My Speech for IDAHOBIT 2024

For the first time I joined an event for IDAHOBIT and I directly was engaged actively by holding a speech. Those who do not know what IDAHOBIT is: It is an international day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It is held annually on the 17th of May. At the event in Tallinn, Estonia I contributed the following speech: Representation saves lives! This month is pride month and we already had Lesbian visibility week. In March we celebrated the international women’s day. Why do we need all these special days? Because there is still so much to do in this world and in this society. All the wonderful people that differ just a little bit from a social standardized norm feel that they do not belong. They feel not seen. Not heard. They don’t get medical support or help. They feel alone. And they think that somethings wrong with them. But

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Stadtansichten von Bremerhaven by Achim Meurer.

Week 115: Bremerhaven

From Wolfenbüttel we went to Bremerhaven. The highways have been really full and there have been huge traffic jams which we avoided with a nice detour with beautiful roads and old trees and lovely villages. We could have been shortly before two o’clock at our holiday flat if there would not have been a road block some hundred meters before our accomodation. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/894177581968355329 The satnav send us around but the road block stayed in our way. When we saw some runners we knew there was a sports event. Nothing doing! We tried to call the Aparthotel but nobody answered. We tried the number on the booking confirmation and learned that we should pick up the keys for the flat at the hotel. Seriously? But how do we get to the hotel? Through a marathon? Shortly before three o’clock we arrived at the hotel got the keys and some water. But

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Mangold ernten im Gemüsebeet in Wolfenbüttel by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 113 and 114: Working on Projects and Wolfenbüttel

After our stay in Mülheim an der Ruhr we had some days off and used the time not for leisure but we instead used them for work. This time we worked on some other projects. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/890931675601010693 I went on with writing my book and really managed to finish the first text version. Yeah! Now I will start with proofreading and then of course I have to search for the adequate photos. Phew! That will be quite some work, too. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/890981426010738688 Achim worked on a photo calendar and on a photo book at the same time. Yes! There will be two different photo calendars in 2018 in cooperation and there will be a photo book. Details will be provided soon. The most difficult part was to select the photos. And assigning them to the respective month in the calendar. And then the job files have to be prepared as well. All

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Fahrradtour Mülheim - Kettwig - Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, Ruhrgebiet, NRW by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 112: Mülheim An Der Ruhr

For traveling from the Tannheimer Tal to Mülheim we had two days. Very good. As for the weekend massive traffic had been forecasted because of the start of the summer holidays in some federal states. Nevertheless we got through very well and went quite far. Towards our old home. We went to our favorite Italian restaurant and looked for a nice sleeping place. We stopped for a short visit and went on towards Mülheim. We checked in to our holiday flat around noon. Well there have been some surprises. But I need some material for my book… https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/886912292746670080 In the afternoon we had our first meeting with our customer. Everything was well prepared – thanks to our checklist. Something new was a first discovery tour right after the meeting. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/886972435177897985 Maybe we should  include this into our list. While driving around we could exclude a lot of fotopoints from our

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Ausblick vom Restaurant Zugspitzblick in Zöblen Tannheimertal, Tirol by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 111: Tannheimer Tal After The Cycle Marathon

After the Cycle Marathon we were supposed to do much more photos. With models and at different selected places. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/884356991115825152 But weather was not playing along at all. For the time of the year and this area that was quite unusual. Cold and grey you only know from different areas. One afternoon we could do some photo shooting. But many other photo shootings had to be canceled. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/885477244159832064 We had enough to do though as the cycle marathon had produced so much material that we spent quite some time sorting it out and editing. We had to post on Facebook and twitter and had to link everything to each other. There were many further enquiries and requests. With 2000 participants it had to be expected that there would be a huge interest afterwards. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/885134627911983106 We had to go to the camping ground for washing our clothes. This is much more

