Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt
Liebliches Geläute.
Klinge, kleines Frühlingslied,
Kling hinaus ins Weite.

Kling hinaus bis an das Haus,
Wo die Veilchen sprießen!
Wenn du eine Rose schaust,
Sag, ich laß sie grüßen.

Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)


“Spring message”

Sweet chimes are
softly filling my soul;
Ring, little springtime-song
Ring out: far and wide.

Go forward
till you reach the house,
where the violets bloom;
And if you see a rose,
tell her my greetings.

Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)


At Belleville, a pretty neighborhood near Père Lachaise Cemetery. Flowers and colors everywhere.

Spring has arrived! I love so much strolling through the streets when all is blooming again! Paris is at it’s most astonishing time during spring season, the sun is playing “hide-and-seek” through clouds and narrow streets.

Nothing is more inspiring than the feeling of a new cycle starting over and over again, so strong and full of life, like every year. Spring wins always, it’s just a matter of patience…

When walking home after work, I like to hang around and watch the season changing. This is probably one of my favorite spots in Paris!

The narrow street in the Marais neighborhood, the old jewish quarter. It’s always special when suddenly sunbeams get warmer and enlighten the streets.

The Jardin du Luxembourg, and the Panthéon right behind.

Fontaine de Médicis at Jardin du Luxembourg. This is a wonderful place all over the year, but it has something of a fairytale once spring puts it’s “blooming spell” on it…

Sunset at Montmartre. Heinrich Heine lived in this neighborhood for a long time. He must have been inspired by this light and feeling when he wrote this spring poem…