Still need a present?

Street stall selling shoes in Moshi Tanzania
Choices | Moshi | 2016

Do you still need a present? Well, you need to hurry. At least when you live in Germany. Tomorrow our government will announce that it’s gonna send the whole country into a total lockdown. From early next week until at least mid January, everything apart from super markets and drug stores will be closed. The originally planned easing of curfews over the holidays is likely to be withdrawn. Is it necessary? There is no doubt about it. The intensive care units in the Nuremberg area (as all over Germany) are filled to capacity. And cases are still rising significantly. There is no alternative to the total lockdown. It will be a very, very quiet Christmas.

Today I was revisiting some old photographs from the trip to Moshi, Tanzania, that The Significant Other and I took back in early 2016. I will apply a different editing style in Lightroom Classic, which will be fun. It is amazing, how different you look at your own images after having them let marinate on your hard disk for a couple of years. There will be quite a few posts coming with photographs from this trip. As it looks I will plenty of time to play with my archive in the next weeks. Oh, and I have got all my presents. Hopefully I will be able to see all the people to hand them over.

Have a peaceful Sunday and stay safe!


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  1. Lockdown, though harsh, maybe the best way to get everyone through this. Hopefully we will have real Christmas markets happening again in a year. Vaccine rolling out in the UK, but will take time. Stay safe in Nuremberg.

  2. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas, Marcus. I’m sorry to hear that you are having to go back into lockdown. Here in Virginia they had reduced gathering limits and lowered the age of required mask wearing back before Thanksgiving. This week they’ve reduced gatherings again (to a max of 10) and put a curfew in place. I can’t wait until we are on the other side of all of this. I hope you have fun applying different edits to your photos. I always find that to be so much fun. 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Amy! Numbers here start slowly to get down, thank heavens. Lockdown Christmas was now fun but doable. At least we got to see the kids and our parents for Christmas and New Year. Fingers crossed we get out of this mess comes spring! Happy New Year, Amy!

  3. I read about your countries lockdown. Like here in the UK figures are high. Its not worth taking a risk with the vaccine so close. Are you able to see other households ? We are getting restrictions lifted for 5 days over Christmas which i think is very silly and will cause us a lot of problems in January. Stay safe.

  4. The most important is that you stay safe Marcus, a quiet Christmas is stil a Christmas. What I don’t get is that despite everything, some people still haven’t understood that their own behavior is causing all of this.

  5. Christmas will still be here this year, but it will be vastly different. Tougher restrictions come in at midnight tonight….about weeks too late…and last for 4 weeks. Virtual family gatherings and hopefully a real turkey dinner. Stay well Marcus. Allan

  6. Please stay safe, Marcus, and your family! I like Alice’ positive thought, quiet is good, and next year will be better! 👍🏻🙏🏻

    1. Thanks, John, the forced lockdown sure helps to stay safe! We are only seeing family and going out to shop groceries. Apart from that only walks in the woods, which are thankfully direct behind the house. All will be well! Stay safe yourself! Marcus

  7. Nothing wrong with a quiet Christmas. Hopefully next year we will all be out of this mess. They are going to start the vaccine here on Monday, so we shall see….

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