Today I have a steampunk tag to share, using various elements from LaBlanche and Dezina world:
And I have a last tag for our 'mushrooms' theme at Tag Tuesday, using elements from Serif and me:
Last Sunday was the begin of the Carnival festivities here, and while I was out getting some spring flower shots I saw the procession of carnival die-hards from our little town coming my way and took some photos:
In Düsseldorf and Cologne there are HUGE celebrations and parades in the days before Ash Wednesday, and there is a lot of rivalry between both towns, some would call it enmity....Back in 1288 there was a battle at a place called Worringen. The troops from Düsseldorf won, and that's where it started. D'dorf was granted the right to hold a market as a reward for fighting the battle for the Duke of Berg. Today the rivalry is concentrated on who has the best carnival parade, whose beer tastes better etc. In Cologne they drink a beer called Kölsch, and the folks here call it 'Pferdepisse'. No, I won't translate it, you'll have to look it up....In Düsseldorf they drink Alt beer, and the people in Cologne have the same bad nickname for it! I drink coffee and it tastes good even in Cologne, so perhaps it's all just nonsense with the rivalry. But when I tried to buy a train-ticket to Düsseldorf from Cologne from a ticket machine, I noticed that Düsseldorf is not listed at all.... Something to think about for those who have nothing better to do or have drunk too much of the various beers. And don't tell, but if I had to drink a beer, I would choose Kölsch and not Alt....
The one with the beard reminds me of Dumbledore....
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!