Nordstrand is a peninsula off the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The ferries and the "visitors" ships sail in the North Sea to the west. The entire area is just shifting sand banks with islands.
Kieler Woche is a sailing and boat regatta. It is very old, first named 1894. Here is a little taste of what Kiel has to offer each summer… Great place, much more exciting and interesting than one might think, but perhaps you have to be into the sea, seafaring, boats and ships to appreciate it…
Similar to the collection of old farm buildings at Amerang, this is a smaller but different collection. It is a bit more open and less full of buildings. Nonetheless the collection is impressive and the opportunities are interesting. For the other video on Amerang, a similar farmhouse museum see: Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/alex_jackson-smith/506290 Enjoy. Alex.,
Munich has quite a lot of green areas, but the main park area running either side of the river Isar is the Englischer Garten. This park area has a lake, streams, woods and open grass fields. The central area has a restaurant, beer garden and the Chinese tower, which is a pagoda that is used
Freising is a town North East of Munich and is on the local public transport train system (S-Bahn). Close to the airport the main brewery complex is located on a hill that over looks the airport in the distance. Located on and around Weihenstephan are the gardens and the pub. Great place, but you need
The zoo is very easy for photography. The aquarium is underground and the room for the people has very low lighting, this causes very little reflection on the glass. The tropical plants house has “free range lizards” that catch bugs, which means that there is no glass or fence between the lens and the animal.
Went to Hamburg at Christmas. There are some experimental shots of the Christmas Market. Experimental in that I wanted to catch the spirit without showing the people in an identifiable way. Hence some of the shots are movement blurs, and not Parkinsons as some may think! 🙂 Many of the visitors had had TOO MUCH
Speicherstadt is the collection of storehouses and warehouses in the dock area of Hamburg. The buildings are brick, suffered greatly from the bombing in WWII, but have been restored and modernised. For photographers this is a wonderful backdrop. I was not doing Street Photography at the time, but with hindsight I realise the environment for
An old monastery that is now owned and operated by the Bavarian Government. Quite out in the sticks, but the walk around the lake and the scenes are typical Bavarian; relaxed and calming. The pictures are quite representative of the opportunities here. If this type of scene, architecture and objects interests you then the visit
Kiel is my wife's home town. It is the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein, the German state that is directly below Denmark.