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Monochrome Madness #9

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This is my photo for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

It’s a very young creek, I stumbled over in Bavaria, Germany about 2 years ago. It’s located in an area called Allgäu. It’s in the foothills of the Alps.

Take care!

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Living in the wrong neighborhood

600_8414-sc_wWhen I was in the tulip fields last week, I was surprised by a few flowers in the rows. The tulips grow in long rows of tulips of the same color and the same shape – all flowers of the same kind. This is necessary, because, as I also wrote in my last post, the onions are meant to be sold correctly sorted in homogenous collies. But, every now and then, there was a single different flower. The aliens were usually only different in color and / or shape, but I also found hyacinths between the tulips. A funny surprise.

Enjoy!

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LEGO week’s over

600_9265_wYesterday early evening ended a special week for me.

Last week our church organized a kids week. Kids at age 8 to 12 were invited to build a city from Lego. About 800 kg of Lego was delivered on Tuesday. We set up a huge table for the buildings, tables for the kids for building purposes and other tables for the stone boxes.

From Wednesday to Friday, the kids built cars, trains, houses and lots more. Some assembled the pieces from ready to build boxes and others build free. Sunday morning was visiting time for parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and so on.

On Sunday afternoon about 30 adult hands needed 5 hours for dismounting everything and putting every stone back in the right box. Thus, the work 60 kids hands and 30 adults hands have built during the week, was removed in only 5 hours.

It was a lot of fun!

Maybe you can see the fun in the gallery, too. I didn’t put any people in the gallery, because of privacy reasons.

Enjoy!

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The daily post – Letters

dsc_1900-e_wThank you, Johannes Gutenberg for inventing the technic to print with interchangeable letters and making books an affordable good.

The photo shows old moveable letters from an old print shop.

This is my contribution to this weeks photo challenge at The daily Post, called “Letters”.

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Visiting Viñales

600_7639-ec_wIn my last post I focused on the UNESCO world heritage, the valley of Viñales. Literally this valley ist named by the town nearby.

Viñales is a small town. A few tiny shops along the main street, the main square and a nice little church. From the visitors aspect, the town isn’t very interesting. But the valley itself is. So, Viñales is the perfect location for starting your exploration of this interesting valley.

In one of the smaller valleys you can also find an art project: mural de la prehistory. A photo is in the gallery below. One side of a hill is covered with a huge painting. It’s 120 meters high and 180 meters broad. The Mexican artist  Leovigildo González Morillo created it in 1961. Every few years this painting has to be refreshed, because the periodical heavy rains fades out the paint.

To watch this painting, you can go and pay an entrance fee. I didn’t. I my opinion it was enough, to see it from the street (path). But, have a look yourself.

Take care!

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Tulips everywhere

600_8390-ec_wor weekday wanderings or afterwork photo walk.  🙂

Last year I was introduced to tulip patches here in our region and wrote about here and here. I knew about the tulip farms in the Nederlands, but wasn’t aware, that there are also tulip farms here in Germany. Friends of mine are living in that area, so I asked them to drop me a note, when the tulips are out.

I hope, you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. So, don’t miss the gallery at the end of this post.

As I mentioned last year, Continue reading “Tulips everywhere”

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The daily post – on top

dsc_2694-1_wThis weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post asked for photos showing “on top”.

Although the perspective in this photo is downwards, it shows people standing on top of a bridge, being on top of the water below.

I took that photo a few years ago in a Japanese garden.

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