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2016 - 4 images


Mar

Sydney, Tuesday (127 images in 6 chapters)

I started into this drizzly day by walking around Chinatown and Darling Harbor. By the time I'd reached the waterfront area, it began clearing up again. I walked up to Observatory Park and from there once across Harbour Bridge. The walkway is enclosed in a pretty high fence, so the view is not as enjoyable as for example on Brooklyn Bridge - there is, fortunately, a small gap to stick your camera through. After taking the train back across the bridge, I walked through the Royal Botanic Gardens to Mrs Macquarie's Point, from where one has a great view of the opera house and the bridge.

Mar

Melbourne, Sunday (217 images in 7 chapters)

I dropped of the car on Saturday morning and spent the afternoon with my feet up on the couch - after one and a half weeks full of action I needed a break. On Sunday, I started exploring Melbourne's downtown area - Flinder's Street Station, along the Yarra river, Southern Cross, RMIT, Carlton Gardens, Chinatown and the Docklands. Underways, I learned to check the small side alleys and lanes for interesting sights! Melbourne is a colorful, diverse and lively city, with lots of people out on the streets at day and night.

Jul

Gruyères (43 images in 2 chapters)

On Thursday, Sarah and Patrick had planned a day's trip to the small town of Gruyères. To get there, you need to take the Montreux–Oberland Bernois railway from Montreux (called the "train du chocolat") which takes you winding its way up throught the vineyards and finally passing through a tunnel high up above Lake Geneva into the Saane valley. After lunch (with lots of cheese, of couse), we strolled around the small town, enjoying the awesome weather and picturesque scenery. On out way back, we visited the Cailler chocolate museum in a small town called Broc.

Oct

Sinsheim (60 images in 4 chapters)

On a sunny mid-October Sunday, Gunnar, Frank and me went to the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim. I was most impressed by the Concorde and Tupolev, which you can walk inside: These planes were so cramped!



2015 - 3 images


Jan

Flens (Featured image)

Out for a beer in the iuno, a pub around the corner from where I live.

May

Rolex Learning Center (25 images in 2 chapters)

On the long weekend over May 1st (a national Holiday in Germany), I went to visit my sister Sarah and her boyfriend Patrick in Lausanne. They both work at the EPFL, which is where the Rolex Learning Center is situated. The building has no single straight line on its inside or outside, which made it an interesting place for taking pictures.

Aug

Hong Kong, Monday (80 images in 3 chapters)

Our last in day in Hong Kong lead us to the monastery at Ngong Ping, which can be reached by MTR and a cable car. In the afternoon, we went over to Hong Kong island once more, breathing in the busy flair of the Wan Chain District.



2014 - 6 images


Feb

Street Art (79 images in 2 chapters)

In the part of Karlsruhe Isabelle and me live in, spouts, signs and breaker boxes are decorated with stickers, advertising and ideological - usually leftist - messages. The area this occurs in stretches from the Werderplatz about two streets in each direction, and stops there.

Apr

10 years: Experiments (Image strip with 10 images)

Ten years ago, in 2004, I started this photoblog. To celebrate this, I decided that for each of the ten months left in 2014, I'll re-publish ten pictures respectively.

A big part of getting to know the camera, the lenses attached to it, the different settings and what postprocessing can do has been experimenting. I believe interesting photography always shows things from an angle the viewer usually doesn't see them. Although my compact camera only offered very limited possibilities, I played a lot with long exposure in the beginning. Later on, with my DSLR producing far better pictures in low-light situations, I started working with light, and postprocessing. The awesome bokeh produced with my 50mm, f/1.8 lens, really lets you focus on detail as the viewer. The surreal pictures taken with exposure times in the minutes using light painting, a style inspired by a friend of mine, work especially well with eerie abandoned places. My most recent lens, the 8-15mm fisheye, distorts reality in akward ways. And capturing moments like a lightning strike or running water freezes reality that is too fast for the human eye.

Oct

Metro tunnel construction site (77 images in 3 chapters)

For the past couple of years, works have been underway for the city tunnel which will bring the Karlsruhe trams below the surface. Quite recently, they got the tunnel boring machine in place. This weekend was an open day event at the Durlacher Tor, where the machine will start out from. Frank and me went there to have a look at the the construction site and its surroundings.

Nov

Fog (Featured image)

The streets of the Südstadt swathed in thick fog.

