Impressions from Erfurt

Here are some late impressions from my last trip to Erfurt, the home of the German television channel Kinderkanal. That’s why its mascots are scattered all around the city. The other photos are from Domplatz, where a small fair took place. A Trabant (or Trabbi) is becoming a rare sight…


Some weeks ago I was in Frankfurt for two day. Luckily, the weather was already good enough to enjoy the evening outside — with my camera. The view from Main Tower is great, but I prefer the atmosphere next the river.

Munich glows

Once in a while it is good to have the camera with me nearly all the time: one day I rode back home in the evening and passed by a sports field which was illuminated. The sun just had set behind the horizon and the sky was still in a dark blue colour. The yellowish illumination combined with the bright green grass and the blue sky made me think of Michael Mann’s films Heat, Miami Vice or Collateral which all feature footage in the same colourful style. Later that evening I took a picture of another bicycle rider in the park and a train arriving at the central train station. The last picture was spontaneously taken at the Pinakothek der Moderne.


Last weekend I had some time to take some photos of my home town Regensburg; unfortunately I had forgotten my camera, so a mobile phone camera had to do the job. The sunny weather motivated me to take a walk along the Danube. The old town with the cathedral (just called “Dom”) reside above the river which is crossed by an old stone bridge. The other pictures were taken near the train station at Ernst-Reuter-Platz and in front of the Arkaden, a commercial centre with a bridge connecting it to the station.

Streetlife Festival

Concert on Streetlife Festival

Yesterday I visited the Streetlife Festival in Munich which takes place since the year 2000 and is located prominently right on Leopolstraße between Münchner Freiheit and Odeonsplatz. Its main idea is to inform people about means of transportation which can replace use of cars in cities. In addition to that, other non-profit organisations present themselves and their work. Artists perform music, theatre or dance and make it fun to just walk along the whole area which is about 1.5 km long.

Museum Brandhorst

Recently I visited the Museum Brandhorst which had opened on 21 May 2009. It features modern paintings, sculptures and video installations. These works are presented in an astonishing building which not only looks good but is also built with respect to energy efficiency. Sadly I can only show you pictures from the outside here.

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Back to Munich

München, Blick vom Peter

I really like Munich. It has everything a metropolis has to offer yet succeeded in not becoming grey and dusty. Many festivals are organised every year like the Tollwood in the Olympic Park, which is held in summer and winter. Then there is the lovely old town featuring Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche and the big market place called Viktualienmarkt. Then there are several renowned museums like the three art galleries Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne, each of them covering a period of art history. My personal favourite is the last one; its architecture is a pleasure to watch and photograph every time I visit it.