sun

​fresh of the morning

fresh of the morning - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO160 | 1/60

day of travel: left stuttgart in the fresh of the morning, reached berlin in the depth of pain..., um, well, in the depth of frost. actually unbelievable, but unfortunately true. to be continued...

under observation

under observation - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO100 | 1/1250

germany is still under observation, mostly by itself. its charged younger history, especially with the atrocities of ww2, constitutes an incubus that is still present in the public opinion.

in yesterday evening's tv chat show 'hard but fair' which is broadcasted on germany's first channel the subject for discussion was the current bestseller book 'he's back again' that is on first place of the bestseller list in germany since already ten weeks now. hitler sells very well. the author tells a satirical story about hitler who wakes up again in last year's berlin: so the führer has to understand all the things that have changed since his dead in 1945 with its own sense. added to this almost every person in the story is laughing at him. the central question of yesterday's tv show was if germany is ready to laughing at hitler, too? especially in consideration of the millions of dead people of ww2...

i for one can only say that i'm able to bring all the told things and jokes into line with the real history. although i'm no contemporary witness i'll never forget this hideous period of our history. despite that i've already listened to three quarters of the audio book: it's really clever and smart.

1002 - h2o

h2o - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO100 | 1/1000

the most valuable treasure (not only) of the region around our current home is the water. h2o. 70 percent of the households receive their drinking water from the lake. the lake itself with its crystal clear water attracts thousands of tourists every year, and so on, and so on... the majority of the people has realised this fact now. on honour of this occasion a modern memorial was built and raised in sipplingen, directly next to the lake.

2501 - love

love - sony nex 7 | sel 50 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/4000

love is something beautiful. if anybody hasn't ever felt love in any way that poor soul is definitely missing out on one of the most important things in life: receiving the warmth, feeling to be needed and showing behaviours that defy any explanation are only a few facts how and why love is able to drive you crazy. of course, i'm not talking about usual and simple everyday life situations but these rare, very special moments. although i don't know if the couple of my image is together since a week or a decade their wonderful kiss at sunset reminded me of one key factor for a successful relationship:

it should be everybody's utmost duty to maximise the number of these particular moments.

0301 - ll

ll - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/125

the beams in our more than 300 years old house are raddled. the variations of humidity and temperature, the  permanent incidence of light and all the other parameters and boundary conditions have left their marks in the walls. at least a few signs are man-made: the former craftsmen branded the beams according to the construction plan by cutting numbers into the wood. by doing this they could ensure to avoid mistakes, although only in the scope of planning and assignment.

more or less every wall in our home is crooked. who cares? this is just what makes our place so special.