Today is Ascension Day, in Germany traditionally the Fathers Day and also a national holiday. Traditionally, it is also called gentlemen’s day (Herrentag). It is a tradition for groups of males (young and old) to do a biking or hiking tour with one or more small carts pulled by manpower.
In the carts (locally called Bollerwagen) are wine or beer bottles and food. Many men also use this holiday as an opportunity to get drunk. Fortunately, the vast majority use the Fathers Day to simply go out and have fun with their friends and families, enjoying a warm early summer day. And while Big Boy will go on a Bollerwagen-tour with his friends (he had his final school exam last Tuesday and we are eagerly awaiting the results), The Significant Other any myself will head into a nearby town for a barbecue with good friends.
I took this street photograph with my Ricoh GR II, image specs 1/500 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 100. The small Ricoh (that easily fits in the front pocket) is my choice when I go out without intention to photograph but still want to have a capable fixed lens camera with great IQ in case an opportunity to shoot opens up, like on this scene in Nuremberg’s Way of Human Rights, that was too good to pass up.
Wish you all a great and sunny Thursday!