Apr

10 years: Winter (Image strip with 10 images)

Ten years ago, in 2004, I started this photoblog. To celebrate this, I decided that for each of the ten months left in 2014, I'll re-publish ten pictures respectively. In this last motto album, I've gathered pictures symbolizing the winter season: Thanksgiving, christmas, snow, ice and wearing thick clothes:)



2013 - 2 images


Jan

Lötclub (20 images in 3 chapters)

Nerding around with Basti and Mike, soldering circuit boards that - well - do "things":-)

Jul

New York: Friday (105 images in 6 chapters)

Starting from our home base in Brooklyn, we walked all the way down Fulton street towards downtown and through Brooklyn heights, a wealthy neighborhood looking over East river to Manhattan. After a short break and enjoying the view of the skyline, we continued our walk across Brooklyn bridge into Manhattan's financial district.



2012 - 10 images


Mar

U-Strab (41 images in 1 chapters)

The construction sites for the Karlsruhe metro at the Durlacher Tor and the Ettlinger Tor.

Apr

BBQ at Frank's (25 images in 4 chapters)

On one of the almost summerly warm days this year, we were invited over to Frank's place to open up the bbq season.

May

National holiday (67 images in 4 chapters)

Out for a stroll through Karlsruhe's Südstadt and the downtown area on Ascension day.

Jun

Iuno (19 images in 4 chapters)

In the Iuno bar at the Werderplatz in Karlsruhe with Mike, trying out my new 18-200 lens.

Jun

The ceremony (77 images in 2 chapters)

The ceremony in the traditional and homely setting and the adjacent champagne reception (served by me, Isabelle, Yvonne and Gunnar).

Jun

The party (115 images in 6 chapters)

After a traditional car convoy through the town, we drove towards the Bisonstube, where the party was to take place. Good food, drinks, talks, a bonfire, dancing, having fun; and a relaxing atmosphere at the location made up for an awesome evening.

Jul

Edinburgh (84 images in 7 chapters)

Our visit to Scotland's capital city was unfortunately overshadowed by drizzly rain. Even without good weather though, this city is still beautiful! We went inside the Scottish parliament and walked up the "Royal way" all the way from Holyrood to the Edinburgh castle (best thing is the view over the city).

Oct

Shopping (38 images in 3 chapters)

On Saturday, we toured the downtown area around the Schildergasse and Hohe Straße, shopping for winter jackets. It gets quite crowded there, but we managed to find what we were looking for.



2011 - 5 images


Apr

Sunday: Hangover & Trip back (22 images in 3 chapters)

After two long days and nights, we were exhausted and relieved to be on the train. Unfortunately we had to wait quite a while for its departure - a time I used to walk around the Gare de l'Est a bit.

Jun

The evening - feast, games and dancing (62 images in 8 chapters)

At 7:30, the first dish of the six course menu was served. As the evening continued, more courses were served, we played games, danced, laughed, ate and drank. The night ended roughly around 4 o'clock in the morning.

Jul

The evening (48 images in 9 chapters)

After the hike, we enjoyed a plentiful meal with the contributed salads everyone had brought along. Suzanne gave us a presentation of her last ten years' highlights, Ingrid started a "guess the song from the melody" game and us kids simulate a day in the Remetschwiel "Dorfschule" for the foreign exchange student Suzanne, before we lit a bonfire at midnight and toasted for the birthday child!

Oct

Halloween 2011 (56 images in 6 chapters)

In the Kap with Isabelle, Yvonne, Mike, Basti, Tanja and Gunnar.

Nov

Cirque de Cilaos (99 images in 7 chapters)

The third cirque we visited was Cilaos - the trip there via N5, a road curving up the hilly region in as much as 426 serpentines, being as spectacular as the area itself.



2010 - 11 images


May

Ingrid's 30th birthday (65 images in 5 chapters)

In Wiesloch, the town Ingrid grew up in, with family and friends, salsa-dancing, a feast of a meal, and - surprise, surprise - Jan and Ingrid announcing their engagement!

Jul

Colónia: Evening Walk (27 images in 1 chapters)

Out for an evening stroll along the harbor of Colónia Sant Jordi.

Jul

The ceremony (64 images in 3 chapters)

The official part of the wedding took place in the registrar's office in Tiengen, located in the pedestrian zone.

Sep

Île de la Cité (84 images in 5 chapters)

After a boat trip on the Seine river, we went to see the Notre dame and the Sainte-Chapelle, both located on the Île de la Cité. Along the riverside there are hundreds of small street vendors selling books, post cards, art work and music.

Sep

Louvre (87 images in 9 chapters)

On Sunday, we escaped the rainy morning into the Musée du Louvre. We walked through most of it, went to see the Mona Lisa (which isn't as great as you'd imagine) and browsed through an almost endless number of rooms with even more paintings and sculptures. After that, we had a very "formidable" cheese burger and french fries and headed for the Gare de l'Est, heading back with the TGV train to Germany.

Oct

Happy birthday, Kerstin (30 images in 4 chapters)

Kerstin's 30th birthday in the Kap with family and friends.

