Blossoms 2024

Spring 2024 Blossoms All Around The Spring 2024 was a bit rainy but not so cold. Starting in march the nature was exploding. To archive this moments I have decided to create this page to share my impressions with you please have fun. Rhododendron Blossoms Several times this spring I visited the “Forstbotanische Garden Rodenkirchen”. Here you will find an impressive collection of rhododendron plants. From start of may blossoms are exploding. Video Impressions To give you some more impressions of the blossom period in spring 2024 I have produced a video. This video is accompanied with music to give […]

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Botanic Garden Berlin

Botanic Garden Berlin The Location The Botanic Garden Berlin (Botanischer Garten Berlin) ist located in the South West Area of Berlin. With public transport you can reach the garden very fast from any location in Berlin. Links to the Botanical Garden: In the carnival time of Cologne my wife and me will escape to other carnival free locations. We decided to visit Berlin and good friends living here. This year in February the weather was quiet bad. The friends of us and we took the decision to visit the Botanical Garden of Berlin. At this time the camellia is showing […]

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China Lights at Cologne

The Event In December / January since a few years the event “China Lights” take place at the Cologne Zoo. Its a lightening event. In the late afternoon and evening you can admire several light sculptures and scenes. On 11th of January 2024 I met with Karin Modis for a photo session. The Day The January 11th was a clear, cold and frosty day. During the photo session I wondered how photographs can work under arctic conditions. Starting with the sunset the spectacle begun. Here you will find a selection of photos we took this evening. Photos from Karin Modis […]

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Alle Wetter Koeln

All Weather Cologne / Alle Wetter Köln The Project Time: Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve I decided to start some photo sessions in the middle of cologne. Conditions: The weather at this time was rainy and windy with rare dry moments and often with low light. As I wanted to photograph my scenes without any persons on the image, I have to start in the early morning. The pictures will show a dark environment with mirroring effects caused by the wetness from the rain. Location Cologne Media Park Location Cologne Breite Str., Ehren Str. Location Cologne Dom, Hauptbahnhof […]

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Cranes in MV Fall 2023

Mecklenburg Vorpommern in Fall 2023 In October 2023 I visited MV again. The main reason was that I have to organize a photo workshop with the title “Kulturlandschaft MV” and a following exhibition in Röbel. But I also took the opportunity to take some impressive photos and videos. Hotel Accommodation and Environment As accommodation I have chosen the Hotel Gutshaus Ludorf, which is located in southern area of the Müritz. On the backside of the hotel you will find a beautiful landscape park which leads directly to the Müritz. Here you will find the link to the Hotel (sorry only […]

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My Journey with the ship ARTANIA in 2023

My Journey through Western Europe Last Year I got an offer to visit several cultural highlights in Western Europe by ship. My wife and I agreed the offer and in 10/2023 we started our journey. On the left side you can see the map with the ship destinations. Starting in Hamburg we sailed to South England then to Spain after to France continue to Belgium and Netherlands. In the following topics I will describe the destinations shortly in a topic and give you my photo impressions. I often take photos of images and sculptures. As it is sometimes not clear […]

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Mecklenburg in Black and White

Mecklenburg Summer 2023 This time I was in Mecklenburg to burry my uncle Adolf Köster. A very sad reason. But in the next year we planned to perform a photo workshop with the title “Mecklenburg Landscape of Culture”. The photos only in Black and White with a Photo Exhibition in 2025 in Röbel/Müritz. So I decided to look for some photo spots and take photos in BW. Photo Spots A very interesting spot is the cloister area of Malchow. Here you will find some old cloister buildings. I also took a photos in Teterow. Not far from Fincken where I […]

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ZECHE ZOLLVEREIN

ZECHE ZOLLVEREIN Some History The industrial area of Zollverein was erected starting in 1847 by Franz Haniel. The area become the most important coal mining industry in Germany and was also important for the steel production. In the years from 1920 – 1930 many buildings in the new industrial architecture style are erected (Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer). The purpose was the integration of all mining and coking activities to a complex steering process. Today these buildings are architectural landmarks and worth a visit. At the end of 2nd World War huge destruction took place. But nevertheless production started soon […]

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BUGA 2023 at Mannheim

BUGA 2023 at Mannheim Mannheim the Town The BUGA 2023 is a gardening exhibition located in Mannheim a town in the south west of Germany. Mannheim is known as the “Quadrate Stadt” that means the “Square City”. The streets in the Center are named like chess squares e.g. “E5” where you will find the town hall. Famous also the university/ palace, pop academy, Television Tower, Water Tower and many museums (Art, Nature Study, …). The Bundesgartenschau (BUGA) 2023 One town in Germany will arrange the BUGA yearly. It is a gardening exhibition but will also show how to design a […]

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The Cologne Dome

Main Artworks in the Cathedral With the following photo I will show you the reason of the Dome erection starting in 1248. Here you will have a look at the Holy Shrine: In the newer days the well known artist Gerhard Richter designed the south window of the Dome. The south side was former the main entrance from the monastery. Today the entrance is closed. The window itself is very colorful. Please have a look: The doors on the west and east side have been designed by Ewald Matare. Here some Details: Inside the Cathedral Walking through the Dome you […]

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