a strong connection 
to nature. Their rocks, rivers, forests and their animals has given them 
powerful instincts and strong intuition. In these rough landscapes live 
people who have learnt to see. 

The truth is, that the skill to see is hidden in each of us. The secret of being 
able to see is to give power back to our nature and let the subconscious rule. 
This path will lead us to the purest of experiences.

War auch in Berlin zu Besuch!

Finnisch für Anfänger:

POSTIMERKKI = Briefmarke / stamp
JOUTSEN = Schwan /swan

maanantai 3. toukokuuta 2021

Corona garbage


This is the situation in our paper garbage bins on Monday.

These bins will be emptied during the week, but not today.
If people learned to fold the boxes etc. life would be easier.

Also they should learn that the Bio-Tonne is not for plastic bags,
metal or for any other waste than biologic.
People, in the corona times you do have more time.
Recycling is not difficult.