leaving aside superlatives, Freyburg offers an out-of-the-crowd visit to a septentrional wine region with surprising views and very enjoyable wines. Free horses and flower gardens settled in disused old East-Germany-Era army training grounds. Following the river Unstrut to the south you find Naumburg (Saale), old light railways and a surprisingly large cathedral.
this lens is a qualitative leap from the XF18mmF2 but at the cost of weight and size. The lens is specially sharper in the edges and the shorter 2mm focal distance opens up new compositional possibilities. I like to take it in photographic sorties inspired after something that I visualised before. I mount the lens and come back to the spot for experimenting: Like at the Maximiliansforum or at the banks of the Isar
Not being so large or heavy that impedes casual use, I would still prefer the smaller and lighter pancake XF18mmF2 for a hike or a ride. This lens is indeed a joy on a purposeful walk in the city or in the mountains like at Oberammergau, yet nothing stops me from taking it for a demanding winter hike at the Bayrischer Wald
in mid november one hour before sunset taking a walk by the alter noerdliche Friedhof in Munich
a photo-shooting in the city
Sunday on a mid July afternoon at the lake, friends, a game of Kubb, laughter, competitiveness, teasing, focusing on the marks, joy, excitement. Winners and losers dining all together at sunset.
in a warm summer afternoon the sky darkens suddenly and a storm rolls very fast over the 1972 Munich Olympic Games Regatta course taking some casual rowers by surprise. The course lays some 15Km north of Munich and it is declared a historical site.
The watching towers stand empty on the sides of the course. People jog or cycle around on rounds of some 4Km. A group of four young men does not take too much notice of the storm and keep jogging under the rain. Others take cover under the overhangs by the stores on the north side.
Two hours later the sun shows up to say good night lighting the poplars alley on the way back to the city.
built between the 1920 and 1930, these rows of Gewofag social housing development in Neuhausen enjoy the protection of the city for its heritage value. Best enjoyed in the late afternoon, when the low sun beams brings the three-dimensionality of the details to the eye.
Not far from the habitation blocks of the Gewofag, the Kunstlerhof adds a new dimension to the neighbourhood. Old chained bicycles likely made to be here, waiting for the artist to come down her atelier with her smeared apron still on and take a ride to the café.