August 16th, 2013
by imagitect

An impression of Externsteine, a mystical place near the village of Horn in North Rhine-Westphalia. This was a special discovery; a beautiful rock formation in the middle of the woods. The atmosphere was also very good, especially in the evening when the tourists went home. A place to return to and relax!
In the middle ages, the place was used by hermits and a small church was builtt in the 12th century in one of the caves. On picture 9 you can see a religious sculpture from the same era although researchers suspect that parts of it have been made much earlier. There are even traces of human use in prehistoric times. You can read more on this page (in Dutch).
Since the last century, partly because of the interest of the Nazis, It has become a kind of pilgrimage- annex cult place. Every year thousands of people still visit to celebrate the Solstice.
I've met several interesting people who regularly come to visit or live in the surrounding forests and more or less have turned their backs on society. They use the place to meet, to discuss, to make music etc. On pictures 12,13,14 and 15 you see Michael respectively, Rene, Ruud and Bear.

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7 Responses to “Externsteine”

  1. klamantz says:

    Imagitect, a beautiful picture. Gives very well the hushed atmosphere and nature-magic that there prevails. Tak, for me is nothing like beautiful nature-photos…… Cheers, Klamantz

  2. imagitect says:

    The fifteen photos huh? That just to be on the safe side because you are talking about have a nice picture ;-) Nature (landscapes and stuff) belongs to my favorite topics though I usually find more interesting in relation to human influences. Pure nature photos can be wonderful but can often hold my attention not long. I think that also has to do with the fact that I've seen there are thousands of.

  3. Monique says:

    Nice picture recommended s which I have been able to see a few when you were was traveling. Now for the first time people see portrayed in your work. Especially the guy with the gray beard elicited me a “oh..” What about the biggest compliment is what you can get from me.

  4. Seraphina says:

    Very special. Also the black and white photos of the rocks,beautiful. Photo NUM. 10 of the small lake has a very strange cargo,that water…There is something.

  5. imagitect says:

    Thanks for the Nice compliments! Stimulates me again to create new series :-)
    @ Photo 10, I think that's because the picture was taken when it was almost dark and the water gets some ink like a characteristic.

  6. Bodosan says:

    Beautiful prints. Especially portrait 15 (woman with singing bowl?) en nr. 1 (light) and nr. 5 (position and wind-blown zomerjurje)(o;

  7. imagitect says:

    Thank you Joost ;-)

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