This is one of several old graves around the church of the small village Katharinenheerd at the west coast. He lived some of the most exciting times in Schleswig-Holstein – when he was born in 1801 it was still Danish, some years before he died the state became a Prussian province.

I don’t really know if that mattered to the people of the Eiderstedt peninsula, who have always had their own little world, and didn’t get bothered too much by the world’s crazy twists and turns…

Photo data: Pentax K20D, 50-200 mm lens at 160 mm, f8, 1/80 second, ISO 400.

Share this post