The Olives of Desire

Lukobran, Krk (OSM)

Unlike the last years, decades even, we were in Krk in late autumn only – being empty-nesters makes us independent from school holidays. And I enjoyed the island much more this time, especially the lower, softer sunlight and the differentiating colors of the foliage.

The old olive gardens in Krk are stone-walled enclosures, providing a warmer micro-climate for the trees, but also making harvest quite tedious, especially when you get on sloped surfaces sprinkled with rocks – even with large sheets covering the ground it remains hard manual work.

But the oil you can press from these olives is wonderful – we were lucky enough to buy a year’s ration from the last working oil mill on the island.


  1. Man könnte sich fast bei dem Geäst, auch wegen des Gegenlichts, an einen Spitzenschleier erinnert fühlen. Optische Eindrücke dürfen auch gegen das faktische Motiv anders “interpretiert” werden. Du weißt es selbst am besten, denn Du hast schon einige Male dieses hier zitiert:
    One does not photograph something simply for ‘what it is’, but ‘for what else it is’.

  2. Das Bild des Spitzenschleiers gefällt mir sehr gut, Uwe!
    Ich freue mich immer, wenn es mir gelingt, über das Abbilden hinauszugehen und Assoziationen oder Emotionen hervorzurufen.

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