Sunday, March 28, 2010

Eyendorf, a village south of Hamburg












Here are few pictures I took on the walk on Saturday morning. The light was dim, but the rain had ended. The night before, we had walked from our guest room to the wedding party in heavy rain and storm. It was just a few hundred yards away, but we got there all wet.

















The village Eyendorf, as I mentioned, is more than 900 years old. The name may have to do with the German word for oak, Eiche.
The inscription on the house front is from 1837. It says: "Rebuilt after the raging fire. We will from now on again praise the Lord in gratitude."
On our way, I took pictures of a tree battle, a hawthorne smashed an elder tree in a long fight. To me, the elder is a magic tree -- or shrub, very often it does not reach tree size. Its wood is brittle and looks like imploded under the violence of the hawthorn. A slow war between plants. Hm.

12 comments:

jude said...

what a quaint place...

ArtSparker said...

Interesting conjunction, the Praising the Lord (presumably making him less likely to allow raging fires in the future) and the tree being forced to accommodate the other...

Janice said...

Eva what wonderful photos! I feel like I am visiting these wonderful places. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I personally feel that all trees have a bit of magick in them :) I have two trees in my woods that seem as if they are hugging each other~~~

Kaylyn said...

I appreciate your eye for texture and layering. That's what I would be looking at if I'd been there too!

Clare Wassermann said...

I really love those birch trees in front of the wooden building. Nice inspiration there,

Jacky said...

Amazing architecture and textures...such an artists eye.

Judy said...

great pictures! it must have been lovely, in spite of the weather

xo

Anonymous said...

Must be a cool place to bike through in the summer. Bet it's one of those very well kept Dorfs, very pretty when the gardens are all in bloom!
Gema

Lindsay said...

These places are so stunning. Wow. That red wall with the crow flying in front... How old are these buildings?

Eva said...

The buildings are 100-150 years old.

Deborah said...

Wonderful photos! I really enjoy seeing them!

Tally said...

Jetzt habe ich ein neues Ziel für eine Fahrradtour. Auch ich wohne in einem ...dorf, allerdings näher an Hamburg dran.
Herzlichen Gruß über die Elbe
Tally