Kew Gardens: Welcome To Fantasyland

At the beginning I thought, there is quite some cheesiness in the glas sculptures of Dale Chihuly exposed in Kew Gardens in London. Bright colors, excessive forms – just an overdose of everything. But than I remembered plants I have photographed in the last years. Nature is like that. Exagerated, colourful and immoderate. So I’m quite d’accord with the artists title “reflections on nature”. Take a look and decide what you think is art and what is nature.
Definitly a must-see.

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Red

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Blue

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White

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Yellow

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Green

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Pink

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English Gardening

England is not only the place, where the gras is greener but also paradise for gardeners. We have been to a wonderful show garden with stunning plants from all over the world.

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May In The Garden

Our private wilderness changes its face every week and shows us what nature can do without any influence. Tobias. the apple tree who was just a stick with roots four weeks ago has grown a lot of leaves and a lot of birds come to see us every morning.  And Wolfgang the squirrel becomes less and less shy. I guess he likes being photographed. At least he stares at me while I’m taking pictures.

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June in the garden:

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Berlin Day Hike: Small Worlds Around Bötzsee

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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.

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.

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The wonderful Haus Tornow am See

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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.

 

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: Hiking around Moustier-Sainte-Marie

In Moustier-Sainte-Marie, on a beautiful hot morning, we took a little hike uphill through the flower fields and had some great views just up to Lac Sainte Croix and on this enchanted village build on the foot of its protecting mountain. Goal to this hike was a little chapel called Notre Dame de Beauvoir. You can see it from the village and it’s an ancient, dark and really silent place where you can still hear centuries of pilgrims praying for a better tomorrow.

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Notre Dame de Beauvoir

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