This picture captures the stunning rock formation of the Bastei, the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, located nearly 200m above the Elbe River in Saxony, Germany. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years, and in 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone, which is showcased in the picture as it leads through the rocks to the remnants of the partly reconstructed medieval castle, the Felsenburg Neurathen. The pinnacles of the rock formation create a wonderland of natural beauty that is both awe-inspiring and magical – The Bastei, Saxony, Germany.
As a seasoned traveler, I've spent countless hours in airports around the world, but they never cease to fascinate me, especially during the early morning or late evening hours. In August 2017, while departing from Brussels airport for a connecting flight to San Francisco via Frankfurt, I captured this stunning photograph. The colorful morning sky, painted with hues of reds, oranges, and blues, provided a beautiful backdrop to the scene of airplanes all lined up at the gates, ready for takeoff – Brussels, Belgium
The Elbphilharmonie Hall, located in Hamburg's HafenCity district, is a modern architectural marvel and one of the city's iconic buildings. Renowned for its acoustics and spectacular views of Hamburg, it offers an unparalleled panoramic view from the top floor of the building. The skyline is a perfect blend of historic landmarks and modern buildings, making it a visual treat for visitors – Hamburg, Germany.
The Charm and Beauty of the Moselle River: Exploring Vineyards, Villages, and Castles
The Moselle River is a breathtaking destination that offers a unique blend of stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural history. In 2011, we hiked the "Moselkrampen" cultural trail from Ellenz-Poltersdorf, a picturesque town located in the heart of the Moselle region. The trail took us on a breathtaking journey through the typical river landscape of the Moselle – Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Moselle, Rijnland-Palts, Germany
From a bridge over the Donau, one can admire the stunning Ulm Minster, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture and a significant cultural landmark in Ulm, Germany. Completed in the late 19th century, the minster stands at over 160 meters tall and boasts impressive stained glass windows and intricate stonework. However, the church has become the subject of concern in recent years due to a rather unusual threat - human urine. According to a CNN article, the minster, which is the tallest church in the world, has been targeted by individuals who urinate on its walls and base, causing damage to the structure – Ulm, Germany
The Partnach Gorge is a natural wonder that has been formed by the Partnach stream, and I was truly captivated by its stunning beauty. The sharp contrast between light and shadow, along with the narrow path beside the river, made it challenging to capture a great shot but I decided to take advantage of the opportunity nonetheless. While this photograph may not be the most impressive one ever taken, it serves as a cherished reminder of the awe-inspiring beauty of the Partnach Gorge – Partnach Gorge, Bavaria, Germany
Monochrome Serenity in Köln
This black and white photograph was captured using a neutral density filter, resulting in a smooth and serene appearance of the water and sky. Without the distraction of color, the composition of lines and shapes of the iconic Hohenzollern Bridge and Köln Cathedral over the River Rhine are emphasized. This is the same view as the photograph posted yesterday, but with a completely different look and feel. I'm still deciding which version I prefer - the color or black and white - Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
As the sun sets over the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany, the Hohenzollern bridge and the towering Cathedral provide a stunning and iconic sight. This well-known shot from this landmark has been captured countless times, but it never fails to impress – Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Postcard Greetings From Frankfurt
This is one of the most photographed sights in Frankfurt. As night falls on a clear day, the city's skyline lights up, creating a breathtaking sight. From the vantage point of one of the bridges over the River Main, the towering skyscrapers form a beautiful contrast with the dark blue sky serving as a stunning backdrop to the illuminated buildings, giving the scene a sense of awe and wonder. The reflection of the skyline on the river's calm waters adds to the magic of the moment, creating a symphony of light and beauty – Frankfurt, Germany.
As we strolled through the Hofgarten park in Munich, Germany, we couldn’t help but notice the impressive building standing before us - the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, the official seat of the Bavarian government. The building is grand, imposing, and massive, with an impressive sense of symmetry. Although we are not big fans of neoclassical architecture, we couldn't help but be impressed by the building's presence in the peaceful beauty of the Hofgarten – München, Germany.
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Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William and Nicholas