Friday, December 30, 2011

Inside - outside

View from inside the S-Bahn (train) to the station Dortmund, in the morning, December 2011

Linked to Weekend Reflections

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the road in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, China, May 2009
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far west of China. We came from Pakistan by bus over the Khunjerab Pass to this region. It is so different from other parts in China.

Linked to ABC Wednesday todays letter is X. And linked to signs, signs. Signs with Uyghur and Chinese letters. So 190 km to where?


 f / 1,8; 1/320; 50 mm; ISO 100

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Double-decker train the Regionalbahn, Dortmund Main Station, December 2011
7.23 in the morning.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Dead End, in German Sackgasse
It's been a very dry and warm November and December. Today we had the first snow.
Linked to ABC Wednesday, W is for Winter.
Linked to signs, signs

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011


Playing "H2O", Helios Theater, Hamm, December 2011
From the Helios Theater site:
Water - we seem to know everything about this element. But when we take a closer look at it, it’s full of surprises and it’s still a mystery to scientists up to the present day.

Water is enormous power, sputtering life and sparkling joy.

May it be as a melting ice–block, a shimmering fountain or as ascending damp, as a refreshing drink or a sweeping wave, as an element of sound or reflector of light, in this performance it always takes on new forms. It inspires performers and audience alike and generates a poetry that gives us an idea of the Wonder of Life.

It starts with one single drop…

Linked to Weekend Reflections

Dead tree

October 2011
Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, December 15, 2011


My shoes, still wet
Rainy day
SLOW run
Wet feet

I love to run, around one hours, two times a week, slowly, along the canal, with Hans.
What's your favorite exercise?

My participation for "Shoes" at Thursday Challenge

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yellowstone backcountry camping

Where is the bush toilet? Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, August 2009
On the shore of Heart Lake the campsite 8J6. Such a beautiful place in the Yellowstone backcountry with a stream for drinking water close by.
A map you find here: Heart Lake Backcountry Campsites
campsite 8J6
We stayed here two nights (and it was our last camp at this 12 day / 11 nights hiking trip). What an incredible scenery with wonderful sunsets over Mt. Sheridan.

And there was Silence (a previous post) with the lake in different light.

Andreas preparing the fire wood, the toilet sign on his right

A box toilet, in the middle of a meadow, behind the camp

The bear pole with some huge Grizzly claws


Heart Lake with Mt. Sheridan

I love this place. I love wilderness. And this hiking was one of the best adventure I've ever had.

Linked to signs, signs and to Sky Watch Friday

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cape town scenery - Chapman's Peak Drive

The Atlantic near Cape Town, Chapmans Peak Drive, February 2011
A view from a very scenic road. The Chapman's Peak Drive is famous for it's beauty. We had a wonderful day. I love this view!

From Wikipedia:
Chapman's Peak is the name of a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, about 15 kilometres south of Cape Town, South Africa. It is opposite the inlet on which the town of Hout Bay is centred.

The western flank of the mountain falls sharply for hundreds of metres into the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular road, known as Chapman's Peak Drive, hugs the near-vertical face of the mountain from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at the time regarded as a major feat of engineering. Chapman's Peak Drive was closed in the 1990s, after a rockfall caused a death and a subsequent lawsuit, and subsequently reopened after being re-engineered to protect motorists from falling rocks. It was reopened in 2005 as a toll road. The road was again closed for a number of months beginning on 19 June 2008 "as a result of risk areas identified on the mountain above the road", but has since been reopened indefinitely

Linked to ABC Wednesday, todays letter is V.
Linked to Watery Wednesday and to Scenic Sunday.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The sound of water

"Playing H2O", Helios Theater, Hamm, December 2011
Listen to the sound of boiling water. Imagine what you can do with this element. Incredible good theater for children.
Linked to Our World Tuesday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What's going on?

December 2011
That is NOT the blog title I want to have. I have changed nothing. Blogger did.
Hopefully it will change back automatically.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Signs after the war

Mines! With our bikes we stayed on the road, for sure. Near Osijek, Croatia, October 2008

In Vukovar, Croatia
That is left from the Croation War of Independence.

It' s reality. And in some areas you face a very bad history and reality.

This is part of my travels too.

Linked to signs, signs

Monday, December 5, 2011

I love libraries - 5

Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund, public library, December 2011
For an outside view on the hole building have a look at this post or here or here or at this post.
Linked to Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thomas in action

October 2011
On the way back from Kindergarten. This photo was taken by my husband Hans.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Morning train

Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station), this morning
 On my way to work. I'm waiting for the S-Bahn (local train).
 Linked to ABC Wednesday, T is for train and train station.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A symbol from Lünen #2

Lüntec-Tower and office building in the technology park, Lünen, November 2011
Linked to The Weekend in Black and White. This shot in original color you find here. Which one do you like more?

A symbol from Lünen

Lüntec-Tower and office building in the technology park, Lünen, November 2011

I guess it is the most photographed building in town. And on my blog. The next post will show a black and white version.