August 31, 2008


"Sommerfrische" is difficult to translate. It means much more than "summer retreat" or "summer holiday". It is strongly connected to vacation spent in a fresh climate (like the North or Baltic Sea), not in the tropics or subtropics. It evokes images like turn-of-the-century-women dressed in white clothes with big sunhats and children in blue and white striped sailor suits.
It means idleness, "to be at leisure", to think about one's life, to let your thoughts sail with the summer clouds.

1 comment:

  1. Oh thank you Claudia for this new word. I love its meaning and all its implications. A special sort of vacation. Sounds wonderous. I love all the blue and white. Thanks for the tip up on your new blog. Love the little collages at the top.

    A tip. You might link to your new blog on your old blog sidebar and vice versa.