Leuchtturm.


My first real shot with my Nikon D3100 camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom objectiv DX lense.

Text ~ Leuchtturm.
Zerfallen und alt
Doch standhaft zugleich
Überstehst Jahr um Jahr
Und trotz der Gefahr
Und nun du kleiner alter
Leuchtturm,
erinnerst du mich an die
Vergänglichkeit des Seins.

nostalgic FiSH feeling


I’ve been working since September
on this project
time has gone strangely
fast but yet slow
The idea of this festival
was blurry and unknown
in the beginning
but in the end
everything got clear to me
I have met exciting talented,
new people who have changed me in different ways.
How was it like? I can’t really
answer that question in a meaningful way
it was the most excentric, awesome and special experience
I’ve ever had
and now it’s become an
exquisite memory in my head
with a million facets, moods and moments
This memory is far too big
at the moment for me
to be able to tell it – I guess
I need time to understand, myself
It’s been some intense months
before the festival and now,
on the other side, I feel
strangely empty and melancholic
but also clear that now
I have to move on with my life
to new adventures

and I wonder;
what awaits me?

Danes in Rostock

I had the pleasure to get visit from the best person ever this weekend. ❤ We have this kind of thing where we only meet up a couple of times per year, but it never feels like so long time for me because we just fit together. I first met you on our first day at high school, and I just instantly felt how well I could talk to you – about everthing in life. Since that day you’ve been one of those special human beings for me. 🙂

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Smile but don’t look in it.

With time, a lot has happened in both our lives. I have been through a lot and I have seen people coming and going in my life, and you’re still here and has been with me through it all.

I haven’t always been good at appreciating you in my life – forgetting you and our friendship in periods. Love is known as being a very good distractor, which makes you cut essential people in your life off because you get hooked on the feeling of love. In the situation it might make sense, but with time you find out how important it is to have people around you, whom you can trust with the deepest things.

There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.

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Heeeeey.

You’ve helped me remembering what it means to have people around, and I have learned a lot from you on so many different levels – from salsa moves to dealing with a broken heart.

I know I still have things to work on, I think we all have stuff we always try to better cope with. The hard thing for me is putting it into words and opening up to even the closest people. I don’t know for sure, but maybe I’m just better at coping with certain things alone sometimes. You just need to know that it means the world to me that you understand that, and that we are capable of siting at café without saying a word to each other for several minutes because you know I am processeing things in my mind.

I’m struggling with a lot of things at the moment, so I am very thankful that you came visiting me in Rostock this weekend. For me it wasn’t just a friendly visit but also a weekend of contemplation and deep enjoyable laughs I haven’t had in a long time. Thank you for that. ❤ 🙂

Christmas & start of 2017

Christmas markets

Eventhough I am not geographicaly long away from home, there is still a big difference in the way Christmas is celebrated in Germany and in Denmark.

I have selected to most intereseting photos I have taken throughout December. The most remarkable difference is the phenomenon “Weihnachtsmarkt” in Germany. The streets are full with small stands containing everything from Glühwein to posters, and art.

There are always people in the streets in December, and during weekends the streets are really crowded. In Rostock, there also was an amusement park at the habour. I tried riding the Break Dancer – a crazy ride with too much force and pressure turning round and around. 3 euros for 5 minutes in hell, I can’t recommend that. 😉

One weekend I showed the folks Hamburg. It was a very nice weekend, and I realised how much German I understood – Mom and Dad would have been completely lost without me! 😀 As we were paying for some Christmas presents in Saturn, the cashier asked whether we wanted a bonus receipt, a bag and so on, and i talked to hear like any other would have done. At the time we were done in Saturn, my parents looked surprised and slightly confused at me, and my dad was like “I didn’t understand a single thing of that conversation!”.

After the terror attack in Berlin, peolpe were of course stunned, but all people kept saying to each other that “we should not be afraid” – and qucikly, life went on, and the atmosphere was cozy again. I did observe a new side of the Christmas markets though; full-armed police forces everywhere in the center of Hamburg and Rostock, and big concrete blocks to protect the markets and the people. It was nice to see that the blocks have been painted in colours in Hamburg, so they looked like big LEGO bricks.

Nice time with good friends

December was a busy month for me – we had several events at work to plan and organise. Apart from all the fun at work, I had the pleasure to try the Grüne Kombüse with some Yoga-friends – it is a vegan restaurant in the old city of Rostock. I’ve never really considered the vegan and vegetarian food concepts, and I’m surprised how big a thing it is for people. They are definitely intereseting areas, but I’ve never been in an environment before were such themes were discussed.

Together with a couple of colleagues I organsed a Christmas party at my institution. We ate risalamande (danish dessert Christmas Eve), played Schrott Wichteln (Trash-presents play) and also had a Czech activity with homemade walnuts and candles in a basin of water. How the boats behave relative to each other will forsee your destiny.

Christmas Eve and Sylvester Abend

I spent my Christmas Eve together with the folks and my brother at my mom’s sister’s place in Nordjylland. It was a comfortable and cozy evening with all our traditions in Denmark. We ate the classic meal with potatos, brown sauce, roasted pork, duck and for dessert the beloved risalamande with cherry sauce. Afterwards we danced around the Christmas tree and then opened our presents. It was nice to see my little brother again – I’ve missed him more than I thought – much luv! ❤

New Year’s Eve / Sylvester Abend I spent in Rostock with my Triathlon club. We started in one appartment where there were food, drinks and music. Later I cycled to the habour to meet some friends, and jumped into 2017 with firework all around me and happy people everywhere. Later we went to the LT-Club in Rostock and partied. It was a fun night, but I have never experienced so many dangerous situations during a New Year’s Eve – so many people just threw fireworks as it was harmless waterballoons. But I – as the only one in entire Rostock I think – wore sunglasses to protect my sight, so all good. 🙂

Happy new year to everyone!! ❤

Beautiful people of Rostock

This post is a reflective piece of me, and what initial challenges I have had so far during my stay. I have just started learning the German culture, and I have many new impressions.

I’ve been in Germany for 2 ½ months now, and I have met enough people to call my sphere a network. In the beginning of my stay it was difficult meeting new people in my spare time.

My language was not not well enough developed so that I could be a part of a “normal” conversation. But I guess that the ones who have enough patience with me and my lacking cultural and social understanding will stick around 🙂 . I can feel a major development with my language, and as a consequence I can now understand more when I’m hanging out with German people. I have a better feeling of irony – yeah, for the ones reading this, who knows me well, will perhaps be quite surprised 😉 – and ‘non-said’ things going on when you’re with other people.

It was very difficult to get to know the people of Rostock personally – there is this distance. I sometimes wonder if foreigns in Denmark feel the same thing. It takes time and trust before people open up, and it is really frustating. You can easily become lonely in another country when you don’t have anyone by your side, as you’re used to having.

I can feel something new taking place – I have met a lot of new people in few weeks, and this must indicate that I have bursted some kind of bubble! I just enjoy every moment I have here, and I am grateful for all the people who are interested in getting to know me better and wants to hang out with me.