Fields in Brandenburg

the plains of the Uckermark

the grain growing plains, the pine tree woods, the bricks built villages over the sand and by the lakes left after the wall of ice.

Chalk cliffs in Rügen

Rügen, Rügen

Es muss ein kleiner Fischerort mit Reetdach geschmückten Häuschen sein, aber es soll nicht nach Fisch riechen. Es soll einen Fischmarkt geben, wo es frischen Fisch zu kaufen gibt. Selbstverständlich soll es kein Fisch aus dem Westpazifik sein, sondern regional. Er soll Substanz haben. Doch nur die, die dem Ort die Substanz geben, sollten nicht da sein, maximal nur dekorativ.

*England, England (Julian Barnes, 1998)

Logistic stop at Solnhofen on the Altmühlradweg, Altmühltal, Germany

the river, the valley and the cycling path

the air is still cold and the sun already cozily warm for a ride down the Altmühl along the cycling path. A church made of bushes is still growing to completion in Pappenheim, the roofings still a bit thin, the tower naked yet.

Leutstettener Moos

an overcast cold spring day is possibly the best time to visit the bogs. Nature still asleep, people still asleep, all is still in the bogs.

Simssee near Rosenheim, Bavaria

Simssee, Rosenheim and the Alps

not far from Munich near the old salt trading hub city of Rosenheim the Simssee with the Alps in the background stands modestly apart from the Chiemsee; its overrun neighbour lake.

Exodus, Sebastiao Salgado at the Kunstfoyer, Munich

Salgado.EXODUS

Sebastião Salgado’s exhibit of misery and pain at the Kunstfoyer in Munich throw us the hopeless nature of humanity’s problem in the face, namely corrupt power and specifically corrupt government.

Judith at the Munich Museums light show „Das Kunstareal verbindet“. Alte Pinakothek

colour me

in a swirl of colour, a blur of movement

Markt Schwaben, bogland and old mills.

the old mill at the bogland

behind the fields and the forest, in the middle of the bogland, over the half-broken planks bridge stands the old forgotten mill east of Markt Schwaben.

Ines at Königsplatz at the Munich Museums light show

against the light

she comes and goes, the lights of the city behind, spare a thought, what is that light?

Lichtaktion „Das Kunstareal verbindet“

light at night

museums are closed. museums are still there for the people. city is people. city is light at night. city is stone reshaped. under a soft mantle of snow. and a myriad footsteps tell stories. stories of people in the city.