Architecture

Sunset at Ponte Sant'Angelo & Basilica St. Peter, Rome

The Eternal City of Rome, Italy

Rome’s history of thousands of years is simply overwhelming. The city’s cultural heritage and visual explosion keeps you buzy for weeks – and exhausted after a couple of days.

Exploring Rome by foot

To get at least a rough idea about Rome’s development throughout the centuries, you should just start walking. The countless piazzas and tiny roads will lead you to endless masterpieces of art history. Also, you’ll get the best idea about what la dolce vita means: perfect food in tiny restaurants, wonderful wine and coffee all day long. You won’t miss anything anyways – all ways will lead to you somewhere. Sometimes.
As always, beauty comes with another side of the coin: endless masses of people. Enjoying the sights in silence and in gorgeous autumnal light, you might want to get up a bit early. Experiencing a completely empty Ponte Sant’Angelo around sunrise is irreplaceable. So is Bernini’s and Borromini’s Piazza Navona with its churches and fountains. Or Vatican City’s Basilica San Pietro. Or the center of the city: Michelangelo’s Campidoglio. Enjoying sunrise over the ancient ruins of Forum Romanum and the famous Colloseum gives an idea about what’s special about the city. It always will be the caput mundi – and it’s well deserved.


The City Hall of London during sunset

The Light of London, England

London is a truly impressive destination when it comes to photography (and honestly: anything else as well). The iconic buildings and a spectacular skyline around the river Thames makes it one of the most photogenic cities of Europe.

Chase the sunrise, hang on until sunset.

As always, next to the motive itself it is important to find the right time of the day. To be more precise: finding perfect lighting conditions. Lighting, its softness and the shadows it draws constantly changes – therefore, shooting during sunrise or sunset is extremely important to add a special touch to the images. London’s mostly even topography makes it pretty easy to capture excellent images during both golden and blue hour.
The iconic Millenium Bridge with the view towards Sir Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral can be prefectly shot during sunrise. So is anything shot viewing to the East: the (insert random sponsor name) London Eye seen from Westminster Bridge. The City of London with its skyscrapers and Southwalk (incl. the spectacular The Shard) seen from Southwalk Bridge.
Get some sleep and energy though, as sunset offers impressive views towards the West. Wait for those magical minutes where the sky is still illuminated enough by the set sun and the city lights already switched on. Sir Norman Foster’s City Hall. The famous British Parliament in the Palace of Westminster by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin.
Those few moments makes it worth the effort.


Sunrise at Charles Bridge, Prague

Exploring winter in Prague, Czech Republic

You want to get lost in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Explore the maze of its endless alleys of the old town around the bends of River Vlatava/Moldau.

Prague whispers its melancholic memories

As a result, you need to listen to those stories on every corner. Roam around its roads, enter those hidden courtyards, waste time in those bars and restaurants. And while wandering, listening and living, your journey will lead you to the crowded and popular Charles Bridge, the beginning and end of every exploration. Only during sunrise you’ll most likely be alone. Those rare moments are priceless. Here, the entire European Tradition emerges. Beautiful baroque churches. The sound of music and literature. Crowned by one of the most beautiful cathedrals of the continent: St Vitus Cathedral located within the walls of Prague Castle (Pražský hrad).

 

The architecture continues to blow you away. Therefore, open the heavy door of the barque churches such as St Nicholas and the famous Libraries of Strahov Monastery. Continue your journey and appreciate one of the most pittoresque cities of Europe with its breathtaking urban life.

 

But wandering makes little tiger tired.

 


The City of Edinburgh, Scotland

The City of Edinburgh, Scotland

The City of Edinburgh, Scotland – the capital, the center of history and art.

Photographs of the beautiful High Kirk of Scotland: St. Giles’ Cathedral with the beautiful Thistle Chaple. Calton Hill, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a stunning view over the city’s New and Old Town including the famous Edinburgh Castle.


Abbey Ebrach Interieur Crossing

Fulda Cathedral and Ebrach Abbey

Fulda Cathedral, Johann Dietzenhofer’s 18th century highlight, constitutes the high point of the Baroque district of Fulda. Ebrach Abbey used to be a Cistercian monastery in Ebrach in Oberfranken, Bavaria. Now it’s used as a young offenders’ institution. Times change.

 


Strasbourg Cathedral, Interieur

The Black Forest and the architecture

The Black Forest and the architecture: A photographic journey to the All Saints’ Abbey, Alpirsbach Abbey and Strasbourg Cathedral.

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Strasbourg (also known as the Strasbourg Minster) is the perfect start to a short trip through the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) to visit some of the most beautiful remains of medieval architecture. From the ruins of All Saints’ Abbey, a former Premonstratensian monastery near Oppenau, the trip leads us to the famour Alpirsbach Abbey.


The flooding of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

The flooding of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

Photographs of the flooding of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.

The photographs had been taken in September 2014 and the beginning of a flooding of the Italian city.


Cisterna Basilica, Istanbul

The (historic) Architecture of Istanbul, Turkey

A photographic survey of the most popular architecture of Istanbul, Turkey: Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) and Cisterna Basilica.

 


The pattern of Istanbul, Turkey


A photographic snatch of Istanbul, Turkey