WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THE ROAD TAKEN
Where are our roots? For plant life the relevant answer is quite simple, however these roots are normally not visible – hidden deep in the dark ground. But there is one place in the very South-Eastern part of Poland near the nice village of Kazimierz Dolny where to find an intriguing natural moment – the Roots Gorge / Wąwóz Korzeniowy, a hollow-way created by erosion over the years where a lot of exposed roots can be admired over a large distance. Some trees seem to hover amazingly in the air contrary to natural laws, another road taken from this old tunnel to the boundless sky.
AT DUSK A POSTMODERN TEMPLE EMERGED FROM DARK SHADOWS
Though, the big horizontal construction is one of the many concrete skeletons and unfinished house-ruins to be found in Spain everywhere, victims of the global financial crisis of 2008. This waste product of an unfettered capitalism here plays a a good match with a sparkling sunset – both enabling this mysterious photo motif. Let’s hope that this kind of unleashed greed does not assault us again.
If you once have the chance to visit France it will be advisable to visit the famous Valley of the Loire with its diverse castles from past times for instance Villandry castle with a big Renaissance garden. In a modern sense Renaissance means to be born again every day like a butterfly escaping the cocoon for lifting off to the first flight in the sky.
Here at Villandry the constructor is imitating nature because the geometrical structures look more like gigantic snow crystals in their diverse shapes. You can dive into these structures like in an ocean of mathematical symbols which are altogether a great labyrinth.
So take care that you do not get lost in these mazes and simply just miss the way to the next exit because the epoch of Enlightenment has still a lot of work to be done and accomplished in the outer daily world where black and angry clouds have already gathered at the horizon.
I made this photograph long time ago with analog technique in the Sahara of Southern-Tunisia during an oasis trip from Tozeur to Tamerza – still one of my favourite travel remembrances showing a single bush in an area of burst soil most likely due to more heavy rainfalls some time ago. When ever I watch this photograph again, the quite bizarre scenery reminds me of the power and resilience in life and nature against all the odds.
Sometimes reality and magic build a fruitful symbiosis in daily life – unusual situations arising from random collisions of open minds. These more time-limited incidents can tell us true stories – tangible modern mysteries of past and present times.
Royalistic ghostrider on Charlottenburg castle facade
Communal snake (concept: Mathilde ter Hejne)
Such sudden surprises loose their real attraction when looking for a sense or necessity in each and everything. Just following the flow of happenings, more often leads to fascinating objects when we simply stumble over the diverse silhouetted fans of reality.
A welcome bench for contemporary meetings
Tree emoticon at a very busy through street
Just follow the bursting walls
These visualized dreams are hiding at unexpected places or may also be not visible by first view, visionary connections such as these here picked up at diverse locations in the city of Berlin.
The impenetrable layers of snow acting as white shadows make this forgotten place in the dark forest the perfect place for hide and seek.
At sunrise somewhere in cool woods
The air is surely these angels’ element of freedom,
as they are to become one flesh with the birds
amid the ebb and flow of fugitive infinity.
To be away from home and yet to feel
oneself everywhere at home,
to be at the centre of the world,
and yet to remain hidden from the world,
erratic aliens finally hooked on fatal trips.