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Vorbereitungen Rad-Marathon Tannheimer Tal 2017 by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 109 and 110: Cycle Marathon Tannheimer Tal 2017

After the huge event at the Hotel Weinbergschlösschen, we had some days off and used them for meeting old acquaintances and friends. It is amazing that, now that we are traveling all the time, we meet much more classmates, friends, family members or acquaintances. When we were settled it was very complicated to meet. We thought about a date, but then it would not be possible. Then somebody else could not make. Then something unexpected happened… But now, we call with a very short notice when we are around and mostly it is: „Yes, please! Come and visit us!“. And we have sooooooo much to talk about. And we will sit together and have a glass or two and talk and talk and talk. It is striking how many people we have met so far. And we love it! https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/880707538030919681 Then we went on to the Tannheimer Tal. We have

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Hotel-Weinbergschloesschen-60-Jahre_9963 by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 108: 60 Years Weinbergschlösschen

We accompany the hotel Weinbergschlösschen now already for several years. So we were very happy to hear that we could also document a big anniversary: 60 years Hotel Weinbergschlösschen. As we arrived one day earlier we were able to see a lot of the preparations for the festivity. When seeing it all from an outsider’s view you do wonder how in the end all the strings come together and there is a great event.   How nice, when you can delight someone with your work. And the anniversary celebration did exactly that. It was kind of an enlargement of the kitchen party that we also have experienced once – only this time it was much bigger. More stations, fireworks, a raffle and a five tier cake. What else do you need? But the Lambrich brothers will surely make up something new next time. We hopefully will be part of it

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Hotel Pfeffermühle in Siegen by Array.

Week 107: Hotel Pfeffermühle in Siegen

We already stayed at the Hotel Pfeffermühle last year during our tour through Northrhine-Westfalia. As the hotel has changed some things and is working on a new website it was time for new and professional photos. Some room categories had to be photographed but also the meeting rooms and the rooms for festivities. Though our pdf-document about preparing for the photo-shoot mostly is not read or if it is read the things that are listed there are disregarded everything worked out fine this time. Thanks to perfect preparations photo shoots could begin right away and decisions could be taken and arrangements made. So there still was some time for some culinary photos. The ice cream here is home made as well as the pasta and even the salmon is smoked here. For myself there was not much to do here as a twitter live report about a hotel photo shoot

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Die faszinierende Natur der Lüneburgerheide bei Bispingen by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 105 and 106: Compulsory Break and Clear Out

After our stay in Sankt Peter Ording we had a break because a lovely project did not unfortunately not happen. So so sad. But the break startet with great concert from Deep Purple in Hamburg. After that it got tough. We used the surprisingly free time to clear out the house of Achim’s parents. That was in many ways not easy. First it reminded us of our own clearing out before we startet our journey and when we gave everything away. Ist was so much that has gathered in the time of some decades. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/870609375450324992 With this house there have been much more memories than with our rented house. And it was difficult to get rid of the different stuff. Give away, sell, bring it to the local collection station, order bulky waste, care about noxious substances, drive to the bottle bank and paper bank… Quite exhausting. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/870369842666274816 It is

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Sankt Peter-Ording an der Nordsee by AchimMeurer.com                     .

Week 104 and 105: Sankt Peter Ording

After the Heidebloggerevent  we were off to Sankt Peter Ording. It seems that everybody had heard about it before. And everybody said: „Oh! How nice!“ We have been in Bispingen already quite far up north and we had two days for the journey. We started late in the afternoon from Bispingen and wanted to look for a nice place to stay over night. But suddenly we were in Sankt Peter Ording already. It seemed as some people had have the idea of standing alone before as well. There were prohibition signs everywhere… https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/866690049949282304 So first we headed towards a restaurant. The ‚Seekiste‘. We thought that around this time of the year nobody would be on a holiday and drove to the beach. At the district Böhl you can actually drive onto the beach. This is so bizarre. And one thinks it is odd. The last time I have been with

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