Images from an island - October 2014
Steve with Angéla and Maurizio
Ancient stones on the coast
I'm sure the beautiful island of Sylt is one of Germany's best kept secrets. Jo and I were relieved to have a brief weekend break in that special place.
Our brilliant photographer friends Angéla and Maurizio Vicedomini collected us from Hamburg airport and drove us on to a train that links Sylt to the mainland across a scenic causeway. We celebrated their exhibition of pictures which strongly featured those fabulous Genesis Revisited images. They look amazing as large canvasses. Angéla and Maurizio have now just completed some incredible images for my forthcoming album...
The following day they showed us around some of the island's fabulous sights, from its magical lighthouses peppering its rugged coastline to its cosy Hansel and Gretel style thatched cottages. There are also many ancient tombs dating back thousands of years, and it was fascinating to clamber into one of those dark chambers. Equally intriguing and spooky was a shrouded figure of death bronze sculpture in a church graveyard. The place was full of extraordinary surprises.
After our visit to that mystical island bathed in sunshine and mist, we felt uplifted and renewed...
Steve and Angéla at the exhibition
A bronze death figure...
About to explore a 5000 year old burial chamber
Steve and Jo
Steve with Maurizio and Linus the dog on one of Sylt's sandy beaches