So ein Verkaufsmarkt für Kunst- und Dekorationsobjekte aller Art für Heim und Garten bietet naturgemäß auch viele Fotomotive. Besonders witzig fand ich diese Gänsehälse aus Keramik, die man in Blumenkästen stecken kann. Das Ganze war auf einer kleinen Mauer aufgebaut, so dass man das Motiv gegen den Gewitterhimmel aufnehmen konnte.

Such a sales market for art and decorative objects of all kinds for home and garden naturally also offers many photo motifs. Especially funny I found these ceramic goose necks that you can put in flower boxes. The whole thing was built on a small wall, so you could take the motif against the stormy sky.


Utklippan is Sweden’s most south-easterly group of islands. There are two, Norraskär and Södraskär . Between the islands is a sheltered harbor, built in the 1940s as a refuge for fishermen. There are houses on Södraskär where the lighthouse keepers and their families lived from 1840 until 1972.

On the island Södraskär was a quadratic defense tower, which would be armed with four canons and defended by twenty men in times of war. A manned lighthouse was built between 1839 and 1842. An Iron framework mounted on the old lighthouse tower, was added.

Today the lighthouse is out of order. On Södraskär, the former lighthouse keepers buildings and barracks were converted to a youth hostel including sauna, a sailor’s bar and an ornithological station. The youth hostel and bar are closed. With fine weather visitor’s come with their own boats, with bad weather entrance into the harbor is too dangerous.

Otter enjoying lunch

Last weekend some good friends took me out to celebrate my birthday. I had a great day and enjoyed both Moss Landing and Monterey very much. Lots to see and photograph and hard to decide what to post. This otter was very accommodating, well it ignored the boat.

Letztes Wochenende haben mich ein paar gute Freunde mitgenommen, um meinen Geburtstag zu feiern. Ich hatte einen großartigen Tag und habe sowohl Moss Landing als auch Monterey sehr genossen. Es gibt viel zu sehen und zu fotografieren und es ist schwer zu entscheiden, was man posten soll. Dieser Otter war sehr entgegenkommend, gut, er ignorierte das Boot.

About traveling

Today my last compilation of personal topics on photography on the road. This time highly special. There are photos of various toilets, which can meet one on the road so. I said it already: very special….

Agra, India
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Luang Prabang, Laos
Jaipur, India
Rajastan, India

Tour guides in India like to call the regular pee breaks as “harmony breaks”…. and at the latest with this picture you know why!

Feuer und Flamme

So eine Schmiede in Aktion hat schon etwas Faszinierendes. Der Geruch nach Kohle und die Hitze des Feuers, dazu das glühende Eisen, dass die Schmiede mit wenigen Hammerschlägen formen, ergibt ein irgendwie urtümliches Bild.

There is something fascinating about a forge in action. The smell of coal and the heat of the fire, plus the glowing iron that the blacksmiths form with a few blows of the hammer, makes for a somehow primal image.