One of those days. When you stray around in your city – necessary sometimes, to get a feeling of belonging and full of surprising discoveries. When I came here a long time ago, the historical Moltkebrücke (the bridge with the lions you can see below) was a solitary building in the middle of nowhere. And while there are some new, quite impressive corporate and private buildings, their aesthetic expression seams meaningless and empty compared to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Kongresshalle).
My Dad would have had his 76 birthday today.
The “Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow” was once the largest school garden in Berlin. It’s more than 100 years old and ready for extended walks through a great landscape. You can find fallow deer there, you can make a beekeeper training and you can have a (really great) piece of cake in a café called “Mint” situated […]
Location: Prenden, Bauersee, Galgenberg, Rühlsdorf, Bernsteinsee, Kiessee, Blauer See, Eiserbuder See, Mittelprendener See, Bauersee, Prenden/ Distance: 23 km / Weather: 6 °C, foggy and drizzly
On the southern end of Kiessee you’ll find a nice location next to the lake to have coffee and a cake. And if you are completely fearless you can borrow a wetsuit to have a wakeboard or waterskiing tour around the lake.
The most beautiful atmosphere of this tour was around Bernsteinsee. There were no people only the fog the drizzle an hundreds of lake birds. Swans, ducks, herons and crakes. While the swans swam their peaceful rounds, the ducks and the crakes led an intense fight with words. The whole scenery was muted by the fog.
On the way to Rühlsdorf:
*If you go there in summer you have to be naked because it’s FKK-Area (naturist beaches)
Thought of the day (I): Today, most of the time I went through planted forests. Prussian style, orthogonal, man made boringness. I always ask myself how trees survive, how they breath in this kind of environment. Maybe they adapt – like humans do – to hostile surroundings because they grew up in it. But in this artificial habitat, natures […]
When hiking with poles trough the rain it’s better to protect your hands from hypothermia. I wear thin fleece gloves and rain mitts additionally. I found this pattern originating from the middle ages while searching for something with practically no seams. Because less seams = less possibilities for water to enter (and *bonus* shorter sewing […]
Thoughts of the day: How can this small hidden lake look so enchanted? And how can I prevent wet shoulders? Location: Wandlitz, Heilige drei Pfühle, Liepnitzsee, Regenbogensee, Wandlitz / Weather: 3°C, rainy / Distance: 15 km / Mood: cloudy