I am in travelling mood today and I dug out some memories from a visit to Emil Nolde’s hometown, Neukirchen, in Germany. On my way there (60 km south from Neukirchen) I decided to spend the night by the sea in the outskirts of a town named Husum. This is the hometown of Theodor Storm, a 19th century poet and novelist. The area is very near the border of Germany with Denmark, and I drove from Hamburg to the north.
I arrived early in the afternoon. The day was cloudy and hazy. It was early spring, so the day was not quite long.
Emil Nolde was a painter in the first half of the 20th century, and his seascapes are of the most beautiful and powerful I have seen. This may be the reason I wanted to see the sea that he was looking at from his hometwown.
The beach was very quite. There were no people around.
The cabins were empty shells, gaping open mouths standing still.
After a rainfall that lasted for one hour, the sky started lightening up.
And then a few rays of sunlight emerged.
A cyclist in the middle of the fields.
P.S. I will write about the painter Emil Nolde in another post.
P.S.2 All the photos in this post are taken facing west, except the last one, which is facing to the north.