Category: Picture

  • A Day on Helgoland

    Impressions from a recent daytrip to Germany’s most peculiar and remote island. Consisting of actually two isles—Helgoland itself and smaller neighbour Düne—the unequal pair packs a lot on just under 2 km² of land surface: seals & birds, dune camping & old hotels, barren nature & music festivals, tollfree shopping & a bunker museum. Definitely […]

  • Impressions from Bangalore

    After a short visit to the Parliament building Vidhana Soudha and the adjacent park, we went to KR Market, an impressive combination of markets for fruits & vegetables, flowers, spices and tools (!), all under one roof. The neighbourhood did not disappoint either with its downtown cows near cramped temples. And – of course – […]

  • Bannerghatta National Park (Zoo)

    Only 15 km from Electronic City, a huge National Park with accompanying zoo sits within a hilly forest. The Northern part of the Park is open to “Safari”, which actually means driving through rather large enclosures for each species. Then there is a large butterfly conservatory, housed within an architecturally pleasing glass dome. Most impressions […]

  • Bangalore walk beyond Electronic City

    Just some metres beyond the industrial zones, large residential areas bloom. Old neighbourhoods witness how skyscrapers pop up in their vicinity. And again, (sleeping) dogs everywhere.

  • Bangalore Electronic City Phase I by Night

    Some impressions from Wipro Avenue (west part) before, during and after sunset. (Sleeping) dogs are a common sight. So is pollution from dusty roads and exhaust pipes.

  • Sights of London (dual screen wallpapers)

    For my new screen setup, I wanted some fresh, dual screen full HD – 3840×1200 pixel, to be precise – wallpapers. Due to lack of suitable landscape oriented images, I experimented with rotated motives. These are the results:

  • Stockholm impressions

    Stockholm impressions

    I know, I know, I write too much about those photos. I’ll try to be brief this time. The Nordic Museum reminds me of the Harry Potter castle with its many towers. I did not visit it, but its neighbour, the Vasa Museum. But more on that in a later post. Me being a total […]

  • CERN impressions

    A spontaneous visit to CERN was surprisingly rewarding. I managed to sneak into the fully booked French guided tour. For the next two hours, we visited two spots: first was the historical synchro-cyclotron, which surprised with a well-produced animation of its inner workings, projected directly onto its skeleton. Then we went to the building above […]

  • Details of Geneva

    Apart from the historical centre (and CERN, of course), Geneva has many nice spots. Here is a sample of two days aimlessly strolling around.

  • Lights of London (yep, these are wallpapers)

    When I stood on Queen’s Walk in London, next to the National Theatre (roughly here; btw: this is one of the few occasions where “here” is a sensible choice for a link text, but I digress…), I could not help but notice the abundance of lighting. So I opened the shutter and waved my camera […]

  • Details of London

    Some details I noticed along the way.

  • Cyclists of London

    They must have nerves of steel. Cycling in central London is a close contact sport. Narrow roads and dense traffic make it quite a challenge to go by bike. Nevertheless, I could not fail to notice quite a few cyclists on my first day in London. I even spotted the notorious #TrafficDroid (background story on […]

  • Triple screen desktop wallpapers II

    From this handy index of high resolution Hubble images I have derived another set of three screen wide (3·(1920×1200) = 5760×1200) space wallpapers: Image credits: Both: NASA, ESA; Orion nebula: M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team; Helix nebula: NOAO, The Hubble Helix Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector […]

  • Triple screen desktop wallpapers

    I needed three screen wide wallpapers in resolution 5760×1200. But there were only a hand full of decent ones. So I searched the European Space Organisation image archive for material. Luckily, they release their photos under a Creative Commons license, i.e. the CC-BY 4.0. These four wallpapers are based on two images: Carina Nebula, NGC […]

  • Berlin wallpapers II

    Berlin wallpapers II

    After the post Berlin wallpapers from 2011, here the second batch of assorted photos from Berlin.