I am so often stuck by the beauty around me here in Hamburg and it usually happens on a sunny afternoon, as I leisurely ride my bike the very short distance home. Having my studio so close to home, often means I take the ‘long way’ on days like today – the ride home is too short!
Riding through the winding streets of Ottensen, my beloved Hamburg neighbourhood, I never get tired of seeing this space lit up with sunshine. The trees are budding green, the houses stand bright, cobblestones as far as the eye can see. There are people everywhere – bringing the playgrounds and parks to life, eating ice cream, riding bikes, sitting and worshiping the sun. The birds are singing and you can’t help but smile. It’s days like this, I take out my camera and try to capture the atmosphere here.
Spring has most definitely arrived, but the blossom tress I shot last week, are already turning green – in preparation for Summer. I thought I would share with you their changing moments before they’re gone again for another year. This is the park I photographed just last week – see the green peaking through the blossoms? Soon the wind will have taken all those blooms away – the petals fill the streets like snowflakes.
That’s my ride home. I wish I could bring you all into this very special place and show you around on my bike. It’s magical at this time of year and I am so grateful to be able to live like this. Can you tell I’m pretty pleased Spring is here?
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week – thanks for tuning in.