The Scharmützelsee which is situated near Berlin is a very good destination for mini-breaks or day trips and a good opportunity to let it all hang out. Little snacks and a few rays of sunlight helped me to travel back to my childhood.
The state of Brandenburg is very famous for its numerous and beautiful lakes – especially the region south east of Berlin. One of them is the “Scharmützelsee” which is a one hour drive away from the German capital (by car or train).
As a child I spent my whole summer holidays at the beaches of this lake. Last year I returned to this region in the very beginning of spring. I hadn’t been there for a long time but could recall a lot of places and memories (you know, all the children stuff…). The few indications for the upcoming warm season add to my short childhood-flashback-trip.
The villages Bad Saarow and Windisch Rietz are situated directly next to the lake. Because of its character as a health resort Bad Saarow is a bit quiet and expensive. You’ll find a more casual atmosphere in Windisch Rietz.
There are a lot of opportunities to catch a little snack at the lake shore such as a typical German Bratwurst or a tasty ice cream cornet.
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Every year, just a few weeks before summer, I dedicate a series of photos to the joy of living outdoors in this good season. One of the most common pleasures is taking one's socks and shoes off to feel the first warm rays of sun on our pale feet, which were prisoners inside shoes throughout the long winter season. So, it's time to take off your socks and shoes and relax barefoot! Where? Of course, on the walls surrounding the beautiful lake! Take a look!
Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.
Arat Komsawadichai aka Huge is a photographer from Thailand who is passionate about film photography. He used to be a regular at the Lomography Soho store and would often hang out in the shop and help customers out just because he's so crazy about film! Arat recently had the opportunity to shoot his brother's wedding using the Petzval Lens and LomoChrome Purple film, yielding fascinating results.
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