Saturday, April 16, 2022

bratislava (=: BA), SK

i was not sure, should i call this blog post 'mama, next chapter' or 'bratislava 2022'. well, bratislava (=: BA or blava, as the locals say) is more neutral, isn't it? 🍀

the castle of pressburg (DE+AT) / presporok (SK) / poszony (HU) =
= today the capital of slovakia, bratislava (SK)

i welcomed the chance, that slovakia (slowakei, slovensko) terminated its corona quarantine regulations (even for negative tested!) unvaccinated people like me on april, 6th and i could visit my brother's family who take care of our ailing mother. as i still could work mobile at that time, i spontaneously deciced to stay for the whole easter week. what a good idea! since just a week later i had to come to the office 3 times a week 😂

what about my mother? well, she is soooo weak and forgets everything, even how and why to eat. on the other hand, she's fine in many ways. she has no body aches, get's everything she needs and even smiles from time to time, especially when she gets something sweet. the whole situation is worse for my sister-in-law and the whole family than for my mother, if you asked me. good luck + all the best, dear mama 💗🍀💔

mother and son. google's AI still recognizes her fast changing face even with closed eyes as my mother. how do they do it? 😄



pressburg's / bratislava's city mayor heinrich justi (1804–1878) changed the city to a better place and was also the founder of the forest park in pressburg.


as there is a war in ukraine, less than 100 km east from my home city kosice (SK), i will direct your attention also to bratislava's multi-language and multi-cultural & peaceful past, okay? ... comming soon ...  pressburg (DE+AT) / presporok (SK) / pozsony (HU) = bratislava (SK)


  • 1850/51 hatte Bratislava 42.238 Einwohner. Davon waren 31.509 (74,59 Prozent) Deutsche, 7.586 (17,9 Prozent) Slowaken und 3.154 (7,4 Prozent) Magyaren. Nach dem Österreichisch-Ungarischen Ausgleich von 1867 setzte eine intensive, von der ungarischen Regierung geförderte Magyarisierung ein. 
  • 1890 wurden 52.441 Einwohner gezĂ€hlt, davon 31.404 (59,9 Prozent) Deutsche, 10.433 (19,9 Prozent) Magyaren und 8.709 (16,6 Prozent) Slowaken. 
  • Unmittelbar nach der GrĂŒndung der Tschechoslowakei wurden im August 1919 36 Prozent Deutsche, 33 Prozent Slowaken, 29 Prozent Magyaren und 1,7 Prozent andere gezĂ€hlt.
  • Im Jahr 1930 waren 25 Prozent Deutsche, 33 Prozent Slowaken, 23 Prozent Tschechen, 16 Prozent Magyaren und 3,833 Prozent Juden in der Stadt ansĂ€ssig. Die Bevölkerungsstruktur hatte sich vor allem durch Zuzug von Tschechen verĂ€ndert; außerdem wurden nun Juden separat erfasst, die sich zuvor aufgrund ihrer Sprache entweder als Deutsche oder als Magyaren deklariert hatten. Die GrĂŒndung des Slowakischen Staates im Jahr 1939 hatte die Ausweisung vieler Tschechen zur Folge. Die slowakischen Juden wurden zwischen 1942 und 1944 deportiert und ermordet.
  • today vs. 2001: Die grĂ¶ĂŸte Ethnie sind die Slowaken mit 373.568 Einwohnern (90,84 Prozent, 2001: 391.767), gefolgt von Magyaren mit 14.119 (3,43 Prozent, 2001: 16.541), Tschechen mit 5.445 (1,32 Prozent, 2001: 7.972) und Deutschen mit 963 (0,23 Prozent, 2001: 1.200). Weitere ethnische Gruppen sind MĂ€hrer (783 Einw., 2001: 635 Einw.), Russinen (747 Einw., 2001: 461 Einw.), Kroaten (649 Einw., 2001: 614 Einw.), Ukrainer (454 Einw., 2001: 452 Einw.), Russen (446 Einw., 2001: 399 Einw.) Polen (404 Einw., 2001: 339 Einw.), Roma (370 Einw., 2001: 417 Einw.) und Bulgaren (368 Einw., 2001: 475 Einw.). Bei 10.016 Einwohnern konnte die Ethnie nicht festgestellt werden (2001: 5.680).

many, many additional pictures here.

pictures from my last visit to slovakia in 2021.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

ukraine 2022

the following opinion is my personal one, so it will most likely differ from the official western aka NATO point of view on this sad issue. if you have some different opinion & information, do not hesitate to discuss or post some proof of evidence / links in the comments area bellow, will you?

