Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites


(July – September 2018)

Iñaki Rezola

A Hard Rain Was Falling

Carsten T. Rees

Rain? Not Really!

Fairy Tale Fountain, Lübbenau, Spreewald

17.08.2018, 20:58 CEST

Loading panorama viewer ...
Configuring ...

© 2018 Carsten T. Rees, All Rights Reserved.


Not a lot rain in Central Europe this summer! Why? One important part of the global climate changes is the rising temperature near the polar caps, which levels the temperature gradient from pole to equator. As a consequence of this the polar jet stream of the northern hemisphere is slowing down. This jet stream pushes the high-pressure and low-pressure areas from the Atlantic Ocean over the European Continent (and over Britain as well – might change with the Brexit – not quite sure.)

So, areas of high - and low - pressure will remain much longer over Central Europe. This summer we had an area of high-pressure that continued for months in a row, which led to serious droughts. What then will we get next year? If it will turn out to be an area of low pressure, then we might as well get some serious floodings for a change...

So what actions should be taken?

Regarding the miserable failure of our politicians to adequately address the challenge of the world wide climate changes to me it seems to be far more promising to turn for help to the fairies, wood sprites and even the odd Will-o'-the-wisp.

This panorama shows you some of those fairies, wood sprites and Will-o'-the-wisps of the Spreewald as part of a fountain in Lübbenau. The Spreewald is a biosphere reserve about 100 kilometers to the South-East of Berlin. It is famous for its system of more than 200 small and very small canals used for irrigation and transportation. The Spreewald is a settlement area of the Sorbs, a Slavic tribe belonging to the larger group of the Wends. The Sorbs have a rich tradition of fairy tales.


Canon EOS 5D MKIV, Canon 15mm, Nodal Ninja R1, Cullmann Tripod, DXO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop, Pano2VR

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com