For me and my wife, travelling and being on holiday is not the same. 'Baking'
on a beach is nothing for us. Travelling to the Costa Blanca, Benidorm,
means renting a car and exploring the inland, enjoying the landscape and
photographing the wild flora. No beach can offer this beauty!!
Yet it is not so easy
to make a tight scedule and division of the subjects. Is photographing
of wild flowers a part of travelling. For me it is! The vulcans on La
Palma, is it a matter of nature or travelling? Moreover, last years we
travel a lot to Spain, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, Andalusia and this
year to La Palma, on of the Canary Islands.
Quite often I am
in the USA, most for Conventions of the American Rhododendron Society or
travelling through the mountains looking for the native Azaleas there.
And before the 'digital revelution' in Canada, the Rocky Mountins or
Nova Scotia, making slides. That's why I have thousands of slides,
sorted and ready to be scanned. This will be 'work' for next winter
Churches will be
a special subject with a separate page and albums. Wildflowers of
the Costa Blanca and La Palma you will find on the page 'plants' with
connected albums and La Palma also at the topic 'nature'.
For this year
have planned a trip to Czech and Prague again. And to the Greek island
Lefkada (Lefkas). Deo Volente.
New. October 2007
5 albums of our trip to Germany, regions Mainfranken and Rhön.
2008 we have been
in the Algarve in Portugal. 3 Weeks in january with fine weather!! And
not overrun by tourists. Beautiful inland and the Rio Guadiana.
Interesting cities like Faro, Tavira, Lagos etc. Large beaches and
beautiful rocks along the western shore!! We plan to go again, but then
in March, because of the wildflowers.
Summer 2008 in the Bernese Oberland\Jungfrau Region in Switzerland -
what a magnificant alpine landscape!!
See also: Alpine
flowers of the Bernese Oberland with 14 albums
Alpine landscapes Bernese Oberland in 3 albums
October 2008 - travel with me to the German Middle Ages, beautiful
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, south of Würzburg:
Oregon USA trip May 2009
July 2009 we made a trip
to the western Dolomites in Italy and visited the wonderful old city
Verona - a report in 2 albums. See also the page about churches for the basilica
San Zeno in Verona! Also an album about Trento in Italy.
NEW: September 2009 - Czech
Republic - northeastern Bohemia in 14 continuing albums.
Mountains Canada in 8 albums - scanned slides.
England trip 1996 - scanned slides.
Garden trip South-England 1999 in 3 albums - scanned slides
May 1996 in 6 albums - scanned slides
New: March 2010 southern
Spain wit 8 albums churches\cathedrals
And also the very interesting old Moorish
fortress Alcazaba in Almeria City. Plus the amusing and interesting Wildwest
shows of Mini Hollywood in Tabernas
May-June 2010. A wonderful Canary Island. Landscapes,
wildflowers, roundtrip and churches. 23 albums!!
2010 South Tyrol Dolomites with 15
albums churches and 13 albums
trip to southern Spain: Costa
de la Luz and Costa del Sol in 4 albums
NEW: June 2011:
Spitsbergen-Svalbard with 10
New page: Churches
and monasteries of Spain
October 2011 we made a one-week triop through
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northeast Germany. See my travel
report! See also the page 'Churches in Germany' for many churches there!
February 2012 - a trip through Lanzarote, the volcanic Canary
May 2012 - a garden trip through Scotland with 6 albums.
Spring 2012 - the fine Rhododendron Park of Lütetsburg in
Early Summer 2012 - just one week around the old romantic city of
Heidelberg; see also churches
and monasteries of Germany.
September-october 2012 - Fall trip through the Spanish
Pyrenees of Catalonia and Aragon. Result: 20 albums of churches,
also very old romanesque churches, and 12 albums of wild nature and old
cities, like Albarracín, Daroca and Teruel. See links on the left side.
See also: churches and
monasteries of Spain.
May-June 2013 -
trip to the southwest of the USA to visit the 'National Parks'
like Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion NP, Arches NP,
Canyonlands NP and some beautiful State parks, like the very
interesting 'Valley of Fire' in Nevada. 33 (!!) new Albums of
natural excitement! See also the pages Landscapes
and plants for wildflowers!!
September-october 2013 roundtrip Croatia-Dalmatia
in 6 albums. See also churches
September 2014 roundtrip through Czech Moravia. Nowhere we can find so many old cities,
castles and churches. Always very interesting. Ever heard heard of
Znojmo? Or Mikulov or castle Pernstejn? Go through the albums and find
out about them!! Also churches, see:
churches and monasteries
All together 31 new albums.
April-May 2015 - a region in Germany called 'Frankenland' with cities like Würzburg,
Bamberg Unesco-city; Bayreuth with Richard Wagner's music. Also the
impressive fortresses of Coburg and Kronach. The latter with a
magnificent art galery with medieval art. Look and see the beauty of
Lucas Cranach, Tilman Riemenschneider etc.
Now with the programm Jalbum with acces to Google Maps. To see where all
of this beauty can be found!!
Early June 2015: bustrip to Southern France, region of
the Dordogne and Lot.
June-July 2015 a short trip to a region in Germany called 'Lüneburger
Heide' south of Hamburg. With the interesting cities Celle and
And October 2015 a
trip through the Southern Black Forest. Around the border to
Switzerland. In 6 albums; plus 15 albums with churches in this region.
With Google Earth-connection, to see where all of these beautiful things
are. Result of 'modern technology'.
April-May 2016 trip through Roumania, the cities of Brasov and Sibiu.
February 2017 again to
Portugal, Algarve and Alentejo with interesting medieval cities like
Evora, Castelo de Vide, Moura, Monsaraz and Serpa.
June-Luly 2017 a week trip to the regions in Germany 'Sauerland' and 'Hessisches Bergland'. Cities with
the famous panel-work houses. In 4 albums
September 2017 A trip
through Northwest Spain in Navarra, Rioja, Cantabria, Castillia-Leon and
Asturia. With interesting coast and cilties.
November-December 2017 -
A journey on the Canary Island Fuerteventura. Rough country, dry and
hardly any agricultural culture. But yet interesting.
June 2018: a trip
through northern France, Normandy and la Picardie with the famous
cathedrals of Beauvais, Amiens and Rouen, see the jjpage of the churches.
And Brittany, the northeastern part of it. With also interesting
cathedrals and churches, most of granit. But also the coastal line,
which is so interesting. With steep cliffs and rocks. In June is it
quite calm here, not too many tourists.
All together 19 albums to enjoy.
September-October 2018 I made a safari
trip through Namibia. Deserts, coastlines, mountains and natural
wildlilfe. With a safarli truck to see so much. A wonderful trip, also a
flight over the Namib desert and of course a visit of 3 days to the
Etosha National Park with the wild animals. Gamedrives to enjoy.
Together again 20 albums to enjoy. Also 3 albums with wildflowers.
September 2019 we were
in France again, now the duchy of Burgund. With so many interesting old
cities, and lovely landscape with wineries etc.
And churches, monasteries, abbeys and museums of art, amongst wich the
famous "Musée des beaux-arts" in the capital Dijon. Just enjoy my photos
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