Landscape & Memory 

                                       Horse Racing on the North Sea

            One day each summer the North Sea’s tide withdraws to expose it’s seabed in the North of Germany. On this certain day, hour, and low tide, horses come to race at Duhner, Cuxhaven, all types of horses, Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, trotters and pacers, and mini horses. The horses are fast and the time is fleeting. From the sandy beach spectators view the horses racing across the seabed with a backdrop of cargo ships approaching the Port of Hamburg. As the sun lowers in the sky, the landscape of the racecourse vanishes under the incoming tide becoming just a memory.

© Judy Mazzucco 2018