Harz

I kao što to tradicija nalaže, familija se i ovog Uskrsa uputila na putovanje.  Ovog puta je to područje Harza, nisko gorje (Mittelgebirge), koje se prostire od grada Osterode am Harz na zapadu do Eislebena na istoku.

Mi smo se smjestili u simpatičnom gradiću Bad Lauterbergu, udaljenom 60-ak kilometara južno od Goslara. Osim šarmantnog središta, to mjesto ima nekoliko žičara, a jednu smo morali isprobati, pa smo stigli do vrha Hausberg (420 m) na kojem se nalazi restoran. Odatle se ima predivan pogled na okolna brda i kotlinu u kojem se nalazi i naš gradić.

Jedan dan smo posvetili obilasku cijelog zapadnog dijela Harza, pa smo posjetili Goslar, najveći grad u području, koji je istinski dragulj sa historijskim središtem, u kojem dominiraju bezbrojne kuće, stare više stoljeća.

Na putu južno, prema Badu Lauterbergu, krenuli smo drugim putem, pa smo ispitali područje bliže središtu Harza. Imali smo priliku uživati u beskrajnim četinarskim zimzelenskim šumama, brdima i niskom gorju. Vidjeli smo čak i jedan vodopad (Radau Wasserfall), a ručali smo na Torfhausu, vrhu i odmaralištu odakle mnogi planinari i biciklisti kreću u istraživanje šuma i visoravni. Odatle se ima i divan pogled na najviši vrh Harza, Brocken (1142 m).

An Orient

So I treated myself with a new watch. It is an entry-level Orient watch, and it is an automatic. My first automatic, and I love how organic it feels.
Orient is one of not many watchmaking companies that do every part of their timepieces in-house.

Data:

ref: FEM7L007W9
– movement: automatic
– case material: stainless steel
– dial colour: white
– bezel material: stainless steel
– bezel function: fixed bezel
– glass material: hardened mineral glass
– water resistance: 5 atm water-resistant according to DIN standard 8310
– other functions: day display / date display
– bracelet material: leather
– bracelet colour: black
– bracelet locking clasp: buckle
– specifics: illuminated hands

dimensions:

– case calibre: 42 mm
– case height: 13 mm
– bracelet length: for wrists up to 21 centimetre (1 cm or 10 mm = 0,39 inches) circumference
– web width: 22 mm
– weight: approx 92 grams (1 gram = 0,035 oz)

Orient_EM7L_K5e (manual)

Stettin

Pierwsze Miejsce, Stettin
Chatting with a gentleman from Stettin.
Brama Portowa, Stettin.
Pomeranian Duke’s Castle, Stettin.
Amra is waiting for her bagel at Bajgle Króla Jana
The Theater, Stettin.
Wały Chrobrego, Stettin.

 

The Duke’s Castle, Stettin.
Another look at the Theater, Stettin.
A night view from a cafe, Stettin.
Stettin downtown.

The year in cities, 2016

I have visited quite a lot of cities and places in 2016. This is the 12th time I am making this kind of list. These are all the places I visited and stayed in for at least one night, so here we go, once again:

Neddesitz, Rügen, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Viborg, Denmark
Velky Rybnik, Czech Rep.
Bosanski Šamac, Bosnia
Tuzla, Bosnia
Bugojno, Bosnia
Šibenik, Croatia
Pirna, Germany
Gothenburg, Sweden
Stettin, Poland

My 200520062007200820092010, 201120122013, 2014 and 2015 lists.