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October 30th, 2014

Eibsee – Bayrische Alpen

by Li+Belle

In the late afternoon when we arrived the Alps, we visited first the near Eibsee.
The beer gardens and cafes on the lake were already closed and only a few visitors walked along the shore.
Thus we have the way and the silence for us.
It was a beautiful autumn evening, the trees shone in all colors, as the sun disappeared behind the mountains.
The lake lay still, motionless. No wind ruffled the water.
And Frieda enjoyed also the walk because she was allowed to run off leash.

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Only this machine at the end of the parking lot recalled that the lake usually visited by many tourists.

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October 21st, 2014

CornerView – stranger

by Li+Belle

Last weekend we decided to make a short trip to enjoy the wonderful autumn.
And what lends itself more than the Alps in Bavaria?

I was not born in Bavaria, but I moved here in my youth.
Bavaria is my home.

However, despite the many years it feels like I’m a stranger in Bavaria.
It begins with the language.
Bavarian is a dialect that you – if actual Bavarian is spoken – do not understand readily.
At the first time at the new school was very strange for me.
I understood nothing.
Now after many years I understand the language clearly.
I even think I speak a little bit of Bavarian, or at least a German.

The Bavarians consider themselves to be German, but actually they would like a country in itself.
Encapsulated from Germany, a separate republic.
Or even monarchy, as it want the Bavarian royalists.
The actual Bavarian restrict the Bavarian country also.
The Franconia, which belongs partly to Bavaria, is already the land of Prussia.
For everything above a certain imaginary boundary is not Bavarian but prussian.
Although it still belongs to Bavaria.
Strange, do not you think?

Bavaria is strongly connected with the church.
There are many customs and traditions, I do not know and also do not celebrated.
But I’m very interested.
Even the Bavarian food is partly another, than I was accustomed to as a child.
Roast pork and dumplings, a sour potato salad, apple strudel.

Bavaria is a rich country.
It’s a country in which the children receive a good education.
For example, the Bavarian High School is one of the most difficult schools of Germany
= education is not uniform in Germany.
Bavaria’s conservative, christian and yet so colorful.
Bavarians are often grumpy and have a quirky sense of humor.
And I love it.
Bavaria is a very beautiful country with a different nature.
The highlights include Munich, the subalpine lakes and the Alps.
And a few castles.

The best known is Castle Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau.
It is about two hours away from us.
And we also visited it on our short trip.

We thought we walk to the castle, buy tickets and make an English guide
(it is only possible to get into the castle with a guide, and we want to practice English).
We did not expect the masses of tourists that flock on a beautiful autumn to Neuschwanstein.
Four hours would have lasted until the next guide.
We have decided to come back on a cold winter day.

Bavaria is well worth a visit – I can put any to the heart.
But until then … I will show you more of the country in which I live.
Let’s make together a year travel through Bavaria … do you like to do?
And then you will no longer be a stranger.

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Castle Neuschwanstein from afar.
And on the first image right beside the mountain called Säuling. (2047 m)
Exactly 20 years ago (madness is not it?), I have climbed this mountain with a group of friends.
We all got to know in our training as a nurse  and are always friends.
Up there I experienced chamois in the wild and celebrated the summit above the clouds.

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Top image photographed my daughter.
She stood on the bridge Marie, of which one has a wonderful view of Neuschwanstein Castle.
The bridge was named after Queen Marie and performs on the Pöllatschlucht.
And it is very, very high.

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In addition to the Castle Neuschwanstein is only a few kilometers away Castle Hohenschwangau.
The castle was the first one and Bavarian king Ludwig II has there spent his nursery.
Castle Neuschwanstein was built later by Ludwig II.
He wanted to idealize his idea of ​​a knight’s castle from the Middle Ages.

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Autumn in Bavaria

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This is a typical house with murals from the Bavarian Alps.
Because where I live there is rarely painted houses,
because it depends in what area you are.

