Thursday, December 31, 2015

Brilliant Light


We spent a few days in and around NYC in winter of 2011 and got to see the awesome, clear and clean light that floods the streets around this time in such perfect direction and low angle that you could imagine it is not real. 

NYC New Year's Eve, 2011

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NYC at new years


It is some years ago that I was last in NYC, but New York at christmas and New York at new years is actually something that makes the city sparkle beyond its usual sparkle.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Beautifully ornamented


These grave yard gates close off a section of a family cemetary unit. New Hampshire, 2011

Monday, December 28, 2015

Elmo in the street


What is the relation between Elmo and this woman? What is each of them thinking about the other and are they even aware of each other?


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Country Nativity


Years ago I found this nativity scene in some quere surroundings. I think words can't quite express how odd this looks. New Hampshire, 2011


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vault Alarm


I just love old and old school signs.

A bank in Keene, New Hampshire, winter 2011/2012

Friday, December 25, 2015

Eagle

We did see a lot of eagles on Lofoten. And they are such a mighty sight!

This one here was just an exhibit. But I love how close I could get. 


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

I am wishing everybody a merry christmas.

I think, light breaking out from the clouds is a great image to share for today.

This image was taken in northern Lofoten, summer of 2013.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

dramatic skys


One thing I love about northern countries is that the skies tend to be really dramatic. This image was taken in northern Lofoten, summer 2013.


Monday, December 21, 2015

An uneven race



In the Oslo airport, kids were playing with the walking belts. I totally understand and would have almost joined the fun. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Augsburger Puppenkiste


These are our childhood characters from Augsburger Puppenkiste. We went to see a classic play by them in November. It was great going there after seeing it on TV in my childhood.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bird on the rack



As I climb around on the scaffolding at roof bottom level, this little guy has found a perch at roof top level. It is a strange feeling to meet a bird in its habitat and to be climbing around close to it. It really did not seem to mind a lot. He almost landed next to us a few times that day or hung out at spots really close to us.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Concert nights



We lately spent the evening at the Snarky Puppy concert in Cologne. It was a packed, large hall. We had seen them in more clubby settings in the last years. They can well rock the big hall, too, though.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fine dining


Like two peas in a pod - or 3 forks on a board? Anyways, this is a tight fit.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Iceland lagoon


I know I showed you this image before. It was taken looking towards Jökulsarlón, the glacial lagoon.
When reviewing images, this one seemed worthy to dig back up.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Triplets

These menhirs formed a lovely alley of triplets in a field. Southern Brittany


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Line up of sails

At the surfer beach there also were sailers with light weight boats. I like how they lined up in this shot.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Beach Day

This is a shot of a surfer's beach in Brittany. It is a seach quest to find the surfers in this shot, though.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Tongues of Wood

I really liked these church chair rows. The dragons, creatures, beasts were very detailed and animated. But where is the front one's tongue?


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A church in the dark


Augsburg, October 2015. A church in the dark. If you want to see this church from the front and in the light, scroll back a few days in this blog.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mogli Street Art



This street art I found in Augsburg, Bavaria, on the arcades of a church.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Inside the Golden Hall


The city hall building of Augsburg is a huge, historic building. Inside on the 2nd or 3rd floor there is the Golden Hall, a beautifully ornamented, very large hall with painted walls and textured floor. I really like the optical illusions created in this smooth and shiny stone floor. Looks like you have to climb up to the chairs over all those blocks.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Augsburg


The city of Augsburg is dominated by old architecture and churches, in the downtown area. This is a view down Maximilian Straße towards St. Afra und Ulrich.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Take a break


While working on construction, it is pretty important to stay happy and motivated. A cup of coffee can do wonders, out on the scaffolding.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Man at work


With sparks flying and darkness all around, you can even snap action shots like this with a cell phone camera. Pretty amazing, I have to say.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hedgehog Time


This fall we stopped alongside a busy country side road and saw this little hedgehog headed for the tar. Cars were dashing by and we did not see the slightest chance that he would make a safe transition across. So we picked him up and carried him across the road to the field he was headed for.

I hope that he is well and finds a great place to winter.


Monday, November 30, 2015

The long way to the door


This beautifully overgrown door made me wish to sit on one of those benches on a summer evening and read a book, sip a drink and hear the bumble bees in the flowers. Overly romantic anyone?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hovering barn



I got to check out this barn in the timber frame house museum in Detmold. It is seemingly hovering above the ground on pointy rocks. Great way to keep it dry from underneath but a strange view, nonetheless.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stove Time



This stove would be a dream to have and use. Not for my everyday cooking but for heating my house and cooking for special occasions.

Unfortunately you can not set these ones up anymore. Their exhaust values are not legal anymore. Where they have been in place for years they can remain. Everywhere else they can only be on display but not in use. What a shame.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Stormy skies



Stormy skies over Detmold. Do you spot the windmill in the back between the trees?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Icelandic Lagoon



I know I did show many images of Jükullsarlón before, but I keep coming back to them.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Historic Market Hall

In the northern coastal area of Brittany we got to check out this beautiful timber frame hall - a roof without walls, just a deeply drawn cover. Unfortunately we did not get to be there on a market day. I would have loved to see this place brimming with life.

Plougrescant







Monday, November 23, 2015

Some beautiful doors

I love photographing doors and here I found some nicely framed red doors with interesting wood decorations. 

Brittany, countryside.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Côte granit rose

The pink granit coast of Brittany has beautiful coastline shaping and picturesques bays.





Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mont St. Michel in the evening sun



The Mont St. Michel is worl heritage and an iconic place - that is, of course, very touristy, but still worth a visit.


Friday, November 20, 2015

A gull at sunset

Even sea gulls stare into a sunset like this. Well, I do assume that it may have been staring at the water that was rushing in from the ocean to fill the bay of St Michel, waiting for fish.







Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ornamental Signs

On Mont St. Michel there are many shops and restaurants that have a long history - if not for the individual buisness then for the building, the sight, and the tourists.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In the Shades

I just liked the motive in this light - nothing about it. But I wanted to share.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Dreamy Light


One morning, about 2 weeks ago, I had to stop on my way to my work of the day, just to take this image here. The morning sun was pretty high already but the beams of light caught in the fog really pretty.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

two lonely horses


These two lonely horses will probably spend a lot of time just between the two of them over the winter. This playground will not lie forgotten over the time, though. So they have some chance for company.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

More leaves

the fall season is really colorful this year. I bet it is due to the early wintery temperatures middle of October and the warm high pressure times after that.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Foliage

The fall colors were really bright and shiny this year. That probably is due to the early cold snap and then the mild, sunny weather.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

dynamic wood sculpture

We got to explore the church of St. Moritz, Augsburg, all the way to the front as there was just a visitation time for a group and choire there.