Wanderings in Wanaka

I always thought that symbolist paintings of landscapes were a tad over the top unreal, which was, of course, partly what they intended as opposed to, say, naturalists. Especially the rugged mountains in stark blue and green tones seemed extreme. Having been to Wanaka, I can now safely say, that symbolist paintings are quite realistic, after all.

Ich dachte immer, dass Landschafts-Gemälde der Kunstrichtung Symbolismus doch etwas überspitzt die Farben darstellen, was natürlich auch so von den Künstlern gewollt war. Besonders Berge mit extrem blauen Schattierungen und Grüntönen erschienen mir zu extrem. Nun, da ich in Wanaka war, kann ich dazu nur sagen, dass symbolistische Gemälde doch realistisch sind.

Standing by the huge Lake Wanaka and gazing into the huge palette of blue by my feet. Blue water, blue mountains, blue sky – even the famous tree in the water (which, by the way, is closer to the shore than the photos make believe) seems blueish. Add to this scene yellow tinted willows with orange twigs standing in line along a yellow sandy beach, you will instantly fall in love with this place.

Am großen Wanaka See stehend und in die Palette an Blautönen schauend, bemerke ich, dass einfach alles blau ist. Blaues Wasser, blaue Berge, blauer Himmel – sogar der berühmte Baum (welcher übrigens gar nicht so weit im Wasser steht, wie man von den Fotos annimmt), erscheint blau zu sein. Dazu gesellen sich noch gelbliche Weiden mit orangefarbenen Zweigen entlang des gelben Strandes – ein Anblick zum Verlieben.

For the modern traveller another added bonus is the free city wifi and a close supermarket! You won’t get that in nearby Queenstown. Just saying.

Für den modernen Wanderer gibt es übrigens kostenloses Wlan in der Stadt und sogar Supermärkte! Das bekommt man nicht im nahegelegnen Queenstown. Wollt ich nur mal sagen.

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