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loss of a child

Loss of a Child

A room for urnes at Ostfriedhof in Munich, Germany.

Inside Hagia Sophia Istanbul

Inside Hagia Sophia

Today we can see the Hagia Sophia from the inside.

I think I was in Berlin

I think I was in Berlin

Some Tshirts in Berlin Friedrichshain.

Tourist at Basilica Cistern Istanbul

Tourist at Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

I see darkness in the light. The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey.

down by the river

Down By The River

Where I live people have BBQs and other things.

Moai Statue Paris

Moai Statue Paris

Moai figure, carved by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500. The tallest was almost 10 metres high, the heaviest was weighing 86 tons.

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Castle in Rhodes Town, Greece

In fact its the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. It was built in the 14th century.

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Flutter the Dovecote

This one’s was taken in Thessaloniki.

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Noisy Water

Some splashy noisy water.

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Dodecanese – The Beauty Of

This is shot inside the castle of Monolithos on Rhodes island.

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Rhodes, Lindos Photo

Linods is a town about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes and was founded in the 10th century BC. Pink Floyd used to hang out there and still come for summer holiday.

Barcelona Old Town

Barcelona Old Town

I just attended the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona for a couple of days. My hotel in the Barcelona old town (barrio gotico) was around the corner that spot.

Mallorca in Winter

Mallorca in Winter

Mallorca in winter is quite nice – especially for cycling. Still warm enough, only a few tourists and empty beaches.

Bruges by boat

Bruges by Boat

Bruges – it’s in Belgium.

A Black Cat is Staring at me in Paris

A Black Cat is Staring at me in Paris

I came across this fearsome animal when I visited relatives in Paris.

Statues at Charles Bridge Prague

Statues at Charles Bridge Prague

There are plenty of statues at the Charles Bridge in Prague – for a full list see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_on_Charles_Bridge

Trdelník from Prague

Trdelník from Prague

Trdelník (originally called Kürtőskalács) is a traditional Hungarian cake and sweet pastry, originally coming from Székely Land, Transylvania, which is home of the Székely Hungarians. It also is known within the culinary heritages of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped […]

Poster boy Prague

Poster Boy Prague

All of the high street brands are in Prague – I remember when it was still communist and a beer was 1p! Czech it out!

Prague Illusions

Illusory in Prague

Prague has a lot of illusions – sometimes you find them right in front of you.

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Building Up The Octoberfest

A backroom of an still unfinished beer tent at Munich Octoberfest 2013.

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Nothing Is Real

A shot of a flew market in Munich. Bu then, if you want to know why and how Paul is dead and was replaced check out this forum – http://invanddis.proboards.com/

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Hitler in Prague

A mask of that filthy rat – found in Prague 2013.

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Thirty Years’ War Archeology Picture

This one’s from an excellent exhibition about life during the Thirty Years’ War. What a suffering that must have been. The creasing in the enamel is caused by underfeeding and other horrible things.

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Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream

In Germany 2009.

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Skiing in the Mist

I love skiing and I grew up in Munich where the closest skiing slopes are 30 mins away. Hence I spent some time on these boards. This pictures was taken 2010 in the Bavarian Alps, when there was quite some mist when getting to lower regions.

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Bavarian Restaurant

That one was taken in Regensburg, Germany. It is indeed a rather lovely place – located at the river Danube.

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Eating Songbirds

In 2008 I was forced to eat fried songbirds in Italy. Not nice taste-wise and neither aesthetically.

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The Dead Class by Tadeusz Kantor

Dead Class (1975) was the most famous of Tadeusz Kantors theatre pieces of the 1970s. In the play, Kantor himself played the role of a teacher who presided over a class of apparently dead characters who are confronted by mannequins which represented their younger selves. He had begun experimenting with the juxtaposition of mannequins and […]

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Killed By Arrows

Found this catholic statue in Salzburg, Vienna. Happy suffering Catholics!

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Interesting Plant III

Another flower plant I found interesting. Feel free to give me feedback when you like it. Thanks! Taken again in Munich, Germany

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Interesting Plants II

This interesting plant is from the Botanical Garden in Munich, Germany. I like it because it looks like a heart or any kind of control center.

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The Catholic Church is Evil?

No, I don’t think so. However some pedophile priest might as well be. Photo was taken in Munich during this light installation in a church.

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Barcelona Dog

We spent some time visiting friends in Barcelona where we came across this little fella.

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The Mexican And The Norwegian

Two friends talk in the tube in Barcelona. It’s easy to see they are nice.

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Nymphenburg Park Munich

This is the lovely Park of the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Germany. Its full of ponds, pagodas and other stuff kings like to enjoy during their spare time.

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Arianna Valbuena & Richard Büttner

We’re getting married soon. Arianna is wearing a Dirndl – the photo was shot in Munich, Germany during the Octoberfest.

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Black Forest Girl

A black forrest holiday must include always to have a chat with a black forrest girl. This one was taken in Munich. The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald, pronounced [ˈʃvaʁt͡svald]) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the […]

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On Your Knees For Jesus

This is in Porto, Portugal. I know its odd, but the catholic suffering paradigm is hard to understand.

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Gentian Health Benefits

A anti-toxic tonic, which stimulates liver functions, gentian herb is a medicinal herb. Gentiana is a most spectacular and lovely blue trumpet-shaped flower. With about 400 species, it is considered a large genus. Gentian is an excellent tonic herb and has many uses. Gentian Health Benefits can be applied to treat indigestion, stomach aches and […]

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Some Geezers Drink Soup With Long Straws

I can’t reallt explain what’s going on.

