Shopping in the nude at the baker’s …
… most of us do not regard being in the buff when you buy your buns as obvious, especially if all other customers still wear winter coats. But this young man in France implements this practice – since the baker’s slogan for his products is »Toutes les Richesses de la nature« (All the treasures of nature). A motto we naturists follow!
Natury goes international and polyglot … [19 February 2017]
… first in Dutch: www.natury.nl.
It is, of course, not our intention to translate all articles, since some of them might not be relevant for all countries and will therefore not be translated into the languages of other countries. Yet there is enough input to be translated, so it will take some time to have everything important available in the relevant languages, since all those who participate their contribution to this site do this as volunteers besides their professional jobs.
Golden October for the photo hike in the Venne Moor [19 October 2017]
Nude hiking for the practice of photographic art was once again a motive for a 12 km long hike in and on the Venne Moor. The autumn-colored foliage shone intensely in the warm-coloured rays of the sun, and the summery residual tan on the bodies of the hikers mirrored a similar hue. There were few trees in bog and, therefore, little shelter from the elements, especially the sun which was able to contribute powerful heat radiation. We started at noon when the air temperatures were still slightly below 20 °C. In these conditions we easily captured the photos we wanted and, as a small reward, had coffee and cake in the late afternoon at the end of the hike. The following day had rain and cool temperatures – so we had probably used the last day of the year with summer temperatures.
– Translation: John
Golden October Sunday with panoramic views of the city of Hagen [15 October 2017]
B. and Th. had invited us to the bare autumn hike to at Hagen where four men and a woman went on a 12 km long circular walk through the wooded mountain country. No small clouds obscured the clear blue sky and, so, the sun shone freely for 10 h 45 min and heated the air to 23 °C. From time to time we could see the city panorama through the trees. At the end of our hike we enjoyed coffee and cake on their terrace. Thank you very much, B. and Th., for such a wonderful day!
– Translation: John
Tue 3 October: Hike through the Forest of Fairy Tales in the Burgwald, Germany [7 October 2017]
On October 3 at the initiative of Horst K. one woman and six men met for a fairy tale hike on the Panorama Trail in the Burgwald around Rauschenberg near Marburg. All enjoyed the day, and the weather appeared much better than at home.
On the way to the castle ruin, we passed through the Fairy Tale Forest, which had been planted some 20 years earlier. At the ruin, we met a few guys who had bounced up the mountain on bicycles. They had chosen this terrain as their adventure playground for the day.
Several hikers on the way were all wrapped in thick clothes. They often asked us, in amazement, if it was not too cold for us. We explained that this was not the case for us. When human skin acting as a temperature sensor receives uniform information the body adapts, within reasonable limits, to the ambient temperature without freezing. And when the body is provided with contradictory information – warm under clothing and cool on unclothed skin – then body temperature regulation does not work so well.
After 16 km we followed the example of peacefully grazing sheep and ended our day at a restaurant in Rauschenberg.
Translation: John. Report: Rainer (Westphalia); Photos: Rainer (Odenwald)
Andy Golub presents a new website with a lot of videos on bodypainting [5 October 2017]
Andy Golub, linked since long time in our list of links as to art, has moved his presentation on bodypainting art to the new URL humanconnectionarts.org, on which a lot of videos on bodypainting invite to browse through and watch – it's recomendable to invoke the full screen mode. Aside from New York City, further cities in the USA, and – in Europe – Amsterdam, where the Bodypainting Day takes place since years, further cities all over the world, like i.e. Berlin, have joined in for the colourful presentation of natural joie de vivre. On the spot, a Berlin-based manufacturer of theater make-up has used this oppurtunity to promote this as a sponsor, another manufacturer from New York has then joined in, too. In Germany in 2017, further bodypainting events to join in took place: Bodypainting in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz mountains und a BodyArt Performance in the harbour of Münster (Westf.)
Our project 'Multilingualism' proudly presents brochure, postcards etc. in English [1 October 2017]
The translation to English has made an amazing progress. Kudos to Bernard from England and John from Ireland for their deliberately offered translation work.
As a proof, the printable brochure, postcards etc. are from know available in English, containing URLs refering to already translated parts of the natury site.
|Brochure||One of six postcards (forefront)|
Our naked performance on the footbridge on Saturday night in pictures [29 August 2017]
Eleven nudes enter the bridge and move slowly to the center.
The middle of the bridge is reached. They all turn clockwise and show the letters "LEBENSWERT." [en: "WORTH_LIVING."] – The motto of the city of Münster.
After about half a minute, all naturists turn around and show the lettering "NATÜRLICH." [en: "NATURAL."] And the logo of the City of Münster. Naturism is just natural. We have to calm down the security guys, who are in red t-shirts: "We're doing an art project here!"
Position change. In order to be able to read our inscriptions from the other side of the harbour, we have to change the order of the naturists. The security guys take care, that we do everything right.
Now we are the other way round, and the people on the waterside side with the many restaurants can finally read: "LEBENSWERT." [en: "WORTH_LIVING."], while from the other side now, ".HCILRÜTAN" can be seen from left to right, i.e. correct from right to left.
Once again, we turned around to show people in the restaurants: Naturism is "NATÜRLICH." [en: "NATURAL."] The photographer on the other side now sees ".TREWSNEBEL" from left to right, correct again from right to left.
In all 4 positions, we have stayed for about half a minute. Now our message has been understood, and we are going back to the waterside. There is applause. Thank you!
On the waterside, there is one of us with a young family answering their questions as to the performance, which just have happened. The three children at the age of 4, 6 and 8 years did like it, and their parents as well.
Münster is WORTH_LIVING, they all here know it, so they live here, NATURALLY!
Catch-up days from 24 to 27 August of the Westphalian Naturists' Days [27 August 2017]
Those nudevents in the Münsterland region in Germany in June / July, which had to be abandoned or cancelled are now put onto the agenda again at end of August expecting more stable weather conditions.
Sun 27 Aug: Naked hike near Merfeld [27 August 2017]
Sunday was the last day of the catch-up days, offering as good conditions for nudevents, as the days before. 16 naked hikers, aged between 30 and 80 years, covered a distance of about 15 km in the Merfeld area. As part of the track, one had the choice to wade a brook, while others continued on dry paths. Those, who waded, realized, that there are also ascents in the Münsterland: the brook has three (artificial) waterfalls with a drop height of about 30 cm each on a distance of 1 km.