Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Natural Monument.....My favorite "quiet time" spot.

Big city life can get kind of hectic sometimes. So escaping from the hustle and bustle and leaving the quick pace lifestyle for a while is something that comes highly recommended by me :-) After a long and intensive or stressful week, there is nothing like some peace and quiet. For me there is no better place for this as out into the nature.

My "quiet time" spot........ The "Vogelsberger See" (lake)with its basalt cliffs

Nature holds all the answers - go outside and ask some questions - open your heart and listen to the response!  
~Amethyst Wyldfyre, 

the interconnected lakes... The "Vogelsberger See" and The "Oberwaldsee"
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein

One great thing about the Frankfurt Metropole area is, one doesnt need to travel faraway to enjoy the beauty of nature. There are enough beautiful recreation areas right outside the front door. Today we will visit one of my favorite "quiet time" spots.....The "Dietesheimer Steinbr├╝che" (Dietesheim Quarries). 
This beautiful, peaceful and quiet Nature Reserve with it´s breath-taking lake scenery, is the former basalt quarries in the outlying centre of Dietesheim, which, after basalt mining was given up, was renaturalized and opened to the public. In addition to the largest lakes, the "Vogelsberger See" and the "Oberwaldsee", which are interconnected, there are many other smaller lakes. Particularly impressive are the basalt cliffs with their unique formation, hanging above the "Vogelsberger See" (lake).

The "Dietesheimer Steinbr├╝che" (Dietesheim Quarries).

the basalt cliffs with their unique formation
Marked trails lead visitors through the recreation area. Several viewing platforms, walkways and shelters, and a steel bridge are also part of the trails. The steel bridge connects two formerly separated quarries. Some riding trails also exist around the quarries. At the edge of the recreation area,  are several club houses and in the summer months, they are often used for club events and parties. of the several viewing platforms

The steel bridge connecting two formerly separated quarries.
on the steel bridge

off the marked trails....walking down to the lake

For a little more adventure we walked off the marked trails for a while enjoying the nature around us and then suddenly we came across this very old wooden bridge.  The bridge had this mysterious look about some creature might be lying underneath, just waiting for the right time to jump out on its prey....:-)) It kind of remined me of the fairy-tale "The Troll Under The Bridge" So, to ease my fears I suddenly had this brilliant idea.:-) I just drifted off to "fantasy-land",.....talking to myself, I was like.......
 "Hey!! this could be such a cool place for a fashion show and the bridge would make a perfect runaway. Hey but one problem though,.. no models around. Hhhhhhmmmm, what now??
Who says runways are for models only??? Well, if that´s the case and since I am no model myself, then I´ll just create my own private show and I`ll call it "Bridge-Walking"..... so with these calming thoughts running through my mind I practically "bridge-walked" my way across that bridge, safely unto the other side:-))) mysterious "Troll-Bridge" :-))))

......bridge-walking my way across the Troll Bridge :-)

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

wish u all a peaceful and loving weekend. Stay blessed......

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  1. Looks like a quiet park ... amazing how such spots are lost to most people in the city centre ...Everyone needs a quiet spot somewhere, where they can rethink their thoughts and get creative :-)

  2. and it is just a stone throw away from the city :-)