awe between the Alps and the Dreisessel

if the weather plays nicely, the winter dry air and the low sun beams cast a dramatic view of the Alps seen from the Dreisessel in the Bayericher Wald. Almost at every second step one feels compelled to awe at the view. Having a camera on hands leads to a struggle to strip down and select what photographs best convei this feeling.

Mont Sainte-Odile and the misty Vosges in autumn

Mont Sainte-Odile and the misty Vosges in autumn

Come the misty autumn, the fairy extends her long golden hair over the sandstone of the Mont Sainte-Odile at the Vosges. The footsteps of the joggers precede them in the foggy hour.

Chapels with rich mosaic decoration stand beside the graves of the last Merovingians in the grounds of the Abbey.

The return path follows the misterious Pagan Wall around the site of the Abbey

the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam soothes us with forests of autumnal dark and desaturated hues.

the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam

Not far from Berlin’s tumult of trafic, people, concrete and graffiti, the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam soothes us with forests of autumnal dark and desaturated hues.

The Glindower See on the north side of the forest reflects today the overcast dim grayish blue. The tiles Factory in Glindow. In its belly, the fire is unlit over the weekend.

Dunes in Frankonia, Germany

dunes of franconia and a slice of sand in the forest

unexpected of, a sand dune, a bubble of desert climate, stands in the midle of a central european forest otherwise dominated by pine trees and spruce in Franconia.