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Rückblende: Bodie, USA 1993

August 30, 2017 - Bodie, California - USA 1993 Another trip from a long ago time, last century, last millennium actually. One tends t...
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Zeitperle: Navajo Generating Station

March 31, 2017 - Navajo Generating Station Page, Arizona The first time I saw the generating station was in 1993 wh...
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Focus USA: The Watergate

November 07, 2016 - The Watergate in Washington D.C. I´ve just been browsing through my Washington pictures and I realized that there a...
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Focus USA: Dusky Views NYC

August 17, 2016 - Recent Trip: Dusky views in Manhattan Nothing more to say. Dusky views, here they are. Well...maybe just a short se...
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Focus USA: East Village

July 17, 2016 - Recent Trip: New York City - East Village New York always feels like home, and even though I´ve never lived there i...
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Focus USA: Frank Lloyd Wright - part V

September 08, 2015 - Oak Park, Illinois This is the place with the highest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. This is wher...
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Focus USA: Antelope Canyon

July 23, 2015 - First of all: no, I´m not trying to compete with the famous images of the Canyon. These are photos of the place as we sa...
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Focus USA: Chicago Winter

June 23, 2015 - Winter in Chicago is something you can really rely on, it´ll be there, no matter what. It´ll also be cold and snowy. Cha...
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Focus USA: Chicago and Mies Van Der Rohe

May 25, 2015 - The great vertical endlessness and horizontal window and floor lines of the highrise jungle in the enormous American cit...
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Focus USA: Chicago Voodoo

March 06, 2015 - If you thought I´d already run out of material from the Chicago-trip, "you are sorely mistaken" as Ed Rooney said in Fer...
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Focus USA: Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright

March 02, 2015 - A trip to Chicago could also be done entirely under the preset of only visiting FLW Architecture. Easily. He lived and s...
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Focus USA: American Gothic

February 26, 2015 - People looking at things, people doing things, people taking pictures of things. I really like taking pictures in those...
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Focus USA: Chicago Cloud Gate

February 22, 2015 - The Cloud Gate is a sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor in one of the most prominent public spaces of Chicago, the...
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Focus USA: Chicago Buildings Downtown

February 20, 2015 - Chicago is one of the true Meccas for fans of modern urban architecture. Frank LLoyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe are on...
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Fous USA: Chicago Wrigley Field

February 18, 2015 - Unfortunately I was a little late to capture the normal appearance of the legendary Wrigley Field. Everything was stripp...
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Focus USA: Chicago Towers

February 13, 2015 - The towering heights of Chicago are just as impressive as Manhattans. A good way to fight acrophobia, or the fear of hei...
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Focus USA: Chicago Blizzard

February 11, 2015 - A recent visit to Chicago revealed that there is a winter out there after all. Real cold, real snow and all. On our seco...
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Focus USA: Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 07, 2015 - Thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Germany is the thriving democracy that it is today. He helped defeat Hitlers dark visio...
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Rückblende: 2014

December 30, 2014 - This is going to be a longer post, not because I´ve decided to write more than usual, heavens no, it´s just that I´m pos...
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Focus USA: Muley Point, Utah

December 23, 2014 - These are the cliffs of Cedar Mesa. Doesn´t look like much when approaching, but they´re quite impressive and very pret...
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Focus Photography: Autumn Impressionism

November 30, 2014 - Here are some of my own all-time favorite autumn shots. Trees and fall leaves reflecting in water, no photoshop, no enha...
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Focus Photography: Addition to Congressional Cemetery

November 26, 2014 - In addition to the recent blogpost about Congressional Cemetery, I´d like to post these two pictures to show the difficu...
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Focus USA: Congressional Cemetery

November 23, 2014 - Congressional Cemetery is surely one of the least visited great attractions of Washington D.C. I don´t exaggerate when I...
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Focus USA: Americana - part 21

October 15, 2014 - The final part of the Americana Series. You can still enjoy all the images of my conception of typical American scenes....
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Focus USA: Americana - part 20

