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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

corner view: beach





hmm. berlin is not on the coast. so where do i find a beach for you?

then again, if you took a map, you'd see that the city is dotted with and surrounded by hundreds of lakes, some bigger, some smaller. many of them can be reached by public transport and/or bike, which is just fabulous. it may take a while to find a place where you can actually access the water, since there tends to be much reed and some people have their houses built directly on the lake, so some of the lakeside is private property. but keep looking and you'll find small beaches, some of them tiny, where you can have your picnic and even go for a swim. i've still got plenty of lakes to discover, which i can't wait for. so far, my favourites are wannsee (which is huge) - where i love to take the ferry (some pictures about wannsee and the ferry over at my other blog, mostly berlin) - and sacrower see, a very small lake not far from potsdam. this is where i took my pictures. what a lovely day that was.

have a good one yourselves!

take a look at other corner views around the world here:


p. s. : there are some beach bars in berlin as well. i haven't been in a while, but jeanne at sans soucis recently posted some pictures of a 'strandbar' in potsdam and you can also see some here.

32 comments:

Cabrizette said...

picnic on the beach, is the most wonderful thing ! Even if it's a lake ! We didn't have the time to go and see the lakes during our trip in Berlin... an other time ! Bonne journée ! Bise.

state of bliss said...

Your photos are wonderful, so dreamy... Beautiful.
Thank you for sharing,
Kasia

kyndale said...

looks like a wonderful day and picnic!

outi said...

wonderful photos, so beautiful colors! may i ask what kind of camera you use, or is it about the film?

i went swimming to the olympic stadium in Berlin, and also once to kind of a strandbar/pool. i was the only one really swimming there, i guess it was more for sunbathing;)

Pamela said...

What a lovely spot for a picnic!

jane said...

hey kristina! again gorgeous. i´m glad you had a sunny day. besos! jane

Kristina * said...

@ cabrizette: yes, i really like picnics, too. and i'm sure you'll find time to visit one of the lakes next time you're here - they are really to get to by s-bahn!

Kristina * said...

@ kasia and jane: thank you - have good day, too!

@ outi: thank you... i'm using two cameras: a very small digital one that isn't very good (which is part of the appeal) and an analogue vintage SLR, a praktica (an east german make). these pictures were taken with the analogue camera on 200 asa print film, a no-name-brand from a local drugstore. i do like that camera a lot.

when you went swimming, maybe it wasn't really hot outside? berliners are a bit reluctant to swim unless it really warm and sunny... :)

Chiara.u said...

hi Kristina! don't know why didn't come here before... beautiful blog and gorgeous pictures!!! Need to know something more than Berlin!! Bye :))

Fine Little Day said...

I see you have summer at your place too :)

Ida Nielsen said...

Oh those pictures are lovely, so soft and dreamy!!! I lake lakes, especially the clean and sandy kind...!!
I've actually been to Wannsee with my parents when I was around 9, can't remember much except that I thought is was a funny name :-)

Guusje said...

Like it!

Daan said...

Great Picnic!

As we say in dutch: zand schuurt de maag
'Sand reiben den Magen'

B said...

Such relaxing places... I really can't wait to go to Berlin! I want to go before the end of the year. It's interesting to see what those who don't live in the coast have done with this topic.

isabelle said...

I love your pics ...
(for my mosaic I opened a flickr account and made the mosaic through bighugelabs.com but if you need more details you can write me on touyarou@yahoo.co.in)

la lune dans le ciel said...

Thanks for your nice comment!and I love picnic too with my children.Thanks for sharing !

Jeannette said...

Ich finde es immer so schön um Berlin und Umgebung dürch deine Augen zu sehen! Ist Sacrower See nicht herrlich?
Liebe Grüsse und komm mal rüber nach Potsdam...dann nimm ich dir mit zu den Strandbar. ;)

malo said...

The first pic looks very Swedish. The last picture is OH so beautiful. Dreamy.

Francesca said...

Glad you were able to find a small beach where to have your picnic!

caitlin said...

I don't know what it is about that second picture that I am so in love with.. it just feels so inviting and perfect. Great job!

epe said...

beautiful and sunny pictures! great post! :)

MODsquad said...

Oh, I love that top photo... very vintage feel! Actually, all of them are great! Very peaceful and relaxing!

Happy Day!

...Lisa

Kari said...

Great spot for a picnic.
Thanks for sharing!!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Pictures for saying us that corner views can be great adventures !!! Thanks...

Bonnie said...

i love the photo with the apple !!

outi said...

thank you for the information!
and yes, can be that it was hot for me but not so for the others. i feel it hot already when it gets over +20 ;)

Joyce said...

HI Kristina, Your pics are great! I love picnics. On Sunday my husband and I packed a light dinner to have at our forest preserves.

I wish our private beach was for our use only. LOL... The 3 private beaches around our lake are for certain homes to belong to if they want and pay an association fee. Because of some old grandfather by-laws some homes no matter what can not join because of where their land is- weird to be, but they can't change the by-laws. We are one of the lucky ones having our home built on land that adds value to it by being part of the beach. Some on my friends actually have homes on the lake. We just have to walk a couple steps.
Thanks! Hugs... xoxo

Kristina * said...

wow, thanks for all your sweet comments - they are all really appreciated and make me very happy, so thanks again!

@ fine little day: yes, we do, occasionally... ;-) although i have my doubts at the moment - it's cold and rainy outside, it's wooly scarf and hat and the summer coat's not warm enough. booh.

@ ida: yes, it is a rather funny name - always makes me think of 'badewanne' (bathtub). which may not be coincidental, come to think of it...

@ daan: i know exactly what you mean - we have a very similar saying: sand reinigt den magen (sand cleans the stomach). and as you tend to eat a bit of sand when having a picnic at a beach that may be just as well :)

@ b: yes, do come, it's a good place :)

@ isabelle: thank you so much! will look into it as soon as i get a chance and may be in touch by email to bombard you with questions ... ;-)

@ jeannette: dankeschön! und das ist ein gefährliches angebot - könnte sein, dass ich tatsächlich mal vorbeischaue... ;-)

@ malo: swedish, really? that's cool - you got me really chuffed now!

@ outi: the berliners are such sissies, what's wrong with going for a swim when it's not tropical?! you are setting an example for all of us, hooray to you! :-)

@ joyce: that's really interesting! good that the laws are in your favour then! :-)

Allison said...

I actually prefer the lake to the beach. Where I grew up we lived near a lake. A few summers ago when we were home we went out on the boat with my aunt and uncle... it may sound a little funny, but it smelled so good like a mixture of the trees and the fresh water. I can still remember how it smells.

C.T. said...

OMG, you're really good at making some gorgeous almost nostalgic pictures!

april said...

liebe kristina, dir geht es so wie mir, die antwort zu den kommentaren ist manchmal schon fast länger als der eigentliche text im post :-) aber es ist so schön, ich mag diese art von kommunikation. irgendwie. danke für deine schönen inspirierenden fotos. oh ja, ich habe ein herz für picknicks. herzensgrüsse*

Rynke said...

Nice, nice, nice! Would love to go there!

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