Berlin Potsdamer Platz during daytime; Germany

Potsdamer Platz in clouds | Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam Square) in Berlin is one of the major road intersections in the capital of Germany. It had been destroyed during the Second World War and later during the communist regime, it was quite an abandoned place. Until the day the Berlin wall fell…

Panorama of Menorca in Spain - Favàritx Lighthouse during the night

Favàritx Lighthouse | Menorca, Spain

Favàritx Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse on Menorca. Before it was erected in 1922 many ships wrecked on the north-east shore of this Balearic Island in Spain. The Favàritx lighthouse stands 47 meters above sea level. The lighthouse itself is 28m high, but it is built on the cliffs which fall steeply into the sea.

Night photo of Thessaloniki White Tower and the light trails along Leof. Nikis Street.

White Tower light trails | Thessaloniki, Greece

In ancient times on the place of the White Tower there has been a Byzantine fortification. In the 15th century, when the city fell under Ottoman Rule, the construction has been used as a prison and also as a place for mass executions, which explains why its name was ‘The Red Tower’ then. As soon as the Greeks were free from the Ottoman Rule in the beginning of the 20th century, they whitened the construction and gave it the name “The White Tower”, as a symbolic purification from the burden of the past.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – day on the black sand while observing ocean’s waves.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – a day in paradise

As the most beaches in Tenerife, the sand of Benijo Beach is black. There are also black stones in the water because of its volcanic origin. As you can see on the picture, these natural elements create out-of-the-Earth scenery and thus make Benijo Beach, Tenerife a photographer’s heaven. It’s owned by the city of Taganana, and its length is 300 m (985 ft).

Reichstag building and Paul-Löbe-Haus in Government district on the river Spree in Berlin

Tradition and Modernity | Berlin, Germany

You can think about the German government whatever you want. But when it comes to the government district it has to be appreciated as a flagship for modern architecture in Berlin. The district is still not completed; right now they again add some new buildings. Inevitably this leads to a strong contrast with the just 10 year old Paul-Löbe-Haus on the one side and the historical Reichstag building on the other.

St Sebastian Church in the Berlin district Gesundbrunnen

St Sebastian in Gesundbrunnen | Berlin, Germany

St Sebastian (also called Sebastianskirche) in the Berlin district Gesundbrunnen was constructed in the end of 19th century. It has been more or less random that we passed it but the church was a perfect objective to try out my newest toy, the ND1000 from Haida. The increased exposure time allows for the effect that you can notice on the sky. The church serves as a calm centre in the photo, the clouds add a dynamic layer to it.