A Traveler’s Photo Diary

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOpening of the Birgit Kleber ‘augen blicke’ photo exhibition at the Helmut Newton Museum für Fotographie, Berlin. The crowd. The artist with museum director Dr. Matthias Harder. A selection of the artist’s images.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASmall fishing boats in Dalkey harbour, Ireland when the tide is out.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ceiling of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in Cork, Ireland, completed in 1879

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElegant entrance of Selfridge’s department store on Oxford Street. London.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABerlin city scape at sunrise 05. 01. 2020, 7:50 am. The Berliner Dom is on the right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Fernsehturm at Alexanderplatz, Berlin. 05. 01. 2020, 8:00 am. An early morning flight departing Schoenefeld airport is behind the tower.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA murder of crows over Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADigital camels at sunset on Blåvand beach along Denmark’s North Sea coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe S-7 approaches Alexander Platz.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Die Welt balloon floats over a misty Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWater Lilies in the Berlin-Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal, Mitte.

GuggenheimInside the Guggenheim museum New York city, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMore baseball playoff action at Defender Field, on a beautiful Berlin Saturday.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIs Mr Hyde (sic) of the Jolly Dodgers, Berlin, looking at a possible home run?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADoing traditional Polish folk dancing at Plac Wolności, Poznan.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe evening sun highlights the garden at the Friedrikenhof hotel near Lübeck, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn airplane flies high over Turning Torso in the Western Harbor, Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStorm clouds over Leucate Village in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn a small village on the way to Languedoc – Roussillon, an old window in an old house.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe room that Jesse Owens resided in at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA large bas-relief wall sculpture of marching German soldiers by Walter von Ruckteschell at the entrance to the movie theater in the Hindenburghaus at the 1936 Olympic village.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADriving along the Bog Road in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The Twelve Bens are enveloped by low cloud.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMitch Ryder performs with Engerling on his 74th birthday at Kesselhaus, Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohn and Shane at the famous Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFather Marcus on flute, with sons Breandain on violin and Prainsias on accordion, playing traditional Irish music at Veldons Seafarer Pub, Letterfrack.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANight view of the Tower at the Berlin Messe. A restaurant sits at the top of the tower.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATraditional Irish music at the An Spailpín Fánach pub in Cork, Ireland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAScott Holiday, lead guitarist with Rival Sons, performing at KB, Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA lonely, bleating, sheep on a wall. On the way to Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurning Torso stands out in the Western Harbor housing development. Malmö, Sweden

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe church at Zeltigen in the Moselle Valley. Heart of Riesling wines.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA lone cabin sits by the Barents Sea in Norway’s Finnmark. What must it be like to sit here at night under a blanket of stars, listening to the silence?

A shoe tree at Pappel Platz, Berlin

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABernshausen, a village in Lower Saxony, Germany, lies by the Seeburger See.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe wine museum at Meißenheim, Germany. The museum is allied with the lovely Meisenheimer Hof boutique hotel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHardenberg Castle in Nörten-Hardenberg. Built in the late 11th and early 12th century by the Archbishop of Mainz. When the diocese ran out of money the castle was deeded to the Hardenberg family who began restoration. The ruins are accessible to visitors. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACruising on the Danube past the parliament building in Budapest. New Years Eve 2017.

French VineyardA lush French vineyard near Roquefort des Corbieres, Languedoc.Roussillon

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWood type, at The Old Printing Shop stand in Covent Garden, London.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPöstlingbergkirche in Linz, Austria, is the city’s landmark and an important pilgrimage center. Dating back to the 18th century, it’s dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPurple Mountain Majesty. A dramatic arctic sunrise on Norway’s west coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe accordion player at the Goodnight Sun concerts in the Western Harbour, Malmö Sweden.

