Cartwright’s Hands

Cartwright’s Hands

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The hands of the cartwright at work. In the museum of the old cartwright’s workshop in Langenrehm there are also a few trained cartwrights among the many volunteers. All of them have already reached retirement age, but not only the museum visitors but also the other participants learn the tricks of the craftmanship. In addition they can assign the many found tools mostly to the different machines. read more and write a comment …

Old laundry room

Old laundry room

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The museum cartwright lures with Café Peters with coffee and cake. But I was amazed when I came from the backyard into the building to find a fully functional laundry room! Here the museum laundry is even cleaned with a washing bobbin. In the corner there is an oven for cooking laundry and a washboard. That even here the tools are still complete is wonderful. The colors of the tiles and the wall paint do the rest. read more and write a comment …

Cartwright’s Tools

Cartwright’s Tools

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The open‐air museum on the Kiekeberg has a large number of outposts around it. Besides the museum farm Wennerstorf and the mill museum Moisburg also an old cartwright from the 30’s in Langenrehm belongs to the »inventory«. The cartwrights were responsible for the production of wooden wagon wheels and of course they also produced many other wooden tools. read more and write a comment …

Cranes at Tister Moor

Cranes at Tister Moor

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After the sun had set over the moor landscape, the calls of the cranes became slowly audible. First individual small groups, then ever larger swarms of cranes flew from all directions towards the moor.

After the first cranes had landed already in 200–300 m distance and the sun was still reflected by the clouds standing in the west, I had the luck with 400mm focal length to catch this scene. A small swarm of cranes put on to the landing with the other cranes and were illuminated by the sunlight.

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Evening mood in the moor

Evening mood in the moor

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At the time of the crane migration, up to 20,000 cranes had already been counted as overnight stays in the Tister Moor in Lower Saxony, Germany. One evening before sunset I drove to the moor, but I wasn’t alone by far. The parking lot was nearly overcrowded and I only got a free parking place at the outermost end. A hiking trail leads over 1.5 km to two observation towers on the moor landscape. I had climbed the higher tower and had found at first only in the second row a place to the view. Later the tower should have been filled up into the sixth row with crane observers.

But I could make this picture when only 4 persons were still on the tower and I had free view in direction west. I love these light moods, when the purple sky color is reflected on the ground, as here on the flooded moorland. I had something comparable in Hamburg once, when I had photographed the Dockland after a rain shower.

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