Aurorasa Sima en Bee Stories In English, beBee in English, Professional Photographers Emotional Intelligence Trainer / Empowermentalist / beBee Brand Ambassador • Aurorasa Coaching 3/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,8K

Women In Trees - A Mystery?

Women In Trees - A Mystery?

Tickling your phantasy


I came across a photo series, published in the German magazine "Stern". Of women in trees (in Germany). Yes, women in trees.

The pictures below are part of a photo book by Jochen Raiß with over 100 pictures (Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag).   

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Stern explains that when Jochen Raiß found the first woman in a tree he thought it was merely a coincidence. A random shot. He loved going to flea markets and to his surprise he found more pictures of women in trees.

After 25 years he had collected over 100. They date from 1920 - 1950. Now, can you imagine how many pictures must have existed if a single person finds over 100 on flea markets?

Back then, people had no cell phones or the internet to communicate such an idea. Nothing has been mentioned in newspapers that would help to understand how this trend could last for 30 years.

Also, World War 2 took place from 1939 - 1945.

Why are only women in trees? No pictures of men on trees have been found.

How did the women get up the trees with their high heels and their skirts? And why?

The women on the photos radiate freedom. Happiness. The joy of life.

Long gone are the moments of happiness, many of the women in the pictures are probably not alive anymore. Only a few of the backsides contained a hint about the names of the protagonists.

Was it just the silliness of a generation?

Why were the women in trees? I do not have an answer for you. Just a question.   





Paul Walters 27/11/2016 · #18

@Aurorasa Sima have to agree with david, me thinks it was a way of avoiding suitors or simply attracting men ...its just a 'phantasy" of mine !!!

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Aurorasa Sima 14/11/2016 · #17

#16 You might be right, dear Prav but we will never know. That is what I find so exciting about this mystery (:

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Praveen Raj Gullepalli 13/11/2016 · #16

What is it with the trees dear Aura!? You will not see a single Indian movie without a song and dance of the leading pair gamboling around trees
trunks and trees! ;) A lady up a tree probably is a kind of a hint for a he....? mebbe jus mebbe? ;)

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Aurorasa Sima 11/11/2016 · #15

#14 Thank you for sharing your idea, Gert. Maybe it´s as simple as that. Phil mentioned that the old-fashioned clothing might add to the mystery.

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Gert Scholtz 10/11/2016 · #14

@Aurorasa Sima Intriguing post Aurorasa. Maybe the act of getting into a tree was an escape from the mundane, or quest for excitement. I really don't know but I do find this a fun post. Thank you.

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Aurorasa Sima 9/11/2016 · #13

#11 Maybe that is the explanation. After 30 years the trend seems to have stopped. But even during World War women continued to make those pictures and one wonders if they somehow communicated about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this, Ali, I am very interested in them.

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Aurorasa Sima 9/11/2016 · #12

#10 Looking forward to it, @Sarah Elkins. @Irene Hackett has also promised to contribute an Irene in the Tree pic

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Ali Anani 9/11/2016 · #11

May be women wanted to feel it before they reach the tree heights. SItting high was their source of joy. May be!

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