Sankt Peter-Ording Beach houses

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

At the beach of St-Peter-Ording in Schleswig-Holstein, you can find these iconic houses. This beach is the broadest in Germany. Up to 2 kilometers from the surf to the dunes. This is, because of the gently sloping beach. Connecting to the beach, you have more than a kilometer walk from the dyke through the salt meadows and dunes to reach the beach. For visitors, they have established horse-drawn carriages to transport them to and back from the beach.

Because of the broad beach, one can quite easily be surprised by the rising flood when being too far from the safe part of the beach. Therefore, these stilt houses are set up to give you shelter from the sea and where you can wait for low tide to walk back to the town. You can find a couple of them distributed over the beach. Some of them even have a restaurant.

This image is taken at 300mm with my 35mm camera. So, you have an idea of how big the distances are here.

More of my images can be seen on my own blog.

brave the storm

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

today, 10 years ago

Ten years ago I was on Helgoland for the first time. It’s an island located in the North Sea, quite remote. It takes about 2 hours to sail with the ferry to reach the island. I took this image on the last day of our stay. The next day the ferry has brought us back to the mainland. You can see, a past storm cracked the thick wall of the harbor. Now, the water can play with the remains.

More of my images can be seen on my own blog.