Saturday, October 15, 2016

After the rain

The moment the rain stops and the sun appears again. Magical glittering light makes for perfect reflections.

Wishing you all a sunny weekend.

 This post is linked with Weekend in Black and White.
For more photos on Weekend Reflections

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


"But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door."

"I `m  Gonna be ( 500Miles)
The Proclaimers

Maybe these shoes were left on purpose on the rubbish bin?
I`ve learned that this is being done in NYC for the homeless.
Thank you Robin .

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Summer Summary

Spring and summer are my favourite seasons when the days are long, the air is filled with laughter and sunshine. Time to travel and discover new places or to return to the ones which are filled with happy memories.


Berlin and the Chinese Teahouse in Potsdam

Lamu/ Kenya

Hiking at the Lake Geneva and in France

Enjoying quiet time in the garden

And Paris.

"Travel makes one modest.You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."
Gustave Flaubert

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

World on Tuesday

Walking along the Lake Geneva on a sunny Sunday.
26 km of hiking (about 16 miles) with stunning views over the Alps,
vineyards and discovering quiet little villages. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

World on Tuesday

A Love Story

Once upon a time, a traveling photographer got stranded on a little island in Kenya called Lamu.
Daniela, the photographer, was approached by a fisherman who asked her if she might have a job for him. Her answer was no, but she asked him where she could buy some old show sails. 
Ali, the fisherman, came back a couple of days later with a piece of old sail which was weathered by the wind and the sea...
The proceeded to paint the material with red and black colour, thus leading to their first collection.

"Our first collection was about the feeling of a broken heart and the struggle of being a fisherman, to save this beautiful ocean and to survive at the same time.."
( Daniela Bateleur)

Daniela and Ali sell their bags worldwide, and all profits go to the fishermen who produce them and to the local community of Lamu.

For more information about the bags, visit

Our World Tuesday
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lamu Island

 A couple of days on Lamu Island in Kenya

A wonderful little island with magnificent architecture dating back to the fourteenth century when the first mosque and a harbour were founded by Arab traders.

Lamu Old Town is one of the oldest Swahili settlements in East Africa. Wonderfully carved doors are one of the many features which can still be found.

There are no roads on the island, only small alleyways. Donkeys are being used for transport and for carrying goods.

They are not always being treated well.

Stone benches provide shade and rest on a hot day .