Europe

Meet the artist on Place du Tertre

09
Nov
2014
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Portrait painting on artist square in Montmartre
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Talk to Parisians and they will tell you: “Montmarte..it’s not what it used to be, but you need to see it”. The 130 meters high hill in the north of Paris is dominated by the impressive Basilica of Sacre Coeur. Tourists flock there

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Just call me Dragonfly

16
Aug
2013
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Dragonfly
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

This gentleman (or is it a lady?) I met in Bernried (Germany) belongs to a family with more than 5,000 different species. Although they live all around the world they standout. I bet you remember yourself or someone else of your family pointing at one while saying “Look there! How beautiful.”

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Church under Construction

29
Mar
2013
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Sagrada Familia
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Wow. Who among Catholics would have thought a few months ago that this years’ Easter celebration would come with so many changes? Not only, that a new Pope took office, but Pope Francis doesn’t stop surprising the world. Yesterday he personally washed the feet of prisoners of different religious backgrounds among them also two women. 

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Canvas vs. Celluloid

13
Oct
2012
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Piece of Art from the Sky
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

For centuries, paintings – next to literature – were the only way to capture and document historical events, landscapes or people.

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Oktoberfest 2012 – same old, same old

29
Sep
2012
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Oktoberfest
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Yes, beer is surely the main highlight of the Oktoberfest in Munich (Germany). Locals and tourists from around the world eagerly await the first barrel to be tapped by the major (see post from one year ago). 

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Business as Usual in Brockenhurst

01
Jun
2012
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Bar in Brockenhurst (UK)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Last week, Wednesday late night in Brockenhurst (England): business as usual.

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9 Famous Dubliners & One I Don’t Know

26
May
2012
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Dublin Brick Wall
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Last week I have been to Dublin (Ireland) and especially the taxi drivers proudly mentioned all the famous sons & daughters of their city. I tried to remember as many as I could, so here they are:

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Good Friday

06
Apr
2012
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Good Friday in Muehlhausen
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Two weeks back I have been in Germany and spent a magnificent time in Thueringen (one of the 16 states of the country). The photo shows the main portal of one of the many churches in Muehlhausen (Germany).

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Finding Nemo

15
Mar
2012
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Towels @ Hotel in Mallorca
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

My brothers wedding brought me to Mallorca (Spain) last year. What a beautiful place!

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The Tourist in Venice

02
Feb
2012
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Empty Piazza San Marco
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

By the late thirteenth century, Venice (Italy) was the most prosperous city in all of Europe. About 36,000 sailors operated more than 3,000 ships dominating the trade throughout the Mediaranean Sea and far beyond.

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Proud to be Bavarian

19
Sep
2011
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Bavarian (Germany)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

If you are Bavarian, you don’t really care that you live in the largest federal state of Germany. But you are incredibly proud of “being different”.

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