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August 11, 2008

Karlskrona Lighthouse

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Karlskrona Lighthouse
Lighthouse in Karlskrona (Sweden). Karlskrona is renowned for its baroque buildings in the city centre, but the relaxed atmosphere at the waterside appealed to me even more.

July 27, 2008

Stockholm Sunset

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Sunset in Stockholm
This is a picture that just happened - I saw the sky turn red and the silhouette of the iron Spire of Riddarholm Church, so I walked over the next bridge and shot this.
I then tried to improve on the shot by using the “Katarina Hissen” (an elevator with a spectacular view) to a viewing platform, but it was not possible to get the setting sun directly behind the church.

February 5, 2008

Wiesbaden Buddha

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Buddha in a shop window, Wiesbaden
A golden Buddha is contemplating the city life from a quiet spot in a barber’s shop.
Seen in Wiesbaden

January 1, 2008

Strange Creature in Bad Hersfeld

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Sculpture in Bad Hersfeld
A rusty statue seen in a Bad Hersfeld park.
Actually quite cute, isn’t he?

May 30, 2007

La Koutoubia Marrakesh

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More photos from Marrakesh.

May 26, 2007

Electrico - Lisbon Tram

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the famous Electrico (Lisboa / Lisbon, Portugal, Photo by Laurenz Bobke)

An “electrico” or traditional Lisbon tram. There are many expensive tours on double decker buses, but a ride with electrico 28 will also bring you to most attractions and actually get much closer to some of them.
It’s also much cheaper - and more fun!
The sign on the tram says “colinas de Lisboa” - “Hills of Lisbon” and indeed, it has a steep hill to climb.
Like Rome, Lisbon is built on 7 hills and there are “Miradouras” (”golden views”) almost everywhere.

May 22, 2007

Suzhou Street

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Suzhou Street, Summer Palace, Beijing

An ancient picturesque “shopping mall” for the imperial household.
Today, you can see only tourists instead of the empress and the imperial concubines - but then who would have had the privilege to see this in the 18th century?
This is one of the major attractions of the Summer Palace where you can easily spend a whole day…

May 19, 2007

St Peter, Rome

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St Peter and Angels' Bridge
St. Peter’s Basilica and the Angels’ bridge leading to it across the Tiber (Italian Tevere) river.

March 10, 2007

The Rhône at Arles

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Arles has many sights to offer - a roman amphitheatre, many churches and an ancient and formerly very important cemetery.
A very good way to relax in between is to take a stroll along the Rhône river.

February 9, 2007

Punta Arenas

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Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in the world.
Seems that the brightly coloured roofs have to make up for the rough climate…

January 13, 2007

Red, blue and black: evening in Marrakesh (Place Jemaa el Fna)

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Shortly after sunset, Place Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech

Blue hour over Place Jemaa el Fna

Night over Place Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh
click on the pictures to see a larger version.

I was fortunate enough to get a table with an excellent view of Marrakesh’s main square on the evening before my flight back to Germany.
The sunset itself was not spectacular, but seeing the lively Place Jemaa el Fna and the spire of the Kotoubia Mosque under a rapidly changing sky was truly beautiful.
The square itself is already quite lively during day time and offers many attractions: there are many fruit stalls, musicians, magicians, tea vendors and artisans.
When night falls, however, it becomes even busier: there are long rows of food stall catering to tourists as well as the local population and Many people are passing through on their way to the extensive souks surrounding the square.
On the photos you can see the smoke rise from hundreds of grills.
Wikipedia told me that the name comes from the Arabic for “Assembly of the dead” and indeed, the heads of many executed people were on display here in ancient times.
Today, it is hard to imagine a livelier spot…

I very much enjoy looking at other people’s impressions of the same locations I visited, here are some I found interesting:

http://yourinnervagabond.com/blog//?p=122
http://www.evete.com/morocco2007/2006/09/djemaa_el_fna_s.html
http://blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/2006/08/oj_stand_on_jam.html
http://photosdumaroc.net/

January 10, 2007

Streets of Marrakesh

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a woman with shopping bags in the Kasbah of Marrakesh, watched ba a mule
A street scene in the Kasbah area of Marrakesh, near the Saadian tombs.

August 16, 2006

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb museum

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb museum, originally uploaded by laurenz.

next to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb museum is a vault that you reach through grey concrete tunnels while always there is water flowing next to you.
A very impressive place. The racks in the central vault hold the names of the victims of the second nuclear bomb.

August 9, 2006

Naka River

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Naka River, originally uploaded by laurenz.

in Fukuoka, Japan.

May 16, 2006

Canal Reflection

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Reflected villa in Miami Beach

Reflection of a villa in Collins Canal, Miami Beach

April 18, 2006

Sligo

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Sligo, Ireland
A very pleasant toen in Ireland.
Mora about Sligo.

February 6, 2006

Arles

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A street in Arles.

November 17, 2005

Luxembourg Reflection

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Houses in Luxembourg reflected in the water
Another shot from the pleasant town of Luxembourg.
The new part of the city is a busy economic centre, however.

November 12, 2005

Luxembourg

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Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a very small country, but as a host to many important European instututions it is also one of the wealthiest states in Europe.
Surprisingly, the city of Luxembourg is a very green place and you can see such seemingly “rural” scenes right in the centre of it.

October 30, 2005

Galway Rainbow

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Galway Rainbow with swans
When I was in Galway (Ireland), I was lucky enough to see this scene - and have my cameras ready…

December 12, 2004

Samaritaine

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Night shot from Pont Neuf, Paris
The Samaritaine is on e of the great department stores of Paris and has a prime location at Pont Neuf.
Now, at Christmas, it is lit in festive colours and al the windows have special decorations.

June 8, 2004

Sicily: Syracuse at Night

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Harbour of Syracuse in the evening
Syracuse is a very beautiful city in broad daylight, but turns magical at night. This is the harbour of Syracuse in the “blue hour”.
Taken with a Minolta Dynax 9 on a tripod on Fuji Velvia slide film.

May 2, 2004

New York: sky-scrapers?

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New York Skyline
It’s only a matter of perspective: from aboard the ferry, even the New York skyline seems to be quite small.

April 1, 2004

New York by Night

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no idea how many photos I've taken near Time Square at night...
New York by Night

March 30, 2004

New York by Night: Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village - or just “the village” - really comes to life at night. Pubs, bars, night-life and trendy shops seem to never close.

February 26, 2004

Andalusia: Granada

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Granada, Andalusia (Southern Spain)
Granada, seen from the Alhambra.



    

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