Postcard from Mainau Island

Visiting Mainau Island on Lake Constance is always a special treat. In need of a small getaway, I asked a friend if she’d join me to spend the weekend in Meersburg. The last time I was there was in autumn and I looked forward to visiting in summer. There were many more tourists there, but […]

Visiting Copenhagen

I’m a sucker for Scandinavian cities and after visiting Oslo, Bergen, Göteborg and Stockholm, it was time to visit Copenhagen. Traveling to Copenhagen by train is a bit trying, but it’s possible. The weather was glorious, which isn’t always a given when traveling north. Towards the end it rained in the mornings, but there is […]

Stevens Klint Coastal Path

South of Copenhagen is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stevens Klint, one of the best exposed Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundaries in the world. Without a car it’s a bit difficult to reach, but it’s possible to hike there along the coast. An hour train ride, changing trains once, takes you to Rødvig and from there the […]

Following Leonardo

2019 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and there are many special exhibitions featuring this work. Ever since studying him in school and later at university, I have been fascinated by his work. Being interested not only in painting, but also in invention, drawing, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, […]