A journey through time (in the Harz mountains)
Time helps when looking back because the usual focus does not know any shifts while being involved in something. When you recall the hazy memories after a while, you quickly embark on a journey through time. Things may still feel familiar when you think of them, yet, the time has not passed you by without leaving a trace.
Yet, if you stare at something for too long, you often can’t see the forest for the trees. Hence, at a distance, the tunnel vision disappears. Therefore, many lose meaning if you look at the same things again. Sometimes, it takes a long time to understand that the actions of others are rarely your responsibility.
Autumn in Blankenburg
I took this photo in the autumn of 2022. You can see the beautiful colors of the trees surrounding my hometown Blankenburg (Germany). The city is at the foothills of the Harz mountains. North of this low mountain range, Germany starts to become as flat as the Netherlands until its northern border to Denmark. Fall is a great time to visit Germany, especially the Harz mountains, because its trees and plants shine in all the splendid colors of the season, making it easy to surrender to serenity. Besides, this area of Germany is very famous for witches and devil sagas. Until 1989, Blankenburg was part of eastern Germany (GDR), and the border passed over the mountain.