A first set of holiday pictures – all shot on the iPhone with Hipstamatic. The film stuff still needs to be developed and scanned and the few digital ones need to be edited (holidays, you know – I decided to be lazy), so stay tuned for another entry or two.
We flew into Hamburg and took the train from there. Passing through Leer (“Empty”).
Hotel room detail.
Sunset. Be prepared for more.
It is recommended to swim only in guarded parts of the beach. Apart from the tide turnings there are strong undercurrents that can sweep you away or drag you out. So better stay inside the cordoned-off parts for swimming.
I had already read about some WW2 bunkers hidden in the dunes, but didn’t find them last year. Turns out I had been trying too hard. We discovered them pretty close to the beach this time.
Kind of strange and surreal to be reminded about war and death amid the beautiful scenery. Took a whole series in black and white, will post some in an extra entry.
No entry. Really.
Told ya. And there are even more.
This already cracked me up last year. Highest elevation on the whole island. 27 meters above sea level. But of course you need a cross on the summit.
Beach chairs saved my skin – the sun is really harsh and I burn very quickly anyways. Couldn’t have spent a whole day at the beach otherwise.
Of course there are people who can easily lay in the sun and read without burning. ^^
Norderney version of a crowded beach.
Mud flats with lighthouse in the background.
Feels great, but you won’t get rid of the smell for some time.
Think my eyes will never get bored of that scenery.
Oh yes. There are bunnies everywhere. Alive and dead. And mummified ones.
Same goes for seagulls.
Oh yes, the light…
Hotel room view.
We took a day trip to Juist, a small neighbour island inhabited by vicious seagulls (they stole a bite of my Fischbrötchen).
Apart from the firebrigade and the ambulance there are no cars on Juist, so everything relies on horse carriages. This is a lorry Juist-style.
Prickspears. Basically birch branches that are stuck into the ground to mark the navigable channels for ships. If you don’t stick close to them you will be stuck in the ground. They need to be re-arranged every year, as the channels move with the tide. Apparently even the islands do.
Further out there are buoys to mark the channels. A shrimper in the background.
Yep, another one. But you cannot not take a photo when you’re there.
This ship was anchoring and waiting for the tide to come in to pick up some excavators. Yep. Really.
On the ferry back to Norddeich.
One evening in Hamburg. The everlasting construction site. Elbphilharmonie.
More to come soon.