The German writer Heinrich Heine wrote his poem ‘Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen’ when he lived in exile in Paris. He travelled through his former homeland in the winter of 1843. He felt a combination of sorrow, hatred and love. Afraid of the effects of militarism and Prussian nationalism, he ridiculed the German pathos. With my pinhole box in hand, I followed in his footsteps, and looked for signs he saw more than 160 years ago – and found them still there. I made gumprints directly of the negatives. Some of them are in red and black (the Prussian colours) and some have yellow/gold added – the colours of the Republicans that where Heine’s friends and stood for the more liberal Germany.