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

Southern Corners - Windows of Porquerolles






















There's a world out there. Open a window, and it's there.


Robin Williams





Planning the vacations for 2022 I just thinking of one of my favorite spots at the Mediterranean Sea, the island of Porquerolles. And I found all these lovely shots of windows which create such a wonderful atmosphere. 


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Mein Norden: Steinhuder Meer - Lake Steinhude

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 When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. 


  – Rumi


The Steinhuder Meer or Lake Steinhude is a lake in Lower Saxony, Germany located 30 kilometers (19 mi) northwest of Hanover. It is named after the nearby village of Steinhude.

It is part of the glacial landscape formed after the recession of the glaciers of the latest Ice Age, the Weichselian glaciation. There are two theories regarding how the lake of Steinhude was formed. One of them says that glaciers gouged out the hole and meltwater filled it. The other theory states that an ice storm formed the hole and as the groundwater rose, the lake was created. In its middle, there is a small artificial island carrying an 18th-century fortification, the Wilhelmstein. Today the lake is the heart of a nature reserve, the Steinhuder Meer Nature Park, and is also used as a recreational area.

A short visit to this wonderful place and a nice walk along the lakeside is one of these things that gives to me the necessary healing for my travel longing soul and the hopeful mood I need.  

"Historical Wooden Boats "Auswanderer"

For a nostalgic trip take a ride in one of our historic wooden boats called Auswanderer. These traditional boats, powered by wind or motor, carry 20 to 30 passengers. The name Auswanderer sounds somewhat like wanderlust and means emigrant. The unusual name is fitting, for until 1866 Lake Steinhuder Meer served as a border. The north and east coast were a part of the Kingdom of Hanover, while the southwest belonged to the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. If you went from one shore to the other, you actually emigrated.
Our guests can also book the wooden boats for round trips and individual tours. For a particularly special day, you can combine a trip on the boat with your bike tour or hike."
    







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ein Stücklein Sonne

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Schlag deine Augen auf im Sonnenschein.
Laß allen Glanz der Welt tief in dich ein,
bis ganz dein Herz davon durchleuchtet ist,
und selber du ein Stücklein Sonne bist,
das aus sich selber wärmend widerstrahlt,
und auch noch trübe Tage goldig malt.



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