Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Breeze of spring

Hurray, days are perceptibly getting longer again! With 18 ÂșC yesterday night, it seems that spring will be here quite soon (I hope).

Thursday, 22 January 2015

10 years in Spain

At the end of January 2005, I flew from Germany to Spain to sign the sale contract of the flat that we wanted to buy there. I had to travel alone and was so scared that I would sign a document that I was not able to understand 100% despite of two days preparation with several specialized dictionaries... 
Once I had the keys in my pocket, I walked down the steps to the beach and felt just lucky - the impression to have done the right thing.

Ten years later, I am still convinced that moving to Spain was the right decision. Life is not easier here, but nature is everywhere and the better climate makes it possible to live outside many days of the year. Without living here permanently, I would never have imagined how rich and diverse the peninsula is. We probably would have seen the principal attractions that are mentioned in every travel guide, but never would have discovered other idyllic places off the beaten track. 
Beauty is hidden everywhere in Spain. Simple beauty. You just have to open your eyes...

Those beautiful cacti were hidden behind a service station in the province of Seville ;-)

Friday, 16 January 2015


“If we can't, as artists, improve on real life, we should put down our pencils and go bake bread.” Barbara Kingsolver

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Romantic spots and how to make the world better

It has been hard work for me to edit those few pictures from the surroundings of the salty lagoon Mar Menor (region of Murcia, Spain) but I wanted to show them. I spent too many hours this week looking at the news, discussing with family, friends and colleagues about freedom of speech, violence, terrorism, politics, religion, tolerance, etc. and what we could do to make our world better... :-( 

Showing some romantic places seems so unimportant to me at the moment. But live has to go on. 


Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year. New energy. Mar Menor

2015 has begun just as 2014 ended: with an anticyclone bringing us a frosty wind but blue skies. The best season to walk along the Mar Menor (region of Murcia, Spain) at the end of the afternoon, when the pale winter sun gives a pink colour to the saltern basins...

No, I won't take any resolutions this time. I know what I am willing to achieve, but I'll give life the opportunity to surprise me about the way to do it.

Here, the Salinas de Marchamelo (Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain)

and Los Urrutias (Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain)