This is a revival. Here are some pics I took lately instead of doing something useful. ("Substitutes" was a series about just that here in 2013.) The first shows a boat and more in a garden next to a house in Essen where I watched a football match on television.
The second shows a part of a Ford somewhere in Essen.
The third shows how I find it funny to do a semi-selfie photographing a shop window in Grevenbroich where a "I teach you how to use your computer like a typewriter"-bureau has just moved out. I was there in that area to write about a congress dealing with how to bring a different sort of life back into the centers of most of Europes towns. Another visitor and seat neighbour had a talk via handy the same moment.
Scenery at Gruga Park, Essen. Our eyes, better: our mind loves symmetry, doesn't it? A certain order. Whereas I also loved a huge storm a few weeks ago and how the more chaotic part of nature could be seen for days and weeks. Branches and even whole trees lying on the streets, etc. When I walked through another park later I found that when humans had done their work to bring the park back to (a similar) symmetry again, the whole scene looked really devastating: Trees cut by seesaws, lying there like coffins. Trees not allowed to grow any further because their damaged branches could hurt people. My eyes, my mind and my heart and belly did not like the look of what we do to achieve our beloved symmetry.
There was another really wonderful intervention at klasse:Raum at Theaterpassage Essen called "Only", with two dancers, a cello, taped music and the audience being involved, too. Finally there were lots of children there, too. And we all had a laugh or two and a good time.
This is the installation of Dina Shenhav at the vernissage of "zur nachahmung empfohlen", an international exhibition on tour, here at Zollverein, Essen. If you meet a person from Tel Aviv these days, you are even more embarrassed by the behaviour of some Germans towards what's happening.
Positively embarrassing: The last show of Monty Python in London, transmitted live to a cinema in Essen. Somebody placed this outside of the building, where I took this shot at the break instead of worrying too much about why nobody else I know was there.
"Kaiserhain", where I rested for a few minutes during Dortmund's Juicy Beats festival. This somehow prussian park thing gets me at times.
This is what a demonstration and police work in Essen during a squatting performance mainly look like in 2014, if the alarm bell and the security were more awake in the morning than the squatters and the whole thing does not really succeed. The whole thing lasted only for exactly 12 hours, and ThyssenKrupp won again very easily. (Like in Brazil.)