MAD BUNNY GETS LOST IN TOWN

There once was a curious rabbit living within a quite huge park grounds of a far away big city. There life turned out to be easy with lots of trees and bushes, diverse flowers and tutored lawns. Only the crazy two-legs were disturbing the rabbit a little bit while they occupied his admired park all day long. Early in the morning each day bunny was always surprised when observing the tall two-legs running through the park without real aim, while others of this species were just slowly walking in a very artificial and weird style – probably delegates of the ‘Ministry for Silly Walking’. But in the night all was just fine and quiet, because then bunny could use any desired place in the green.

One night shortly before full moon the rabbit strolled around the park and finally reached an old oak-tree. A real great hunger had led him to this place where odd plants had emerged from the ground never seen before. These strange looking fungi looked like small red umbrellas with white points on the upper side, and the pale light of the moon let the toadstools even gleam more seductively. And bunny was so hungry that he straightway swallowed up two of them. A strange feeling broadened in the belly of the rabbit who did not really care about that.

Half an hour later it all began, the moon resembled suddenly reddish, the sky immersed in a bright orange while all trees and bushes were covered with sparkling blue layers of light. Wow, what an amazing show tonight, thought the rabbit. But the visions changed quickly, there was a metro tunnel to be crossed, and after the metro tunnel bunny discovered a busy municipal motorway where the wild animals of the forest were ferociously racing down the road towards the horizon. Astonishingly none of the two-legs was present here because this would have been an ideal place for running and silly walking – strange two-legs hard to understand for a small rabbit.

It was like in a cinema, and the very next moment bunny was captured by a tremendous canyon. Now walking and climbing over heavy rocks seemingly for many hours, the rabbit dreamed of his nice park where all had been so nice and tidy. Subsequently he reached a painted wall at the end of the gorge where bunny did quickly fall asleep. Multiple mad dreamings pursued him all over the night, so bunny was really happy when the first rays of the sun waked him up next morning. Still dazzled by the adventures of the night he found himself again in his beloved park where nothing had changed so far. So he decided instantly not to taste these toadstools again in his further life.

 

 

ACROSS THE EDGES OF OUR SENSES

What we see, comprises just a product of our mind and brain. So may be all this is just a simple optical illusion as human beings can not decode and observe for instance the ultraviolet or infrared light like some animals; in such case the world would suddenly look completely different. Bees can not recognize red colors of blossoming flowers, as their reality and color cosmos is being situated more in the ultraviolet range of light. Flies can realize 200 pictures per second (human brains only around 20), so just in case of a flie watching TV it will not see the film, but in slow motion all the single pictures of the film like in a dia-show. So what is really real?

 

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WELCOME TO MY URBAN JUNGLE

Every big city offers diverse hidden corners quite often disregarded and ignored. So here are some pictures from my home-town Berlin showing the steadiness and flexibility of nature in a great municipal area full of people, technology and traffic. This is even surprising me regularly and unexpectedly.

Though, wildness must be nothing strange in a metropole.

Still life with an occupied old wheelbarrow.

Plants as a very welcomed neighbourhood.

A weird view on the huge waste-power-plant Ruhleben

The stony ruins of the past provide a solid foundation of tomorrow’s jungle.

 

THE EVER-HUNGRY DATABANDITS

 When anyone scans you at the next corner
just seal your fine postbox and smart mobile
if you prefer to follow omnipresent pretenders
of all those aspiring vague securities.
But there will be no awkward dungeon
 that you can force upon the eternal free mind.

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WATER AMBITIONS OF TUNISIA

In the desert each drop of sweet water
is just more worth than a sack of gold.

 

Water is our cool elixir being unfortunately not everywhere in the world, and we are also mainly consisting of water together with some other elements, thus we really deserve it for being. However, with the ongoing climate change the desert and semi-arid areas will expand even more globally while water shortages even occurr today in countries like Spain or Italy during the summer.

So the question of water will become an elemental challenge and possible crisis trigger of the 21st century. The following photos of Tunisia shall allow not only a short glimpse on this nice North-African country, but may also give an idea what can be the result of fundamental climate changes while this area used to be very fertile only 2,000 years ago when serving also as the breadbasket of the Roman Empire.

Water reservoir Barrage-Sidi-el-Barrak in the still green North near Nefza

This water reservoir is a complete non-touristic place but during this moment of a late afternoon the sentiment and interaction of light, clouds and water revealed something else.

Small paradise with tiny water fountain near Douz, Sahara

Oasis areas in the endless width of the great Sahara desert are often to be found in geological break zones and depressions such as here.

Death zone of the huge salt lake Chott-el-Jerid after sunset, Sahara

The tremendous salt lake Chott-el-Jerid can be traversed today safely on a solid dam with street which is also connecting the oasis areas Nefzaoua and Tozeur. In former times such travel turned out to be a real dangerous adventure.

All photos were made on a self-organized roundtrip through Tunisia in 2006 with a rather simple, but already digital camera.

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