Northern German Cuisine: Grünkohl


At the top, you see a photo of a very classical and traditional Northern German dish. It’s kale with fried potatoes, smoked pork chop, and smoked sausage. I’d argue if you ever been to Northern Germany during the cold days but didn’t eat “Grünkohl” (kale) as we call it, you absolutely didn’t experience Northern Germany. But as said, it’s a dish you’re more likely to find during the autumn and winter months here, that’s what we call “Grünkohlsaison” (kale season). That’s because back in the days if you wanted fresh kale, you got it from autumn to March. Temperatures down … Continue reading Northern German Cuisine: Grünkohl

Lübeck in Black and White


Here is an older photo. I shot this photo of Lübeck in 2013 with my Sony Xperia P phone. Honestly, the colored photo looked dull and I decided to try different black and white settings. I like this a lot in black and white. As I mentioned quite often in the past, I also like to upload my older photos that I shot with phones or point-and-shoot cameras because they’re not exactly bad. I want to have a place for them too and don’t like it if I don’t make use of them. So, that’s why I share older photos … Continue reading Lübeck in Black and White

Brenner Moor


I shot the picture above in Bad Oldesloe, a town between Lübeck and Hamburg. I took the photo in an area called “Brenner Moor”. By the way, “Moor” means “swamp” in English. The area is a nature reserve and as the name implies, it’s a swampy area, a salt marsh to be more exact. In this case that means salt that comes from 500 meters below is reaching the surface. In some spots there is a salinity equally high as the salinity in the North Sea. This means the area attracted plants that would otherwise only grow in coastal areas. … Continue reading Brenner Moor

Baltic Sea Pier


Here is another smartphone snapshot from the past. I like it because of the leading line, the pier. The original had really dull or boring colours. I decided to try different black and white settings and found one that I really liked. I’d say it’s a minimalist photo, but I like that too. The photo was taken at the Baltic Sea in Travemünde. I totally love that place, not just because it’s so close to me, but I am a Fischkopp to the core (a fishhead, a person from Northern Germany, someone who couldn’t live at a place far away … Continue reading Baltic Sea Pier

Beautiful Field


I took the shot above because I somehow liked the scene. I liked the slope of the field and the tree behind it. And how the electricity grid has its path behind the tree. Since the clouds are so low, it almost looks like I am on a hill, but in reality it’s just Northern German flatland. It seems there is also a deer stand. I do assume that a hunter is shooting deer in the morning at this place. I hope you like the photo too! Continue reading Beautiful Field