Eventually winter has left this area after a tough and ugly period of time. The sun is shining for more than 30 minutes per day and the trees and plants take back control of the urban landscapes in Dortmund. The last couple of weeks were pretty rough for any cyclist. It was super cold and there was extraordinary lot of rain, which becomes a total evil combination, if you add the dozens of windy almost stormy days to that. People called it “normal April weather” and although “der April macht was er will” is an old farmer’s wisdom for a reason, it still felt a bit weird to wear winter’s clothing in the fourth month of year.
These days should be over by now, although you can never be a hundred percent sure about that…

Nevertheless, the sunny sunshine weather conditions around the eastern holidays were the perfect opportunity for me to do a nice recovery ride across town and stop for a picture whenever I spot a tree in total bloom.
It was no surprise, that the best shots and sightings came out at the Technical University of Dortmund. The TU Dortmund is one of my favorite spots in Dortmund for taking urban landscape pictures, because there is a great combination of architecture and nature.
Plus, the trees at the university have a bigger and larger bloom or crown (is that how you call it?) than most trees along the roads across town.
However, if you look close enough, there are great spots everywhere in Dortmund and I think, I’m going to do another ride to the local parks to find additional spots soon.

‘Til then, make sure to visit the Seasonal Content Page on this website, if you’d like to see the whole archive of urban landscapes in spring!