Today I was not feeling well but when I saw the slight mist over the city I decided to go for a short hike anyway.
Location: S-Bahnhof Mühlenbeck-Mönchmühle – along Kastanienalee direction north – directly after the Bridge head into the forest on your right– follow the small path around Schönerlinder Teiche – back to S-Bahnhof Mühlenbeck-Mönchmühle / Distance: 5 km / Public Transport: S-Bahnhof Mühlenbeck-Mönchmühle / from city center: 17 km / EastWeather: 7 °C, autumn mist / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens
Location: Rehfelde Herrensee – direction Garzau Pyramide – Brandsee – Langer See – Haussee – Garzin – Garzau – Rehfelde / Distance: 19 km / Public Transport: S-Bahn to Hegermühle or Regionalbahn to Rehfelde/Herrensee (1h) / from city center: 35 km / EastWeather: 15 °C, autumn sun / Camera: Nikon D90, 35mm lens
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 […]
Geghardavank (meaning: the monastery of the spear) was founded in the fourth century by Saint Gregory. It’s principal chapel was build in the 13th century. The name comes from the monasteries most relevant relic: The spear with which Jesus was wounded during crucification. Today it is displayed in Echmiadzin, currently on loan to a New […]
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
The Armenian Alphabet is – after Mount Ararat, the Genocide and Christianity – one of the big contributors to Armenian identity. It was developed by Mesrop Mashtots in 5th century and was probably influenced by the Ethiopian alphabet. Just after its development Mesrop Mashtots founded schools all over Armenia where the new alphabet was taught. Rosas […]
The Monastery was build in 13th century and is picturesquely located next to the gorge of Kasagh river. One peculiarity of this Monastery is the tympanum of the “Bearded Virgins” which are obviously also depicted in Hovanavank Monastery. There is the myth that there are five wise virgins and five stupid virgins with beards and Jesus […]
The Gorge of Dsoraget partially looks like if a giant would have cut into earth with a giant knife. I didn’t find anything like an information about the geological formation history of this site, but looking at the clear and straight edges, it nearly seams impossible that a river should have done this. Even if it […]