It was in winter 2016 when I first had the idea to document the small and very beautiful municipal outdoor swimming pool of a little town close to Stuttgart in Southern Germany. What initially began as a sudden inspiration soon developed into a real concept. I wanted to document the whole facility mainly when no people are around. I wanted to show the place around the year, abandoned and left alone on the foothills of a small forrest. It is a silent and quiet place with beautiful trees and wide lawns. Despite the work that is required, it is a valuable location and a visit is often part of the daily summer routine of many people living here. But what serves the community so well in the summer has a life all around the year which many quiet and solitary days during winter.Read More
It was cloudy evening in on January 2nd 1967 when Pan American flight PA619 silently emerged into the dark clouds over Berlin. The short flight from Hamburg was almost on time when the air traffic controller cleared the Boeing 727 jet to intercept the final approach course for runway 27L. The flight in the northern corridor along NORTH ROUTE 1 over the Soviet sector of Eastern Germany was uneventful. When the captain lowered the landing gear the plane broke out of the clouds and the lights of Berlin were visible to the passengers and cockpit crew. The flight smoothly landed and taxied to the terminal.
It could have been very similar to this fictious description in the old days of the legendary Berlin Tempelhof airfield, from which the renowned architect Sir Norman Foster once said it was the mother of all modern airportsRead More
The era of the great Point Reyes dairies opened in 1857. Here are images from the Pierce Point Ranch which is under National Park Service management, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Park´s cultural heritage.Read More
Impressions from a early morning at McClures Beach.Read More
Enjoy The Elegance and Tradition of one of the leading Italian Grand Hotels
Photo essay by Sebastian Schlueter
The glamorous days of Grand Hotels seem forever gone in days where one Hotel looks like the other. This is why I was so fascinated walking through the entry gate of the "Grand Hotel des îles Borromess" in Stresa at the west coast of the "Lake Maggiore" in Northern Italy. It is like traveling back in time, back to those days where individuality was common and Hotel chains have not yet been invented. Elegant mirrors and marvelous chandeliers decorate the lobby of the Grand Hotel. All the small details bag for attention [...]Read More
KPH - Marconi Station
Point Reyes National Seashore
In those days before GPS navigation and satellite communication vessels around the globe relied on the services of "Marconi Wireless CorporationRead More
Snow-covered mountains stand up against the horizon of the Lake Constance. It is one of those beautiful late summer days in Southern Germany right at the border to Austria. Looking across the Lake Constance we see the Alpine mountains fading in the haze. Standing at the bottom of the 35 meter lighthouse makes me think about the importance of such and impressive monument. It reliably guided sailors for over 150 years into the safe harbor of the small island. The lake is often covered with shallow fog making this iconic landmark of the city of Lindau not only a beautiful but also important facility. Climbing up the many stairs to the small platform will be rewarded by the stunning view over the Alpine mountains. All the small boats peacefully sailing on the lake silently moving below me. It ́s an impressive moment, full of desire, hope and awe of the breathtaking scenery.Read More
"The hidden treasures of San Francisco´s Little Italy"
The mouthwatering flavor of freshly baked “Foccacia” touches my nose while walking down Filbert Street, looking at the beautiful “Saints Peter & Paul” church. North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy, does everything to be enchanting and unobtrusive at once. The spirit of this place is present at every street corner. Well known for its culinary highlights, its small bars and restaurants and its pulsating nightlife, North Beach can be seen as a natural counterpart to the Piers of Fisherman’s Wharf and the busy streets of Chinatown.Read More
A photo essay from Shanghai China.Read More