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Hamburg Town Hall — Ratsstube
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The Senate of the Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg meets once a week in the Council Chamber (Ratsstube). On the entrance door the letters SPQH inspired by ancient Rome, here it stands for: »SENATUS POPOLUSQUE HAMBURGENSIS« which means: »Senate and People … read more and write a comment …

Hamburg Town Hall — Senatstreppenhaus
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It is a fascinating sight to lie on the red carpet under the dome of the Senate staircase in Hamburg’s Town Hall and look up. Slowly I discover the writing »GOTT MIT UNS / GOD WITH US«, which is written … read more and write a comment …

Hamburg Town Hall — Turmsaal
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The tower hall with its cupola separates the two sides of the town hall. The 112-metre-high town hall tower rises above the hall. The murals show the ancient city republics of Athens, Amsterdam, Rome and Venice. Hence its real name … read more and write a comment …

Growing Hafencity
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Many mornings on the way to Hamburg I saw the Elbphilharmonie shine — sometimes like a diamond, because the sunlight was reflected by the many vaults in the glass facade. This morning I drove through the growing Hafencity and saw … read more and write a comment …

Pair of geese with chicks
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On the day I had also seen a goose drying its wings, the pair of geese with the young chicks was on the water. My movements were followed attentively and again and again the chicks were protected from my view … read more and write a comment …

Drying Wings
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In May, the geese had their first goose chicks in the hospital park. I was there again and followed the life of a goose family. When one of the parents washed the plumage, I was fortunately there. What a majestic … read more and write a comment …

Grey Heron in the park near the Hospital Altona
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Who would have thought it? To find such a natural paradise in the park of a hospital, right next to a six-lane, heavily trafficked inner-city road. The Asklepios Klinik Altona has created three small lakes surrounded by big old trees … read more and write a comment …

Karlsruhe Castle
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Karlsruhe Castle is located in the heart of the city. With its tower it forms the centre of the baroque planned city. It is always fascinating to walk through one of the streets of the old town and see the … read more and write a comment …

Rigging works for the PEKING III
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The most complex rigging work and at the same time the heaviest and most strenuous is splicing the steel cable. This work is also necessary for the rigging of PEKING. A team of 3 riggers worked together on the eye … read more and write a comment …

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