Get a closer look

Red flowers in the Botanical Garden in bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany

Bad Schandau Germany, August 2011

One has to literally take a very close look to be able to see the beauty and the delicacy of these little fellows. Or use a macro lens.

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The Alley

Kiosk near the castle in Rothschönberg in Saxony, Germany

Rothschönberg, Germany, March 2015

It’s easy to imagine the alley to the little kiosk, guarded by the tall trees casting the shadow of their rich green crowns. On the other side – the view over the valley with the little village, houses and gardens. Who were those walking on this alley, in the times of glory at the castle Rothschönberg?

Gold in Garden

Flowers in the garden at Kloster Buch in Saxony, Germany

Kloster Buch, Germany, August 2014

In the Middle Ages, monasteries had their own gardens, and I think there were not few the times when in periods of scarcity, the monks or the nuns had their meals assured. Even if today many of those monasteries are ruins and open for visitors, like the monastery in Buch, in Saxony, the administrators of the place still keep and cultivate such gardens, where they grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit-trees.