Last Saturday I spent with my grandmother in Hamburg. We did a Alstercanal boatrip and ate Sushi and enjoyed the weather while we could, because in the afternoon rain was starting again and we took the train to Schwerin. I was going with her, because I also had to make some photos for my aunt and her homepage on sunday. The homepage starts to form and I'm helping where I can, like taking photos, creating icons and so on. At the end of July we want to start the homepage and of course I will inform you when you can have a look. Maybe some of you are interested in it. Here are some examples of photos I made that day.
Next weekend and the weekend after that I will go to Schwerin as well
for photos. But my little cousins won't be there, just my aunt and my
big cousin, but he doesn't live at their home. Anyway, we will mainly
work and relax. Well, of course I didn't make this entry to tell you
this. First of all to those who don't know it yet I will move in the
middle of July into Hamburg, it's definite now, because we signed the
contract last week. Another thing is that I will work on some
musicfestivals in July and probably also August and won't have much
time, but it's an exciting job and I'm really looking forward to it.
In this picture you see two babybirds living in the open centre of the
house of my family. They were just starting to fly and during the day
they flew out of that yard into a new life. It just looked so cute how
they were always sitting on that ladder.
Another thing I wanted to
tell you about happened also on sunday in Schwerin. The day started with
that one of my younger cousins Katrin looked into the garden early in
the morning and started to laugh until she finally said: 'Is it a usual
thing that we have wild boars in our garden?' Good question, because
there were 3 wild young boars in the garden, chilling. We thought they
must have been young, like teenagers or something, because they were
still quite small. Maybe they were out all night, partying and now tried
to sleep off their hangover. I missed that early in the mroning because
I was still in the bathroom, so when my little cousin Helene (12 years
old) was telling me about it and was showing me pictures. At first I
thought it would be 1st April and they were fooling me, but obviously
they weren't. Also later in the afternoon they came out of the bushes
again and I was able to see them with my own eyes... as well as all the
neighbours, children and later the police, who didn't know what to do.
It was a big attraction for all the neighbourhood for quite some time,
until we left them alone and the police went away, not knowing what to
do and waiting for instructions. Well, I continued to take photos for
work until the evening when someone was calling to tell us that a ranger
would come to see what is about to be done with the wild young boars.
They were in the middle of the city sorrounded by gardens, children and
houses and no one had any idea how they got there. During the day
everything got really excited about them, even liking them and finding
them interesting, because they didn't seem particulary dangerous. And
now ... we come to the sad part of the tale. As you maybe can figure out
while reading this, there won't be an Happy Ending. We thought the
ranger might catch them with some helpers or drug them or something.
When he arrived one of the three young boars already had disappered,
while two were left running around in the garden. The ranger, with two
police officers and another ranger came into the garden, took photos and
filmed them with their cellphones and then... they got out their guns.
Helene wanted to see it, although it was clear now what was going to
happen. I turned away the moment I realized it, but it was too late.
They shot the biggest one of the boars, drop dead. I went upstairs and
hid in Katrins room, crying. Helene was coming after me after some
moments, telling me that the other ran away and they don't know now
where the other two are... No one was hungry that evening and the mood
was absolutely spoiled. My uncle blamed himself that he didn't stop
them. He rather had them turning the garden upside down at night instead
of this. Everyone tried to think about what would have been better
doing. There were these justifications in the room. It was in the middle
of the city, they might have been dangerous because they were still
very strong and could have hurt someone, there was no way of getting
them out of there... BULLSHIT, I know. All I can think is, that killing
an animal just because you don't know what to do with them is NOT A
As I said no one was hungry that evening, we were sitting
on the couch, watching Doctor Who (because that is the only reasonable
thing to do in such a situation) and Helene was dressing up my hair in
many kinds of ways. She was very good with that and she made photos with
my camera so I can show you. But everything seemed very spoiled that
evening and it still feels spoiled. Even after three days.
I like the third one very much and in the last picture you see a detail
of how she had braided my hair. Looks all very nice and I wish I could
do hair like that. But I'm very untalented.
No one slept really well
that night... next morning there was no other topic at the table but the
boars. But of course all the talking doesn't change what has happened.
It was a senseless death and there was no excuse.
Not so 'cheerious' today...