Boris and David, I'm glad you like my little top-heavy joke!
Thank you for adding a much appreciated compliment, Finn.
Kind regards to you also. ~ David.
Yes Boris, there's no mistaking the smell of cordite, and those ancient 'pop guns' produce a surprisingly loud report, though I'm told they weren't
The doodah (doohickey) on his hip must be a big improvement for him, it sure must beat frantically waving coloured flags around! :)
Grins, and a good slap on the back. ~ :D
What a fascinating, funny, and educational story, David!
Hope it didn't come to the sad finale - evidently the monkey is as alive in your fine picture, as the other participants :)
Glad, time have changed to the better for all involved...
As always your stories are 'more fun than a barrel of monkeys' - keep them coming!
Very best of them light-hearted greetings - B.
**Marlene & JLuis. Thank you both for your comments. I am very pleased that you liked the angled shot of this huge 'spider's web' of ropes.
Greetings in return. ~ :D
Thanks Amelia, glad you like it the same way i did! Greets, Ed
I liked the transformation from the very famous photo (and our photo walk Boris :)) to this painting very much! Greetings Thomas
I hear you, Volker - in those dark shadows of the past, those simple brass squares with '...lived, deported..., murdered...' shine like gold, helping to keep the memory alive.
Deep gratitude to the artist, many people involved, and special thanks to you for so nicely documenting it for Panoramio!
Kind regards - B.
Thank you Boris
.. the rush hour for swans you talked about... a nice idea that made me smile. But that they are following traffic rules well is true only at first sight :).
Seconds later there was a huge stampede as can be seen on picture (5). It needed some minutes to get them back on the way to the river leading them to the centre of our town.
The story behind is, that the Hamburg swans are living during summer at lake Alster as a tourist attraction. During winter they are staying in an ice free and fenced pond next to my house. So this year I took some photos of the trek to their summer accomodation.
Boris & Marlene, no, not the frame of mind that prevailed then, or now;
this vertical composition was named purely on a moments whim. :)
Thank you both for the complimentary nature of the photo' and your concern for the mental condition of the photographer, I'm touched! :)
Greetings in a lighthearted aquamarine hue. :D