12.10.10

Usedom

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and well-wishes last Friday.  Taking a break away, even if it was only for 24 hours was wonderful.  It made the weekend feel just that little bit longer and even though it was cold, the weather was sunny and perfect for walking along the beach and taking my fill of the sea air.  Autumn colours were definitely in full-swing up in the north - lots of photos to share, but for now just a few.
Walking in Forest
39/365: Forest Light
It's the light beautiful?  This little glen was hidden just to the right of the path up a small embankment.  It was just like this, with the light streaming through the trees and a misty, magical kind of atmosphere to the place. I could have spent hours here, but we had more important things to do, like drink coffee and admire old DDR relics like this funny old train and wish we'd bought a kite to fly in the wind.
espresso
As a complete aside to all of this, I was again impressed by the efficiently of Germany's rail service.  We needed four connections to get from Zinnowitz to our house on Saturday night.  All the connections were on time, trains often "met" at the train station making it easy to move between one service and another.  All you had to do was disembark from one train, walk across the platform and get on your waiting train on the opposite side.  The longest we waited was 5 minutes for our tram to take us the last 1km from the train station to our apartment. It was by far the least stressful way to get to Usedom on a Friday night and meant we had an enforced 3 hours of sleeping and relaxing time on the train. I really do love German efficiency sometimes.



23 comments:

Kristina said...

Sounds like a great weekend... The second picture with the sun and the fog is really beautiful, I love the forest so much, especially during fall...
Viele Gruesse and have a good week,
Kristina

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JANE said...

Ah, Clare. I miss German efficiency. The Australian lackadaisical style is not as endearing...I am your newest follower. When you have a moment, feel free to drop by my blog at http://lifeonplanetbaby.blogspot.com and say hi. I lived in Muenster for a year in 1989 so am eager to find some German blogging buddies! J x

Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds lovely..I am totally loving those photos:)Kisses,sweetie

justine said...

this looks such a lovely place, I love how you have captured scenes that tell a story, the light in the second shot is so beautiful.

Samara Link said...

Gorgeous photos. It looks like a peaceful and wonderful time. I'm quite jealous of your access to public transport. I miss my days of Ireland buses and trains. There's just nothing comparable here in Arizona.

Betty Jo said...

Your photos are awesome! I especially love the photo of the glen with the slants of light.

Krystal said...

it is like the swiss train system, so smooth :)

britni @ Antika Moda said...

These photos are so beautiful! I especially love the second one, it's very dream-like.

lisa said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful weekend, and the photos of it are lovely.

Faith said...

SO pretty!! Thanks for linking up! If you could add a link-back I'd appreciate it :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

breathtaking images :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Glad you had a nice break...and so glad you came back with such beautiful photos!

urban muser said...

i wish we had that kind of train efficiency in new york. love the light in that photo.

Ewa said...

love your photos, that first shot looks like it's a great place for an afternoon walk

Jamie said...

That second photo literally took my breath away! Unbelievable.

ELK said...

each one shows a very special time of beauty ...i am so happy to "travel" through this series...

Satakieli said...

Beautiful beautiful photographs! I adore the second one especially!

I quite like German efficiency when it suits me, lol. Not so much when they insist something has to be done a certain way (that I don't think is right), but when it comes to things like public transport it's lovely to have everything work so smoothly.

Hope you have a great week!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Oh how lovely... you could get lost in those trees.

Katie said...

You should tell us about some times when you don't like German efficiency...?

Brandi said...

That second photo is absolutely stunning. Usedom seems like a really lovely place.

JMay said...

Wow, these images are like in a movie or a dream :-) SO LOVELY!

andrea said...

The second photo is so beautiful! I'm gonna tumblr it (with a link to you, obviously). I miss German public transport so much! the u-bahn often waited for the other train to show up so travellers had an easy change. I loved it!