We had a wonderful small hike trough the wild and sympathetically messy Düppeler Forst which is still inside the city of Berlin. You get an impression of the size of Wannsee on this hike. Just before we visited the Wannsee Conference Memorial (Haus der Wannseekonferenz), a visit which can be connected to this small hike. I […]
Between Limbach and Scheringen along Elz River Einbacher Mühle Einbach Location: Scheringen – along River Elz – direction Einbach – Einbacher Mühle – Einbach – Scheringen / Distance: 8 km / Weather: 0 °C sunny / Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55 mm Lens
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 […]
We have been to the Wildtierpark Schorfheide yesterday and there was Santa Claus bringing gifts to the animals all while being observed by some vigiliant cameras from local television. The gifts consisted in differently decorated christmas trees. Carrot decoration for the horses, fish for the otters and meat for the wolves. There where some happy animals […]
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 […]
Our transport from Baltra airport to Puerto Ayora – 20.000 inhabitants and the biggest town on the archipelago – lead through a desert-like looking landscape with huge opuntia trees as main vegetation. There is real beauty in this islands but there is also visible hostility. Nature declared no-mans-land most of the time.
The really crazy and extraordinary thing about the Galapagos Archipelago is the tameness of the animals. Millions of years of evolution without natural predators and without mankind, led to this atmosphere of peaceful coexistence between men and animal. You’ll never see sealions, sharks, stingrays, finches, seagulls, tortoises and pelicans as near as you do here.
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. […]