Nov

Zurich, afternoon (29 images in 3 chapters)

Visiting Sarah and Tobi in Zurich for a weekend. On a warm but grey November afternoon, we strolled through the downtown area.

Oct

Halloween 2010 (85 images in 5 chapters)

In the Kap, with Marie, Alex, Yvonne, Ingrid, Jan, Mike, Frank, Isabelle, Gunnar and Olli.

Nov

Thanksgiving (61 images in 5 chapters)

Thanksgiving at the Friebe-Remington house in snowy Waldshut, with Ingrid, Jan, Anna, Sarah, Tobi, Isabelle, Felix, Suzanne, Bernd and me.



2009 - 7 images


Apr

Friday: Tapas y seis cañas, por favor! (137 images in 11 chapters)

On Friday morning we headed out to Baden Airpark, Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden's airport, starting out the trip with beer and pretzels before getting on the plane. Having arrived in Barcelona, we had to take an hour's bus ride to the downtown area. After we checked in to the hotel we started our tapas and beer tour through Barcelona's picturesque old town, ending it at about 4 in the morning.

May

Frischfleisch Vernissage (62 images in 2 chapters)

A photography assignment at the vernissage of the "Fresh meat" art exhibit with Tom and Mike inside the Fleischmarkthalle.

Sep

Berlin, 09/09 (18 images in 4 chapters)

On a business trip to Berlin, taking part in an intranet conference, I had the chance to take a couple of shots of Mitte ("Mitte" is the German for "the middle"); and to meet up with a friend of mine, Sven, later on, in his local pub, the Victoria Bar.

Aug

Steam engine #2965 (23 images in 1 chapters)

Seen in the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz in Lucerne, where we spent a rainy August afternoon.



2008 - 7 images


Feb

Fasnacht 2008 (32 images in 6 chapters)

Karnival party in the Kap - this year's motto was "Fluch der Kapirik" (a play on words with "Kap" and the German title of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean"). See also Fasching 2007 and Fasnacht 2006.

Nov

Halloween 2008 (30 images in 5 chapters)

In the Kap, with Alex, Marie, Ruben, Sylvia, Sarah, Katharina and Frank.

Nov

Monday: 360° Bar (12 images in 2 chapters)

Out at the 360° bar - a circular bar at the end of a pontoon from the Jumeirah beach hotel - for a drink after soundown, looking at the Dubai skyline and the Burj al Arab.

Nov

Tuesday: Al Qasba (15 images in 2 chapters)

The "Eye of the Emirates" ferris wheel is part of a recreational area called "Quanat al Qasba" between the Khaled and Al Khan laggons in Sharjah, where Isabelle and me went out for an unhurried evening stroll.

Nov

Walk through Sharjah (71 images in 4 chapters)


Dec

Downtown Bucharest #2 (101 images in 7 chapters)

The second part of our city tour on Sunday took us via University square, from where we took the metro to Aviatorilor (at Charles de Gaulle Square) to the Arcul de Triumf, through Herastrau Park to the Gara de Nord train station, and back via Piata Romana down to the Palace of the Parliament, making this 28.2 km walk a bit longer than yesterday's (just like Bulevardul Unirii, Bucharest's Champs-Élysées, which is longer than the original).



2007 - 23 images


Jan

100 / 4 (67 images in 7 chapters)

The Kap celebrating its 25 anniversary - from Thursday, January 11th, through Saturday. Thursday evening Alex was the official photographer (his pictures are here), on Friday, it was my turn to take pictures.

Oct

Happy birthday, Kerstin (26 images in 4 chapters)

Kerstin's 27th birthday, in the Kap (as usual), with Isabelle, Julia, Olli, Ruben, Gunnar, Jan, Smartin, Thomas, Sabrina, Basti, Claudio, Tine and Ute.
Same place, one year ago: Her 26th birthday.

Feb

Fasching 2007 (87 images in 13 chapters)

The legendary almost-week of carnival parties in the Kap - starting Thursday, February 15th and ending Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock on February 21st.
See also Fasnacht 2006 and Fasnacht 2005.

Aug

Track construction (32 images in 3 chapters)

A temporarily tram-free downtown pedestrian zone due to necessary track replacement. Interesting enough that although there are no trains rolling down the Kaiserstraße, nobody walks there!

May

Tanz in den Mai, 2007 (22 images in 7 chapters)

In the Kap, as usual - Alex also has an album online. Same party, same place: Last year's party.

Sep

Lake Constance (76 images in 4 chapters)

A day's trip to Lake Constance ("Bodensee" in German) with Isabelle, Frank and Alex.

