Berlin Day Hike: Small Worlds Around Bötzsee

DSC_0197DSC_0236DSC_0318DSC_0238DSC_0320DSC_0240DSC_0258DSC_0239DSC_0323DSC_0267DSC_0250DSC_0329

 

Location: Postbruch – western shore of Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – eastern shore of Bötzsee – Eggersdorf Siedlung – Postbruch  / Distance: 12 km / Public Transport: S-Bahn to Strausberg, Bus to Eggersdorf (ca. 1h30m) / from city center: 33 km / East / Weather: 23 °C, sunny and cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens.

Playing With Depth In The Garden

DSC_0093DSC_0102DSC_0108DSC_0118DSC_0142DSC_0090DSC_0163DSC_0165DSC_0114DSC_0919This is Wolfgang, the squirrel. Unfortunately he is too quick for me. Anybody with hints how I could lure him into standing still for some seconds?

DSC_0154At night.

Berlin Day Hike: Endless Summer in Stobbertal

Yeah! We made a hike after quite a while! Renovating can be quite satisfying but it can also be very, very annoying and so I was happily tricked into one day leisure activity a week. What shall I say: It’s great. Let’s do it again.

DSC_0784DSC_0760

 

From Buckow to Tornow SeeDSC_0608DSC_0618DSC_0612DSC_0619DSC_0625DSC_0647DSC_0627DSC_0638DSC_0648DSC_0653DSC_0675DSC_0676DSC_0686DSC_0666

 

The wonderful Haus Tornow am See

DSC_0698DSC_0696DSC_0690DSC_0700

From Tornow See to Eichendorfer Mühle DSC_0704DSC_0707DSC_0714DSC_0720DSC_0727DSC_0746DSC_0752DSC_0765DSC_0766

Over Drei Eichen and Klobichsee (with a short dip) back to BuckowDSC_0789DSC_0792DSC_0802DSC_0804DSC_0822DSC_0827DSC_0831

 

Location: Buckow – Schlosspark – Along Lindenstraße – Anlong Stöbber River – around Tornow Lake – Pritzwalker Mühle – Along Stöbber River until Eichendorfer Mühle – Drei Eichen – Klobichsee – back to Buckow through the forest / Distance: 20 km / Public Transport: There is a train from Lichtenberg to Müncheberg and a bus to Buckow (1h20m) / from city center: 53 km / East / Weather: 27 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens.

 

IMG_2771

Brandenburg By Boat: Marvelous Müggelspree

We made a family excursion by canoe along river Spree and the wild Müggelspree which is highly recommendable. We went from Fürstenwalde to Hangelsberg, which means we went with the flow but anyway: you can’t do it  without effort. You have to have at least one sporty guy/girl on board :-).

You can rent a boat here.

Unknown-1Unknown-2Unknown-3Unknown-4Unknown-5Unknown-6Unknown-8Unknown

The Great Indoors: Why I Don’t Post New Hikes Right Now

We are living in Berlin, this big and always busy city and it’s getting more and more crowded in the last years. So we decided to take a big step to buy a house outside of the city in the forest. First as a weekend home later maybe as our small, private Florida.

After some research we found an old house on a big  estate in a tiny settlement in the forest at the borders of a small town in the east of Berlin, I fell in love with it and he found it very reasonable. I guess he fell in love with it too, and I find it reasonable as well but the tendencies are quite clear (-:.

In 1927 architect and plasterer Kurt Milius build the house, small but with kind of a cosmopolite grandezza  – with a dome in the living room, waffled ceilings, built-in closets and rounded corners in vestibule – and his wife Charlotte lived there until she deceased at the age of 102.

IMG_0107DSC_0036Unknown-3IMG_9959DSC_0695

 

 

 

 

She was quite a collector of things and so our first move was to separate the good from the nasty. He found much more things to be nasty than I did and burned them in secret and I saved them in secret for their second life.

This is us just after having received the keys:
IMG_9901[1]

 

And just after it we started to declutter big style. IMG_9953IMG_9906IMG_9962DSC_0025DSC_0993DSC_0017

 

 

 

 

Then we started to remove the centuries old wallpaper from the walls. We found quite some interesting articles from the 1930s underneath. About vacations in Sweden or on the rise of the Third Reich.
Thankfully my best friend Silvia was here to help for the Easter Weekend. She was my big motivation. Later on Saturday, Christian came to paint the very high waffled ceiling with paint primer. What a blessing to have such friends when you can’t feel your arms anymore.

 

 

 

 

Than we started painting …

The Bedroom: Unknown-3IMG_9996IMG_0002IMG_0003[1]IMG_0108IMG_0110Unknown

 

The Living Room:

 

 

The Dining Room:
IMG_0100IMG_0125IMG_0124IMG_0122[1]

 

The Guest Room:

 

 

 

And while we worked, spring came to our garden without knocking:
UnknownUnknown-3Unknown-2Unknown-1DSC_0042

 

 

MerkenMerken

MerkenMerken