This is my final post from Armenia. It was really a fantastic journey. Look at all those divers landscapes! I can really recommend this country for people who love to go somewhere, where there is no touristic infrastructure in every corner. I would have liked to speak Russian to talk to people more, they all […]
On one of our last days we wanted to climb Mount Azhdahak but some of us were still suffering from different physical afflictions so we decided to take our sleeping bags and mats and install a “hospital” camp in the mountains to wait on the others to come back from the trail. I was kind of disappointed to miss the opportunity to see the famous crater lake, but frankly, when have you ever done this: Hanging around in the greatest landscape at an altitude of 3000m in an ocean of colors?
The only distraction we had was a horse and a donkey coming from different directions, meeting each other finally and run away together.
Rosas Haiku: Der Adler kreist Das Wasser kräuselt die Stirn Wolken ziehen auf
This was frankly one of my favorite excursions in Armenia. Not so much because of the Petroglyphs which are quite interesting as well but because of the vastness of this fantastic landscape high above the green valley of Jermuk. Even people, mostly Yazidis, live here at those heights. I can barely imagine this live amongst […]
Khor Virap (meaning: Deep Dungeon) Monastery is located directly next to the turkish frontier with stunning views on the Ararat Mountains which were formerly located on Armenian ground. While belonging to Turkey today, Greater Ararat and Little Ararat are still THE national symbol of Armenia. Rosas Haiku: Wolkenumkost ruht Der Ararat – zu Füssen die […]
We went on trip north to Peak District National Park in Derbyshire after the Wedding together with the newly weds whose parents own a wonderful apartment in the picturesque valley of Cressbrook Mill. I didn’t know anything about it before because I didn’t have any time to read something about it or to look at […]
Every weather is fine and we had a car. So nothing to complain about. As we always did, we stopped in nearly every village to have a short walk around and we took a lot of stops on the road to stare down the abysses of the canyon which is thrilling and daunting at the […]
I was completely overwhelmed when I entered this small house at the borders of Aix-en-Provence. It was here in this place where Cézanne painted all his still lifes. When I studied art at high-school, those still lives where my subject for more than a year and I knew all the objects I saw there by heart. The scenery of the room, of its garden and with its colors even made me understand some of his technical choices.
Everything is kept meticulously in its old order in this place. It’s quite a location to visit because of its complete serenity. Even if you don’t know a lot about this wonderful painter who was the biggest pioneer of Modern Art.
After the atelier we went a little further uphill to the place where Cézanne painted his numerous pictures of Montagne Sainte Victoire, one of his preferred motifs. And in the crazy hot light of the afternoon one can entirely understand, why he painted this magic mountain again and again.
Pucara Rumicucho – only some kilometers away from Mitad del Mundo – was built by the Incas in the 15th century. The five large stone terraces suggests, that Pucara Rumicucho was once a gathering place for worship of sun and moon. The oval rooms are believed to be built as a representation of equinoxes and […]
Pululahua means “smoking water” and nature was indeed smoking when we came there. We where very glad to see the ground from above. This crater is the only inhabited crater of Ecuador. There are 120 people living and cultivating coffee and potatoes in this strange place. The mountain was once an estimated 6,000m high until […]