0601 - glowing wire

glowing wire - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO640 | 1/60

staying in a luxury hotel is usually not included in our daily business. however every now and then you have to treat yourself for a good performance.

it might well be that there are bigger and more splendid bars here in nuremberg. but i'm not sure, if there are more interesting illuminated ones, too.

0101 - too much

too much (for an european) - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/60

although the vietnamese don't celebrate on our new year's day, having a dinner at a great foreign restaurant seems the thing to do. it's not just that you still receive little christmas presents by the vietnamese on the 1st of january: besides the wonderful asian food also the interior and especially the decoration is worth the visit.

i wonder how they may have furnished their living rooms? even if it seems to be a bit too much, at least for a central european: enjoying a delicious dinner in an authentic surrounding - therefore i love the cultural diversity in our new world.

1812 - k42

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO1000 | 1/60

there are a few great restaurants on the lake, even in boring friedrichshafen. for our today's christmas party with some work mates tina had chosen the k42 felders restaurant, which is located directly on the waterfront. 

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f2.8 | ISO500 | 1/60

in retrospect i have to say that this was the best choice she could have made - in my opinion the k42 is the best restaurant in friedrichshafen. cool design, pleasant service, great food and delicious wines. recommendation!

2310 - behind the curtain

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/500 | lightroom 4.2

for any reason i didn't take to barcelona like i'd thought in advance. too many areas were overcrowded from tourists - ok, i'd expected that. too many restaurants, bars and discos offer medium quality for a lot of money - i'd expected that, too. and too many pushy locals have bothered us in simply any situation - also that was to be expected.

the biggest problem was that under the influence of the these facts the wonderful city itself was often invisible or at least behind an ugly curtain. only in the early morning the pure and beautiful barcelona had the possibility to show up.

cu, trshptr

1910 - top view

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/25 | lightroom 4.2

urban development is definitely a topic that i could have studied, too. for me it's very interesting to see and investigate the history and structure of cities and towns i visit.

i don't want to go into detail too much, the (german) wikipedia article about the placa reial is very detailed and profound. but one fact is worth to be called: antoni gaudi, one of the most famous architects of spain ever, (who had designed the sagrada familia, the most prominent building of barcelona, you might know it) has also projected the "sheltered lanterns" on this placa reial.

the square that is located next to the world-famous street ramblas, the square where our hotel is directly attached to and the square where we look down from our roof terrace. time to catch a breath and relax.

cu, trshptr

1610 - parabolic arc

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/20 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

in the past i often moaned about the minor opportunities to spend a great evening.

but i told you a few, proper possibilities, too. after a long and intense week in berlin and hamburg i was wishing for a more comfortable and smaller surrounding to enjoy nothing but the presence of tina when i arrived at home. the restaurant lichtblick gave us this environment without limitation.

great place for a tiny little town like markdorf.

cu, trshptr