Dienstag, 27. November 2012

Sculptures made of garbage

To draw attention to pollution and overfishing artists have issued "sea creatures" from waste in a large department store in Munich . The fishes and the bird are made ​​from waste from the oceans and beaches. They also represent a nightmare scenario for the future in which there are no living sea creatures but only this garbage creatures. One can only hope that this exhibition contributes to the global exploitation and pollution of the oceans comes more into focus.
This next fish was created with many hundreds of flip-flops that have been found on beaches.

Montag, 26. November 2012

Late autumn at the Ammersee (Bavaria)

South of Munich in "Upper Bavaria", there are numerous lakes located scenically nestling in the hills of this region. Because of the "Fön" (warm wind from the Alps) this weekend we could take dreamlike images from the Ammersee. It was a real pleasure to walk along the lake to enjoy the sun.
 Our shadow in the waters of Lake Ammersee...
For Christmas, everything is already prepared.

Sonntag, 25. November 2012

Kloster Andechs (Bavaria)

Near the Ammersee south of Munich on a mountain is the monastery of Andechs. The monastery is known not only as a place of worship, but also for the art of brewing beer in the world. The monastery was built in the 15th century and today it offers a wonderful view in the surrounding area. Worth seeing is the abbey church, which was built in Baroque style. We would have also enjoyed the special beer in the beer garden of the convent, but in order to the nice weather on this beautiful November day the audience was huge. Therefore, we limited ourselves to a walk on the "Holy Mountain" Andechs.

Sonntag, 18. November 2012

The animals of Nymphaea (Esslingen)

On an island in the Neckar (river) lies very idyllic the zoo Nymphaea. For more than hundred years, is here this small but excellent zoo. The animals can not only be considered but also fed, which particularly pleased the children. Unfortunately, during our visit today, some animals were already in their winter quarters.

The goats were feeded with popcorn.
 The zoo also has a small terrarium and aquarium.
 Not only animals but also plants are on display.
 These rodents are called nutria.

Donnerstag, 15. November 2012

"Straßenbahnwelt Stuttgart" (Tram World)

At Bad Cannstatt (near Stuttgart) a historical tram vehicles museum ("Straßenbahnwelt") can be visited. The trams are housed in a listed tram depot. Streetcars which are older than 100 years were restored detailed and maintained. Furthermore the technique will be explained in more detail. If you like to ride in a historic tram took an opportunity. Due to the rainy weather we decided not to ride with the historic tram. Here are some impressions from the time when the "clock went a little slower" and the tram was the preferred mode of transportation at the city.

Donnerstag, 8. November 2012

Experience food on Krk (Croatia)

During our stay in Krk we visited this time again the rustic restaurant "Tri Maruna" in Poljica. How small it looks from the outside, but the dining experience is so unique in this restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant is like being transported back in time. The walls and ceilings are covered with ancient traditional tools and everyday objects. The atmosphere is cozy and the service is extraordinary friendly. The dishes are prepared fresh and taste really delicious. Also got it's bitters for appetite stimulation to.The "fog" on the first image comes from the smoke of the wood stove in the restaurant.

Samstag, 3. November 2012

Franciscan Monastery Glavotok (Krk, Croatia)

At the southwest end of the island of Krk is located on a small rock in a beautiful location, the Franciscan Monastery Glavotok. It was built in the 15th Century and contains beautiful paintings. You can also look inside the marble altars. Unfortunately, we could see this only through the glass of the door, because the church was closed. But the view from the outside of the monastery shows the idyllic location.

Freitag, 2. November 2012


During our dives around Krk we saw several starfishes. Whether bright red or covered with spines form they are always a great photo opportunity, which moves especially not so quickly.

Donnerstag, 1. November 2012

Ride on Krk (Croatia)

In search of the sun and to beautiful dive sites we went to Croatia. Unfortunately, the island of Krk has received very heavy rain and wind. After the rain has abated somewhat we did a little tour of the island and saw among other places the beautiful towns Vrbnik and Baska. Unfortunately, the vineyards have fallen victims to the heavy rains. Nevertheless, we have found a few nice shots along the coast.