Category Archives: Photography

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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Lisbon in the Time of Corona, Cholera and Cocaine

Zur deutschen Fassung. “All roads lead to Rome,” the saying went when I was young. But in the centuries since, Lusitania has won its freedom, and all roads to and from the Azores lead through Lisbon. And so it happened … Continue reading

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Last Sunset of 2021

And thus, the sun set on a year in which I achieved almost nothing of what I had set out to accomplish. But then, I wouldn’t have had time for most of it anyway. Links: This sunset was the culmination … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Walk

Just a few photos from today’s walk in the area of Baden-Württemberg, in which I am currently house-sitting. Today was my weekly “secular Shabbat walk”, the day chosen not because it was the last day of the year, but for … Continue reading

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Living in a Bunker

Zur deutschsprachigen Fassung. Italy has seen a lot of wars. Illyrian wars. Eritrean War. World War I. War of Independence. Samnite Wars. World War II. Italian-Turkish War. First Battle of the Isonzo. Alexandrian War. Second Battle of the Isonzo. Italian-Libyan … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, the Battlefields turned Red – November 1921: Poppies

Zur deutschen Fassung. Since this is not only a history blog, but also a travel blog, I naturally thought of combining these two aspects when I began the “One Hundred Years Ago …” series. Under the pretext of urgently having … Continue reading

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A Damaged Roll of Film

The other week, when I was living on a ship (did I tell you about that?), the camera must have suffered some water damage. Because one roll of film produced photos with black edges on two sides, and I am … Continue reading

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Cats of Lost Places

There are so many “lost places” photographers, I needed to find my own niche. I opted for lost places that are ruled by cats, like this empty villa in Guben, Germany. Links: More cats. And if you are into lost … Continue reading

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Smuggling Cigars into Poland

Zur deutschen Fassung. At the German-Polish border, there is plenty of police right now. What are they looking for, I wonder and ask. Cigarette smugglers, says the female officer, while her two male colleagues are ostentatiously of the opinion that … Continue reading

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