Ethiopia, the Omo Valley and the Danakil Depression among other places

South and North Ethiopia, the Omo Valley and the Danakil Depression

First the South

In 2006 I went to Addis Ababa and from there to the Omo Valley. It wasn´t easy to go there. Roads were difficult to pass, bridges broken, it was wet, muddy and very slippery, you had to improvise a lot. Meeting the ethnic groups there is an amazing experience, however, it makes you think about what you are doing there. The pictures shown here are scans from slides.

Then the North

In 2017/2018 I went from Addis Ababa to the northen parts of the country. I also went to Djibouti, but pictures from there are not included here. As Ethiopia is one of the most diverse countries you can find, the North es extremely different from the South, but as amazing as anywhere there. If you love colors and heat, you have to visit the Danakil Depression around Dallol and the volcano of Erta Ale.


Going to Eastern Australia and to the Center

This was a trip long time ago, over Christmas and New Year 1993/1994 to Eastern Australia and then shortly to the center. Therfore all pictures shown here are scans from slides.

That trip started in Cairns and then we went by car all the way down along the west cost to Melbourne.We visited, among others, the Great Barrier Rief, still healthy then, Daintree National Park, Fraser Island, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, the Blue Mountains. And when go to Sydney don´t miss the Sydney Rock Oysters.

From Melbourne we went to Tasmania, arriving there on Christmas Eve. It wasn´t easy to find a car and accomodation and an open restaurant. And it was a pretty cold summer there, around 5°C. After going back to Melbourne I flew to Ayers Rock. I don´t remember that climbing Ayers Rock was under discussion then, but I won´t trust my memories too much. So I went to the top on New Year´s Day for the sunrise. You can see another picture here: Landscape.


Inner Sahara Desert: Algeria and Chad

Sahara Desert Algeria and Chad

Two trips to the Inner Sahara Desert

First: Algeria

In 2002 I went for the first time to the inner Sahara desert. It was in southern Algeria, the area of Tamarasset, Djanet, the Hoggar mountains, the Tadrart Rouge and Tassili n´Ajjer. I had to idea what to expect and was totally stunned by the scenery, not only dunes, but also mountains which reminded me of Monument Valley in the US.

At that time I still took slides, so the pictures you see here are scans from these slides. There is something I didn´t and wasn´t able to catch with my camera. First, the fantastic sky of the Milky Way, at times full of shooting starts. And second, the absence of sound. You don´t know how quiet it can be, if you haven´t been there.

Another thing I didn´t expect the way it turned out was the weather. It actually was raining a few times. Some people on the tour came without a tent, that was a real problem then. And because of the rain, our cars often got stuck in the water and wet underground. Otherwise the temperatures were quite comfortable, never too hot and not too chilly at night. And it´s not only the landscapes which were awesome. Also the ancient painting and carvings, the rock art, was fascinating.

Then: Chad

After that tour to the Algerian Sahara I was sure, that I´ll go again to see the desert at a different place. However, it took me until 2019 that I finally went again – to Chad. The main destination was the Ennedi Plateau. And again, it was an awesome trip. The landscapes, the people, the way of travelling, the whole package, simply sensational. The weather was pleasant again, no rain this time, but one moderate sand storm. It´s not easy to travel in Chad and not everywhere it´s safe. And it takes time, it´s not a small country. Some day I also want to experience the Tibesti Mountains. But to see this extremely inaccessible area you´ll need a lot of time, much more than the two weeks for this tour.

So, of course, I want to go again to the Sahara. To Tibesti in Chad or to other areas and countries in this vast desert. Let´s see when this will be.

All Categories Updated

More Entries into Lifestyle, Plant Life and Moods

Moods is a new category as part of Lifestyle. And there you can find new pictures in both Lifestyle-1 and Lifestyle-2. And within Nature I added more photo into Plant Life. Again, these are pictures taken many years ago and some more recently, the newest one from January of this year.

Here are the links:



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New Entries into Landscape, On The Way, Cities and Structures

Structures is a new Portfolio Category. And into Landscapes, On The Way-1 and On The Way-2 and Cities I added new pictures from many countries. Also this time it´s a mixture of new photos, taken last year, and slides as old as from 1988.

The new links are here:


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