Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Southwold

amazing what you can do with a bit of an enhancement to photos ;)



 The Adnams brewery dominates the town (in a good way), apparently they own all the pubs



 love the lighthouse standing in the middle of the town
 old huts on the quay by the harbour side
 walking towards Dunwich
 ruined windmill
ruins of the priory, one of very few buildings left of old Dunwich, once one of the biggest ports in the world (most of it eroded into the sea), now a small, slightly eerie and fairly remote place that is almost forgotten
 walking back from Dunwich along the shoreline



 Southwold pier, George Orwell is everywhere! well, he stayed in the town for a while...







 Gun Hill
 old lighthouse overlooking Lowestoft



Saturday, August 30, 2014

some pics from my trip to Lueneburger Heide and Bremen


Lueneburg Heath, an old man made landscape, and now carefully maintained national park, if the special breed of sheep they have there (Heidschnucken) wouldn't graze there, it would soon revert to being a forest, in August the heathlands are in a trippy lilac bloom everywhere, though the many junipers can be admired all year round, I guess. The highest mountain in Germany, at about 120 meters (!), is there too. Bremen on the way back, I'd not been before but I loved it, sort of place I could actually live in, a lovely old town, and then across the river a big alternative "Szeneviertel", quite relaxed, and not too big, but not too small either. I guess I should spend more time in Northern Germany, would also love to explore the seaside and the islands just north of Bremen too!




































































 The Old House in Wilsede









 Totengrund

















 the old church in Undeloh















 a lot of beee keeping is going on on the heath







 Sudermuehlen
































 Wilseder Berg








 Pietzmoor































































 Bremen



the Roland figure




 Bremer Stadtmusikanten