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A royal beer garden

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121 years ago, the Bavarian King  Luitpold travelled across his country and made a stop at a small tavern. A circumstance which the inn is still proud in the year 2015!

Walpurgis Night

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The night before the first of May is called „Hexennacht“ in Germany, a night where all the witches gather on big hills (originally „the Brocken“ in northern Germany) and welcome the spring. Festivities are oll over the country, and of course here in franconia there are many places to greet the spring with a cold beer.

Time to move on

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For the last 2 and a half years I’ve been shooting with an X-E1. It brought me back my joy in photography, when I was struggling to carry my 5D II to vacations, road trips etc. And it endured many curses over that time, when my daughter was faster than the AF. Which happened to be many many times…

Rome 2015

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This week my family and I were visiting the capital of bella Italia, Rome. It’s been ~20 years since my last visit and my memories were almost completely vanished. It is only 700 miles away but for my daughter, it sure was another world.

The Franconian Forest

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I never thought hiking would be one of my favourite hobbies. I HATED typical family sundays -spending hours in the wilderness- and walking miles after miles. How times have changed! The Franconian Forest lies in the northern part of Bavaria, next to the former German-German border which can be seen from several points on the hills. It’s absolutely quiet there, just woodpeckers and other birds are audible. Absolutely perfect for  a timeout.

Cooking with friends

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Even though we moved to the countryside 1 1/2 years ago, we are lucky to still have marvellous friends who are visiting us regularly in our new home. What’s better than going for a walk together and spend the evening cooking and dining together.   

London Feb‘ 2015

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Stag party in London. 12 guys, a brilliant city and lots of ale.  Without dumb costumes, unsolicited games and awkward moments. We planned to stick to the 3 K’s. Kultur, Konsum & Komasaufen (culture, consumption & booze). I decided to stick with one lens only: the trusty XF 35mm f1.4. Both the lens and my X-E1 survived the weekend without any harm (aside from me who isn’t used to such weekends anymore).

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