Travel

Lake Constance

It’s only a short trip from Lake Lucerne to Lake Constance. Very different light conditions compared to Lucerne in Horn. A little haze, turquoise flares, soft winds. Looking down from our new apartment I saw a sailing boat gently cruising. All turbulences of the last time were settled.

Sailing on Lake Constance © Julian Köpke

The famous German painter Otto Dix lived his life here after his booting out of the art academy. He was a famous painter in the 1920s in Dresden.

The new light conditions and the rural life imposed hard days on him as he stated in his letters.

His house was recently reopened as a museum with a sophisticated measurement and air conditioning system to preserve building and art.

Gamut of colors in studio of Otto Dix Museum © Julian Köpke

Isle of Mainau: in the castle gardens nicely arranged flowers, fern, trees, avenues. Memories of rainbow press publications about the owner and his life came up. Pleasant day with pleasant light. Lots of photo opportunities.

Cycle route near Isle of Mainau, Lake Constance © Julian Köpke
Euphorbia in Mainau Castle Gardens (Mediterranean terrace) © Julian Köpke
Fern forest Isle of Mainau © Julian Köpke

I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

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