Plants Wine

Cork oak at the Rotkäppchen winery in Freyburg

Cork oak at the Rotkäppchen winery in Freyburg (Unstrut), Germany

In the splendid staircase well of the administration building, a piece of cork oak (quercus suber) is displayed. So, people joining a guided tour through the historic sparkling wine cellars of the Rotkäppchen winery get an impression from which tree the sparkling wine corks are made.

Plants Urban Walks

A weird tree in Udine

A weird tree in Udine, Italy

On my way back from the castle of Udine down to the city I came across this atmospheric place dominated by a weird tree.


Olive trees near Caresana

Grove of olives in Caresana, Italy

During a weekend staying in Trieste I made a trip to Caresana nearby. After learning some details about the olive oil production in a mill I enjoyed this set of colours in one of the olive groves.