Oct

Home improvement, take 2 (17 images in 6 chapters)

About a year after having painted our bedroom we decided to also add some color to the study.

Aug

Zurich (53 images in 4 chapters)

Visiting my sister Sarah's new hometown Zurich, where she is studying at the ETH.

Nov

Dirty Old Town (69 images in 3 chapters)

The Patricks live in concert in the Kap; followed by DJ Lego until 3 o'clock in the morning.

Nov

Out for a walk (49 images in 2 chapters)

On Thanksgiving weekend with Ingrid, Jan, Felix, Sarah, Anna, Jan, Isabelle and my parents through the pedestrian zone of Waldshut and down to the Rhine river.



2006 - 10 images


Oct

Happy birthday, Nico! (27 images in 4 chapters)

Nico's 29th birthday, as usual, in the Kap.
Same place, same occasion, one year ago; and last year's present.

Jan

Goodbye, Sabrina! (44 images in 3 chapters)

Saying goodbye to Sabrina, who's also leaving Karlsruhe, in the "Ohne Gleichen" at the Ludwidgsplatz in Karlsruhe.

Feb

Sunday: Downtown Munich (37 images in 7 chapters)

Having slept on the floor we got up early despite having partied until late at night, went for breakfast and a stroll through downtown Munich.

Feb

Saturday: Journey (29 images in 6 chapters)

The train journey from Karlsruhe via Stuttgart to Munich.

Feb

Happy birthday, Ruben (39 images in 5 chapters)

Ruben's 27th birthday, with Gunnar, Yvonne, Isabelle, Alex, Mike, Thorsten, Tom, Nico, Bekir, Bekir's girlfriend, Raimar, Ruben himself of course, and me. Almost the same crew, definitely the same location:)

Dec

Happy birthday, Jan! (43 images in 7 chapters)

Jan's 27th birthday, first in "Da Franco", an Italian place in the Südstadt, and then later in the Kap.

Apr

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (25 images in 2 chapters)

On the journey back from Schleswig-Holstein, I had an hour's stopover in Hamburg Central Station, using the time to capture some impressions:)

Jun

WM 2006 (14 images in 5 chapters)

The FIFA soccer world cup started on June 9th with two games, Germany vs. Costa Rica (4:2) and Poland vs. Ecuador (0:2). Some shots of the Ludwigsplatz, the Kap (where we watched the games) and symbols of soccer excitement in the Südstadt...



2005 - 13 images


Dec

Music (13 images in 4 chapters)

Inspired by the music instruments and equipment at my parents' house.

Oct

A slightly different perspective... (17 images in 4 chapters)

...of the inside of the Kap.

Oct

Foggy night (9 images in 1 chapters)

On the way home from the Kap.

Nov

Live concert: Nightfly & Soulshot (43 images in 3 chapters)

Local double night @ the Jubez café with:


Dec

"Blizzard" (25 images in 6 chapters)

Waking up on December 28th to find it hat snowed the whole night, a rather rare circumstance in Karlsruhe (one of the warmest places in Germany). Includes shots of the main train station, the Brauerstraße, the Mendelssohnplatz, the Ludwidgsplatz and the Luisenstraße.
Jan, spending his winter vacation here, was also fascinated by the snow.

Dec

X-Mas 2k+5 (130 images in 20 chapters)

X-Mas 2005 at my parents' in Waldshut. Jan's pictures are here.

Dec

The feast and more (52 images in 12 chapters)

Dining from 8:30 in the evening until midnight, drinking wine and having good talks at Luisenstraße 63: Isabelle, Ruben, Gunnar, Julia, Yvonne, Britta, Alex and me. Also includes unsorted pictures of Isabelle and my appartment.

Nov

Thanksgiving 2005 (18 images in 5 chapters)

My family's tradition has been influenced by my mom's American heritage - so, every year around the end of November, we celebrate Thanksgiving, with turkey, squash, potatoes, wine and good talks. This year, everybody was coming to my parents' house in Waldshut from a different place on earth: Tobi from Switzerland, Sarah from France, Jan from the UK and Isabelle and me from Karlsruhe.

Dec

During and after work (41 images in 9 chapters)

Shots of us and the PHP team Romania going out to eat on Monday, a walk through a foggy Bucharest at night, our apartment (which included internet access!) and panoramic views of Bucharest from the company's office.

Dec

Downtown Bucharest (85 images in 5 chapters)

A stroll through the downtown area of Bucharest with George, a friend of his, George's girlfriend, Georgeana and 2 * Alex on a sunny but chilly sunday afternoon.

Sep

Ittersbach (22 images in 2 chapters)

On election sunday, Isabelle and me went to visit her family in Ittersbach. Some impressions from around their home and on a walk we took.