Half real, half reflection at Lietzensee in Berlin.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

IMG_2198Any time I see a lavender plant (even if it’s just in a photo or painting), I am instantly transported back to wonderful summer holidays in Provence and other parts of the south of France. This picture was actually taken just outside Budapest/Hungary but still – walking past this most days for the past two weeks always had the same effect.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Two doors in Görlitz, symbolic of the town as a whole: parts beautifully restored, parts still in need of some serious TLC.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

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The TV tower. You can see it from almost anywhere in Berlin and it looks so different as the light changes and depending on what you capture it next to.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

11151070_10153285794071445_8817945666374350281_nBi-lingual signs at train stations (or anywhere else, for that matter) is not something you see very often in Germany. Yet this is what I spotted from the train en route to Görlitz. This is a part of the country where Sorbs live, and their language is officially recognised and protected as a minority language – one of only four!

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

IMG_1805Görlitz is a small town in the former East Germany, right on the Polish border. Much of it has been beautifully restored but in between, there are a large number of houses still broken from years of neglect.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken


Brandenburg Gate in Berlin enveloped by beautiful roses during the Festival of Lights in October 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

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