In November 2013 I couldn't stand it anymore...I not only had to take some weeks of from work, I really had to leave all it behind and see something new. My last real holidays where about 8 years ago. Since the last time on some sunny beaches was even some years more years ago than that, I decided to go and make a trip to Fuerteventura.
As a kid I already have been to Gran Canaria and Teneriffa, so I thought Fuerteventura is a good idea. And I wasn't wrong about that.
Fuerteventura is a wonderful Island and a great place for holidays. But I have to say, in a positive meaning, that you can’t compare it to the other “normally” known places in Spain, like Mallorca or the south coast of the main land.
Fuerteventura is a place where you can relax on endless beaches or have lots of fun while doing some sports activities. Fuerteventura is well known over the world as a great place for all kinds of water sports especially surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing with world cup runs every year. Du ...
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This summer my cousine invited me to join her on our first Fotorally.
The event was not the first of it's kind but the first one in cologne. The thing to wonder abput that is that de headquartr of one of the most popular fotomagazines is in cologne, the "Digital Photo". An besides is cologne on of the majot citiys in germany when it comes to art and design.
We startet right on the shores of the river rhein in the sport museum. It ist build into an old industrial harbor complex which is in itself a great motive with lots of interesting objekts and light situations.
After check in an a breakfast we had a short introduction to the event and the startet the run.
The whole thing was made like a old "Schnitzeljagd" with a creative ad on. We had to past a few chekpoints so we had a rough route to follow. On our way we had to acomplisgh 10 tasks. In these tasks we had to make pictures to given themes, like: find some typical cologne thing or make a picture what expresses "love" or make a port ...
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Der Datterich Brunnen
Der Datterich Brunnen ist ein Denkmal zu ehren des deutschen Schriftstellers Ernst Elias Niebergall in Darmstadt erbaut. Nachdem er zuerst vor dem Luisenzentrum stand, hat er heute seinen Platz neben der Stadtbibliothek, am Durchgang zum Jugendstilbad.
Erbaut vom Bildhauer Bonifatius Stirnberg zeigt er die Protagonisten des Mundartstücks "Datterich", von Niebergall.
So gut wie kein Passant kann sich dem Charm der beweglichen Figuren entziehen und versucht sie in verschiedene Posen zu stellen.
The Datterich-Well was build in honor to the writer Ernst Elias Niebergall.
After standing in front of the "Luisencenter" it know has its home next to the public library, on the way to the "Jugendstilbad".
Buil by the sculptor Bonifatius Stirnberg it shows the protagonists of the folk play "Datterich", written by Niebergall.
Barely no one can withstand the charm of the flexible figures and is trying different poses with them.
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Sometomes you don't have to go depp in the woods to find awsome spiders and insects. Cross Spiders for example are often found in civilized areas, mostly near the water an some nightly lightsource. Like most other orb-weaving spiders the tend to stay very calm in the midle of the net or somewhere at the rimm of it. Even if you get very close with the lense.
I have the luck to have one of them just a few housses down the street. She is sitting there now fpr quiet a long time, because it is an very exposed place. Right under the top of a cornerpost af the houseentrance just on hiphight where people are passign by all the day. The topplate of the post gives her a small overleap where she can hide if it gets to stressy and the whole thing stands direct under a streetlight. Even the winds couldn't get her to move, because they are pushing loads of small insects of all sorts into her net.
So all you sometimes need for awsome pictures of fascinating insects is a camera, a tripod and open ey ...
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