Montag, 19. Januar 2015

Winter in Germany - part 2


Basics of the winter time...


... in Germany on a sunny morning in January!


Artwork made by nature and...


...by sub-zero temperatures.


 Ice leaves???


Or ice blossoms?


 Frozen feather!!!


Cracked!


Which of the frozen puddles is your favourite?


Sonntag, 11. Januar 2015

Winter in Germany...

 
... can also look like this...

...or this...


...or this! ;-)


Or what kind oth weather did you expect when taking a vacation a the German North Sea Coast at the turn of the year 2014 / 2015???



I wish you all a great year 2015!



Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2014

X-mas afterburner



Kampen, Sylt, 27.12.2014





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Hoernum harbour, Sylt, 26.12.2014

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Weikersheim



Friday evening, on the Christmas market "Weihnachtszauber" / "Christmas Glamour" at Weikersheim,
13 kilometers away from my home town.


This year's Christmas market was is situated around Weikersheim Palace,
on of the bigger palaces in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany


Multiple food stands and booths with Christmas gifts and decorations are placed in the inner courtyard and around the palace, including the part of the Weikersheim market place facing the palace.


This is what we call 'Gluehwein / Glühwein' in Germany, literally translated into "glow wine",
as far as I know it's called 'mulled wine' in English.


A radio and TV crew was on site as well on the Friday evening...


...to report about this enchanting local Christmas market.



Due to the fact I visited the Christmas market together with my sweatheart and her friend I did not take my tripod with me (--> the ladies are not willing to wait excessively for their companion!). But my monopod is 'a must' when taking photographs at available light or even during night to minimize camera shake as good as possible.


A great 3rd Advent Sunday for all of you!

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Summer vacation memories and Christmas gifts


Did you already manage to obtain most of your gifts for Christmas?

Generally I'm not fastest in this discipline, but this year I had most of my prezzies for friends and family members right after my summer vacation.


My favourite online photo lab WHITE WALL offered 10 x10 cm prints on alu dibond for a very special price, so I ordered several of my summer memories in this special miniature format.

Enjoy some of my photographs in 10 x 10...

...all of them taken on my favourite vacation island Sylt!















Samstag, 29. November 2014

Pleasant Advent Season!


My hometown: Bad Mergentheim pedestrian zone with the Deutschorden Castle in the background,
this afternoon. 




Persian Poem 'Bani Adam',
the Children of Adam.
 

In Persian:
بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

A simpler translation that I like:
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.
- See more at: http://www.zaufishan.co.uk/2011/09/iranian-poetry-bani-adam-inscribed-on.html#sthash.yUMKKC5Y.dpuf
In Persian:

بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی 
نشاید
که نامت نهند آدمی


A simpler translation into English that I like: 

The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.


Und auf Deutsch:
Die Menschenkinder sind ja alle Brüder
Aus einem Stoff wie eines Leibes Glieder

Hat Krankheit nur einzig Glied erfasst
So bleibt anderen weder Ruh noch Rast

Wenn anderer Schmerz dich nicht im Herzen brennt
Verdienst du nicht, dass man noch Mensch dich nennt.

 A Pleasant and Peaceful Advent Season to all of you!



In Persian:
بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

A simpler translation that I like:
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.
- See more at: http://www.zaufishan.co.uk/2011/09/iranian-poetry-bani-adam-inscribed-on.html#sthash.yUMKKC5Y.dpuf
In Persian:
بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

A simpler translation that I like:
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.
- See more at: http://www.zaufishan.co.uk/2011/09/iranian-poetry-bani-adam-inscribed-on.html#sthash.yUMKKC5Y.dpuf
Bani Adam
Bani Adam

Montag, 24. November 2014

Test your geographical knowledge!


Last week I had the opportunity to travel to a country in Middle Europe
where most of you haven't been before - I suppose.


Because it was a business trip and I had to work from dawn to sunset, I only had the chance to visit the old town of my hosts together with some collegues in the dark.

Enjoy some of my night shots of my host city and try to answer my question:

Where did I travel to???
(Country & City!)









Any ideas???

Try your best!!!

;-)