Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fields in the Mist

The menhirs are fenced off due to errosion. The tourists were walking so close to some of the rocks so often, that the grass disappeared and the rocks were in danger of falling over.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Menhirs in the Mist

When we first got to check out the fields of menhirs in Carnac, Brittany, the weather was cold and rainy. The rocks were really mystic then.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Inside the earth

Inside the grave from yesterday's post, we got to see some rock carvings. I was not sure if the carvings were historic or vandalism. But the view inside the grave towards the light was amazing, no matter what.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Inside the grave

The tomb that I showed in yesterday's post from the inside. We walked into it and through it.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rocks, rocks, rocks

The menhirs of Carnac are impressive and partially really large. Others are small and mostly lost in the grass. But the fields in the whole are very impressive.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beach Day

Brittany's beaches are a little more northern and in this early season a little empty, but nicely wide spread in places.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Beach time in Quiberon

There also are beaches in Brittany that do not look like the tides will pull them appart any minute, but they are rare.

Quiberon is known for its beaches and water sports.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Brittany's coast

We got to explore the coast of Brittany in many different places. Almost all of them were tortured and formed by strong tides.

This image is from the southern coast.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

The crown of the Menhirs

The crown of the menhir is a circle of rocks at the head of the rows. There is a house set right at that location.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Menhirs

The ancient rocks are strewn in large fields, forming multiple rows, stretching for many kilometers.





Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rock formations

On the coast of Brittany odd rock formations are abundant. Here we got to look at a gate in the rock, just by a favorite surfers' bay. Look closely. The water is busy.




Monday, September 14, 2015

Sheep among the rocks


When traveling through Brittany we went to the fields of ancient rocks called menhirs. Sheep graze there to keep the grass at bay.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

the saw

This old saw infront of the old gates. I tought this was a matching and fitting image. So this is where I placed it in the sun.

I entered this image in a photobattle and did not succede. It does not change the fact that I like it.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beißhammer

This is a tool I found that I did not even know existed. A "Beißhammer" - part hammer, part pliers, part axe, part screwdriver. All in one tool. And made in 1890 in Germany.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Old tools

We love the old tools we own. They have a history and you can only imagine the works they have been involved in.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

At work

Some tools look really familiar until you realize their scale. This will not be found in every household.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summer's end


As the weather changes we are greeted by cold, foggy mornings and wilting flowers, riper crops, darker skies.

It is perfectly fine for fall to arrive now, if you ask me. I want all seasons in a year, each in its place, and be happy about it. And fall is one of my 4 favorite seasons, really.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fox baby


I bet this fox baby, that I photographed a few years back in the wilderness of northern Iceland is a beautiful adult fox, roaming the hillside up there. The fur is probably starting to turn white this month, because, believe it or not: this is a polar fox and it is absolutely white in the winter.

Here the baby is right in front of the den and on the bottom you can see the pieces of bird wing it was eating of.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Re-Visited

Every once in a while you take a photograph that you forget about. And then, when you get it in your hands again, years later, you think: Wow, really? This is where I took that? And it speaks to you in a way or another.

This image here is nothing all too special and I have shown it to you before.

It is the exit of a cave full of stalagmites and stalgatites and there, over the bridge, is the way out of the cave and back into the sunshine.

We were on a guided tour there - no other visits possible - and when standing in this spot, waiting for the guide to continue his talk, I looked over to the light and wondered, how the image would come out if I miss-set my white balance quite a bit.

Well, here is it: The blue light of day



In retrospect I wish I had framed it differently- further to the right and less of the black rock. But I seriously think that with an image like this, one day, I will have to make a photo-composite with something spacey or alien coming over that bridge, right?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fisher's Fortune

We watched the tidal power plant in Saint Malo. It was a dream of me for a long while to go and see it. We had fun standing ontop of the dam and looking down into the sea side of the installation and watched the troubled waters as the plant began the process and let the water stream out.

The sea birds were really active at the time, since the waters seem to be ideal fishing grounds.

But what on earth has this bird caught here? We watched him drift around with it for a bit, finally landing it on a rock and digging in. The second gull got to share the meal.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pirate Lady

This figurine was mounted on the front of a sail ship that was in the harbour of Saint Malo, Brittany.


Friday, September 4, 2015


Weathered and exhausted by saltwater - these tree trunks guard the coast line in St-Malo, Brittany.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


The night time lights on Mont St. Michel made it look like straight out of a fairy tale.

Photographed from the dam of the river regulation system.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

endless stairs

We do not have any idea how many steps these stairs have. We have only come upon this set of stairs after climbing countless others up Mont St. Michel.