I´ve been looking forward to this a lot because I am always amazed by people´s talent when it comes to drawing, painting and spraying graffiti (like, the proper ones and not those damn ass ugly name tags).
And then happened what really should´ve not happened during these three days of arts everywhere in Wilhelmshaven – I got sick and hardly made it out of the apartment, because I felt just too weak. But I split it onto several days and thus managed to catch at least a bit of the artwork that was created on the streets – a lot I missed out on, but next year I will make sure to be healthy and not sick and be around a lot more than just rush by and take some snapshots.
Next to the hotel at the Nordseepassage you were able to find containers with graffiti art, and what art! I am gonna show you which ones I fell in love with most.
I am starting with my clear Number1 – I love the colors and the whole feeling that it has within. This mystic look and feeling, and all the tiny details that you might overlook when just rushing by – and that would be a pity. I had seen it on several photos already and was happy I managed to check it out in person ❤
I enjoy how you can interpret a lof of things into this one – for me it displays that there is a dark side behind every oh so beautiful face and that you never know if someone is hiding something from you and is wearing a mask or not. I am not sure if I am coming any close to what it is supposed to show, but that´s what I see when I look at it.
I am not a Doctor Strange fan, but I like just how it looks like and how the person stares at you, it feels like those eyes are looking right through you. The overall look is really cool, and when I was there, it was clearly one of those that attracted most poeple to take a snapshot.
What was also really cool was the huge 3D street art piece at Valoisplatz (see above) – you looked through a magnifying glass or something like this and then it really felt like it was 3D. So amazing.
Inside of the shopping mall NordseePassage there was also quite some bit of art, including the header image of this post. But also some drawn art you were able to find, and it´s been beautiful and so colorful…I am usually not a fan of a lot of colors but it´s been so vibrant that you just had to like it!
In the shopping street there was also so much going on, and that unfortunately couldn´t grasp in its wholeness because it sucked that the sun was setting already when I went for a walk and thus shadows looked really crappy on the art, unfortunately. But here again, my favorite ones – minus one that I just couldn´t get a good shot of, damned sunset and shadows 😦
There is this song called “Antonio” by a group from Cologne that kinda talks about the two faces everyone has – noone´s ever happy, also not clowns that have it as their job to be the happy chaps and make others laugh and smile. When I saw this I immediately had to think of this song. And how society always expects everyone to be happy and not have any problems and such…
It gave the street a Southern American touch somehow, don´t ask me why but that´s my first association when I see this drawing od this woman with all of the animals being incorporated in her hair. It simply made me stop walking and just look at it.
The mystic touch is back again. I loved the color mix of her clothing and how it all swings along looking like waves to me. For me it´s like the perfect portrait out of those that I´ve seen being drawn on the floor. I would so get me a painting of it and put it up onto my wall because it has something so peaceful and spiritual.
So yes, overall you might now understand why I was upset about being sick during those days, because you can be certain everything else that I had to miss out on would´ve been just as amazing. And seriously, I cannot wait for next year and hope that it´s gonna be just as amazing weather as it had been this year – because that´s most important!
So my plan was to go and see the sailing school ship MIR arrive in the harbour again because that also means that they had to open the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke (bridge) which I hadn´t seen open before but was so eagerly hoping to see open.
And so with the best weathe rpossible I went there and waited – and with quite a delay the ship finally arrived and it was a stunning view, really. The open bridge, the ship and the way how the ship was brought to the walking path…what a thing to watch!
I then continued my walk by the sea to check out the main area of HavenAhoi just to run off again because it´s been too crowded for my taste – and on the way back I enjoyed lovely icecream and a walk in the sand. This feeling of walking barefeet in the wet sand…so amazing!
In the evening I then still did some biking training to work off the calories from the day 😉
Sunday…actually my rest day, but I decided to go outside again for HavenAhoi, because the weather was sunny and amazing and I really wanted to see the tugboat ballet! So I first took a stroll around the harbour the sea and then went to check out the buoy-laying vessel.
I hadn´t seen such a ship before and the chat with one of the workers was really interesting. didn´t expect that to be so much work. But you never stop learning, right? So I spent a lot of time there and then watched some rescuing stunts that were performed just before the tugboat ballet. From Hamburg and other harbours I know the tugboat ballet with music, and this time here it was without – still impressive what you can do with a tugboat but something was simply missing to not make it feel like it was taking forever. A pity because it could´ve been just so amazing!
Afterwards I took another relaxed walk back, enjoyed the smell of the sea and then relaxed at home!
