Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nature Photo Challenge

In June I participated in a nature photo challenge. Here are the seven images that I posted and I hope you also enjoy these flower and animal captures:

Echinacea ("Sonnenhut", purple coneflower) with two butterflies on it ("Kleiner Fuchs", small tortoiseshell).

Two eagle-owls ("Uhu", Bubo bubo) 

Echinacea ("Sonnenhut", coneflower) in the evening sunlight.

Interior of a poppy flower

Common peony, in German known as "Gemeine Pfingstrose" or e.g. "Bauernpfingstrose" or "Gartenpfingstrose".

Penguin portrait in the zoo.

 Little sparrow with its fluffed feathers

Thursday, May 26, 2016


The Rolandsbogen is the remaining part of the former Castle Rolandseck whose ruin collapsed after an earthquake in 1673 so that only this one castle window was left. In the 19th century it became a highlight of the so-called Rhine romanticism.

The impressive view through this window shows the Siebengebirge uplands, e.g. the Drachenfels and Petersberg hills, on the other side of the Rhine.

In 1839 also the Rolandsbogen collapsed, so the poet Ferdinand Freiligrath collected donations for rebuilding it and the leading architect of the cathedral at Cologne Ernst Friedrich Zwirner made the technical plans so it could be be rebuilt in the following year.

The painter Andreas Achenbach created in 1834 a painting of the Rolandsbogen:

Here are three impressions from my recent visit:

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Frohe Ostern

Ich wünsche allen ein frohes Osterfest!

Frohe Ostern -  Happy Easter  -  Joyeuses Pâques  - Feliz Pascua - Vrolijke Pasen - Wesol`ych S`wia`t  - Χριστος ανεστη - God Påske - с Па́схой - Feliz Páscoa !

Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year Greetings

I wish you all a Happy New Year 2016!

Frohes Neues Jahr - Happy New Year - Bonne Année - Feliz Año Nuevo - Gullukkig Niuw Jaar - Feliz Ano Novo - Szczesliwego Nowego Roku - Godt Nytår - Scastny Novy Rok - Ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούριος χρόνος - Buon Capodanno - С Новым Годом !

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Greetings

I wish you all a happy festive season and Merry Christmas!

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry Christmas - Joyeux Noël - Καλά Χριστούγεννα - Buone Feste Natalizie - Feliz Navidad - Feliz Natal - Zalig Kerstfeest - God Jul - Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia - Sarbatori vesele - prazddnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok - Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket kívánok nektek - Glædelig Jul

Christmas Time in Leipzig