Obstruction

Sometimes the world is dramatically right outside our doors, but we’ll survive.

Nobody trips over mountains.
It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.
Pass all the pebbles in your path,
and you will find you have crossed the mountain
*Author Unknown*

Inspired by this week theme “Dramatic” in the “Friendly Friday”.
Manja MM” and “Snow melts somewhere

Modern old-fashionedness

Kaysersberg and Kintzheim, two nearby alsatian gems.
Settlements with plenty of idyllic charming atmosphere.
Snapshots from experiences throughout the fall as time gave way.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Lots of old-fashionedness in the modern way.

Fun to live close to a view that people travel far to see.
See it several times a day when I’m home.

Early morning, later in the day
– filled with residents and tourists.
Both scenarios are charming.

One of the most popular photo subjects in the entire Alsace.?

Not bad to have your own observation tower in the backyard.
Keep an eye on the neighbors and wine clusters in the field.?

Stork relaxing, the kids have left home at last.?

Eight hundred year old icon

Nearly the northernmost part of the danish part of the Wadden Sea,
“one and a half stone throw” from the coast lies the ancient city of Ribe.
Of many called Denmark’s most beautiful market town (see below).
Atmosphere gathered from centuries fills this historic city.

Midway between the Wadden Sea and the city could this statue be seen.
Imagining Queen Dagmar performed by sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen.
Her history is forever linked (along with the cathedral) to the history of the city.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Walk through the city streets, once housing the rich and poor.
Now architectural history, which is not poor at all.

In Denmark, the word market town (danish: købstad) has existed since the Iron Age.
It isn’t known which was the first danish market town, Ribe were among the first.
The last town to gain market rights (danish: købstadsprivilegier) was in 1958.
At the municipal reform of 1970, market towns were merged with neighboring parishes,
then the market towns lost their special status and privileges
– the word isn’t used much anymore, only historic.

 

Circles

As the world is, so life a circle too.?

Sometimes it feels as if life goes in circles,
sometimes the feeling is quite right.

It’s said: “Sometimes in life we need to walk away
from our own whereabouts in search for few unsolved answers”
– could be, but sometimes we need to walk back
to our own whereabouts for solving the seached answers.

Inspired by this week theme “Whereabouts” in the “Friendly Friday”.
Snow melts somewhere” and “Something to ponder about

Life beyond forestry

Modern (french too) forestry is much more than cutting down trees.
With a modern expression, the infrastructure is trimmed.
Because forestry is beyond nature also about economics.
But there are very often spaces left to enjoy life among wonderful trees too.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Mountain bike ride about a week ago.

Back to the future

Moving isn’t only about moving our legs.
Easily it could touch deeper.

Inspired by this week theme “Moving” from “Something to ponder about.

You could be in the midst of a chaotic, maybe unfair world
a didn’t-know-how-it-was-going-to-end story
– and the only thing you could do is keep moving and keep being moved.
Only fools never be moved“.
*Thoughts inspired a bit from Lynn Good an american businesswomen*