Fields in Brandenburg

the plains of the Uckermark

the grain growing plains, the pine tree woods, the bricks built villages over the sand and by the lakes left after the wall of ice.

Leutstettener Moos

an overcast cold spring day is possibly the best time to visit the bogs. Nature still asleep, people still asleep, all is still in the bogs.

Simssee near Rosenheim, Bavaria

Simssee, Rosenheim and the Alps

not far from Munich near the old salt trading hub city of Rosenheim the Simssee with the Alps in the background stands modestly apart from the Chiemsee; its overrun neighbour lake.

Markt Schwaben, bogland and old mills.

the old mill at the bogland

behind the fields and the forest, in the middle of the bogland, over the half-broken planks bridge stands the old forgotten mill east of Markt Schwaben.

Pilsensee, gathering thoughts on 2020

31st of Dec in Ammersee

one last day, one last walk out in nature, one last day blessed with sun to photograph this year. A day to gather your thoughts and project your ideas further into a new year.

Winter equinox dimmed light under the fog at the banks of the Oder.

fog and chill by the banks of the Oder

fog envelops all around and even sounds and life are dimmed by the banks of the Oder in winter. Once capricious meanders reshaped the end section of the Oder between Schwedt and Szczecin after every flood. One day the ingenuity of mankind put an end to this seasonal work of nature. For short lived and hard to come by pastures.

Winter equinox dimmed light at Felchowsee, Uckermarkt.

winter equinox at Felchowsee

the low lying sun and the humidity of the nearby Oder river create unusual light conditions at an around the winter equinox at Felchowsee, deep in the Uckermarkt north east of Berlin.

1972 Olympic Games Regatta course Oberschleißheim near Munich. Start side under a menacing sky just before the storm.

the regatta course and the summer storm

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.

the quiet power of the Isar

People walk or jog under the first warming sun of the coming spring possibly unaware that under the quietness of the little park on the banks of the Isar river on her pass through the center of Munich, the Maxwerk hydraulic power plant, housed in a baroque style building and of late embellished with street-art, generates 0,4MW power, enough to provide for 100 households in Munich.

Maximilianeum and a necklace of light

when the night falls in Munich the Maximilianeum dresses up for the party with necklaces and bracelets of light.