the beauty of the north

July 24, 2015

During our stay in Norderney, one day we took the bus from the small town in the west of the island to its terminal stop in the east. That's where the area begins, which you can enter only by bike or on foot. On a small path we walked through the dunes and when we arrived at the beach it was like we were entering a postcard. Or a film set. Or another planet. It was so surreally beautiful. The white sand stretching into the endless horizon, the blue sky above us that never seemed so vast to me before.

The sun was shining so bright and with the sea so calm, you weren't be able to tell if it was winter or summer. In fact, while we and some other wanderers arrived there packed into warm jackets and wooly hats others were lying on the beach and swimming in the sea. On this day at this place time and seasons did not exist. And after seeing this sky that day, I began to understand why some painters were so fascinated by the colour blue and never stopped to search for the perfect shade.

Goodbye Norderney, you beauty!


  1. looks lovely. so fresh and clean somehow. there is something special about the light in the north too, even though people tend to claim it's better in the south.

  2. Wow, this place is stunning! I can't believe I had never heard of it before! Such beautiful photos. :)

  3. This place is something! Too beautiful! Very lovely photos, Nancy!