ukraine war by ben garrison, february-march 2022
a proxy war? source: xbrchx -
however, the facts / insights are based on my own research + my knowledge of russian and ukrainian languages. i've learned 11 years russian at school, so i understand some 70-90% of russian and some 60-80% of ukrainian sources. it is enough to catch the message of the particular youtube video + telegram channel, if you asked me. there will be maybe also some information from our polish family and from eastern slovakia, too. my home town kosice is less than 100 km away from the ukrainian border (SK-UA), thus me + my friends + family have interesting informations or know personally some important people like the current slovak ambassador in the ukraine (we often played as children together as our parents were very best friends at that time and still are in some way today). of course, i have no secret informations or direct contact to him or other government sources today, but the close distance to the ukrainian war area allows more insights than the official NATO propaganda and the lack of access to censored / blocked russian channels in the mainstream media in germany otherwise allowed. i hope you still remember how badly does the west lie about war issues? hussein's not existent WMD, assad's gas attack on syrian children just 10 km away from the airport (false flag attack done by the CIA financed white helmets in a hollywood like manner, not by assad's regime as it maked no sense for assad both militarily and politically), russian (not realised) attack on the nuclear power plant in zaporozje in march 2022. you probably still know, how do the western officials hate those who demonstrable speak the truth like edward snowden + julian assange, don't you? i'm sure, russian official war coverage is a propaganda too, especially the always proclaimed strikes on military-only-targets, the unbelievable low own losses or the official explanation for the recent russian withdrawal from the kiew area. let's search for some obvious facts & reasons & conclusions, ok?

where should i start? let's start in 2014, the year of the western orchestrated and financed coup d'Ă©tat in kiew (maidan events). the u.s. 'fuck the EU' official victoria nuland publicly confirmed that it was sponsored by the USA with 5 billion USD at that time. that coup was succesful, the democratically elected president yanukowitch fled to russia and a new nationalist government under the president poroshenko took over (that election was held only in southwestern part of ukraine, UKR / UA. there was no election held in donbass).

  • the first bill of the new administaration was to ban russian language (as official language). not nice. there are/were more than 8 million ethnic russians (22% of all population) and many more native russian speaking people in the ukraine according to wikipedia, you know? how can you ban 8 million people to speak / use / learn their language?
  • the ukrainian nacionalists massacred and burned peaceful people in trade unions house in odessa. there was a massacre in mariupol, too ... not nice ... i will not post the links to this ugly action of  fascist soccer fans in odessa on may, 2nd 2014. it is much, much, much too bad to see it again.
  • the eastern ukraine and crimea rebelled and with russian support formed the doneck + lugangs 'novorossija' republics (DNR, LNR). the autonomous region of crimea voted for its junction to russia
  • the real war in donbas started. not nice
  • ukraine stopped to deliver (to sell) water to the crimea. not nice
  • the peace talks in minsk marked the official end of the war. nice
  • the war never ended, the ukrainian army and battailons never stopped firing grenades on donbass. not nice
  • the ukrainian side haunted pro-russian activists and assassinated many heroes of the resistance. the best known among them were the DNR commanders motorola + givi and the president of the DNR zacharchenko. not nice
donbass 2014- 2022 (source here)
  • biden got elected in the usa and the ukrainian army / nacionalists immediately shot a mass amounts of grenades on donbas. they knew, when trump will be away they'll again get support for their war from washington. a friend of mine who lived many months in doneck (donetsk) told me at that time that an open war between ukraine and novorossija / rossija is only a question of time. how right he was! so sad. not nice
  • usa never stopped to move more and more troops and weapons & rockets to its eastern european vassals slovakia, poland, czech republic, romania .... or to carry out NATO manoeuvres on russian borders in poland, baltic sea (e.g. operation northern coasts 2021 in september (initiated by germany in 2007) with partner armies of belgium, canada, denmark, estland, finnland, france, germany, holland, latvia, lithuania, poland, norway, sweden + usa). NATO's push to the east and an increasing threat against russia is obvious for everyone. not nice
  • usa + slovakia decided to expand their common air force base in sliac (SK) in order to accomodate much bigger u.s. military airplanes as today possible, which is openly aimed against russia (u.s. contract signed in early 2022). not nice
  • russia (putin) accredited DNR + LNR as independent countries (in their former borders, not in the currently military controlled areas) in february 2022
  • february, 24th 2022 russia under putin attacked ukraine from north + east + south and the open war started. not nice
  • millions of war plagued refugees fled from ukraine, mostly women and children as the men have to stay there and fight against the united forces of russia + DNR + LNR. not nice, but at least are the refugees safe from bombing / military strikes for the moment
  • why did russia attack ukraine now in febrauary 2022? my own speculations: 
    • putin / russia know for sure that USA / NATO will not stop threaten them and will come closer and closer to russian borders (e.g. orchestrated color revolutions in belarus, kazakchstan & co., placement of new u.s. troops in poland, slovakia, romania in 12/2021 - 02/2022. military u.s. air base in slovakia. NATO summits and manoeuvres in lithuania / baltics 2021-2022).
    • the west is a little bit weaker than in the previous years (e.g. u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan, brexit, ...)
    • the DNR + LNR could not protect themselves much longer
    • the west is not a reliable business partner any longer (american sanctions / suspension of the finished but not operating gas pipeline north stream 2 despite all contracts made even before the attack on ukraine)
    • the winter olympics in russia's partner country china was over
    • in february there is still cold enough and the european countries need russian oil + gas much more than they would in summertime
    • the biggest ukrainian war ship was under reconstruction in the dockyard of mariupol and thus not ready to fight. it was sunken by ukrainian forces before the russian army arrived
    • when they attacked ukraine now (02/2022), they could hope they will face the ukraine only. in the near future they would possibly have all the NATO powers against them in such a case. that's a big difference!
    • anything else?
  • the danger of WW3 is real! why? the NATO countries deliver weapons, volunteer fighters, money + provide support to the ukraine like e.g. sanctions against russia. it is probably only a question of time, when the russians will bomb a weapons transport in SK, PL, RO, TR, LT, EST, LV or a false flag attack in one of these countries occurs and thus the NATO alliance case will be forced. isn't it? not nice at all.
  • etc.

