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UBC Flag Pole, Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Seasons: spring (LAPC)

Above/featured: University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada – 6 May 2014.

So then. July 2020 is the month of “seasons” for LAPC.

Spring is a resurgence of colour and revitalization of spirit, with more light of day and the reappearance of flowering trees and plants. In languages with which I’m most familiar, the word “spring” appears as:

  • Chinese: 春季
  • French: le printemps
  • German: der Frühling
  • Spanish: la primavera

ONE

This image is from the road between Radebeul and Radeberg, north of Dresden and among rotating wind turbines in the German federal state of Saxony. Small towns and massive fields of grass or grain tile the landscape.

Saxony, Sachsen, Radebeul, Radeberg, Dresden, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

North of Dresden, in Saxony, Germany – 24 Apr 2015.


TWO

The following image is a classic view of my adopted town of Heidelberg, Germany, from the Philosopher’s Walk facing south over the Old Bridge, the Neckar river, and onto Königstuhl hill with the castle ruins at centre. I lived here for two years for science work.

Heiligenberg, Philosphenweg, Königstuhl, Schloss Heidelberg, Alte Brücke, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Early-evening light illuminates Heidelberg’s Altstadt (Old Town) – 21 May 2016.


THREE

Back “home“, ten months later.

From the castle ruins, the following is a reverse view of Heidelberg facing northwest towards the Old Town, the Old Bridge, and Philosopher’s Walk on Heiligenberg hill (at right). It’s early spring and many deciduous trees remain bare, but not for long. And one more thing, I miss roaming this town’s narrow cobblestone streets.

Schloss Heidelberg, Neckar river, Philosopher's Walk, Heidelberg Altstadt, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

View from Heidelberg Castle – 14 Mar 2017.


FOUR

The following image is of Werdenfelser Land in morning light from the regional train between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald. At centre is the Karwendelbahn cable car from the town of Mittenwald up to the Karwendel mountains. There are many easy hiking trails in the area, doubling as cross-country ski-trails in winter.

Werdenfelser Land, Mittenwald, Krün, Deutsche Bahn, DB, ÖBB, Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen, Mittenwald, Bayern, Bavaria, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Morning train, approaching Mittenwald from the northwest – 30 May 2018.


I made all photos above with a Canon EOS6D mark1 over consecutive (northern) springs from 2014 to 2018 inclusive. Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. Acknowledgements go to Tina for LAPC no.105 in the week of 11-17 Jul 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-i9k.

四季 – Quatre Saisons – Vier Jahrezeiten – Quatro Estaciones

•   Summer.
•   Spring.
•   Autumn.
•   Winter.

7 Responses to “Seasons: spring (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina! It took me years and good timing to get that image. When I lived in Heidelberg between 2001 and 2003, I’d come up to this vantage point a few times, because it’s a great walk and climb. But I didn’t have a camera the entire time I was in town, and there are no images to document that time. After leaving to live and work elsewhere, I returned to town semi-regularly, and once I got hooked into photography, I promised myself I’d go back to that vantage point at a season and time for proper illumination and colour. And so, that springtime shot was in effect 15 years in the making.

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