My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology

  Memories of Summer

Right now, the weather is dreary and grey, with rain and wind - no longer winter, but not yet spring. So I looked for some nice summer photos to cheer myself and my readers up.

View from Hanstein Castle

The German Central Uplands (Mittelgebirge) are a beautiful place to live, as the above vista shows. We got plenty of such views, a mix of mountains and valleys, forests and fields.

Gypsum cliffs in the southerns Harz

Sometimes those mountains show interesting geological features, like the gypsum cliffs in the Harz.

The Weser river

Rivers are especially lovely on a sunny summer morning. Above is the Weser near Bursfelde.

Old forest at the Weser (Sababurg Urwald)

The old forest near the Sababurg at the Weser is a former wood pasture that has been allowed to regrow naturally. One can almost see Hobbits walking there.

Bruchteiche near Bad Sooden-Allendorf

Another water photo, the Bruchteiche near Bad Sooden-Allendorf, a fomer reservoir for drinking water.

View from my balcony: dramatic sunset

The last one is not a summer photo but a recent one, but I wanted to share that wonderful, dramatic sunset.
Schöne Sommererinnerungen :-) Die machen bei dem miesen Wetter momentan wenigstens gute Laune und Vorfreude auf den nächsten Sommer kommt auch auf. In meinem Garten schaut schon ein wenig der Frühling aus der Erde *freu* - sozusagen der Beginn des nächsten Sommers ;-)
Bei uns sind die Winterlinge jetzt auch da, und die Schneeglöckchen stecken zumindest schon mal ein paar neugierige Spitzen raus.
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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