I had much-needed nature day a couple weeks ago while biking the Oder Neisse Cycle Path with a Berlin photography group. After taking the train to Guben, with an "e," we biked across the Polish border for lunch in Gubin, with an "i," then cycled an easy 25km along quiet, open, incredibly lush country roads. We passed marshlands and farms growing bright yellow fields of canola and cozy little German villages with small, cookie-cutter houses (and very well-tended, perfectly-manicured lawns). I couldn't resist stopping to make a few photos at this abandoned house along the bike routeIt felt absolutely wonderful to be surrounded by so much GREEN on this trip. This was my first time out of the city in almost two months! No graffiti in sight. No traffic. Just quiet, all around. I felt my whole body relax the second I arrived in nature. More trips like this, please!
Photos: Dominic on the Oder Neisse, near Guben, Germany, 2013