Weekend in Nuremberg

It´s been a while since I was in Nuremberg. I think it was in 2011. Anyway, we decided to visit our good friends who live in a little village close to Nuremberg. We arrived on Friday and after a delicious dinner we made plans for the weekend. We had a great photowalk on Saturday. Sure, we visited also the famous Christkindelsmarkt and the old castle. We had great fun! Thank you Daniela, Wolfgang and Matilda for having us! See you soon!

 

Weekend in Amsterdam

It is always great to be in Amsterdam. Even when it´s cold and grey. After celebrating my mother in laws birthday, my fiancée and I went to the canals for a little walk. 

Beelitz-Heilstätten

Since a couple of years, Beelitz-Heilstätten is not a insider´s tip but it is a great destination for day-trippers. Yesterday we went to Beelitz for the second time. 3 years ago, almost nobody was outside in the abandoned buildings. The level of destruction was high but we could go into almost every building. Today, of course it is very crowded and you have to take a guided tour to enter the buildings (www.go2know.de). We choose the tour through the old surgery station and it was quite interesting. Our guide told us not only the facts about the old building but also some personal stories from people he met who survived the second world war in the basement of the surgery station. It was quite impressing. After the tour we enjoyed the new "Baumkronenpfad" 20 meters above the ground and had a classical "Erbsensuppe" from a field kitchen...

Instagram Photowalk Berlin

After almost 2,5 years I decided to go to my second Instagram walk in Berlin. It was great fun. I met very nice people and I could explore a part of Berlin I have never been before. Emma, our host, prepared a good route trough the Schillerkiez and finished at Tempelhofer Feld to meet the other group of the #WWIM12BLN. Perfect weather & lovely people - great Saturday.

Dresden

It is alway great to be back home. For the second time this year I was able to spent the weekend with my family & friends in Dresden. We just had a good time!

CO Berlin, Rudi Meisel

What a great exhibition! Yesterday I had the opportunity to join a guided tour by Rudi Meisel at the CO Berlin. Currently there are 2 lovely exhibitions. 100 years of Leica photography called "Augen auf!" and the project "Two Germanys/Landsleute" from Rudi Meisel. It was very special to hear all the little stories behind the pictures directly from the photographer. You are not familiar with Rudi Meisel?

Rudi Meisel travelled to the GDR several times a year, one of the few West German photographers to do so at that time. Commissioned by numerous different media, he was able to photograph everyday life there, a special opportunity at that time. In the tradition of street photography, he was interested in what was happening behind the state-manipulated propaganda and staged events. His perspective on the socialist state is open, inquisitive and free of any polemics, malice or condescendence. Rudi Meisel’s reportages appear to show things unadulterated, even though the results were controlled by censorship – he was always assigned an International Press Centre overseer. In principle already valuable, visual primary sources and authentic illustrative material, these photographs are given an additional level of meaning when shown in juxtaposition with his photographs from West Germany. This interaction and comparison provides information about the features that characterize what could be called “German” or the “German Nation”.
— http://www.co-berlin.org/en/compatriots-1977-1987

Here you can find out more about the exhibition. 

http://www.co-berlin.org

PARIS

I just came back from a short trip to Paris last week. I had a wonderful time! Of course it is crowded in Paris during summer (or even the whole year), but if you avoid the "classic" tourist spots it is a real pleasure. I enjoyed shooting on the streets!

The heat is on! Photowalk Berlin

My best friend Wolfgang came to Berlin and what could we do on a hot summer day in Berlin? Right, another photowalk! I have to say that I did not shoot that much. It was way too hot and of course we had a lot of things to talk about. Nevertheless, I took some portraits of my beautiful fiancée and captured some street scenes which you can see below (all taken with my Fuji X100T). I also had my old film camera (Praktika) with me. I really enjoyed the way of shooting with this old beast. It kind of slows me down, which is a good thing! I can´t wait to see the results next week! Have a great Sunday folks!

Street Art Barcelona

If you are in Barcelona and interested in Street Art I highly recommend the guided Barcelona Street Style Tour (http://barcelonastreetstyletour.com). We explored both tours (El Borne & El Raval) together with our guide Mike and it was a real pleasure. I learned a lot and of course I took a lot of photos. Thank you Mike, we had a great time!

Barcelona

I really like city trips. I just came back from Barcelona and I think it is one of the best destinations if you have a few days off. I spent seven days in this beautiful city. Besides relaxing on the beach during the morning I took the chance to walk & shoot the streets in the afternoon.

That is it for today! Have a great Sunday!