Friday, 3 May 2013
Fledermaus Katze

It had been far too long and I’m glad we’d finally made it. We only went for a few days but we’ve seen and done so much.

My dad’s wife is a wonderful and inspriring artist and their flat is decorated with the most curious and beautiful things. I’m always fascinated by other people’s ways of seeing their interpretation of life, feelings and everyday events. Her love towards nature is present in all of her work, the roughness and yet softness that it brings, the shapes and forms of small pieces of wood and mosses forming lines and impression of something new.

Little Things

Little Things

Little Things

Little Things

Little Things

Little Things

Little Things

Little things

Little Things

Little Things

Tree

I was born in the East of Germany, but grew up in the West after we had to move after the wall fell when I was 4 or 5 years old. I still remember noticing the contrast. A mentality and visibility that is still noticable today. Whereas the West rebuilt most of the buildings that got destroyed during the war from scratch, it only happened very slowly in the East. A lot of towns look very beautiful now and have been lovelinly renovated and restored, however there are still a lot of empty grey houses that are waiting to be bought and restored as well. It fascinates me to look at the crumbling bricks, broken glass, plants and trees growing out of small gaps in the wall and holes in the roof and to think that once this was a lively place where people had once a home or worked.

Although for a long time ever since I moved to Britain I was never able to imagine to move back for the first time I caught myself thinging of the possibilyt that I could and what it would be like. Whereas I think the East is much more beutiful in terms of its landscapes, mountains and towns I know that it is much harder to find work there. Life although much better today has always felt a bit harder in the East which I always felt is noticable in the people you meet there too. I like German towns. To me, they feel very different to Birtish ones. Whereas in Britain a lot of towns feel very cramped, with the roads being generally smaller and the houses being smaller but cozy, in Germany the towns can feel much airer and more spacious.

An old shop

Spirea

We also did a lot of walking whilst we were there. Nature is always not far away. The silence is so wonderful, just listening to the wind and the birds and looking across fields to once vulcanic hills in the distance. Alchemilla mollis, lupinus and lilly of the valley growing wild at every corner, with carpets of little flowers in white, yellow and purple looking like the perfect bed to have a rest on.

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

Lily of the valley

a carpet of little flowers

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

On a walk

Watching eyes
I feel refreshed and full of new energies and ideas. It has been a wonderful rest.

We decided that should we ever get a second cat we would call it Fledermaus Katze (bat cat).

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