BCLandscapeOn the way to Vancouver the sun sets over the foothills in British Columbia’s interior.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASkagen’s Fyr (Lighthouse), Skagen, on Denmark’s north coast, overlooking the North Sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlying over Greenland’s snow capped mountain tops and cloud cover on the way to Canada.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking across the Spree canal near the Friedrichstrasse S-Bahn station under a dark Berlin sky.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABijou and Willy looking out to the North Sea near one of Bill Woodrow’s Bunker Mules, at Blåvand Beach, Denmark.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA unique bicycle stand in central Budapest, Hungary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALone skateboarder enjoying the empty skate park, Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASailing past Inchcolm Abbey. A medieval abbey located on the island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. It was founded in the 12th century during the episcopate of Gregoir, Bishop of Dunkeld. Later tradition placed it even earlier, in the reign of King Alexander I of Scotland (1107–24). The Abbey has the most complete surviving remains of any Scottish monastic house. The cloisters, chapter house, warming house, and refectory are all complete, and most of the remaining claustral buildings survive in a largely complete state.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA red umbrella on a snowy path, April 24. Near Oberstaufen, Bavaria.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAView of the Fernsehturm, Alexander Platz, at sunset. From Karl Marx Allée and Frankfurter Tor, Friedrichshain.

HorsesTwo silhouetted horses at sunset on a farm in Montana, USA.

Americas CupFleet start at the Americas Cup trials in Malmö, Sweden. The traditional mono hull design before the new AC36 Class Rule.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASailing past the new Firth Of Forth bridge, under construction, on the way to dock and visit Edinburgh, Scotland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABerlin Konzerthaus on the left and Französische Kirche at the rear. Gendarmenmarkt, Mitte.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACourtroom 600. The Major War Criminals Trial was held before the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946. As a result of this trial, Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice gained worldwide notoriety. From 1946 to 1949, 12 “Subsequent Trials” were held in the same courtroom before exclusively American military tribunals.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe entrance of the CDFÜ club in Budapest, Hungary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWatching the sun set over the North Sea at Christmas, from Blåvand Beach, Denmark

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlying over a small town in Germany on the way home to Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANear Checkpoint Charlie, these colourful Trabants of Trabi Tours, Berlin, are lined up, waiting for tourists.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASailing on the Barents Sea, along Norway’s desolate Arctic coastline.

SoldierStatueBStatue of one of Napoleon’s soldiers in Bratislava, Slovakia. There are a number of lovely statues gracing the streets of the old town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeautiful winter landscapes on the way to Salzburg, Austria.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert, also known as the Esztergom Basilica, Esztergom, Hungary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAView of the surrounding countryside through a window in the Hardenberg Castle ruin in Nörten-Hardenberg, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMoselle river landscape near Kröv. A hint of vines is visible on the bottom left corner.


Chamber pot in the bedroom of a restored house in the Open Air Museum at Bad Windsheim. The outdoor museum, opened in 1979, is just south of the city. It has more than 80 rural buildings that have been moved here to display the cultural heritage of more than six centuries in the region. Covering 100 acres of farmland it is split into seven villages representing different time periods and areas of the Franconian region of Bavaria.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEnjoying a warm September afternoon at Covent Garden, London.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStreet musicians performing for the Saturday market crowd on Kaiserstraße in Nürnberg’s old town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA wall of fog approaches the ship as we sail along Norway’s west coast. Yes, there’s land behind the wall.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWaking up on 24 April, 2017 to this winter scene near Oberstaufen, Bavaria.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANear Oberstaufen, Bavaria, the fog rolled into the valleys every morning. Even when it snowed as in the photo of the tree above.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACrashing North Atlantic wave meets beach umbrellas at São Roque Beach. Lagos, Portugal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPreparing to land at Arrecife airport on Lanzarote. The volcanic landscape including Timanfaya National Park is visible through the mist. In 1993, Unesco designated all of Lanzarote a Biosphere Reserve. Timanfaya is one of the core areas of the biosphere reserve. Access to the park by the public is strictly regulated to protect the delicate flora and fauna.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA lone cabin on the way to the Nordkapp (North Cape) on Magerøya Island, Finnmark county, in the extreme northern part of Norway. The island lies along the Barents Sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA field of golden wheat near Lübeck, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATower Bridge, the Thames river, the Gherkin and London skyline.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKjeunskjær lighthouse on the way to Lofoten island. Kjeunskjær, along with other lighthouses along Norway’s coast, can be rented.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVines are planted on the most rocky and rugged slopes along the Moselle River.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Bauhaus. Dessau, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEarly morning sun casts a golden glow on the unloading of a container ship in Malmö harbour, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWine glasses lined up in Malmö LIve, 85 meters above sea level, at the Clarion Hotel. Malmö, Sweden.

