MYSTERIOUS SMOKE KITCHEN

When I visited Penzlin Castle some time ago, the small tour allowed a view into the old smoke kitchen but when entering, the room entirely was just black and dark, only some details and corners were rarely illuminated by small spotlights.

The open fire-place itself was not really visible and all appeared quite spooky although this really used to be the place where meals were cooked for the former owner of the ancient castle and his guests. So here you get only a more imaginative idea of how primordial, rural, smoky and simple life used to be mostly during these medieval times.

This photo shows a view of the funnel vault from 1520 with a 12 m high chimney which was also utilized for smoking fish or meat. The light conditions were really poor but at least some tools did emerge from this more creepy darkness.

But where to find an espresso machine? Even coffee not available for breakfast just wine and beer those days, the socalled medieval diet.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Kitchen

 

ELUSIVE WINTER IDYLL

Now I understand the name of the place much better, because it seems that an invisible hammer of decay and time-passed-by has just hit some of the buildings there severely overnight.

Location: Hammer-Unterwiesenthal, Ore Mountains, Germany
with real winter weather in early January 2016

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Some snow already in the Ore Mountains this year by end of October. So the winter tourists will soon return, mostly for country ski, otherwise much more houses would look alike in this quite remote area near the Czech border.

 

RUSTY TOWER INTO THE SKY

LIKE AN ARTEFACT OF THE ANALOG INDUSTRIAL ERA THIS OXYDIZING SKYSCRAPER IS CLIMBING NOSTALGICALLY TOWARDS THE BLUEISH SKY. WHAT WILL BE LEFT WHEN ARCHEOLOGISTS  DIG UP THESE GROUNDS IN 1000 YEARS? IN ANY CASE THE LIMITLESS SKY.

 

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SPEAKING DISTRIBUTION BOXES

Every picture can tell a story unrecorded by our nearest ancestors, but we never know in advance where this busy metropolitan tale will finally lead us. The mysterious symbols of this traffic are chasing us criss-cross the city, and when reaching the beginning of the narrative race again, all has changed like a never-ending dreamy game. However, the message should be so imminent and clear  ….

…. but then from time to time a freezing wind of anxiety and refusal may bounce into our blindsided faces, like an invisible wall it waited around the corner. The diverse colours of the world disappear immediately and a howling tempest divides everything into a simple black and white one-way road. A somehow dateless fear of the unknown and strange wants to take control of our mind but we have to resist and move quickly forward into the sunny outland in order to escape this pack ice of life. 

 

 

 

LIGHT AND SHADOW

The iden of October are a real spotlight in the maize of annual seasons when colorful leaves on trees paint a temporary collage of mindful sensations.  Shadows grow instantly like dangerous signs in the circle of the year pointing on the rapid approaching dull and unscalable Autumn fogs knocking at the door of our lives. But a light-house at the far away horizon will lead safely to glorious Midwinter when a new cycle will be opened during the wild roaring seven nights – a final liberating catharsis escorting us again out of this misleading cosmic darkness to the surreal fortress of brilliant sparkling stars.

 

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.