Southeast, down the Nahe Valley, from the sheer 327m-high Rotenfels or Red Cliffs. Beyond the river is Bad Münster, and in the distance, to the left, is the 136m Huhinstein, with the ruins of the 11th century Rheingrafenstein Castle on its summit. Germany, summer 2015.
The view from my room hasn’t changed much in the year or so I’ve been away. Hunsrück Mountains, Germany, July 2015.
Almost hidden in the woods of the Hunsrück, on the outskirts of Simmern, a monument to the people of the German territories lost in the “catastrophic” Soviet offensives that ended the Second World War. The plaque at the base of the cross simply says, “POMERANIA, SILESIA, EAST & WEST PRUSSIA, POSEN, DANZIG, SUDETENLAND”; nothing more. An epitaph. July 2015.
Another shot of workers lining up for cups of kola kendha (soup made from leaves, rice, and coconut milk) sold out of the back of a lorry on Chatham Street in the Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. July 2015.