WPC: Summer Lovin’

Back for a quickie on this week’s photo challenge. Summer, sun, sea and a roofed beach chair. What more can I ask for? Captured back in summer last year at the seaside of Cuxhaven, Northern Germany. … Kurz zurück für einen schnellen Beitrag zur dieswöchigen (Kann man das so sagen?) Photo Challenge. Sommer, Sonne, SeeContinue reading “WPC: Summer Lovin’”

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 8

And another shot of Golden Gate Bridge from off the bus top. Vertical version this time. (Fujifilm GX617, Ilford Delta 400)

Travelling #4 (Part III): San Francisco architecturals

Today’s focus is fixed to San Fran’s architecture, as you probably assumed by reading the headline. Not much more to say. Have a look.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 5

A streetcar of the historical F-line. The F-line with its original streetcars from the 1950s was reinstalled in the 1980s mainly as a tourist attraction and also as a substitute for the cable car line which was out of business for two years due to technical overhaul. Over the years more and more waggons wereContinue reading “Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 5”

Travelling #4 (Part II): San Francisco Chinatown

Some snapshots from Chinatown, which of course we just had to visit. It’s one of the leading tourist attractions of the city and with 80.000 inhabitants it’s the second largest Chinese community in the world. (The largest community can be found in a place called China.) Entering this cultural microcosmos is more than impressive, aContinue reading “Travelling #4 (Part II): San Francisco Chinatown”

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 1

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park seen from the end of Aquatic Park Pier in the early morning. The ship on the left is the historical ferryboat “Eureka”. In the misty background you can see the Financial District high-rise buildings.

Travelling #4 (Part I): San Francisco first impressions

Finally, here it comes. The first row of snapshots taken during my last trip to San Fran. As before I was truly impressed by the beauty of the city as well as by its multifacedness. At first when booking the trip I wanted to locate directly at Fisherman’s Wharf, the touristic centre of the cityContinue reading “Travelling #4 (Part I): San Francisco first impressions”

Photo of the day #95

A final one from Hong Kong. Graveyard and central business district. How predictive I was in 1997, haha.

Photo of the day #94

Actually I don’t remember where exactly in Hong Kong this was. Hope you like it anyway. Mamiya Universal Press with standard lens f2.8 / 100mm, Ilford FP4.

Photo of the day #89

Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on a foggy day. Seen from the fabulous viewpoint Victoria Peak, Tai Ping Shan (Mountain of Great Peace).

Photo of the day #87

The famous Ruinas (de la Catedral) de San Pablo in Macao. Probably one of the most coveted photographic scenes there. Even though I only stayed for one day in Macao back then in 1997 I had a feeling that the general ambiance was totally different to Hong Kong. Whilst Hong Kong to me was AsianContinue reading “Photo of the day #87”

Photo of the day #86

Industrial climbers fixing some illuminated decoration at a high rise building in Hong Kong’s central business district. (Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8/100 mm and 6×7 G-Type back, Ilford FP4)

Photo of the day #85

Another one from my 1997 trip to Hong Kong and Macao. That day we paid a visit to Lantau island with its famous ancient fishing village Tai O. I remember having some kind of crab or crawfish for lunch which looked like a giant woodlouse. Very special but yet very good.

Photo of the day #84

Oh dear, another photo of the day forfeited yesterday… I’m actually plundering my archives so here comes some really old stuff. Today’s capture dates back to 1997 when I visited Hong Kong and Macao. Hong Kong already went back to China about half a year earlier and Macao was soon to follow. The only cameraContinue reading “Photo of the day #84”

Day at the Seaside

I’m really tired of winter coming back and back again everytime when I think that finally springtime will begin. It is so depressing. So, what can I do against that? Maybe posting a pack of shots I took last summer during a trip to the touristic town of Cuxhaven in Northern Germany. You can’t goContinue reading “Day at the Seaside”

Travelling #3: Sweden

Took a trip to Nyköping in the province of Södermanlands län late last summer. Time was short and Sweden is big so we only had daytrips to explore the beautiful cities of Stockholm and Uppsala, Gripsholms slott (the castle of Gripsholm), the Göta channel and many other destinations.