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.



Florence 





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 http://www.alilamu.com


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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 .







Friday, July 22, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Our World Tuesday



A stroll through Brooklyn.


Crossing " THE BRIDGE"


Enjoying the view.




Free entertainment.


Lovely neighbourhood.




Agreed!

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