if interested, i will provide few pictures below. i will not concentrate on destruction and death. i will show few peace protest actions and some historical or background information in order to better understand the conflict instead. war is an ugly issue. i could show similar pictures from any other other ukrainian front lines, but here are just two war pictures from mariupol and 1 from the completely anti-russian coverage of the war in german media. not nice at all 😭

40,000 of us demonstarated for peace in the ukraine and against the russian aggression on march 2nd, 2022 in munich
mariupol 2022. source here 
mariupol and eastern ukraine 2022. source here
source - DE, 23.04.2022
the first ukrainian refugees in munich
how the ukraine progressed to its today's size =>
territorial gifts by the russian czars, lenin, stalin, chruschtschow
donbass, source wikipedia 09. april 2022
the west is unbelievable dishonest. about war and U.S. + EU sanctions by jĂŒrgen todenhöfer (JT)
sanctions are the equivalent of the medieval besiegement, you know?
so sad, so true :(
western weapons and money for the war?
will the west fight against russia up to the last ukrainian soldier?
will we face WW3?
there is no chance for an independent ukrainian way. is there? (source: the daily bell, 2014)
let's hope for PEACE 😉

let stop wars

let's hope the war will be over soon. especially before also other parts of the ukraine would be destroyed and before many more people (civilians & soldiers) die on both sides ... PEACE 💗

few more pictures here.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

oberdrauburg, kÀrnten, austria, AT

well, we need 7 hours from pula (istria, croatia, HR) back home to munich by car. the fastest road leads via ljubljana, SLO. anyway, this time we've decided to take the shorter + cheaper, but 30-60 minutes slower road via kitzbĂŒhel + felberntauern, AT and udine + trieste, IT. so what about a stopover #2 in oberdrauburg, kĂ€rnten, austria, AT? why not, even if we liked our 4-5h stopover in slovenia (piran, istria), SI a lot, too. 

well, we came late at night and our hotel was closed. but not since few minutes or an hour. it was closed since 2 weeks due to company holidays 😇. the reservation system was shut down, but our agoda booking site didn't care. we got the reservation and booking confirmation in no time. well, the boss waited for us and we were sooo thankful to her. it was after 9 p.m. and everything near & far closed in this sleepy AT-IT border mountain area ... we were the only guests out there, got a key and all the hotel belonged to us. we could sleep in any room as all of them were open, nothing to eat or drink in the whole area and yes, it was a really strange feeling to be there all alone 😰

enjoy few pictures from kÀrnten, AT and few from tirol, AT later on. just to make your worldview complete, there will be a picture from the italian alps, too. it would be not much different if i would show ya a picture from slovenian / german / french or swiss alps either => the nature does not know any man made borders, you see?

 ruins of castle oberdrauburg, kĂ€rnten, austria, AT
two of us
our hotel gasthof post in the center of oberdrauburg, kÀrnten, österreich, AT
welcome to a closed hotel at 9 p.m. in that sleepy mountain area :-O)
 upper drau river at oberdrauburg, kĂ€rnten
oberdrauburg, kÀrnten, österreich, AT

kÀrnten, austria, AT
 ruins of castle oberdrauburg, kĂ€rnten, austria, AT
beautiful alps in tirol, austria at our way to istria, croatia
pass plöckenpass, the man made AT - IT border
beautiful alps in italy, IT right 'behind' the plöckenpass (passo monte croce carnico)
tirol, austria. lunch break in a ski center in the kitzbĂŒhel area
kufstein, tirol, the man made DE - AT border. almost at home in bavaria, BY

my former 'real' visit to austria was in 2020 to the gutensteiner alps

more pictures from kÀrnten + east tirol here.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

piran, istria, slovenia

piran (pirano), istria, slovenia, SI was our beautiful stopover at our trip from croatian istria back home to munich. i must admit, we even didn't know there is such a gem of a city at the short slovenian adriatic coast. we knew already the industrial koper and heard about the slovenian montecarlo 'casino' city of portoroz (portorose), but piran? well, we have met a nice slovenian-german couple in fazana, spoke a lot about travel and history and got the idea to visit the cities of groznjan / CRO and piran / SLO. nice 😄

enjoy few pictures:
portoroz (portorose)
piran (pirano)

more pictures here.