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Photos: The Visbek Bridegroom Megalithic Tombs

Yesterday was Pentecost Monday, which is a public holiday in Germany. And since the weather was sunny, but not overly warm, it was also the perfect day for an outing. While looking at the map, wondering where to go, my … Continue reading

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Photos: Wangerland in East Friesia

Easter Monday is a public holiday here in Germany. And since the weather was a bit cold, but otherwise nice, we decided to go on an outing to the East Friesian North Sea coast to visit the municipality of Wangerland. … Continue reading

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Photos: Heiligenrode and Spring Flowers

Due to several warm and sunny days in March, spring is currently in full bloom here in North Germany, so it’s time for some spring flower pictures. What is more, the long Easter weekend also caused massive traffic jams on … Continue reading

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Photos: Summery Views of Vechta

As longtime readers may remember, I taught at the University of Vechta for a while. And yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach in Vechta again, though not at the university this time, but at the St. Antoniushaus, a conference … Continue reading

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Photos: The Ems Barrier at Gandersum

Here is the second part of my photo post about my Ascension Day outing to East Frisia. Yesterday, we took a look at the town of Leer, today we visit the Ems Barrier at Gandersum a few kilometers downstream. Gandersum … Continue reading

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Photos: Flowers and Sunsets… and Pirates!

Enough politics for today, let’s have some pretty photos. The mild and sunny weather of the past week has given nature a boost with spring flowers in full bloom all over. So here are some of them. These are all … Continue reading

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Photos: Springtime Crocuses

After a mild start to the winter with overeager trees blooming in December, the first two and a half months of 2016 got off to a cold start. Hence, there aren’t a whole lot of signs of the coming spring … Continue reading

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Photos: More Magical Hoarfrost

The snow and frost that held most of Germany in its grip last week is gone by now, but before it left, it still gave us a beautiful morning with bright blue skies and hoarfrost covered branches. Hoarfrost usually doesn’t … Continue reading

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Photos: Magical Hoarfrost

Our current cold spell is still continuing with temperatures as low as minus nine degrees Celsius last night. My students, who hail from Syria, Iran and Eritrea, are not used to such weather at all and a lot of them … Continue reading

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Photos: Snowy Winter Woods 2016

Last weekend, we had snow again, quickly followed by an extended period of frost. And since I had the time and inclination, I took the opportunity to go for a stroll through the snowy winter woods. The woods in question … Continue reading

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