October 05, 2014 - As always almost without words: CSX, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Square Deal, Stonington, Maine...
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Focus Photography: Children and Bubbles

September 30, 2014 - People that are busy are always a good subject when taking pictures, they´re oblivious of the observer. It´s especially...
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Focus Photography: Highway Games

September 28, 2014 - Going from Washington D.C. to New York is such a standard that it almost doesn´t even run under the travel department, i...
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Focus USA: Americana - part 19

September 21, 2014 - Even though meanwhile in Germany I´ll continue the Americana photo series because there are still some typical images le...
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Focus Travel: Trans Atlantic - part 1

September 20, 2014 - We have travelled the Atlantic Ocean many times - always by plane. My first flight over the great grey waters was in spr...
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Close to Home: Our New Temporary Neighborhood

June 30, 2014 - Subsequent to my previous article about moving, this one is about our new temporary neighborhood. When moving every coup...
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Close to Home: Moving Impressions

June 29, 2014 - These are some images of the not so pleasant side of expat life. Every four years or so we have the movers in the house,...
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Close to Home: Public Viewing

June 29, 2014 - The German Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a public viewing on of the most popular public spots in town: The Dupont...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 18

June 17, 2014 - ...goes on and on... Farm, Moneta, Virginia Alley-poles-blue sky, Washington D.C. Democracy Bou...
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Close to Home: Helicopter Views

June 17, 2014 - A few days ago I was invited by a friend to fly along in a helicopter. What an opportunity! It would be a one-hour fligh...
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Close to Home: Jefferson, Guns and the eternal American Drama

June 12, 2014 - I meant to write this article ever since I started blogging, but since it doesn´t really fit into my ususal subjects of...
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Close to Home: National D-Day Memorial

June 06, 2014 - Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the successful invasion of Normandy, which was a decisive factor to the end of N...
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Close to Home: Know Your Snakes

June 05, 2014 - Two days ago I saw a Copperhead lying in the grass. It didn´t move for the longest time, it crossed my mind that it coul...
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Close to Home: Bryce Canyon

June 04, 2014 - Some of the people I´ve talked to, that have also been to the Bryce Canyon, are of the opinion that it´s the nicest of a...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 17

June 02, 2014 - Here we go again... Free street trolley, Alexandria, Virginia Open, Mt. Pleasant, Washington D.C....
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Close to Home: New York City´s Roosevelt Island

June 01, 2014 - New York City´s Roosevelt Island is known by its present name only since 1971. Before that it was called Welfare Island,...
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Close to Home: Washington Union Station

May 30, 2014 - Washington´s Union Station - a landmark strongly rejected and ignored by local residents and tourists. Rejected not as a...
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Close to Home: Everglades Wildlife

May 22, 2014 - The animal world of the Everglades is quite compelling, together with the landscape they were the main attraction of our...
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Close to Home: Our Street After The Rain

May 22, 2014 - This morning I went running through morning glory. It was quite early and it had rained just half an hour before I set o...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 16

May 20, 2014 - Medias in res The tire van, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Coin machines, Deer Isle, Maine M...
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Close to Home: A Walk Through Washington

May 18, 2014 - One of my favorite pastimes is to simply walk trough Washington. It´s almost always rewarding, getting to know new neigh...
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Close to Home: Dulles Airport

May 15, 2014 - In 1962 President John F. Kennedy dedicated Washington Dulles International Airport, thus adding a third major airport t...
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Close to Home: Mount Vernon

May 11, 2014 - What a piece of luck that George Washington´s home is just around the corner for people in the greater Washington D.C. a...
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Close to Home: Francis Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald

May 10, 2014 - Everybody knows `The Great Gatsby´ or `The Beautiful And Damned´. Everybody knows Francis´and Zelda´s exuberant lifestyl...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 15

May 07, 2014 - As always, without words. Alley, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Stilts, or what?, Pamlico Sound, North...
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Close to Home: Nice and Easy Key West