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Here you can see a typical Bavarian food:
Bratwürstl + Kartoffeln + Sauerkraut (fried sausages with potatoes and sauerkraut)

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 – stranger –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

October 14th, 2014

CornerView – rough

by Li+Belle

 rough
… sometimes Brittany looks rough,
full of corners and edges,
stormy weather,
quaint people.
I like that.
A lot.

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rough –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

October 8th, 2014

CornerView – darkness

by Li+Belle

… when the sun disappears behind the mountains
and darkness spreads in the valleys …

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darkness –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

October 1st, 2014

CornerView – in my wardrobe

by Li+Belle

My wardrobe is a big closet.

When I received the closet, he had natural wood color.
The Green appealed to me at first attempt, and I decided to paint it in this color.
Plus, there’s a dresser that I painted in the same color. It is also in my bedroom.

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 – closet –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

September 24th, 2014

CornerView – make-up

by Li+Belle

 

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The natural make-up is autumnal.
I love this time of year.
Hot tea, dark evenings, lying on the couch and read exciting books,
walking in the stormy rain and let your head blow freely.
Thick sweaters and hot soups. Rustling leaves and colorful.
Pumpkin, as soup, baked in the oven or with pasta and Parmesan.
Apple cake, plum cake.
Low hanging black clouds in the sky

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 – make-up –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

September 16th, 2014

CornerView – contrast

by Li+Belle

* Brittany *
landscape full of contrasts

pleasant hills,
steep cliffs,
beaches like the Caribbean,
morning fog,
storm clouds and blue sky in the exchange of only five minutes,
picturesque towns,
crooked houses,
and always blue.
Much, much blue.
Blue sea,
blue houses,
blue fences,
blue shutters.
Blue flowers,
blue sea.
Blue in all variants.

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 – contrast –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

September 9th, 2014

CornerView – rock

by Li+Belle

People on the rocks.
… a lot of peolpe on the rocks.
But there is a wonderful view.

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rock –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

September 3rd, 2014

CornerView – beginning

by Li+Belle

To beginning the new year of our CornerView
I think back to where I was last year on the same day 03.09.
sometime in the evening hours:
on the beautiful beach of St Pabu/Brittany.

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How was your holidays?
Are you all healthy and recovers at home?
Where you have brought your travel this summer?

beginning –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

August 26th, 2014

creative blog hop around the world

by Li+Belle

 

During the creative blog hop Francesca were a few questions about my creativity to me.
This is very interesting to read how others maintain their creativity, or how creative I am.
I do not see myself as very creative. I photograph.
I can see with my eyes and somehow it is then in the picture.
Although I have books at home, how to shoot properly. But I have hardly read.
It’s hard to say why I am creative as I am. The image I see before me must be right. It has to feel right.
Yes, there is often a feeling, it must make full and satisfied.
It is not necessarily creative. I make the image more suitable for me.
I think I can describe it.
Maybe it runs under creative, improve rather then under for me, to get the best out.

But here the questions and my answers:

What are you working on at the moment?

I have not yet seen all the pictures from last summer in France. I am doing.
And from our days in the Alps in the Pentecost.
It is especially nice that I am currently may employ my good friend Josef with the pictures of the twins.
I have photographed their baptism, and after that the twins with mom and dad.
That makes a lot of fun.

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How does you work differ from others of your genre?

Not much different, I would say. I see something I like. I shoot and edit.

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Why do you create what you do?

 I have photographed before. When there were no digital cameras.
When traveling and in everyday life.
On the hunt for fascinating nature. Sometimes people, but not so often.
Only in recent years, I am working on portraits.
And that is next to nature photography, a part that I really like.

 

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How does your creativity process work?

I use VSCO. Ever. And I sharpen a little. Yes. but always VSCO.
Even if I take pictures with the phone. Always VSCO.
Why?
I am simply away amazed at how much you can get with the program from a less good,
or fairly good image.
It faszininiert me how this editing program works.

First pic without edit.
Second pic edit with VSCO.

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Do you want to follow?
Connects to you.
Tell about your creativity.

Elsa, you design wonderful graphics,
Tanja, you draw such beautiful pictures.
Josef, how are you going creatively when photographing?

Please come and tell us.