World Time Clock on Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany

Time Travel | Berlin, Germany

The World Time Clock on Alexanderplatz in Berlin is for me one of the most beautiful remains of the former GDR. It symbolizes how close the places on the world are. And if you take a long enough exposure, you get a feeling that it’s possible to travel a bit through time and space.

The lightning strikes the TV Television Tower on Alexanderplatz while the Berlin Skyline is pink enlightened

Thunderstorm at Alexanderplatz | Berlin, Germany

Taking pictures of a thunderstorm has its own charm. Especially while standing on a balcony on the 19th floor, enjoying one of the best views over the Berlin skyline. It was more of a coincidence than planned. When the rain became a thunderstorm, I thought for a second if I really want to stand up here on the balcony and keep shooting. But somehow my brain could not convince my heart to go back inside.

Lonely Beach in Mallorca, Spain

Lonely Beach | Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is often called the 17th federal state here in Germany and in times like these, there is nothing you want more than lying on the beach. It has 36°C here in Berlin. Not complaining about the heat, but it is definitely more pleasant to enjoy the sun outside of the city.

Cables in Bucharest, Romania. Everyday street scene in Bucharest

How did you like Bucharest? | Romania

Wherever you go, there are cables. Some are hanging to the ground, some are still in place. But they really are on every single street light. Our host Radu explained us that they remain from the time when there was no real electricity network. Everyone just established their own energy connection and as of now, not much changed.

New Metro Station

Alles Neu | Berlin, Germany

As you may have heard, Berlin is an eternal construction site. Even better when something is finally declared open as it was with the new metro station Brandenburger Tor. Up to this point, there are only 3 stations of the new metro line U55 opened. As for the design of the new stations I was very positively surprised and am curious of the other stations that should be finished within the next ten years.

Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania. Cable Car goes from Cota 1400 back to the valley.

Down to Sinaia | Carpathians, Romania

The day trip to Sinaia in the Carpathians in Romania was the first trip to the mountains for me in a very long time. Four days in Bucharest is a bit too long to just see the city. And who knows when I will be back in Romania, so it seemed convenient to visit Dracula’s Neighborhood while I’m around.

Champagne Bar in the Sony Center in Berlin, Germany. Bar was opened for the Berlinale Film Festival.

Champagne Bar in the Sony Center | Berlin, Germany

The Champagne Bar was set up for the Berlin International Film Festival in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. I never made it before to the Berlinale Festival, but this time I just decided to go for a walk after work to see if they had some good ideas to decorate the city. In general I can highly recommend strolling through Berlin in the time of the festival. There are some special attractions which can pep up normal photos.

Fishing in the Gdansk Old Town. The most beautiful port in Poland

Fishing in Gdańsk | Poland

Gdańsk is such a magnificent town and with all the water around one can surely get the idea to go fishing in Gdańsk. I was very lucky with the weather. The clouds caused a great sunset but no ten minutes later it started pouring. But in other ways as well, it is impossible to capture this scene a second time.

Fountain in Świdnica, Poland. The small main square (rynek) in Świdnica is worth a visit

Fountain in Świdnica | Poland

The Rynek, polish for market square, is as in most Silesian towns the centre of Świdnica. Remarkable was the variety of blooming flowers. I wanted to capture the blossom together with the architecture and the fountain serves well as a balancing weight in the middle of the hedge and the small green house.