April 26, 2014 - My third time in Key West has reconciliated me with the place. It´s really amazing how first impressions shape your thou...
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Close to Home: Ben´s Chili Bowl

April 21, 2014 - Since 1958 this has been a Washington landmark, attracting the famous and wannabes, it appeared in movies and documentar...
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Close to Home: Harpers Ferry

April 18, 2014 - I scanned trough my blog articles and couldn´t believe that I hadn´t blogged about Harpers Ferry already. Well, here we...
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Close to Home: Seasons First Snake

April 14, 2014 - Even though I have lived in countries like India, Ghana and Brazil, where snakes were a common sight, I have never seen...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 14

April 10, 2014 - Without words 18 th St., Washington D.C. Roeblings Thing, New York Lamppost, Baltimore,...
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Close to Home: German School Cafeteria 2.0

April 08, 2014 - Vor einigen Tagen hatte ich als Koch-Volontär Dienst in der Schulküche. Nach dem ersten Teil der Arbeit in der Küche war...
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Close to Home: Outer Banks - North Carolina

April 08, 2014 - The Outer Banks are surely a symbolic representation of the Lighthouse Culture along North American Coasts. From essenti...
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Close to Home: Air Force Memorial

April 06, 2014 - Why do a blogpost about the Air Force Memorial? There are many other m emorials dedicated to the different branches of t...
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Close to Home: Camp Manzanar

March 28, 2014 - Highway 395 is a long stretch of straight tarmac between Indian Wells and Bishop, running parallel to the range of the S...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 13

March 27, 2014 - Without words Water at 33rd, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Lobster Utility, Stonington, Maine...
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Close to Home: Another Day In Arlington

March 26, 2014 - Another day in Arlington means another ceremony, another burial and another flag folded. As I wander the grounds more or...
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Close to Home: Cabin John Bridges

March 21, 2014 - There is a peculiar bridge that one has to cross when driving from Cabin John to Glen Echo or DC on MacArthur Boulevard.
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Close to Home: Biking through Shark Valley, Florida

March 20, 2014 - No, there are no sharks in Shark Valley, at least not to my knowledge. There are plenty of alligators, snakes, otters, m...
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Close to Home: More snow. Can you believe it?

March 17, 2014 - Everybody´s inner clock was ready for the Cherry Blossom Festival, for spring, t-shirts, shorts, kayaking, flip-flops, h...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 12

March 16, 2014 - Want to see the other Americana series? Type Americana in search ➚ Without words Brownstones,...
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Close to Home: Building Museums Light & Shadow

March 15, 2014 - The Building Mueum is one of the most impressive buildings in Washington D.C., at the same time it is probably one of th...
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Close to Home: Walking along Wisconsin Avenue

March 14, 2014 - This day was one of the more bleaker days of this long ongoing winter. But even on a bleak day there is something to be...
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Rückblende: Alcatraz 1993

March 13, 2014 - Sometimes, when sifting through old pictures, one comes to realize that quite some time has gone by. Not just the past f...
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Close to Home: Fog on Smith Mountain Lake

March 12, 2014 - Silence. A lot of silence and idleness. Fog floats over water, creeps on shore and between the trees. It muffles early m...
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Close to Home: Awkward Architecture

March 10, 2014 - There is a lot of awkward architecture around. Conference centers, trade centers, convention centers, exhibition halls,...
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Cose to Home: Americana - part 11

March 08, 2014 - The Americana series reflects moments and spontaneous situations, photographic quality is only a secondary issue....
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Close to Home: A walk around the Capitol

March 06, 2014 - For people living in the Washington D.C. area, the Capitol is just another landmark. Sometimes Congress gets work done h...
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Close to Home: Naples, Florida

March 04, 2014 - Florida is one place that I´ve really worked hard and long on to finally like. Maybe I´ve been to all the wrong places a...
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Close to Home: White´s Ferry

