Category Archives: Photography

Slow Down!

Photographed on my last New Year’s Eve hike.

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Walking from Kötzting to Viechtach

Zur deutschen Fassung. That should be an easy walk, I thought, as there is a river connecting the two towns in the Bavarian Forest. Well, there is a river. But there ain’t always a path. So I had to climb … Continue reading

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A Walk around Odessa

Zur deutschen Fassung. Usually I write about cities to motivate you to visit them yourself. In the case of Odessa, the Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea, which, as you will see, is so much more than a port … Continue reading

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Split Personality

Or a really bad hangover. (Photographed at Löwenstein Castle.)

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Humanity’s Response to Catastrophes

A symbolic photo, taken in Odessa, Ukraine.

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Attack on Odessa

I am currently working on an article about the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, where I was staying in January 2020, until the Corona pandemic called me back home. Because the article will be as comprehensive as you already fear, … Continue reading

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A Postcard from the Teutonic Knights

These days, I am finally finding the time to write and mail the postcards promised to supporters of this blog. I know that some of you have already been waiting for months. But, as so often, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Walking from Castle to Castle

Hiking in this part of Germany, you don’t need a map. The castles, towers, fortresses and ruins will guide you just fine. Continue reading

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Schöntal and Berlichingen

“The name is a bit of a show-off,” I thought, as the train pulled into Schöntal, which translates as “Beautiful Valley”. But, stepping out of the station, I had to admit that the name of the village was not wholly … Continue reading

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Winter is no Excuse not to go Outside

In a week of nothing but cold days, yesterday was supposed to be the least cold one. So I left home, early enough to catch the rising sun behind the forest, for my weekly walking ritual. From Oberstenfeld, I climbed … Continue reading

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