I am a classical archaeologist from Germany who loves travelling, good food, and being creative. Thanks to my job I travel a lot, attend international conferences, and go on archaeological field trips. Whenever I can, I extend these visits to explore spaces on my own. So far I have lived in Heidelberg, Rome, Munich and Cambridge. I love Europe because it offers such a variety of mentalities, languages, and landscapes that there is still so much to explore for me.
Travelling does not only provide us with new experiences and make us capable of dealing with unexpected situations, language barriers, and possible sudden dangers. Insights into different societies also let us reflect and understand where we come from and what has influenced us. Travelling sensitises us for different cultural norms and moral values and the way these are expressed.
I am probably very German in a way: I hate when things do not work the way they were announced. I have a great respect for authorities and an awkward feeling about being on first-name terms with university professors, former teachers or total strangers. I might be too dutiful regarding time limits for my work, but I am also a very loyal and respectful friend in my private life.
My camera is always with me, and I like to capture moments of daily life and to turn banal things into beautiful pictures. I have a propensity for symmetry and balanced compositions that you will probably quickly recognise. In my blog, which is inspired by my new glasses, you can follow my view of the world – this is why I named the blog ‚through my glasses‘. It is usually fed with photographs of my trips but also with some of my thoughts on things and people that matter to me; and it can serve to keep people updated about my latest activities, field trips, and current places of residence.
I love German because it is a very precise language, and you can always create new words by combining several nouns. In English such terms would have to be described in a long row of words (like ‚the … of … of …‘). For example: Deutsch hat viele ‚Wortbildungsmöglichkeiten‘ – The German language offers many ‚possibilities to form new words‘. Since I do have quite some international friends, however, I post in German and in English (please forgive any mistakes), as you might have realised while reading this.
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