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The bus, our sons Andreas and Thomas, and me (with headscarf), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, May 2009
Road work by hand, Karakorum Highway, Pakistan, May 2009
It's hard to tell, but I really liked our travel on the Karakorum Highway and in the mountains of the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan). First we just planed this part as a way to go on land to China. Then it was so interesting, so far away, the landscape, this street above the Indus river, the high mountains. Wow! We visited incredible friendly and hospitable people in remote villages and came close to the Nanga Parbat.
Some impressions on video:
Of course this country has big problems. But not everywhere. At the time of our travel Gilgit-Baltistan was o.k.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Salt Lake City Public Library, USA, September 2009
While traveling we often enjoyed the books and internet fascilities in libraries. But the Salt Lake City Public Library was my favorite. With such a fascinating atmosphere. And we four could listen to storys and play with other kids, surf the net, take photos and read.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Khunjerab-Pass, elevation 4693 metres (15397 ft), border Pakistan - China, May 2009
We crossed the Khunjerab-Pass by bus on our way from Islamabad to Bejing. It took us around two days from Gilgit in Pakistan to Kashgar in China. The Karakorum Highway is a road permanent under construction and only passable between May and November. We got stuck at a landslide for some hours. This mountains are really far way.
From Wikipedia: Khunjerab Pass is a high mountain pass in the Karakorum Mountains on the northern border of Gilgit-Baltistan and the Xinjiang Autonmous Region of China. The highest paved border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Again the Dortmunder U, on my way to work. It's an impressiv building with this big video installation. In Dortmund nothing really is unique, exapt the U.
From Wikipedia: The Dortmund U-Tower is a brewery building in the city of Dortmund, Germany. It was the first skyscraper of Dortmund, built in 1926-1927. The high-rise Union Brewery used this building for the fermentation and storage of their products. In 1994 the brewery and all its surrounding buildings were closed and demolished, only the Dortmund U-Tower was spared due to having landmark status. In January 2008 the Dortmund U-Tower was decided to be redeveloped as a flagship project for the "Ruhr 2010 - Cultural Capital of Europe".
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This photo is from June 2009. Canadian forest.
I just had a look on our travelling photos. And it's incredible. So many impressions, and then so many feelings. Fare away from my daily life here in Germany, but on the other hand so close, like if it was the day before yesterday.
It's pretty hard to find the best pics. We took around 40.000 photos in two years.