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Opel Zoo

This time we had bad luck and a rather rainy day with the animals of the Opel-Zoo.

Zebra Elephant Duck Deer

Spring blooming

Every flower is blooming and also cats and dogs come out to enjoy sun.

Tulip Tulip Tulip Bouquet

Opel Zoo

Enjoying a beautiful day in the Opel-Zoo.

Blackbuck Panda Muntjac Monal

Palmengarten blooming

End of April many of the many flowers in the Palmengarten are blooming.

Sumpfdotterblume Wüstenrose Latern Spinnenblume Iris Cactus Blue Flower

Early spring

Spring is coming. The flowers start to bloom but we still got some snow. It is still cold but some sunny days give a glimpse of what hopefully will come soon.

Crocus Rose Dusk Bloom Cherry Blue Lamprocapnos Snow

Opel Zoo

This time we used the beautiful day for the Opel-Zoo.

Love Glanzfasan Fern Impala

Frankfurt Zoo

Another sunny day visiting Frankfurt Zoo again.

Watching Vulture Speeding Dornschwanzagame

Frankfurt Zoo

After visiting the Opel Zoo we used sunny Spring day to visit the Frankfurt Zoo.

Fossa Roar Rhino Rüsselhündchen

First blossoms in the Palmengarten Frankfurt

February is still cold but we thought we can enjoy some blossoms in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt and we were not disappointed.

Koralleneibisch Venusschuh Leaves Flower Zaubernuss Kiss Flamingoblume Sarracenia

Opel Zoo in Winter

We have the luxury to have two nearby zoos. Although still winter we used two sunny days to visit the private Opel Zoo.

Giraffe Nandu Penguin Nyala


Back home we enjoyed the remaining cold days with some snow and had even time to visit the porcelaine museum in Frankfurt-Höchst.

Snow Miscanthus sinensis Porcelaine Rose

Mediterranean escape

In January the temperature were long time below zero degree Celcius. Instead of freezing we used a businesstrip to escape to a spring like environment around 20 degrees.

Freeway Sunset Masada Bar History Dome Anointing Hotel

Winter Holidays

Advent is the time of Christmas Markets. After some warm start the days became colder and New Year started with hoar frost.

Reindeer Leaf Ice Star Christmas tree Christmas tree Frost Winter


Autumn comes with the colors in leaves and some heavy weather.

Leaf Leaves Hail Amaryllis


In October we visited two Zoos. The nearby ones are the Opel Zoo in Kronberg and the Zoo of Frankfurt.

Cactus Savanne Fight Panda

Summer, sun, fun, flowers and festivals

Hot summer is here and brought a lot of fun. Unfortunately also my Canon 500d stopped working after all the years. So those are the last pictures from it.

Spider Viola Steam Sunset


This year we spend our summer vacation in Ireland. As expected the weather wasn't nice but we had a great time driving along the coast. We saw every day new interesting things.

Butterfly Sheeps Polestar Lough Beagh Flower Céide Fields Kylemore Connemara Aran Beach Burren Skellig Path Waterford Flower Library

Palmengarten Frankfurt

The exotic flowers of the Palmengarten in Frankfurt are always worth a visit.

Flower Hibiscus Flower Schneckenfaden Seerose Blauraute Daylily Rose

Summer and Flowers

Summer brings hot days and flowers at home.

Fuchsia Daylily Spiraea Sonnenblumenwiese Nigella Flowers Cat Stiefmütterchen

Business and History

Another business trip, but this time two weeks with a weekend in between. The weekend allowed to visit some historic sites from the roman empire and even before.

Flower Sunset Haifa Sunset Surfer Flower Surfer Surfer


A nice sunday afternoon at the Vogelburg.

Rose Cockatoo Flower Macaw

Early Summer

In June we had some nice hot summer days were you could also enjoy the late evening outside. The flowers are still blooming and there were nice sunsets and blue hours.

Samara Cornflower Neu-Anspach Geranium


The nice sunny days in spring got us to go to the zoo. Not only into one or two zoos, no we visited three zoos. Those were the zoos of Frankfurt and Cologn as well as the Opel Zoo.

Tamarin Dragon Okapi Grape hyacinths Dragon Bonobo Lemur Teeths Flying zebra foal Giraffe Red Panda Viola

Spring flowers

In May Spring came and there were flower everywhere. We really enjoyed all the colors and the fresh green.

Flower Flower Flower Leaf

Nacht der Museen

This time we went somewhat outside to the suburb Höchst. The Bolongoro palace will be a construction site the next few years so this was the last chance to visit it for some time.

Palace Höchst Kochkunst Kaisersaal

Easter, flowers, a cat and more flowers

Around easter the flowers start to bloom.

Daffodils Flower Tulip Traubenhyazinthen

Saalburg, Frankfurt and Luminale

Visiting the Roman Empire fortress Saalburg, Frankfurt and the Luminale event.

Saalburg Luminale Luminale Luminale

Flowers and Ice

Preparing for spring watching flowers.

Osterglocke Ice Tulip Snow

Still winter

It is still winter, but it is enlighted with some colorful flowers.

Tulips Fog Daffodil Ice

Tel Aviv

A business trip brought me for a few days to Tel Aviv.

Shopping Seafront Dawn Thorns Tel Aviv Jaffa Stargate Crazy

Winterlichter im Palmengarten

The Palmengarten organize every year a light festival. This gives the opportunity to visit the Palmengarten at nigth.

Garden Teich Camellia Palmenhaus


In January the winter finally enjoyed us with some snow and ice.

Rhododendron Jupiter Path Homburg Marmorstein Taunus Sunrise Sunrise

Pictures 2015 and older

Pictures taken during 2015 or older

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