The floats for this year’s rose monday carnival parade were presented at a press preview in Mainz, some 50 kms (30mls) west of Frankfurt. Satirical portrayals of politicians and current affairs are an integral part of Carnival celebrations in Germany.
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German Interior Minister speaks
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser of the ruling Social Democratic Party speaks at a local party gathering at a country inn in the Taunus range near Frankfurt. (Seen from outside, the windows reflecting the pine trees)
Everybody listens when Number 2 speaks.
(In Offenbach, just outside Frankfurt, Feb.22.
Taken with a Sony 7rIII and SEL70-200 f4)
This cloud, lit by the setting sun, somehow reminded me of Donald Trump.
Minister in a Hurry
An Agreement Signed
The governor of the federal state of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, left, and Tarek Al-Wazir, the outgoing chairman of the Greens Party in Hesse, exchange an agreement to form the first-ever (and previously very unlikely) coalition in the state between the (very) conservative Christian Democratic Party and the (rather) progressive Greens Party, in Wiesbaden, Dec.23.
Peer Steinbrück, the German Social Democrats’ top candidate in tomorrow’s federal elections, speaks under a tent during a rally in Frankfurt, Sep.21.
An election poster behind trees in Frankfurt, Sep.12. (For those who wonder who it is: It’s the German chancellor who is up for re-election)
A protester in a morphsuit throws pamphlets and fake banknotes from the roof of Frankfurt’s theater, Sep.7, during a protest by trade unions.
In case you want to know how the German chancellor looks: That’s her. (Taken at an election rally in Seligenstadt, east of Frankfurt, Aug.14)