"Wales: Die Poesie von Wales"

Name of traveller

Elke Heidenreich (b. 1943), Tom Krausz (b. 1951)

Reason for travel

  • research for a co-authored 'coffee table' book about travels to destinations around the world

Date of travel

undated, ca. 2003

Ein paar Gedenkstätten, ein merkwürdiges Denkmal, ein paar vergilbte Fotos in verrotteten Kneipen, ein weißes Holzkreuz auf einem Friedhof in Laugharne – mehr haben wir eigentlich nicht gesehen, und doch war er überall . . .. (Heidenreich 44)


  • texts by Elke Heidenreich, photographs by Tom Krausz
  • art: contains photographs of places visited
  • literature:
    • links poetry and life stations of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
    • comparison of south Wales coast with settings typically found in the novels by Rosamunde Pilcher (b. 1924)
  • people:
    • travelling through Wales in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas; compare with later biography
    • notes on Caitlin Thomas (1913-1994) and the troubled relationship with her husband
    • observes a lack of commercial exploitation of Thomas's image based on a general lack of merchandise bearing his name or face
  • terrain:
    • south Wales as a place of contrasts and different times that invite a bohemian life-style
    • images of run-down houses and towns that contain treasures
  • edited version of an article originally published in the German bi-weekly magazine Brigitte (16 Oct. 2003)
  • click here to read the original Brigitte version

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Language of publication


Gender of traveller

Male, Female

Type of publication

photography; travelogue


Heidenreich, Elke and Tom Krausz. "Wales: Die Poesie von Wales." Mit unseren Augen: Reisegeschichten. München: Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag, 2007. 42-57. Print.