French RoadDriving along a deserted French road in Normandy on a lazy summer afternoon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes you see interesting and funny additions on houses. This one is in Bernkastel-Kues old town, on the Moselle river.

Easter SunsetEnjoying the sunset over Copenhagen and the Øresund, from the pier in the Western Harbor, Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwo subway trains entering and exiting the Möckernbrüke U-Bahn station. A DC47 Raisin Bomber or “Candy Bomber” is mounted at the German Museum of Technology. Raisin Bomber was the colloquial term Berliners gave to the Western Allied transport aircraft which brought in supplies by airlift to West Berlin during the Soviet Berlin Blockade in 1948/1949.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPreparing the vines and soil for the new season on the steep hills in the Moselle valley.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASunset at a new housing site by the Spandau Schifffahrtskanal Canal. Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Fernsehturm at Alexander Platz, Berlin on a glorious evening.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurning Torso, designed by Santiago Calatrava, in Malmö’s Western Harbor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABright red Poppies in a grey industrial field. Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn a crowded side street in Marlybone, London, a woman across the street seems to be walking on the hood of a taxi.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt Covent Garden, in London’s West End, a string quintet performs for the lunch crowd.

ParadeI Love A Parade. Seven white geese in Stavanger, Norway, marching towards a small lake near the train station.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUnder a lovely summer sky, a herd of cows graze in a field near Bad Wilsnack, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe cable-stayed Öresund Bridge runs nearly 8 km to an artificial island where it transitions into a tunnel that runs another 4.5km. The bridge connects Malmö, Sweden (on the left) with Copenhagen, Denmark (on the right). There are two railway tracks beneath four road lanes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwo sailboats on a lovely Öresund evening, sail leisurely towards Copenhagen from Malmö.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA snow storm engulfs the northern part of distant Lofoten Island on Norway’s arctic west cost. The southern half sits under a sunny sky.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn a foggy day a small rowboat sits anchored in Stege Bugt near Møn, Denmark.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAh. Many fine beers staring at me while sitting and waiting in the White Lion Pub at Covent Garden. Enjoyed a London Pride ale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASunlight highlights old rusty industrial pipes and faucets at the VEB Kühlautomat ruins in old East Berlin. A state-owned enterprise, founded on 5 April 1950, it manufactured refrigerators and compressors, DC compressors and later screw compressors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA‘In Memory of the Liberation Movement’s Victims’ statue, by Kristofer Leirdal, stands by a common grave for war victims at Nideros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It’s a symbolic presentation in which war victims are represented by the son on his mother’s lap.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert, also known as the Esztergom Basilica, in Esztergom, Hungary. It’s the mother church of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANatural gas refinery at Hammerfest, in Norway’s arctic.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASilhouetted cranes at a building site in Berlin Mitte.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurning Torso and the Danish coast. From Malmö Live sky bar at the Clarion Hotel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABill Woodrow’s Bunker Mules sculptures at Blåvand Beach, Denmark. He added metal faces and tails to old WWII bunkers on a beach by the North Sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGothic St Pancras Station, where the Eurostar train departs, sits behind the post modern British Library.

We pass the marker at the Arctic Circle on Norway’s west coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEnjoying a dramatic sunset from the apartment balcony near Gemünd, Germany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA gorgeous Volvo P1800 at the Sixt car rental office in Moabit, Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeautiful Art Deco lights at the Karl-Bonhoefer-Nervenklinik u-bahn station, Berlin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADramatic action in the M32 Catmaran race in Malmö, Sweden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother view of Turning Torso and the distant Danish coast at sunset, from Malmö Live, 85 meters above Malmö, Sweden.

Putzdamer PlatzGerman humour at the Hackesher Markt tram stop


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