One Word Sunday: Fashion

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I do not really do fashion. I like to dress in what is comfortable and simple. Just a good t-shirt and trousers do it every time for me. At home it is home clothes and when I go anywhere I just dress according to the weather. These two outside a clothing shop say it all for me. Nothing impressive, just plain and simple and comfortable. I cannot remember the last time I actually wore a dress. You can do so much with a t-shirt, just according to what it says.

One Word Sunday: Fashion

One Word Sunday: Perspective

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We have 11 fountains in our town of Solothurn in Switzerland (in Solothurn there is 11 of eveything, the town number), all mainly in the same colourful style and they are kept in order with renewing the colours. I was on a wheelie in my chair yesterday through town and took a photo of the St. George fountain, the guy that killed the dragon, from a different angle. He kept his foot on the dragon to make sure it did not escape.

One Word Sunday: Perspective

One Word Sunday: Missing

Weissensteinstrasse Mühlegut

This was just the beginning in July 2017. It was a complete estate containing appartment blocks in existence since the fifties. I saw the slow demolition when we travelled to the local store during the week and took many photos. It had a special meaning for my Mr. Swiss as it was where he spent his teenage years with his mother. Today the blocks no longer exist, but have been replaced with something more modern, although the nostalgia remains. The roof is already missing.

Weissensteinstrasse Mühlegut

And so the demolition work continued. I am a little proud to have recorded the process in my weekly photos as we drove past.

Sorry to be so late, but the week was a little stressed.

One Word Sunday: Missing

One Word Sunday: Pollution

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Switzerland, pollution? No never, we are famous for our super clean air, mountains with their overdose of oxygen and everything environment friendly. However let us just lift the lid a little and look below. We have nuclear power plants to produce our electricity. Of course they are safe and clean and necessary to supply the energy we need for machines driven by electricity.

If I take a journey by train to Zürich it goes through the little village of Gösgen, about 10 minutes away and there you meet the first big chimney. I used to fly to London once a year when my dad was still alive and one of the first sights I saw from the plane after leaving Zürich Airport was a white cloud poking through the sky as the plane flew over Gösgen, as it was on the flight route.

Of course it is safe according to the authorities. A few years ago they had an open day and anyone could visit the plant and see how it works. One gentlemen asked if he could bring his geiger counter with him. This request was refused. I wonder why?

After the earthquake in Japan that damaged one of their nuclear power factories Switzerland got around to thinking. I believe it was the result of one of our referendums that it was decided to stop using nuclear power, and slowly the plants should be closed, although this will take at least 30 years when not more. And where do we get the energy from when they close down? A problem as nuclear power is do easy isn’t it (forget Chernobyl, most already have). There is also the fact that the French have a complete row of these energy producers on the Swiss borders, but at least we will not poison ourselves if anything goes wrong, we can blame it on France. In the meanwhile I enjoy taking a few photos of the chimney belching out its friendly steam as I pass by train.

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One Word Sunday: Pollution