KZ Buchenwald

I am breaking my own rules here and make a post with more than one picture. I was so impressed and moved by this visit at memorial of the concentration camp in Buchenwald, and, in the same time, I think it’s important people post and talk more about this, so here I am making this post.

I didn’t focus on them pictures to be “artistic”, because I find it inappropriate. Here is a link to the Wiki-page, for more infos about the KZ Buchenwald. I have to say that there were a lot of visitors, families with children too, and a lot of young people, which I find it very good. I think everyone should consider it their obligation to go to such a place, one time in their life. They should make it mandatory teaching it in history class, as there are a lot of countries, even in Europe, where this part of history is not talked about. And I think it should be done not to shame someone or to hold them accountable until the end of humanity, but in order to prevent such stuff from happening again. Because it still happened again, since 1945, even in Europe, and it’s still happening in the world, as we speak, even if not in this form and in those dimensions. Yet, people are killed, tortured, put through all sorts of miseries, chased away from their homes and taken all of what they own, only because they are different and/or in the name of some stupid ideology or/and religion.

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…and a lot of Red

Red rose in the Rosengarten in Tiefenau in Germany

Rosengarten, Germany, May 2015

Funny how it happens that I get to post this pic that I took almost exactly last year. It was taken in a little, hidden garden, which should remain secret, as this is one of the things which makes it even more charmer than it is. It’s a little baroque garden, where they grow only roses of different types and colors. It makes me think of “Alice in Wonderland”, or of the Persian “paradise” gardens, from which the name and the word “paradise” derived.

Full spectrum

Red flower in the garden at the monastery in Altzella in Germany

Altzella, Germany, July 2014

I have no idea what flower this is, but the soft transfer from the black rims and vines to the brilliant red surely captured my attention. Yes, it’s the photographer who takes a photograph, but it’s the nature perfectly combining hues and tones of colors. One only has to spot it and capture it.

At the dam

My bike at the barrage on Main-Danube channel in Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany

Kelheim, Germany, June 2012

To paraphrase a famous (and favorite of mine) song, I was standing at the dam on the Main-Danube channel and watching the ships going by. The channel was a big enterprise to build and a serious investment, yet it’s not used as it was supposed to be. Which is actually good, as it turned in a great opportunity for the fauna and the vegetation around and in the water to grow and expand, making the region really beautiful and rich in nature. Then process of how they get giant goods’ and passengers’ (tourists) ship from one side of the dam to the other is just as fascinating to watch.

 

The Great Tit

Great tit (Parus major) on our balcony in december - Germany

December 2012, Germany

One of the visitors of our balcony, in winter especially, is the Great tit. With their yellow on the chest and belly, they are a spot of color in those gray days. This image is a bit Photoshop-enhanced, but their colors really pop over the tones of gray and brown that dominate the landscape.