Location: Fauler See – Blumenthalsee – Großer Pichesee – along Lange Berge – Blumenthalsee – Fauler See / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 47 km / East / Weather: 7 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens
Obviously we have a theme those days and we continued to have a look at Soviet Berlin. The Sowjetische Ehrenmal Schönholz was erected in 1949 and houses 13.200 graves of Red Army Soldiers killed during the Battle of Berlin.
Now it’s undeniable—the dark winter times are coming. Since I hike and photograph, I experienced a change in mindset when looking at the weather: Through the lens every kind of weather is beautiful and has it’s charming parts. Very bright sunshine can eliminate all shadows and makes landscapes flat and boring, while raindrops on the […]
Last summer days! We have been very lucky to have one of those bright, golden and warm days in October where we can go out in shorts and shirts. The world changes to prepare for winter now. Maybe I should, too. Location: Lobetal – Mechesee – Plötzensee – Langerönner See – Mechesee, opposite shore […]
It’s a humble experience to be in an area where you can see and smell that life on earth is futile. We hiked 16 kms to see the huge caldera of Sierra Negra Volcano and the bizarre volcanic landscape of Chico Vulcano. Sierra Negra erupted for the last time in 2005 and created an immens, […]
We went on a hike from Puerto Vilamil to the Wall of Tears, which is the only remaining evidence from the times where this part of Isabela Island has been a penitentiary colony (1946-59) for prisoners from the mainland. In 1959 this episode ended with a massiv escape, including the kidnapping of an US yacht, […]
In a very comfortable hike from Puerto Ayora you reach the blue gorges Las Grietas where you can snorkle. The hike leads through a rough and surreal landscape which I have never seen anywhere else in the world.
At short distance from Puerto Ayora there is a path through the thorny wilderness to Tortuga Beach. You can walk there in approximately 45 minutes. It is a wonderful, huge, deserted and white-sanded beach with rather big waves. It is not recommended to swim there. If you want to do so, you can continue to […]
With a guide we went to the jungle at night. We saw quite a lot of strange creatures, mostly insects. A moth wich looks like a leaf, a furry, white caterpillar, mini frogs, huge hairy spiders and beetles, looking like sticks. The only mammal sat in a tree and we saw only his weird eyes. […]
Colored spiders, fern leaves twice as big as me, huge trees growing around still bigger trees, parasite plants growing on other plants which grow already on plants, unseparable undergrowth, enormous flowers, the omnipresent sound of dropping water, the rustling in the bushes from small mammals, dragonflies big as my forearm and birds with the sound of […]