Sailing ship MIR returning to harbour & open Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke
Open Ship and tugboat ballet
Hella half-marathon (01.07.2018)
Hella Inselparklauf (15.08.2018)
Schongau and its churches
Hoher Peißenberg and its church
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Observation Deck 300More:
Emirates Palace Hotel
So, my second time in Leipzig – the first time I was there with a friend visiting another one, because we wanted to also go to a show – and I had been struck down by the flu so badly, that I couldn´t even attend the show. And this time it´s not much better – just that I am going by train, and that I was not doing as bad as back then – I really had the feeling it was going uphill health wise and was confident it would be all good.
So I had booked my trains when I was still healthy, ages ago – and had planned on excessive sightseeing. So I had to get up at 4.30am, because my train left Hamburg mainstation at 6.30am – what a hell of a time, awful. Especially when you ain´t really fit, it´s torture – but I hopped onto the train and then fell asleep pretty much, and really felt rather fit when I got off the train in Leipzig.
This time I´ve been smarter than I had been in Bremen – my extra pair of leggings, well, thermal leggings, gloved and everything – all prepaired for some sightseeing. Camera was prepared, and I was ready – so I at first walked around the center to get these sights done. Partially. I surely could have done and seen more, but when you´re sick, then you don´t want to walk that much because every step is exhausting.
But it was worth it – and quicker than I had expected I was close to the church in which Versengold were playing, and I was stunned how beautiful it was from the outside – and how damned big! The area around there surely would not be one where I would have wanted to be living. That´s clear – somehow the band always ends up in such areas…
Then I went to drop off my luggage (backpack) at the hotel, so I didn´t have to carry that around, then had the fight to find a pharmacy, that was still open. And damn, I´ve been ina city I thought and still I had to walk quite a bit to get what I needed. Annoying.
Then I went to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations – I had planned to be walking but decide don taking the train because 3,5km one way had been just too much.
My body would have not been able to handle that, so I invested some money to get back and forth. Once there, I was really impressed about the whole architecture, that feeling the building and everything gave you when you entered.
Whilst many rushed through, I took the time and sat down. Let the building unfold its effects onto me. It was really impressive and worth paying the entry fee of 8€!
Once I was back, I grabbed a little snack and then check into the hotel, fell onto the bed and fell asleep for an hour. I was so exhausted I couldn´t even imagine attending the concert..
And on my train ride back home the next day, I slept pretty much the whole time because I was just tired. But it was good!
More photos of my sightseeing in Leipzig can be found here:
It´s funny that so far I had only seen the main station, the airport and the soccer stadium in Bremen. I noticed that when I was planning this little trip in order to see Versengold play in Bremen. So I kinda listed a few things I wanted to see, booked my car and then started the trip at 9am in the morning, in icy temperatures. And being somehow not in the mood for driving and walking around but still – I did it!
And those temperatures really killed me later on – because the closer I had come to Bremen, the less sun I was seeing. In Hamburg and on my way to Bremen I still needed my sunglasses whilst driving, in Bremen itself the sky was just all grey. And still it was cold.
I was happy I found a parking spot close to Schnoor, the oldest part of the city – but 4 Euros for 2h parking at a parking lot right next to the street was too much for my taste, but no chance to get it cheaper anywhere close by.
So I started walking and walking and whilst I started with chec
king out the Schnoor area, I continue with the cathedral and afterwards literally asked google for interesting sightseeing stuff close by and how hilarious routes I walked you can see on the screenshot 😉
It was nice, because I love looking at old buildings, but especially at Schnoor it was too crowded for myself – I really don´t know at which time it would be empty and proper for photographing.
But I always had people in my shots, but still it was fun. But cold. Really cold. Too cold maybe. My legs were halfway freezing and I was happily driving to the venue – in the warm car.
But there it was no bit warmer of course, no surprise. Why should it. Except the fact the venue was in an area
where I would not want to live to be fully honest. And it was funny seeing the police station right next to the venue – at first I was really worried when I saw police cars and police men going for the venue (that´s what I thought) – just later I noticed it was all harmless hahaha
And parking in that parking house was no bit cheaper than in the centre – okay, it was but still I paid nearly 10€ for the time I have been parking there. Ah well, shit happens. At least it was warmer in the parking house than it had been outside – and it didn´t matter anymore how you tried to warm up during waiting xD
The concert istself – check out the last post before this one 😉
Last but not least – here is the GALLERY for the shots I took in Bremen city centre:
Here you can check out all photos:
Oddly enough I just noticed today that I haven´t even shared my fireworks shots of New Year´s Eve 2017/2018 on here yet. Really weird, because they turned out really sweet once again and it´s been a lot of fun taking those again, since my neighbours again invested quite some money into those!
So go and have a look: