More Uploads August 2020

New Entires 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:

Landscape

On The Way-1

On The Way-2

Cities

Structures

 

New Uploads July 2020

More New and Old Pictures from All Over the World

And now new uploads just after less than one month…

The new entries are in the portfolio categories Nature (Water, Ice and Animals) and Street Photography. Within these, Ice and Street Photography-3 are completely new categories. Again, you´ll find older and newer pictures. The earlier ones, again of course, are scans from analogue slides.

Here are the new links:

Animals

Water

Ice

Street Photography-3

New Uploads June 2020

New and Old Pictures from All Over the World

A new entry after more than one year…

As bad as it is, Corona gave me time to look through my collections of pictures and to upload a few of them into several categories. More will follow hopefully not so late after this.

You can find new entries in the portfolio categories Nature (Cats and Trees), On The Way (Outside-In) and Street Photography. These pictures were taken between 1988 and 2019, the earlier ones, naturally, are scans from analogue slides.

Here are the links:

Cats

Trees-1

Trees-2

Outside-In

Street Photography-1

Street Photography-2

Western Africa

Ghana, Togo and Benin in Western Africa

From the end of December 2016 to the beginning of January 2017 I visited the neighbouring countries of Togo, Benin, Togo and Ghana in Western Africa. The only times I´ve been to Western Africa before was in 2013 to Cabo Verde, and very long ago to Mali (when it still was a safe country to visit).

Touring Western Africa is always some kind of adventure. It´s not the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. Although there are 5 stars hotels at the beach where you could do just that. At the end of the tour I stayed in such aplace in Ghana´s capital Accra because my flight was delayed.

It´s a kind of adventure for a tourist because there is not so much touristic infrastructure. The concept of tourism isn´t really something of importance there. One example are the Royal Palaces of Abomey, you´ll realize that, when you are there. However, or because of that, you´ll get a deeper feeling for the countries and their people – as much as it is possible to experience in a too short time.

In Ghana the major stations were Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi and Tamale. In Togo it were Lomé, Sokode and Kara, in Benin Ouidah and Abomey.

There is much to learn about the history of the slave trade, it´s deeply impressive and depressing. 

Fascinating is everything around voodoo, the temples and ceremonies associated with it. But I had not enough time to get anything more than a superficial glimpse into that culture.

And when you travel there, don´t forget to try the local food, especially when you are travelling with an organized tour.

 

Yemen Today

Usually when I add a new series of photos I´ll take another one out so that the website will not look too crowded. Still, there are a few photo series which have been there from the beginning. Yemen is one of those.

The pictures I took are from 2008. Yemen today is different – what would I see when visiting the places of which I took pictures again today. I don´t know.

When reading or listening to the news in Germany, I rarely encounter anything about the ongoing war there. Why not? And when Yemen is in the news then there is little in-depth information. Who are the fighting parties, what are they fighting for? Who are the acting persons or groups who are really responsible for the war? Why are we (our politicians) not helping the people of Yemen? To me most of the news on the war seem to be very biased. Is that so? If yes, why is that so? Please check for yourself, try to dig deeper, try to find out the answers.