March 02, 2014 - The anonymous mass commute ugliness of the American Legion Bridge is one reason we don´t take that route when going to L...
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Close to Home: Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

February 28, 2014 - Even though I live in the proximity, the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial is the last of the three major 9/11 Memorials I have vis...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 10

February 27, 2014 - My my, already part 10. Can I finish the series before we leave the country? ... Alley, Annapolis, Marylan...
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Close to Home: A walk through Mt. Pleasant

February 26, 2014 - The Mt. Pleasant neighborhood is as diverse as any interesting quarter of DC, outside of the haven of upper Northwest an...
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Close to Home: Buick Skylark

February 23, 2014 - "...Skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring where my heart can go a journeying over the shadows and the rain...
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Close to Home: Katzen Arts Center

February 11, 2014 - Very often we drive or walk past buildings, compounds or even whole streets of houses without giving them much notice. T...
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Close to Home: Frozen Potomac

February 11, 2014 - A series of cold nights, and a few chilly days too, have led to the complete freeze-over of the Potomac. For me it was a...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 9

February 10, 2014 - ...and on and on and on... Window reflections, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Rentals, Alexandria...
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Close to Home: Coral Pink Sand Dunes

February 06, 2014 - When travelling out west, one tends to go to places that are in the mainstream pantheon of natural wonders. The good thi...
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Close to Home: Frank Lloyd Wright II

February 05, 2014 - Last summer we seized the opportunity to take a tour of the only Frank Lloyd Wright House in New England, while we were...
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Close to Home: Suburbia

February 02, 2014 - Great parts of the Washington D.C. suburban landscape are devoid of life, or rather, cultural life of some sorts. Of cou...
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Close to Home: Views from Key Bridge

January 29, 2014 - Sometimes even mediocre weather is all right for a little excursion into what-shall-we-do-today territory. In this case...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 8

January 28, 2014 - And the beat goes on... Don´t do it, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Church with big lawn, Moneta, Virginia...
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Cose to Home: Sugarloaf Mountain

January 27, 2014 - From the many choices of hiking possibilities north of the beltway, Sugarloaf Mountain is a very good one. It´s quick an...
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Close to Home: Big news - a cold day in Washington

January 25, 2014 - We have a period of cold weather in the greater Washington D.C. area. Temperatures dropped into the single digits at tim...
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Close to Home: Freer Gallery

January 20, 2014 - The Freer Gallery is one of the smaller Smithsonian Museums, attracting a smaller crowd than the big shot Mall Museums....
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Close to Home: Similarities

January 20, 2014 - As I was going through some photos of downtown DC, I discovered these two pictures. My photos are organized chronologica...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 7

January 19, 2014 - The longer the Americana series continues, the more fun it is to select the pictures for each part. I grew quite fond of...
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Close to Home: Washington D. C. Sculpture Garden

January 18, 2014 - The Sculpture Garden in Washington D. C. is part of the Smithsonian Institution´s National Gallery of Art. It´s nice to...
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Close to Home: Dune Community

January 17, 2014 - Tucked away on a narrow stretch along the northernmost beaches of North Carolina´s Outer Banks lies a community so remot...
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Close to Home: The dying Gaul, or: the celtic connection

January 07, 2014 - It´s really crazy how sometimes seemingly unrelated things appear to be interconnected. A couple of days ago I posted a...
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Close to Home: Great Falls Winter

January 07, 2014 - First the snow, now the low temperatures. Too bad there were two mild days in-between, otherwise we would have snow alon...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 6

January 06, 2014 - And it goes on... Dusky G St., Washington D.C. Exit at the Fire Extinguisher, Alexandria, Virginia...
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Close to Home: Manhattan Perspectives

January 04, 2014 - As Manhattan is one of the most photographed places, it is difficult to add something new. Yet it´s a lot of fun to take...
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Close to Home: Scenes - Szenen

January 03, 2014 - Whiplash in the Gallery The many wonderful museums of Washington D.C. are very fascinating and offer many opportunities...
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Close to Home: Finally Winter

