Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Overlooked Message .

Today whilst out in the city I called in at Mode and Sparen , a small boutique in the Kant Strasse . Here one can find all sorts of clothes, new and excellent second hand . Books , porcelain etc. The staff are exceptional and a coffee is always offered,and in my case, accepted . The above T-Shirt was spotted and I had to photograph the message .
Rather too small for yours truly it was spread on a table .  Why ?
Look at these words and then think of the current state of the world .
When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 signalling the end of the cold war. our futures promised the above. Now take a look at a map of the world and note how many trouble spots and conflict zones there are . Terrorism is on the increase and another cold war looks set to become a reality . To  those who laughed at hippies and peace activists I want to say the above is my hope this Easter. Our world has billions of ordinary people and this is all the majority  want . Behind the scenes are the politicians, no longer statesmen and women , but rather power hungry individuals who are the puppets of  very powerful , never seen , never named heads of huge weapons industries . The above message is not to their liking . Take note:-) politicians who are busy tut tutting are aware that big business is selling weapons to all sides, often in the knowledge that children will be using them .
Have a peaceful Easter and,as it is the festival of hope and new life let's each do our best to say "no" to all the lucrative conflicts. Begin by writing to your MP , European MP etc etc. Flood them with letters saying no to any more war .

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Missing Month Of March

At the end of February it was into hospital for me and I didn't come home until March 13th .As lovely as the setting of Sommerfeld Klinik is it was sensational to be back in the city. The shows , exhibitions and general buzz proved a tonic.Above you see visits to two cycle shows. Both were motivational and inspiring. An electric bike is my wish but first a suitable secure parking spot must be located . This Penny Farthing seen below is wonderful but some thing tells me it would be extremely risky to ride.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Photography, Physiotherapy ,Planes

It's almost a year since my first accident and the motivation to get moving and rebuild  wasted muscles has come mainly through photography. Especially planes .
It's not far to the airport and amazing fun trying out the locations used by the regular spotters. Climbing up required help as did getting down but wow did it feel good  !
In my eyes, not only are planes beautiful  they are motivators. British Airways , Air Berlin, here I come .

Saturday, February 01, 2014

How to Chill Out In An Easterly Wind

Until recently the winter weather has been mild .However like all things it changed as winds from the East and North East blew in cutting at your skin like glass..
Dressed appropriately it was pleasant and the white covering of the city was beautiful. My favourite is the ice with such astonishing patterns in it. Last weekend I was out and about and can honestly say it was great. Enjoy some of the chilly shots. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rügen - A Place To Start The Year .

The break here was exceptional . Flights to Spain , Portugal etc were at premium price as were the hotels and availabilty was poor. Then I found this wonderful gem with the Lindner Hotel Rügen. A winner in every way and as the offer is open until March I may just return, That's how good it was ! Wonderful weather too . 

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Flying The Flag British Airways Style

Back filming at Tegel Airport was wonderful. Watching a BA London/Berlin flight arrive even better. There were other good shots, these follow later. For now I choose to join British Airways in "Flying The Flag ".

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Thought For Every Day .

True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependance upon the future .

Lucius  Annaeus   Seneca