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Self in Spain

From 2004. Reminds me on this: Self Portrait 1969 by Francis Bacon

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Say Goodbye To Loneliness

Loneliness thoughts? In Munich.

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Glockenbachviertel Munich

Snapping away in the dead of the night.

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Monopterus

Monopterus Temple in the Englischer Garten Munich.

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Streets Of Barcelona

There are some street performers in Barcelona. This is a picture was taken at Las Ramblas in the most exciting city of the world.

Romanian window cleaners

Romanian Window Cleaners

This picture was taken in Barcelona, I had lots of furious comments in regards to their ethnic origin. They are Romani and are an ethnic group living mostly in Europe, who trace their origins to medieval India. The Romani are widely dispersed, with their largest concentrated populations in Europe, especially the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe and Anatolia. Deported […]

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Car Snowed In

In Munich, winters are long, cold and full of snow.

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Idyllically

An idyllic place I shot at holidays in Munich at the airport.

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Fat Or Fit

Join the debate.

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Snow Landscape

Desert landscaping between Munich and Starnberg. I love these simple snow landscapes (especially in surreal winter) Inspired by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (who did the U2 album cover ‘No Line on the Horizon‘).

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Dad’s Christmas Ancestors

My Dad is holding of photograph of our ancestors at Christmas Eve.

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HDR Cow

A cow in the Bavarian mountains (alps). (High dynamic range (HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods)

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Steinebach Wörthsee

Winter sun is setting over the frozen solid lake in Steinebach at the Woerthsee in Germany near Munich.

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Pagoda Munich

When you’re having some time to spare at night in summer this is the place to go. Great hang-out to chill out. Bring an Augustiner!

the big chill theory

The Big Chill Theory

Winter sun is setting in Woerthsee near Munich.

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Brunnen Stuttgart

1/10 sec at f/32

after the thunder

After The Thunder

Thunderstorms: Romans thought them to be battles waged by Jupiter, who hurled lightning bolts forged by Vulcan. Christian doctrine accepted the ideas of Aristotle’s original work, called Meteorologica, that winds were caused by exhalations from the Earth and that fierce storms were the work of God. Ok, but the scenery was really impressive the time the picture was taken at Lake Starnberg […]

Classic spiral staircase

Classic Spiral Staircase

Shot was taken in the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. I studied there in the 90ies. The term “spiral” is used incorrectly for a staircase from a mathematical viewpoint, as a mathematical spiral lies in a single plane and moves towards or away from a central point. A spiral staircase by the mathematical definition therefore […]

joker and thief

The Joker and the Thief

The joker and the thief at the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh’s (Morocco) medina quarter (old city). At times as a tourist it can get a bit juicy there. Ideal if you need a new leather bag – don’t talk to the snake charmers.

BMW Building Overcast

BMW Building Overcast

Great shape of the building and HDR for Sky and metal look. The Building is the BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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Attractions in Marrakesh

Went on a short holiday to Marrakesh and realised the best attraction was right in front of me in the cheap hotel room we were staying.

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Under A Rising Sun

Woke up at 5am in Italy and had a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Then a nice Italian Espresso Maciato.

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I Never Look Back

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Reflection is certainly imperative, too much reflection though is paralysing. Or a quote by Don Henley: “…a little voice inside my head said don’t look back, you can never look back…” Worst thing to do obviously is to look back again in anger.

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Plaza San Marco

(St Mark’s Square Venice, Italy) – heavily touristed.

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The Discipline Of Christian Suffering

Why are Christians expected to suffer for their faith?

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Frozen Woerthsee

Ice skating on the frozen solid Worthsee near Munich

Weird Sex Games In The Hofbraeuhaus

Weird Sex Games In The Hofbraeuhaus

I don’t know what’s going on in this picture. Seems they have something going on.

Dan Flavin Green Room

Dan Flavin Green Room

Dan Flavin – the art of fluorescent light! The artist uses limitation of his art moderne of materials to commercially available fluorescent tubing inserting it into the world of high art. The resulting body of work at once possesses a straightforward simplicity and a deep sophistication.

dublin-port photography

Dublin Port

Dublin Port is the largest port in Ireland. 2/3 of the Ireland’s port traffic goes via Dublin Port. Lots of ferries there too.

Irish Landscapes

Irish Landscapes

Ireland has some great landscape designs – seems it’s god’s walled garden. Taken near Dublin.

Dublin Pier Photography

Dublin Pier

From UK to Dublin for visiting a friend – where she showed me this wonderful pier.

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Munich Olympic Park

Always liked the roof of the Olympic Park in Munich. In there you also find the Olympiastadion. I grew up in that city. Here’s a gigapan of the same scenery – fun to play around.

gibraltar monkeys

Gibraltar Monkeys

Barbary Macaques (barbary apes) are the monkeys living in Gibraltar. Funny enough besides humans, they are the only primates that live freely in Europe. Or maybe excluding London bus drivers. They are also found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. Some 230 animals in five troops occupying the area of the Gibraltar Rock. They are commonly referred to as the Barbary Ape, […]

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Alhambra Granada

Alhambra Granada

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Naked Munich Pictures

We Germans love to be naked. We’ll strip off just about anywhere and any time. For most, though, it’s not exhibitionism. Sometimes it looks like a Christmas tree.

People's names you forget

People’s names you forget

Not remembering names: an unknown couple in Greece  

Yugoslavia

In Yugoslavia 1985

My Yugoslavian girl-friend when I was very very young. I have no idea what she’s doing now. Anyway she had a house and a little motor-boat on a island Dalmatia – you can’t do better when you’re young and it’s summer in the Mediterranean. The funny circles are fungus marks.


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