Zdzisław Beksiński

The dystopian surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński
https://www.wikiart.org/es/zdzislaw-beksinski/all-works

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Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt is well-known for a couple of things: large metropolitan area, largest European financial centre (major banks have their headquarters here, including the European Central Bank), gateway to trans-Atlantic flights through its airport and one of the few cities in Europe with a large collection of skyscrapers (sometimes called Mainhattan). Part of the German state of Hesse, it is close to the geographic center of the European Union and about a quarter of its population consists of foreigners (the Romanians are the 6th largest group of foreigners as of 2017). Despite this, you are quite lost if you don’t speak German. I took some photos while in a short visit and I do hope to return so as to utterly enjoy this city.

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof…

… the Frankfurt Main Central Station.

View of the main entrance in the Hbf.

The Frankfurt Skyline, from left to right:
– Tower 185 – PricewaterhouseCoopers
– MesseTurm – Goldman Sachs & Reuters
– City-Haus – Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank
– Westendstraße 1 – Headquarters of DZ Bank.

The Frankfurt Skyline, from left to right:
– Silberturm – Deutsche Bahn
– Taunusturm – Tishman Speyer
– Main Tower – Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen & Standard & Poor’s
– Gallileo – Commerzbank
– Eurotower – Headquarters of the European Central Bank.

Flughafen Frankfurt…

… the Frankfurt Airport – Terminal 1.

Outside the Terminal.

Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden is the capital of the federal state of Hesse and part of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area, together with Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt and Mainz. In fact, Mainz is just in front of Wiesbaden, on the other side of the Rhine River (Mainz is in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate), and Frankfurt (also part of the state of Hesse) is about 40 km to the east or half an hour maximum by highway. “Baden” is translated by “spa” or “bath”, since there are thermal springs in the area. Wiesbaden is also a hub for the United States Army, being the home to the US Army Europe Headquarters. Here are some photos of this city.

Biebrich Palace – one of the main sights of Wiesbaden.

Bonifatiuskirche – another important sight.

Bonifatiusplatz.

Luisenplatz.

Luisenstraße.

Wiesbaden Academy for Psychotherapy…

… the headquarters of my school of Positive Psychotherapy.

Bonifatiusplatz and the side of Bonifatiuskirche.

Friedrichstraße on a rainy day.

Galeria Kaufhof.

On Being Born

There are plenty of people who are not yet born. They all seem to be here, they walk about, but as a matter of fact, they are not yet born, because they are behind a glass wall, they are in the womb. They are in the world only on parole and are soon to be returned to the fullness where they started originally. They have not formed a connection with this world; they are suspended in the air; they are neurotic, living the provisional life.

It is most important that you should be born; you ought to come into this world; otherwise you cannot realize the self, and the purpose of this world has been missed. It is utterly important that one should be in this world, that one really fulfills the germ of life which one is. Otherwise you can never start Kundalini; you can never detach. You simply are thrown back, and nothing has happened; it is an absolutely valueless experience.

You must believe in this world, make roots, do the best you can, even if you have to believe in the most absurd things, to believe, for instance, that this world is very definite, that it matters absolutely whether such-and-such a treaty is made or not. It may be completely futile, but you have to believe in it, have to make it almost a religious conviction, merely for the purpose of putting your signature under the treaty, so that trace is left of you. For you should leave some trace in this world which notifies that you have been here, that something has happened.

If nothing happens of this kind you have not realized yourself; the germ of life has fallen, say, into a thick layer of air that kept it suspended. It never touched the ground, and so never could produce the plant. But if you touch the reality in which you live, and stay for several decades if you leave your trace, then the impersonal process can begin. You see, the shoot must come out of the ground, and if the personal spark has never gotten into the ground, nothing will come out of it; no creative core or Kundalini will be there, because you are still staying in the infinity that was before.

Carl Jung, the Kundalini Seminar.