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This is the blog and very personal website of Thomas Schürmann in Wuppertal. Feel free to look around! It's about intense travelling – on foot or by bike – about another one of my passions, photographyand my , at the moment, watercolour painting. In the state of play reports I deepen my knowledge.


I love to get to the bottom of things

A photographic view of the garden with accompaniment from the card box

Autumn in the gardens

76 Reading Time : ~ 20 min words : ~ 3000

After the first really autumnal weekend, a quick look at my two gardens. Into the physical autumn garden here in Wuppertal and a look into my box of notes, in which some things have also matured on the subject of autumn in summer.

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The bent line is not a curve

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How I found a reference to an article about Sarah Orne Jewett in the letters of Edward Garnett and John Galsworthy.

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The Law and The Lady

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A short review of the crime novel "The Lady and the Law" by the Victorian writer William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889).

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Seeing what is - photography
analogue and digital.


Travelogues, reports and essays

On the move

Through Wallonia IV

Beneath the surface of the sea of vines, the stories float around like wrecks in the oceans, waiting to be discovered. They make Champagne more than a superficial sparkling wine landscape, an adventure to be discovered.

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Through Wallonia III

Our trip went from the Abbaye d'Aulne on the Sambre across the northern Ardennes down to Reims in the French Champagne region.

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Thomas Schürmann, 2019, Watercolor painting,
Schmincke Horadam, Rives Arches Grain Torchon,
Size: 105 cm x 47 cm


I am Thomas Schürmannfine artist, researcher, dilettant, baroque and renaissance lover, rooted gardener and woodworker.

I love details and I love getting to the bottom of things.

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