Daily Prompt: It’s Popular

Renovation A 23.08 (16)

It must be that time of the year to have a crane constructed in your back yard Admittedly we are under a renovation attack since 6 months, but suddenly I am seeing cranes everywhere. They used to be a real event where you would stop and stare and watch them being built, piece by piece. This crane arrived in a matter of 2 hours. It was necessary to lift concrete paving stones onto the balconies. And so the men arrived and suddenly it was there, in front of the window. To prove how modern it is the crane driver was positioned on ground level and had a remote in his hand: just a matter of pressing the right buttons and it was doing the job, something like a remote kid’s toy.

Journey to Langendorf 1707 (9)

Change of scene: Mr. Swiss and a visit to the supermarket during the week. He is driving and I am taking photos from the passenger seat, not wanting to miss anything. This was ideal fodder for the camera. They were demolishing some appartment buidings on the way, not just one but most of them, to be replaced by something much better. Did I see Mr. Swiss wiping a tear from his eye? No, not really, but he did live here in his younger days when he was still unprotected game for the female population. And now this building is no more.

Road to Langendorf 06.09 (6)

Fear no more, the crane(s) has arrived and the rebuilding has begun. Eventually there will be appartment houses and a park surrounded by greenery. Mr. Swiss even said my photos from our supermarket journey are becoming boring with photos of a crane. One day he will be glad when the new building is finished. We will have photographic memories. In the meanwhile…

Road to Langendorf 11.08 (11)

we noticed that there was action in town. Ditches were being dug, men were measuring things with instruments, a new project was on its way, calloo callay. It was becoming fashion, new food for the camera.

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The machines soon arrived and there was digging and the piling of brick and removed paving tiles – yes action was everywhere. However, here I missed the crane but the work was more ground level. What was happening, were they buiding underground tunnels or looking for oil? Of course not, it is quite simple, at least it would have been had someone somewhere not had too much money to spend. Our local garbage plant had been burning the rubbish for many years and it was decided to use the heat from this plant for daily events, like heating the houses and the water supply – something in that direction. And so all over the town they are digging holes and laying cables and tubes for the nice hot air to reach the right places, something to do with geothermal energy. Excuse the technical words but I had to find them in the english-german online dictionary as they are not really in my english vocabulary

It is popular today to dig and demolish and rebuild, but naturally it all has a good reason, probably, at least I think so – anyhow plenty of material for the camera and new experiences when finding the new routes on the road, because eveything has got narrower and is even diverted.

Daily Prompt: It’s Popular

Good Morning


I am a bit lazy this morning, my bed was so comfortable it would not let me go.  I was also busy taking photos of clouds and the sky. The problem with those cloud photos is you have to be quick, otherwise they shift or change their shapes. It was the cloud band that interested me on this photo. Naturally I took a few more, this was only on my telephone camera.

And now to deal with the normal daily things in life. I was reading a report on the release of the iPhone 8 in Switzerland on an apple news web site. The normal crowds did not appear in the Apple store in Zurich on the morning of the first sales day. They are usually queing an hour before the shop opens, but this time it was an empty Bahnhofstrsse in front of the store. Slowly the people arrived and when the store opened they were all waiting. There were even people that travelled from East European countries by organised bus to get their Apple 8 phone, just to be the first in their own country. Perhaps some are still waiting for the release of the iPhone X which will be beginning November. I am still thinking about it.

At the moment Mr. Swiss has just organised his older iPad for No. 1 son who is autistic. He also now has his own  mail address. It was his birthday yesterday. Do I really have a 48 year old son, time goes so quickly. It seems only yesterday I was on my way to the clinic around midnight.

Daddy Long Legs 29.09 (1)

I had another visitor yesterday, sitting on the kitchen wall. The kitchen window is mostly open and they all arrive uninvited. We used to call thse “Daddy Long Legs” when I was a kid. Growing up in a house built in 1875 built by the Victorians for the Victorians, we had an outside toilet in the garden. Not exactly luxury, just whitewashed walls and a throne to sit on. Of course it was ideal for any insect life in our yard and they would all be hovering on the walls. As a kid I was not exactly enthralled. I used to get mum to hunt them away when I paid a visit. However as time passed I gave up, there were two many. I would sit there watching them as I dealt with my private business being convinced they would attack.

Funny thing is today I do not mind them so much. They do not bite and are very still. I believe they prey on the smaller other insects that are an annoyance. Yesterday I gave my 2 surviving orchids water and suddenly I felt an irritation on my hand. An earwig was taking a walk on my arm, must have been sitting in the roots of the orchids. I do not like earwigs at all, but Mr. Swiss has the habit of rescuing them if they wander inside and replacing them in the garden. I just tread on them, however this time I let it escape and I have a feeling it is still wandering around in the appartment.

And now to something completely different like cleaning the place up a little bit and doing other Sunday morning jobs like ironing. If I organise myself properly I don’t mind ironing as it is the only time in the week when I can listen to the radio on my iPad, the London station catching up on what is going on in my homeland.

Time to go, keep safe and beware of any intruding insects, but take their photo first of all, they so appreciate it.

And it is beginning to look like Autumn.

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