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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 218: “Over the hill”

This week, we have another guest host for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Donna. She asks us for images showing the destination and the goal i.e. a hike or a trip. In German, the term also has a different meaning. When having been severely ill and your situation is becoming finally a little better so that you can see, it will probably not get worse again, this person is considered to be ‘over the hill’. It can also be used for a business to get better in regard to the financial situation after a depression or so.

the very young river Rhine in the Alpes in Switzerland long before growing to become one of the big streams of Europe. (try to find the ‘toy’ train)


have a little rest at the end of the cliff above the sea


Every now and then in the Alpes along the tracks, you can find one of these springs giving you fresh drinking water
following the small track (and your GPS device)


Looking back to where you started and where you want to come back in a healthy condition


That hidden beach was our goal after hiking over paths in very bad conditions over hills and through the jungle.


follow the beaten path


Even when you can’t see much of the path ..


Maybe, I was able to inspire you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Donna’s inspirations post. Don’t forget to tag it with the tag LENS-ARTIST, so that we can find it.

Take care!

22 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 218: “Over the hill””

  1. Love it! I didn’t know “Over the Hill” had a different meaning in German. That was interesting and makes perfect sense. The Rhine was a beautiful image and a reminder of the years we spent there. The train certainly gave perspective. The cliff seat…ahh…to be sitting there listening to the tide and smelling the sea air should always be a priority in life. And DO follow that beaten path too. Very cool. Thanks for joining.

  2. Beautifully done as always Andre. We actually use the term “over the hump” for overcoming an illness or business challenge – versus over the hill which is usually related to age here. Loved all of the images, especially the ones with tiny people (or trains) to give them perspective. Terrific response.

    1. Thank you so much, Tina 😊 well, idioms are often not self-explaining for foreigners. For some time a lady from HR in our company run a guessing competition on many different idioms originating from many languages and cultures. Participating was always very funny and interesting. Thanks for „over the hump“. When reading that , the album title of the very successful 90s album of The Kelly Family comes to my mind first .

  3. Awesome photos! I’m a big fan of hiking and your trail shots are great. I also particularly love that beach photo towards the end.

    1. Thank you so much, Dawn.😊 that beach seemed to be cut out of heaven: beautiful, peaceful, lonely, and serene. I really love remembering that hike and stay. It’s one of my desktop wallpapers.

      1. I can see why! It looks like a scene I would make into a framed picture. I won’t ask where that is, so you can keep it peaceful. 😎

        1. 😊 in my living room I have another one. That island was my dream destination for many years. Now, I have to dream again but this time with my memories. I‘m so glad for have gotten (and taken) the opportunity to go on that adventure 😊

  4. Beautiful as always, Andre! Loved your german interpretation of Over the hill too – about the same we have in Sweden.

    1. Thanks, Ann-Christine. It always fascinating to see similarities in idioms among different languages (relative or not) but also discrepancies in meaning. One of the reasons, why communication sometimes fails seriously 😢

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