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Women working in a tea factory, Nuwara Eliya

The Life of Sri Lanka - exploring and documenting some daily moment

Travelling and exploring Sri Lanka will let you getting to know lovely people who love their country and daily life. They also want you to love their country – and be an active part of their daily life.

The Laugh and Life of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka offers stunning views and amazing landscapes. Also, it offers one of the most warm hearted and generous people I have yet talked to. You really can feel the love for their country, the proud in their life. They often want you to be part of it – interacting, experiencing. Living Sri Lankan life as much as it’s possible for a tourist. In general: Confusing, overwhelming and stunning. Harsh, loud and peaceful. Tons of impressions which might take some time to fully understand. It might surprise how much it really needs to calm down and enjoy life.
Like I said before: Don’t rush and take your time. This life isn’t fast anyway.


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.

 


Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali

Welcome to the Jungle of Bali, Indonesia

“Mark my trail.” – Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book.

The thicket of Bali.

Head towards Ubud, a tiny village in the center of the island. Explore the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, an area to achieve a harmonious relationship between humans and its (spiritual) enviroment. The site is pretty popular, so is the city itself. Keep going though, you’ll soon discover mostly silent and confusing corners. A natural mess, only textured by light and shadow. Kept alive by the sound of nature. Ruled by hundreds of monkeys. Just like the city itself.

 

Leave the people behind, follow the roads northbound and discover the waterfalls of Sekumpul. The hike will make you swear at hundreds of stairs, along dirty roads and crossing rivers. However, it is worth all the effort and sweat. You’ll explore a mostly lonely natural habitat with seven stunning waterfalls, rivers and natural pools. And endless silence.

 


People being people - Laugh and Life of Bali

Travelling Bali. Exploring a country. Discovering a soul.

Every now and then, someone opens a door. It’s up to yourself to realize and walk through it. People being themselves in Candidasa, Ubut, Karangasem, Padangbai, Bedoegoel. Anywhere.

 

 


Portraits of people being people

Portraits of people. Not a single landscape included.

I hardly don’t do publish personal documentary / street / urban / people photography. This time, I do. All of them are coworkes, doing people things. Except working though.

 

 


The Village of Nusfjord, Lofoten

Travelling Lofoten, Norway - Roads & Villages

Travelling Lofoten, Norway, is more then just following E10. It’s about getting lost.

The best way to get an overview of Lofoten Islands is to drive along the European Route E10. Starting at Å (and actually ending at Luleå, Sweden), it’s one of the most scenic routes I have driven for a while. You’ll be amazed about those beautiful vistas – and you might be shocked on what to miss in case you stick to this single route.
Turn left on the island of Flakstadøya and visit the tiny village of Nusfjord, one of the oldest (and best preserfed) villages of Lofoten. You’ll find plenty of beautiful bays with its typical rorbu cabins.

 

 


Manets Breakfast. People staring at Edinburgh, Scotland

People staring at things in Edinburgh, Scotland

People staring at things – current edition from Edinburgh, Scotland.

People staring at things in the National Gallery of Scotland, from Arthur’s Seat high above Edinburgh, Scotland. Noone staring at anything at the National Portrait Gallery.


A photographic snatch of Istanbul, Turkey