Hallo lieber Gast

Hallo lieber Gast, willkommen in den klaren Weiten im Norden Deutschlands, begleite mich auf meinen Pfaden durch die Natur, Ausflügen und Reisen, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anregung. Entdecke mit mir Linien und Freiräumen, die die Perspektiven, die Vielfalt der Farben und Formen dieser Welt und unserer Natur uns bieten und genieße Momente der Nachdenklichkeit, Poesie und philosophischen Worte großer Dichter und Denker, manchmal auch meine eigenen lyrischen Texte dazu.

Schön, dass Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast - wunderbar, Dich hier zur wissen!

" Ich muss mich ganz im Stillen mit meiner Außenwelt reiben,. sonst werde ich untauglich für die Welt."

- Paula Modersohn-Becker

My North - A light exist in Spring


A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay –

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

Emily Dickinson 

Southern Corners 8 - Lucca


Visiting Lucca is an absolute highlight at a Tuscany travel and worth more than one visit.  I've found a lovely travel story about it on https://www.travelsewhere.net/lucca-italy/ It's a very moody and unique city for photographers and painters, for people who love Italy and Italian food. Located nearby to Florence a place with its own charm and pulse.

All these impressions (and several more) are taken with my iPhone and HIPSTAMATIC app.

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Frohe Ostern!


Frohe Ostern! Happy Easter! 

Ich hoffe, Ihr findet ein wenig Zeit zur Ruhe und zum Ausspannen mit Euren Lieben und genießt die ersten Frühlingstage und habt die Chance das Leben zu feiern und all das Gute, was es mit sich bringt. 
I hope  you have some time out for resting and relaxing with your loved ones puts a spring in your step and give you a chance to celebrate life and all its blessings. 

Sincerely yours,



Free ourselves


Our task must be to free ourselves 
by widening our circle of compassion 
to embrace all living creatures and 
the whole of nature and its beauty. 

- Albert Einstein


Southern Corners 7 - Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa


The Piazza dei Miracoli or Square of the Miracles is at the heart of Pisa and home to many of its major buildings and attractions.

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and has a history that dates right back to the city's Etruscan and Roman periods. The piazza has always played a central part in the religious life cycle of Pisan citizens.

The monuments which transform a common name of square into the "Piazza dei Miracoli" are: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Bell or Leaning Tower and the Monumental Churchyard.

A combination of works of architecture and sculpture which rise stately and austere, but at the same time refined and full of charm, placed around a wide tender green lawn. It is in this natural simplicity that the white marbles, so highly worked and rendered precious by human genius, have found a perfect setting. It is exactly in this pleasant simplicity of the "LAWN" that the greatness of the works, seems almost a creation of nature itself, wonderfully blended, so much so that the tourist, even if passing hastily by, can't help but feel a strong sense of admiration and emotion. This wonderful architectural composition, with so much harmony of styles and colours, contrasts with the beauty of the ancient walls facing west and east, as well as the buildings of the 13th century facing south, today seat of the "Spedali Riuniti di S. Chiara".

The imposing magnificence of the marbles, the green of the lawn, the ancient walls with their embattlements, the sombre and solemn row of cypresses, form a whole really great, even touching play of lights at every hour of the day. ©www.italyguides.it 

Die Piazza dei Miracoli (italienisch Platz der Wunder), wie die Piazza del Duomo im Volksmund auch genannt wird, ist der Domplatz der toskanischen Stadt Pisa. Der Name stammt vom italienischen Dichter und Schriftsteller Gabriele D’Annunzio.[1] Er beschrieb in seinem Buch Forse che sì forse che no den Platz als Wiese der Wunder. Die Piazza dei Miracoli ist eine Grünfläche nahe der Stadtbefestigung im nordwestlichen Teil der Altstadt. Die dezentrale Lage am Rande des Historischen Stadtkerns ist ungewöhnlich. Auf dem Platz steht das berühmte Ensemble, bestehend aus dem Baptisterium als größte Taufkirche der Welt, dem Friedhof Camposanto Monumentale und dem kreuzförmigen Dom Santa Maria Assunta mit seinem Campanile, dem Schiefen Turm. Sie gehören zu den Meisterwerken der mittelalterlichen Architektur und hatten einen großen Einfluss auf die monumentalen Kunst in Italien vom 11. bis zum 14. Jahrhundert.[2] Seit 1987 gehört der Platz zum UNESCO-Welterbe. ©wikipedia

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Fine Art Snails Calendar 2020!!


Fine Art Snails 2020 Calendar !!

My new Fine Art Snail Calendar 2020 is soon available !!! Everywhere in Europe, UK and and USA !!
Celebrate every month of the new year with one of these twelve funny and so beautifully photographed snails. Cute little moments to open your sense for the magical world of small things around us. For the 5th time in the publishing commercially available, very soon to be ordered at the following link -> Calvendo Publisher

CALVENDO has chosen this calendar for its Gold Edition.