Fitzcarraldo, Puglia und Stollergrund....
Burkhard hizo una caminata.
22 de septiembre de 2021
You drive so often from Syke to Bruchhausen-Vilsen, and you tend to ignore a few things left and right. Hints, most recently from my wife and @CarLa Bra, motivated me to hike the places Süstedt and Uenzen today. Actually it is a place, because Uenzen is part of Süstedt, at least administratively, both belong, there it is again, the nice word, to the "spot" Bruchhausen-Vilsen. Many people don't live here, it should be around 800. A large care facility has a few dozen on top, but that's about it. We are here again in a geestrand area, but also overlook marsh meadows. Here, too, people find their work elsewhere, which is why the village has remained agricultural. The landscape is wavy, I don't want to go for more here, after all, there are real mountaineers among us. It was ok for me. Both places are structurally quite similar, in both there are a number of very elaborately restored courtyards, so that I definitely have to look out for what I am actually looking for, the one that is rather decaying or that has become dignified. But there are still some treasures. Overall, it's the mix that makes it, and that's okay. To be reminded in Uenzen that even such small villages once had a pet shop is irritating. Nowadays I'm not even sure if there is another in a city like Bremen. I also found it remarkable that I only discovered one election poster in Uenzen. From Uenzen it goes back in waves to Süstedt. And did I just say waves? Well, on the outskirts of Süstedt we come across a fairly large ship relatively suddenly, not to say: it appears surprisingly in front of us. A man with a dog gave me initial information about the part, and I also heard from it that not all Süstedter think it is so great. But more on that later.My research leads me to a very detailed article in the Weser-Kurier (09/21/2020). I'll spare us all the details at this point, most of it is maritime gibberish anyway. But I can read that the ship is called "Stollergrund", named after a shoal in the Bay of Kiel. It was built in 1925 by the designer and shipbuilder Max Oertz from Holstein. The man was successful, he was probably also the designer of the imperial yacht Meteor. The ship lying in the garden is almost 14 meters long, it came to Süstedt on complicated routes and has not had any water under the keel for years. However, its owner obviously cannot part with the good part that he has owned for 40 years, and so Süstedt has a little puzzling attraction to offer.Ships that are dry on land always have something special, sometimes even something crazy, because what is a ship supposed to do without water under the keel? I spontaneously think of D’Annunzio's cruiser Puglia, which he received as a gift from Mussolini in 1923 and which was brought to the La Fida slope in Gardone on Lake Garda in 1925. An absurdity! I also think of Werner Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo, starring Klaus Kinski, in which a ship that is supposed to serve as a means of transport to finance an opera house is pulled dry over a mountain, which actually works. The Peruvian natives helped lift the ship up the mountain because they saw a divine promise in the ship. However, they then also cut the mooring on the new bank so that the ship can fulfill its assumed purpose of sailing into a divine future. That is probably not a bad vision, because I think I have heard that the Süstedter would not be unhappy if the Stollergrund had water under the keel again at another suitable place ...The Süstedter Bach is rather unsuitable for this, but it is the home of the Nolteschen Mühle, which is worth seeing, which was built in 1880 as a grain mill, as it was also in service until 1953. In 1999 it was restored by the community and is now used with a turbine to generate electricity.
You captured morbid charm wonderfully. Don't you agree that the alpaca has to go to the hairdresser before the stork brings the baby ❣️Oops, banana ears: therefore a llama 🙋♀️
You have succeeded in creating interesting, atmospheric pictures...... and the music goes with it.👍
Beautiful moments from North German life & landscape captured in your photos and interesting execution. 👋👋👋I've never read Dörphus like that, it's still Low German, right? My grandparents spoke that ... village house 😉
As usual, very nice photos. My favorite is no. 3. Great mood picture. 🔝👍👏
A cool panopticon, Burghart, chapeau!🎩🎩 Actually a really surrealistic round, especially because of Stollergrund and Co…. this gives this Scholle backdrop a twist, and thereby another dimension; I mean, having a Fitzcarraldo there is an added value for this environment;🛳🛳The NP lexicon immediately defines it as“Lost Ship”….😆 © ️😆 © ️
Ah, there it is again, our universally popular north German autumn morning fog - although I like the ground fog in the sunshine a little more in the embodiment.Indeed so rural and calm that the fire fund has already gone into a second round of badges and even the stranded boat and the junk do not want to go away. Exciting insights and views of country life are skilfully captured as usual!
As always, a great photo documentation. What I like best today are the photos with the wonderful morning fog. It gives the pictures a great charm that goes well with the landscape. Great photographed. Was the fog so dense or did you additionally condense it and make it more homogeneous by choosing a longer focal length?
An edifying north German series of pictures! Didn't I see Klaus Kinski somewhere?
mmhhh ... again fine photos🙂 especially the 18🥰. Here at home we also have the 'spot' ... and woe to you when you say village center😄.
This ole fog always has its two sides, angel and devil. One voice tells you: Not worth it, stay at home. The other one says: Go ahead, today you will find what you otherwise cannot find.Even if, as you write, you are looking for details that are in a state of decay or that have become dignified - you have succeeded in appreciating the 'cool' life in Süstedt and Uenzen.