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 Welcome, and thank you for stopping by!
I hope you’ll enjoy my blog, and in the meantime, I’ll provide you with some information about me and how everything started…

 

This is me

…as you might have guessed, trying desperately to get any decent photographs out of my humble camera.

And it shows me during one of my travels, which is my favorite natural antidepressant.
Since I was a child, I’ve always loved traveling. Being half German, half Turkish, traveling has been to me a natural state of mind. Going on adventures and seeing something new is still one of the things that make me truly happy.
Just in case you already wish this would never end, go here to get some more unsolicited information about me.

Paul Klee, Without Title, a. 1892

Paul Klee, Without Title, a. 1892

 

It all began with Paul Klee

Some years ago, when I was looking into the works of Paul Klee, I stumbled upon this little butterfly. I’d already come to appreciate Paul Klee as an artist, due to the variety of his skills, his humor (take a look at his drawings) and because it seems to be a worthwhile occupation to try to decipher his paintings.

I felt immediately attracted to this little drawing. There is something touching about it, its simplicity maybe, or how this butterfly is placed on this huge piece of paper.

I quickly adopted it, and Klees’ butterfly became my emblem and name throughout my social media appearances.

 

 

 What finally brought me to TravelBlogging

During my travels, I have increasingly enjoyed taking photographs. So initially, I was looking for a platform to share my travel photography.

But when I published my first posts here on WordPress, I quickly realized that only posting the photographs without any stories isn’t enough. I wanted to tell what I had seen and experienced at my travel destinations.
And I wanted to get in touch with other travelers, either on my blog or theirs.

 

I hope I can get across some of the excitement and joy that I feel while traveling, and that you can enjoy my posts as much as I do writing them.

Take care, KleesButterfly

 

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119 comments

  1. vielen lieben dank für’s folgen von “evis lens” 🙂
    deine fotos sind toll, ich freue mich schon auf mehr!!
    alles liebe,
    evi

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    • Mir haben deine Photos auch gut gefallen. Sie sind sehr originell. Ich bin Photographie Amateurin, hoffe aber, mich bald zu verbessern (vor allem durch den Kauf einer besseren Kamera).
      Alles Gute
      kleesbutterfly

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  2. Thanks for following “Eyes to Heart.” Looking forward to seeing what’s cooking in your blog too. 🙂

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  3. Awesome blog. Well done. And thanks for stopping by my blog. It matters a lot to me.

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  4. We’ve visited Germany twice and we loved it both times. We also acquired our travel buddy Justin Beaver at Alpspitze in the Bavarian Alps. Thanks for following his blog. I’m looking forward to reading more here.

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  5. Wide gehts! Danke for looking at my site. We try to travel, but have only changed planes im Frankfurt. Sorry. My little Deutsch is nicht so gut. Aber ich wolle try. We were in Paris April 2013. I shall share pictures…of art nouveau auch. A bientot!

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  6. You will be envious as we travel to Turkey in September…

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  7. Hi KeesButterfly, I am nominating you for the Liebster Award.

The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog.The rules of the competition are:

    The nominate must provide a link to the person who nominated them.
This is my link: http://teandpaper.com/2014/04/27/liebster-award-nomination/
    Provide 11 facts about yourself.

    Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
    
Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

    Have fun!

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  8. Hey Klees, nice to meet you! Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. Cheers, Alison
    I’ll be back to check out your blog when it’s all up and going and you’ve finished the upgrade. Looks interesting.

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  9. Hi, KleesButterfly. I came by to visit and to say thank you for following my blog, and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have found. Wonderful blog. I am looking forward to reading more and to following your travels!

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  10. Thanks for following my blog! 🙂

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  11. Hello! Thanks for popping by my blog and following – it is most appreciated! I am looking forward to checking out your blog 🙂

    Kendra

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  12. Thank you for following our blog 🙂 You have yourself here a very pretty blog and we look forward to following and seeing more from you!!

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  13. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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  14. Hallo, vielen Dank für Deinen Besuch bei trashbus!

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  15. Hi I have been going through your blogs from last two hours,and it kept me engaged. Then I came onto your About me Page, and then I realised what kept me so captivated was our interests. I could related myself to you, I am passionate about travelling and had been thinking for a while to share my travel tales with other people, so decided to start blogging. Loved reading through your posts,glad to be a follower.

    xxx
    Aanchal

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  16. Hi, i’ve nominated you for a Liebster award, the link to it and instructions of what to do next are here http://lucyborthwick.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/liebster-award/
    xx

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  17. Thank you for following ‘A Trivial Mind At Work’. I am just starting out. Travel blogging is a large part of my blog, but I mix in other things surrounding our family (the wife, 6 kids and me)! Like you, I like to add the stories to my pictures. Thanks again!

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  18. Lovely blog – thanks for stopping by mine!

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  19. Thank you for following my blog. I’m following you right back.

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  20. Hi there ! thank you for visiting and following my blog. I agree with you, some pictures need a little explanation, it is best to share them with a bit of our experience. I will definitively come back here and read about your next adventures.

