Through the mountains
Pico, the island, has the same name as its mountain. With 2531m, Pico Mountain is the highest mountain in Portugal and one of the biggest European volcanoes. The last eruption has been in 1720. One of the former eruptions created another tiny mountain inside of the caldera (I’m quite sure that geologists would chose different words for this outcome :-), which gives Pico its characteristic appearance. It looks like the mountain would wear a too small party hat. Despite this funny exterior, Pico has a diginfied and wise aura.
This misty dust all over the trees which paints everything so smooth and gentle. I really love this weather. I guess there are at least two reasons: First is, that in the region I grew up, this is a rather frequent weather condition in autumn and in spring. When you leave the house, you always […]
Cold temperatures and fog led to this change of natures looks. The morning I looked out of the window and everything was wrapped in white sparkles.
Bödigheim Castle With the first parts build in 1286 and a moving history, the Castle of Bödigheim today is mostly used as residential quarters for normal people. I envy them for the huge gardens. From Bödigheim to Eberstadt Did you ever experience this? The thick fog today intensified my impression of total silence around […]
“It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” – Oscar Wilde (Thank you, Moni)
Location: Müggelheim – Große Krampe – Krampenburg – Along Langer See – Hirtenwiese – Teufelssee – Müggelberge – Müggelheim / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 25 km / east / Weather: 4 °C, foggy / Camera: Nikon D90, 35mm lens
Location: Schmilka – Mühlenweg – Erlsgrund – Winterbergstrasse – Großer Winterberg – Reitsteig – Unterer Fremdenweg – Kuhstall – Haussteig – Ferkelschlüchte – Kleiner Zschand – Flößersteig – Lichtenhainer Wasserfall / Distance: 17 km / Weather: 1 °C, foggy, rainy and cold
The title is inspired by the title of a painting by Caspar David Friedrich called “Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer”
If you are surprised by the photographic effects I used: The technique is called “wet lense” 🙂
We started after a really big breakfast from the charming Gasthof zur Mühle in Schmilka near the Czech border. It started raining as soon as we took of and the forest was soon filled with fog.