January 03, 2014 - The Washington D.C. area is known for it´s mild winters. It can get nasty once in a while though, the Snowmageddon of 20...
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Close to Home: Folger Shakespeare Library

January 02, 2014 - If you ever have some research to do on William Shakespeare you´d better be in Washington D.C., because here you will fi...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 5

December 19, 2013 - Without further ado... Iraqi Lawmaker, Manhattan Limousines, Rockville, Maryland George...
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Close to Home: Washington Monument

December 17, 2013 - At a height of 555 ft (169 m) the Washington Monument is difficult to miss. Due to the height restriction for buildings...
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Close to Home: Newseum

December 16, 2013 - Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, Petition - First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of 1791 The Newseum can...
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Close to Home: Händel`s Messiah

December 11, 2013 - The pre-Christmas Advent season is the right time to go see and hear Händel´s Messiah. A great piece of music, ever so i...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 4

December 09, 2013 - The Americana series continues: Fire Fighter Motorcycles, Outer Banks, North Carolina Breakfast, Ann...
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Close to Home: Dramatic Skies

December 08, 2013 - There have been a few dramatic cloud formations in the sky recently. Most of the time I have some sort of camera with me...
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Close to Home: Roosevelt Island

December 03, 2013 - Roosevelt Island is one of the most interesting places in Washington D.C. when it comes to unusual perspectives. First o...
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Close to Home: Taking a walk

December 02, 2013 - Sometimes there is no particular reason to go out walking. A nice day, even when it is gray, is enough to start moving....
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Close to Home: Fort McHenry and the Flag

November 29, 2013 - Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, author and poet, who happened to be aboard a british vessel when the British bombarded...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 3

November 27, 2013 - EN After positive feedback I´m continuing the Americana picture series - images of what appears to me as being typical...
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Close to Home: German School Cafeteria

November 26, 2013 - When I pick up my kids from school, one of my first questions is what they had for lunch. Not just out of sincere intere...
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Close to Home: Blue Ridge Mountains in November

November 20, 2013 - Sometimes we heed the call of nature, and off we go into the wild. We have the wonderful Appalachian Trail along the pan...
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Close to Home: St. John the Divine in Manhattan

November 18, 2013 - When wandering through the streets of Manhattan, there are hardly ever any surprises concerning heights and sizes. One n...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 2

November 08, 2013 - Part 2 of american scenes: Street life, objects, snapshots - whatever caught my eye. Part 1 is here: http://www.zen...
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Close to Home: Philadelphia

November 07, 2013 - ENGLISH City of brotherly love is a translation from the greek word Philadelphia (Philia = Love; Adelphos = Brother), w...
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Cose to Home: After Halloween

November 03, 2013 - After Halloween some neighbours still have the shebang hanging around, which is nice, because it somehow fits well with...
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Cose to Home: Fall in the Neighbourhood - Herbst in der Nachbarschaft

November 01, 2013 - ENGLISH Fall in the neighbourhood. Every year a great pleasure and a beautiful display of mother nature. It´s my favori...
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Close to Home: Evening in Manhattan

October 31, 2013 - Yes, yes, everyone does New York pictures, and I´m no exception. So here you go: Evening in Manhattan. New York Fotos...
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Close to Home: Americana - part 1

October 24, 2013 - ENGLISH After years of living in the US I have accumulated some images that are, to me, typical american scenes. Of cou...
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Close to Home: Chincoteague

October 23, 2013 - ENGLISH There are many very beautiful places along the US Atlantic Coast. One that is not too far from the Metropolitan...
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Close to Home: Early Fall - Potomac - Frühherbst

October 18, 2013 - Early Fall day at the Potomac - Ein frühherbstlicher Tag am Potomac Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (the Towpath)...
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Close to Home: Arlington Cemetery

October 14, 2013 - ENGLISH In 1865 the south was defeated in the civil war and General Robert E. Lee not only lost the confederate cause,...
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Close to Home: Maryland Panhandle

October 09, 2013 - ENGLISH Maryland is a state with a really weird geographical shape, with a panhandle to the northwest, sandwiched betwe...
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Close to Home: Fell´s Point Baltimore

October 06, 2013 - ENGLISH Fells´s Point is a historic waterfront neighbourhood in Baltimore with a strong maritime character. It started...
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Close to Home: H Street Festival, Washington D.C.

