Category Archives: Photography

The Castle in the Fog

The things you discover when stumbling through the foggy moorlands, running from poachers, peat cutters, and the horsemen of the apocalypse. Continue reading

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The Romance of Railroad Travel

Zur deutschen Fassung. When I write about my railroad journeys around the world, whether it’s crossing Canada by train, taking the Orient Express, or going almost all the way to the North Cape, the eyes of readers fill with longing … Continue reading

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Let’s take the Train into the Sunset!

Photographed at the train station in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Links:

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The largest Roman city you never heard of: Gorsium

Fumbling through the Puszta fog, somewhere between Balaton and Buda, between Pannonia and Pest, I discovered the largest Roman city you probably never heard of: Gorsium. Continue reading

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To Heat or Not To Heat?

That’s the question asked in many a household on the northern hemisphere these days. This cat was clearly waiting for me to initiate the heating season. When I explained to her that I try to abstain from using the heater … Continue reading

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Village Life in Hungary

Zur deutschen Fassung. One of the things I like about house-sitting is the arbitrariness of it. Sometimes, I get invited to cities like Vienna, Berlin or Stockholm. Places that everyone would want to go to, with plenty of things to … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, King Ferdinand got Promoted – October 1922: Greater Romania

While Romania is famous for shooting its dictators, it treated its kings quite fairly.
One hundred years ago, the king was asked if he wanted to retain the job although his kingdom had greatly expanded. He said yes. Continue reading

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Hitchhiking to the Happy Cemetery

I only wanted to hitchhike to a cemetery in the Romanian countryside. A rather happy one, at that.
No idea why we end up talking about abortion laws and World War II… Continue reading

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Bratislava – First Impression

On my journey to Kremnica, I had to stop in Bratislava for one night. I was not in the mood for writing those days, hence just a few photos: Although I only had time for one afternoon walk and one … Continue reading

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I am not a spy, I am just curious

Zur deutschen Fassung. Recently in Albania, three people were arrested as they tried to enter a former arms factory. The intruders from Russia and Ukraine said that they were bloggers and liked to photograph old buildings. People who have seen … Continue reading

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