Month: Mar 2022
Brittany 2013 (2)
We saw this menhir from a small road on our bike tour through Brittany. It was pure coincidence, but impressive. A little further away was a very crooked stone.
This is one of the many photos I’ve taken on walking, hiking, or bicycle trips over the years. Just a snapshot of the landscape because I liked it that much. When I look at it today, the colours of the sky are a bit weak, but you can’t have everything.
Spring 2012 was my (so far) last visit to the Calar Alto Observatory. This time, however, I first went to nearby Granada, where I gave a presentation on my project and was then able to have helpful discussions with my colleagues there. On the day of arrival, but also in the mornings and evenings on…
Norway 2014 (5)
The was the second day of our hike in Norway, and it just looked lovely. The rest the night before was good, especially after a refreshing (very short) bath in one of the small ponds next to the hut. The views were just wonderful.
Sweden 2012 (2)
With a friend I cycled from Göteborg to Stockholm, where we visited another friend. On the way home I cycled alone to Trelleborg, and camped wild. The nice thing about Sweden is, that it’s legal, hence no need to worry about being seen. And it’s nice to have water always close, a swim to wash…
When I lived in London my commute consisted of a cycle ride and a train trip (sometimes I would cycle all the way, but that was well over one hour cycling). And the cycle ride would often lead me through Richmond Park. The park is quite big, at least much bigger than I had expected…
La Palma 2014 (3)
In March I was scheduled to work a few days on the highest mountain of La Palma. While I left home at sea level at 20°C, I found an amazing landscape on the mountain. The water of the clouds the days before froze to everything, slowly forming large sideways icicles, showing the wind direction.
Ore mountains 2010
I hope winter for this year is over, as I’m looking very much forward to cycling in the warmth. This year I didn’t see just some snowflakes falling, and not even anything on the ground. Hopefully there will be more snow in the next winters (but there is not much hope: https://interactive-atlas.ipcc.ch/). The photo was…
This was my first trip to another continent. Having flown to Spain to observe three times before, I felt well prepared. And I had prepared myself well, the trip went smoothly and immigration to the USA went well, apart from slight pronunciation problems, it was relaxed. But I had forgotten something: the weekend. And so…
Norway 2014 (4)
During our hiking trip in Norway, we saw larger animals only twice. And both times it were only reindeer. When we rented the key for the huts, we were told to be aware of the bears, and it was really nice not to see them. The reindeer were quite shy, staying away of us. People…