October 01, 2013 - ENGLISH The best thing about Washington D.C. is that there is always some festival or other. Street festivals, parades,...
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Close to Home: Frank Lloyd Wright

September 25, 2013 - ENGLISH The Pope-Leighey House is a so called Usonian House by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He referred to this new st...
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Close to Home: Election 2013 Wahl

September 23, 2013 - September 22nd was election day in Germany, the German Embassy in Washington invited to the Powerhouse in Georgetown for...
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Close to Home: St. Augustine, Florida

September 20, 2013 - ENGLISH When planning a trip to Florida one doesn´t necessarily think of going to St. Augustine. Nevertheless, I find i...
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Close to Home: Dulles Plane Pull Day

September 17, 2013 - ENGLISH The annual Dulles Plane Pull Day is a family day. Parents take their kids, Grandparents invite themselves to co...
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Close to Home: Before I Die...

September 03, 2013 - ENGLISH Before I die... is a public art project created by Candy Chang after losing someone close to her. She reflected...
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Close to Home: Freedom March 50th Anniversary

August 29, 2013 - ENGLISH 50 years ago MLK led the March on Washington, which culminated in the gathering of huge crowds at the National...
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Close to Home: Monochromatic Stonington, Maine

August 26, 2013 - ENGLISH A change in the camera setting and some minor shift in perspective will let you have an interesting new view of...
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Close to Home: New England

August 08, 2013 - ENGLISH For a long time I had the perception that all New England States were very similar to eachother. Which they are...
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Close to Home: Isle La Motte, Vermont

July 06, 2013 - ENGLISH We are presently on the road again, visiting some of the New England States. And already, right at the beginnin...
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Close to Home: Seneca Stone Cutting Mill - Seneca Steinsägewerk

June 18, 2013 - ENGLISH The other day I stumbled across some ruins that were news to me. They turned out to be the Ruins of the Seneca...
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Close to Home: Washington D.C. around U Street b/w

June 10, 2013 - ENGLISH A rainy day, not many people on the streets, but still an hour or two to spare. Walking around between 14th and...
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Close to Home: WTC - Ground Zero - Then and Now

June 03, 2013 - ENGLISH The first time I saw the twin towers in New York was in 1986. I don´t know how often after that. My first visit...
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Close to Home: Artomatic

May 22, 2013 - ENGLISH An empty office building, doomed for demolition. Eleven floors of space. Hundreds of artists and wannabees with...
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Close to Home: Luray Caverns - Virginia

May 17, 2013 - ENGLISH Luray Caverns is an impressive cavern system in beautiful Shenandoah Valley, of which a great part is open to t...
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Close to Home: Crystal City - Arlington, Virginia

May 12, 2013 - ENGLISH The secret life of Crystal City is unfolded only when one submerges below street level. The whole stretch of st...
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Close to Home: Pennsylvania

May 06, 2013 - ENGLISH Just a couple of hours drive to the northwest of the D.C. Metropolitan Area lies Western Pennsylvania. Dependin...
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Close To Home: Washington National Cathedral

May 04, 2013 - ENGLISH The National Cathedral, or Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington...
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Close To Home: Discovery - Last Flight and Welcome in Dulles

April 26, 2013 - ENGLISH My interest in space flight is limited to Sci-Fi Movies and the innovative designs and the very cool gadgets in...
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Close to Home: Cherry Blossom in Washington D.C.

April 24, 2013 - The Cherry Blossom Festival is an event much written about and even more photographed than anything. Nevertheless I´ll p...
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