apple parsley on the road

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// HELLO from HELIGOLAND - iPhone edition

here i have to get up long before sunrise. this is not so romantic. yet after my eyes open, after some cups of coffee and peppermint tee, i get to see this spectacle through out my working desk, not too shabby for getting up at 5 a.m. i’d say! i recommend. then after lunch, when good weather, i usually go around the island edges, listen to music - very very important - walking on piers, or sit down on a sun-warmed stone at the beach to catch up with current readings. once i found these cute paper christmas trees in a gallery window and am looking forward to redo them. 

have a good monday and a start of a week ya all!

// HELLO from HELIGOLAND - iPhone edition

it’s been over two weeks now that i’ve been in this tiny Island in the north west of Germany and i’ve seen some nice corners. there’s a lot in here - beaches, cliffs, birds and following ornithologists, a skate park, a cinema, two churches: an evangelic and a catholic one, many nice fish restaurants, mini golf places, seawater swimming pools and saunas, seals with babies, little hidden wooden paths to get lost at least for 30 seconds between sallow thorn bushes, red firestone to find on the beach - only found on Heligoland, dunes, many benches for some quiet read in the sun, friendly sheep to pet and cheap port wine as there’re to taxes on anything in here. there’s some really spring-like sunny days, and also very rainy October like days already. 

most fantastic is to wake up and hear the sea waves hitting the shore while i’m still in bed, just before the sunrise. a few seagulls mix in with their hungry morning voices. it’s calm in here, and the air is the freshest cleanest ever, and water straight from the tab pure and tasty.

i got so used to just snap around with my phone when i’m in mood. easy and light to take with. so there’s a few photos coming up only done with my iPhone 4s using the VSCO filters LV1, LV2 and LV3. meanwhile i keep on dreaming about a Fuji x100t.. 

// self-portrait of some while ago, my first trip this year
Spain, January 2014

// self-portrait of some while ago, my first trip this year

Spain, January 2014

Hello Helgoland! part 4

it was getting later and darker and so did my photos. these were the impressions of my first night here. now go listen to some music accompanied by this little song sung by our good old man Erlend Øye. and imagine a little escape like this, filled with green vivid grass, some thick fog and endless horizon. ..oh and yes, there’s even some allotments here on the upper part, where it smells like roses and BBQ.. happy days ,-)

Hello Helgoland! part 3

some locals. i don’t want to say they’re crazy, but they just look at you with such suspicious yellow (!) eyes!..

Hello Helgoland! part 2

some more landscapes of the beautiful island. today it’s more chilly, yet no wind and a calm casual countryside monday feeling.

ps: be sure to check part 1 right on this blog. and there’s more coming up!

Hello Helgoland!

the only thing i could refer to Heligoland (the correct english spelling) was Dominik Eulbergs piece Die Trottellummen von Helgoland. before this i had never heard of this name. and so here we go - the microcosmos of Helgoland as just seen with my own eyes. 

to begin with, it’s an island in the north west coast of Germany. once in the past centuries it belonged to England, but it was swapped with the african Zanzibar still back in the days. it’s really small, tiny, just under two square kilometers , and it took me under two really slow and relaxed hours to go round once. yet there are many things to discover as in the times of WWII underground bunkers where built and there are even some guided tours for this attraction. but what i’m really looking forward is some seal watching as they are frequent guests to just lie around the beach.

Helgoland is car-free, it’s super quiet (i’m collecting civilisation-sound-free experiences of ultra calm places :-), the air is fantastically clean filled with seawater freshness and the green of the grass is amazingly vivid and alive.

i got a little job offer to work here for a while and so i absolutely took it as i’m pretty curious to experience a life on an island, such small island, more than 50km away from land, and concentrate on some current priorities of my life.

some more photos of the island rocks are just about to come in the next post.

a little candy from a nice photo shoot on the weekend. it’s already in editing, i just couldn’t resist to watch how a gif would look like! can’t post it here so jump into THIS link!
cheers and goody night *

a little candy from a nice photo shoot on the weekend. it’s already in editing, i just couldn’t resist to watch how a gif would look like! can’t post it here so jump into THIS link!

cheers and goody night *

apple parsley on the road turned 3 today!

apple parsley on the road turned 3 today!

/// roadtrip spain - a stop at couchsurfers in a coruña
there are some super hyper amazing people in galicia region!
i started drawing my leaf again! by night everyone was marked by a cd marker, of course ,-) oh yes, and we got into collective fineliner drawing rituals.
last photo - a portrait of the beautiful sara with her remedialized leaf.

/// roadtrip spain - an hour stop in viveiro
a pretty wet one hour stop. and once again bizzare. almost no people around. ahlem climbed on the monument and became a part of it, kind of a warrior goddess ,-) (first picture - find ahlem)
last photo made by ahlem, so that i would also be in the documentation process just for once. and then it started raining heavily.
we got hooked on collecting purple shells with a hole. gonna turn them into a mobilee one day. as by now our car is already pretty full of woods and shells, and stones and leaves.

ps: reminder - all photos made by my iphone using some filters of course

/// roadtrip spain - los doniños
the weather got rainy and cold. we reached los doniños, long lonesome beach, no people, just huge waves and smooth sand. i took a two and half hour walk to the lighthouse along the beach. around the rocks at the lighthouse i found some strange house leftovers, burned down or not finished, bizzare sofas lying around in between daisies. amazed by the nature once again once again once again.

/// roadtrip spain
the moon, the van, the warrior II, the shadow, the collection
at the place without a name.
i’m falling in love with van-life. when the road is home. with a special someone. we met a couple, he’s a german surfer, she’s from LA, they’re on the road few months here, few months there, apple picking in between. (see van home second picture)
what else do you need?..
i feel some old dreams arrising and getting a fresh breath of air

something to do for a while, to get out of city life and traps of artificial problems. feel free, feel connected with nature flow and meet people who are under the same spell.. the road is home.

/// roadtrip spain
the place without a name (or at least this is what i prefer thinking about it)
yoga, dance and run in the morning

/// roadtrip spain
the sunset of the place down the bridge without a name. 
* paul * laurence * rosel * ahlem *

/// roadtrip spain
the sunset of the place down the bridge without a name.
* paul * laurence * rosel * ahlem *