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Retreat with a monstera plant

Stefanie Pietschmann - retreat - Netehrlands - Documentary photography, interior photography, house plants - monstera plant


A retreat provides the opportunity to withdraw from the outside world – a break to catch a breath. Though this break serves plenty of purposes, the most important one might be its safety. In this little bubble, everybody is whatever and whenever they want to be: strong, vulnerable, funny, or even sad.

While an action mostly causes a direct response in the outside world, it is hard to find an external judgment in this protected space. So, it is possible to calm down, recharge, act out, and become clear about what is going on. And, after everything finds its order, the time has come to leave the world of one’s own again.

I took this photo in late 2020. You can see a cozy relaxing corner. There is a handmade blanket on the rattan armchair that is surrounded by an iconic monstera deliciosa plant, a rubber tree and a fishbone prayer plant. 



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