Something old

A bit late (it was already the topic for Saturday but I only got to see the pictures yesterday) is the May Photo Challenge “Something old”.

For the first time I saw pictures of my maternal grandfather’s family. I’ve seen the family pictures of my maternal grandmother before, can trace back my family on my paternal side up until the 16th century but I have never seen pictures of my maternal grandfather’s side until yesterday and I want to show you some great pictures: Continue reading


Today’s Photo Challenge topic is “Smile”. So I thought I pick something that makes me smile and where people smile too.

Bad-Orb-1992This picture was taken on a school trip with my primary school. The Paper the guy in green hold probably reads something like “Bad Orb, Class 3, 1992”. I just looked it up: the place still exists: Schullandheim Wegscheide near Bad Orb. And look at us, how we are all dress up for disco night in what we thought, at the age of 9, was the height of fashion. I really wonder what has happend to all this people here. I only know that the third little girl grinning in the last row is the mum of that cute little baby that now sleeps under my crochet blanket. I can’t even name them all anymore. But maybe I should try to find them on Facebook. Can you guess which one I am? One tip: my hair is longer than it has ever been afterwards.

Where I’ve been: Cairns and surrounding, Australia, 1999

View from the QuicksilverPart 5 of the 10-Days-Special on Australia is more of a step back in time. As you can see, it’s been ages since I was in Cairns but I just wanted to include some 13 year old pictures: I went to Cairns in 1999 as part of a school exchange group. 40 Highschool students aged 15 to 17 went to Australia for six weeks in their summer holidays to live four weeks in a guest family and to do a trip from Brisbane up to Cairns and back. In return the Australians had been to Germany already in their summer holiday, so in December 1998 and January of 1999. Continue reading