Å i Lofoten

Å i Lofoten

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The small fishing village of Å i Lofoten at the south-western end of Lofoten has two museums to offer: the fishing village with its houses and workshops, the tran cookery, blacksmith’s shop and boat shed. And the Stockfish Museum. In winter they are rather closed and I had come here because of the landscape and the photo motives. read more and write a comment …

Clockwork from St. Nicolai

Clockwork from St. Nicolai

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The clockwork of the St. Nicolai church in Lüneburg dates back to 1895, and when the tower construction from 1831–1895 was completed, a clockwork from the company Weule in Bockenem was also installed. In 1967 the church council decided to convert this mechanical masterpiece to electrical operation. Fortunately, the old mechanical clockwork was put back into operation in 1995, with only one innovation: since then, the heavy weights have been wound by motors. read more and write a comment …

Illuminated St. Nicolai Church

Illuminated St. Nicolai Church

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The St. Nicolai Church in Lüneburg as an oasis of light, so the church community wrote on their homepage about the Illuminated Church. Every year in December the church is bathed in special light. Around all pillars there are lamps — also on the upper gallery. Many works of art and details are brought into the light with lamps. I have shown it again in my typical diagonal perspective.

For me the most beautiful is the special illumination of the entrance area and the organ gallery in red. In daylight I usually have a greenish shimmer in this direction, which may not really fit into the other color scheme. But so, see for yourself: read more and write a comment …

In the bell tower of St. Nicolai

In the bell tower of St. Nicolai

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What an impression! The Marien bell of St. Nicolai in Lüneburg. From the year 1491.

The special thing about my visit to the tower of the St. Nicolai church in Lüneburg was the exclusive guided tour by Uwe Asmussen, who was chairman of the bell committee for the procurement of the Sailors bell in 2009. At the top of the tower he told how the 2640 kg bell got into the tower. Since the direct way from below was blocked by the organ, the bell had to be brought into the bell cage through a side opening. Uwe Asmussen told how he was on site with a carpenter for planning purposes. The carpenter — one head taller and at least twice as wide as Uwe Asmussen or me — climbed through the chairs like a cat and came back some time later with the words: »I know how we do it«.
Since then I only have head cinema — how it might have looked like!

After all, many beams of the bell chair had to be removed in order to bring the ship’s bell past the big Marien bell! read more and write a comment …

Motel One Upper West — Berlin

Motel One Upper West — Berlin

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Sometimes I’m in Berlin for a business trip. Our office is located at the Kranzlereck and during my last visit I had the chance to stay overnight in the Motel One Upper West, because it is so right around the corner. When I arrived in the evening, I looked up at the elegantly curved facade and discovered this great sight with the huge lantern next to the building. Isn’t that a great perspective? Also in the blue hour.

Photos of me are usually seen from a central perspective, but I also like to break out of the habit. I hope you like it too!

Colorful Church

Colorful Church

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Only twice a year, in spring and late summer, the sun is so shining that it shines through the colorful rosette window into the interior of St. Jakobi Church in Schwabstedt. It is then bathed in shimmering colors. I could still experience it in the morning of the last day of my holiday, because the days before it was unfortunately cloudy in the morning.
I stood for a while in the dark church and looked at the organ gallery, in order to perceive sometime the colors there on the organ and the Musenbildern beside it. What an impression!

Slowly the light band wandered along the north side of the church until it ran completely over the balustrade of the gallery: read more and write a comment …

St. Jakobi Church Schwabstedt

St. Jakobi Church Schwabstedt

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The St. Jakobi Church in Schwabstedt is a centuries-old small church on the beach edge of the Treene lowland. A photo friend of mine is there pastor and portrays this church in 2019 with a 365 days — 365 photos project under the title »Eye Prayers«. I couldn’t resist seeing this jewel with my eyes and bringing some photos with me. read more and write a comment …

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