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  21. Thanks for dropping in and following my travel blog. I look forward to reading more of yours when I can’t be out there travelling myself.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my page, I look forward to following along with your blog!

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  23. Liebe fleißige Bloggerin.
    Ich habe in den vergangenen Tagen den „Liebsten Award“ bekommen und möchte ihn gerne an dich, mit deiner Blogseite weiterreichen. Ein Award ist doch irgendwie eine Anerkennung und er trägt zu einer guten Kommunikation bei. Wenn du diesen Award annehmen und weitertragen möchtest, so klicke einfach auf diesen Link. Ich schätze deine Seite jedenfalls sehr. Beste Grüße, flowerywallpaper.
    http://flowerywallpaper.com/2014/08/21/liebster-award-von-madame-flamusse/

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    • Liebe flowerywallpaper! Vielen Dank, dass du an mich gedacht hast. Ich war eine Woche nicht online und habe gerade erst gesehen, dass du mich nominiert hast. Ich habe allerdings den Liebster Award schon bekommen, er ist ein bisschen versteckt in meinem Footer.
      Aber trotzdem vielen Dank!! 🙂

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  24. I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. You may accept and pass it on, or decline and ignore it. (I think.) Thank you for being an inspiration to me. http://www.optimisticmisfit.com

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    • Thank you so much for thinking of me! I have once accepted the Liebster Award, and I’ve realized that’s a lot of work accepting it. So I’ve decided to go award-free, but I haven’t got around to placing the badge.
      But thanks that you considered my blog award worthy 🙂

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  25. Wonderful blog!! I’m looking forward to reading more!

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  26. Hello, I like you blog very much – interesting stories with beautiful pictures, so I have nominated you for the ’5 Places I’d love to visit again’- post inspired by ‘Booked.net’ – http://twoandahalfbloggers.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/top-5-places-id-love-to-revisit/. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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  27. Hello! I love your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: https://ellisgoesonholiday.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/one-lovely-blog-awards/ I hope you have fun passing it on and happy blogging!

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  28. You have a wonderful blog. Ihave loved art all of my life. Paul Klee is another artist I enjoyed studying the paintings of while in college. I like artists that create more than art. The observer appreciating the art is given an opportunity to have thought provoking insight from what is being viewed. I’ve enjoyed viewing your blog. Thank you for allowing me to visit.
    Isadora 😊

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  29. Hi, thanks for stopping by and following my photo and travel blog. I see you and I have similar blog philosophies… not just photos, but the story behind the images as well. I’m sure I will enjoy following your travels, and I hope you continue to follow my travels.

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  30. Oh my I do LOVE your blog! Its wonderful! Thanks for visiting my small corner of it all! Douglas

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  31. I love that you named your blog after someone inspiring. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m looking forward to more of your photography and travel news.

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  32. How nice to be in contact. You found the blog where I write about photography.
    Now that I know about you I intend to wander thru your site and am looking forward to what you show me and tell me about they places you visit.

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  33. Hi Klee! Thank you so much for deciding to join http://www.enjoytowrite.com community, it matters the most to me!! Your work is very interesting and inspiring, so I am staying for more! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  34. Thank you so much for following my blog! I am looking forward to read yours too!

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  35. Thanks so much for visiting, and following mynuttydubai… sounds like we both have a huge love for travel! I hope you’ll enjoy the photos and stories I have to share on my travels (and all the rest of the ramblings I write about 😉 )

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  36. Hi KleesButterfly, you have a very cool blog 🙂 I love to travel myself and am really looking forward to your posts!

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  37. I agree, while it is fun to observe a photograph, the reading makes for a great accompaniment. 🙂
    Thank you very much for your visit and follow of my blog.

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  38. I can see I’m going to enjoy a lot of visits to your charming blog. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

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  39. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to traveling with you.

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  40. Thank you for following my blog. Your site is great fun to explore.

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  41. Thanks for coming in to see me at Steve Says. Come again, stay a while – have a drink even. Happy blogging! Steve…

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  42. Thank you for following my blog.
    Allan

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  43. I saw you on the blog party. Your photos are amazing and it looks like you have visited a lot of fascinating places.

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  44. Thanks for following Now This Is What I Would Call Music. Enjoy the tunes! Steve…

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  45. You had me at “travels…my favorite natural antidepressant.” 🙂

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  46. Gobsmackingly stunning photos! Jealous? Me? I love this. I want your eyes! My feeble attempts to capture the beauty in the buildings and landscapes around me leave me wanting more. Then someone as talented as you do me the kindness to follow my bog and I want to creep into a small dark room and reprocess everything. I will follow back. I must find out how you it…

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  47. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog. I have also followed yours, hoping that your beautiful photographs will inspire some more of my poetry 🙂

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  48. … and to think I have a small tribute to Klee as a future post. Gotta love synchronicity. Happy travels.

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  49. I don’t know how I’ve missed your blog all this time! I’m in awe of it. So many amazing destinations, posts and photographs. Looking forward to seeing more.

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