Dienstag, 2. September 2014

Festzug auf dem Röttinger Gauvolksfest

Festive procession of Roettingen's County Festival on Sunday, 31.08.2014 

Roettingen / Röttingen is a small town in the district of Wuerzburg, northern Bavaria.
It's situated in the lovely valley of the river Tauber (Taubertal), approx 15 km east of my hometown Bad Mergentheim.

Röttingen is a wine growing community and they grow approx. 30 ha of Franconian wine on the vineyards called "Röttinger Feuerstein".
A local speciality is the "Tauberschwarz", a local sort of grapes that only exists in the area of the Tauber Valley.

Since more than 90 years Röttingen has been celebrating its local county festival called "Röttingen Gauvolkfest" on the last weekend of August.

The height of each festival is the festive procession / parade on Sunday afternoon,
 Large parts of the local population are involved in this traditional event.

This year's topic was: "Freizeitspaß im Taubertal" / "Recreational fun in the Tauber Valley".

So we were able to see a parade with 26 different groups and floats that thematised recreational fun / leisure time activities you can enjoy in the valley of the Tauber.

 How about going in for sports? ;-)

Swimming can be great fun (if the weather is much better)!

You can try out Bobby Car racing - if you are brave enough...
 ...and meet the motivated service team!

 For elderly people (like me) I can recommend...

...driving veteran, vintage or classic cars.
This one was built in 1908!!!

My personal highlights during the parade were the many old farm tractors decorated with locel late summer flowers!

Do you like "German Volksmusik"?
 Here you got it!

That was really a wonderful festive procession!

See you next year - end of August 2015 - in Röttingen on the Gauvolksfest!

Samstag, 23. August 2014

Floral hodgepodge

...taken on the "DONAUGARTENSCHAU" / Danubian horticultural show in
Deggendorf, Bavaria.

Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Summer beach art

...just two weeks ago on Germany's most beautiful sand heap.

 This and much more is the result of the summer activities of an older couple that spends several weeks on their favorite beach section on their beloved vacation island on the North Frisian North Sea coast.

Freitag, 15. August 2014

Distelfalter auf Distel

Painted Lady  or   Cosmopolitan

Vanessa cardui

on thistle

Enjoy a colourful weekend!

Sonntag, 10. August 2014


... or as we call it in German:

Unendliche Weite


That's what we call a beach... ;-)

Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Purple or pink???

What's your favorite color of...

Nymphaea colorata...

/ Bunte Seerose oder Blaue Nil-Seerose /

...the water lily that is native to tropical East Africa

and  is available in a violet-blue or in a less common pink varant.

Enjoy a great summer time, all y'all!

I'm taking a break to find great new photo subjects for you... ;-)