Die Strandkörbe

Die Strandkörbe

The direct translation is beach baskets but, and it might be hard to tell from this photo, these are beach chairs. They are available for rent and a tractor spends its day driving up and down the beach placing, moving and removing them. As is obvious here, you can lock them up so they act like a beach side locker while you're off swimming in the frigid North Sea or wandering around in the dunes.

The beach itself runs the entire length of Amrum and can be five hundred metres wide at points. It is huge and actually has some of the nicest sand that I've ever dug my feet into. The island might never compete with the Riviera for beach going tourism, but it certainly wins the best sand competition. The photo, taken in June, doesn't exactly break any stereotypes about northern islands but the days were quite warm. Especially if you could find a spot out of the ever present wind. The nights however were a little chilly. Make that a lot chilly.

If you are into birdwatching, this is a really important area for sea birds and they are plentiful. Amrum sits in the middle of Germany's largest natural park and, together with two other nearby nature parks, make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

My other photographs of UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-06-13 15:47:33
Posted: 2013-02-15 | 18:56





Die Strandkörbe

Die Strandkörbe

The direct translation is beach baskets but, and it might be hard to tell from this photo, these are beach chairs. They are available for rent and a tractor spends its day driving up and down the beach placing, moving and removing them. As is obvious here, you can lock them up so they act like a beach side locker while you're off swimming in the frigid North Sea or wandering around in the dunes.

The beach itself runs the entire length of Amrum and can be five hundred metres wide at points. It is huge and actually has some of the nicest sand that I've ever dug my feet into. The island might never compete with the Riviera for beach going tourism, but it certainly wins the best sand competition. The photo, taken in June, doesn't exactly break any stereotypes about northern islands but the days were quite warm. Especially if you could find a spot out of the ever present wind. The nights however were a little chilly. Make that a lot chilly.

If you are into birdwatching, this is a really important area for sea birds and they are plentiful. Amrum sits in the middle of Germany's largest natural park and, together with two other nearby nature parks, make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

My other photographs of UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-06-13 15:47:33
Posted: 2013-02-15 | 18:56


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