Insists on being alive

Whatever happens, there is always a “green wave” in Paris.
Okay there can be funny quirky places where the red light is on.
But then it often own fault because of too late arrival.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

There are recognizable changes,
but mostly without the changes steals recognition.
Even though you know what you get, it will never be a boring habit.
Not always these changes are seen, before get them told.
Paris insists on being alive all the time
– at so-called “crooked” times of the day as well.

Plastic (world)

This fellow is real and very much alive, not such a plastic thing at all.

Very commonly the word plastic used as synonym for non-genuine.
Public seen as one of the largest garbage threats of the world ever too.

*Debbie and “Travel with intent” with the theme “Plastic” as the inspiring kick*

 

Young couple on their way home after horse race at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.

Be part of the solution, not part of the pollution
*author unknown*

We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly.
We need millions of people doing it imperfectly
*Anne Marie Bonneau from The Zero Waste*

Lots of “mountains” left for our following generations.

Kind of rocking culture

Montmartre now, place for art, love, eat, drink and song.

And I’m far, far away
With my head up in the clouds
And I’m far, far away
With my feet down in the crowds
Lettin’ loose around the world
But the call of home is loud
Still is loud
I’ve seen the Paris lights from high upon Montmartre
And felt the silence hanging low in No-Man’s-Land
*part of “Far far away” song with the old rockband “Slade”*

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Abandoned of colors

A weather-related gray and foggy afternoon in the Alsace area.
What’s more relevant than visiting an abandoned factory.
No colors added, they are natural and not color regulated.
The place is well hidden by trees and shrubs, hard to find.
– but the walls are decorated, so there have been visits before.
Hard to see what has been of production in the building.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Dark side of humanity

Life leaves its sign of traces, for better or worse,
which even sunrise or sunset can’t hide.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

We ordinary people are only human beings, with all our human shortcomings,
that is why we have chosen politicians with overall responsibility.
To make the right decisions for everyone including the earth
The history is full of examples of they not lifting the common yoke.
That war against civilians isn’t part of the solution, but part of the problem.
The wounds around the world often end up becoming museums instead.
We don’t get smarter but mostly end up in doing business as usual.

One of all these “museums” is the french village of Oradour-sur-Glane,
a monumental image of the shadow side of our so-called humanity.
Untouched since 1944, around 650 inhabitants were executed – only six survived.

Not that boring

Born and lived the first four years and three years more in childhood.
The tiny island of Samsø, in the middle of Denmark but with a distance to it all.

Twenty-eight kilometers long and 9 at the widest place / 100 meters the narrowest.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Now live about 3600 people there, in summer five times as many.