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Travel Tuesday: another enchanted forest

I have no idea, what exact forest J.R.R. Tolkien hs had in his mind when describing the old forest of Tom Bombadil or the Fangorn forests. But, I guess, here on the Isle of Skye he could have found the archetype.

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Travel Tuesday: the coast and the sky

Already bored of the images of the castle ruins? Ok, but for today you have to be brave. I have on more 🙂

This panorama consists of 27 single images assembled with the wonderful open-source software Hugin and covers about 270°.

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Travel Tuesday: opposition


You might wonder about this image. Please look at the image for a couple of minutes and try to find all the opposites.

  • nature vs. man-made structures
  • high on the hill vs. low at sea-level
  • bright water vs. dark stone
  • soft water vs. hard stone
  • sky vs. earth
  • foreground vs. background
  • heal nature vs. ruined house
  • full foreground vs. empty background
  • water in the clouds vs. water in the sea

I guess you can find a couple of more opposites in it. Share them with us and write them in the comments below!

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Travel Tuesday: Sheep? Sheep!

While preparing for my first trip to Iceland, I was told the landscape of the Isle of Skye in the north-west of Scotland is quite similar to Iceland. And I have to admit, those people were right. Not only the untamed landscape, low bushes, and sparse ground covering, it’s also the huge amount of rock laying around everywhere and the free-running sheep. Only the colors are different: in Iceland, the rocks are black instead of gray and the ground covering has a very intense green which looks a bit unreal.

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Travel Tuesday: escaping ents?

Have you ever read The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien? Do you know about his idea of living beings shaped like a tree and called ents? If not, do so. I guess it’s available in a public library near you. Or, at least, watch the movies by Peter Jackson.

As I wrote last week, every now and then I saw trees on the Isle of Skye which seemed to be escaped from Middle-earth. Do you agree?

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