Archive for January, 2012

early morning – action at the same spot…

Monday, January 30th, 2012

…trying to circumnavigate traffic jam?


Köln Mülheim


Köln Mülheim


early morning at minus 8 degrees celsius

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Cycling and walking allow enjoying such morning views. By coincidence, my old Canon G3 was in my bag. Not the most suitable camera for such moments, but it gives a glimps of how great the aurora looked – even in an technical-urban setting.


Müllheimer Brücke

visible history 2

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Mal schaun, ob er es merkt:


visible chimneys

periurban monument

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Absolutely unspectacular monument in a periurban landscape.



periurban monument

urban dwellings

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

“Magpies are believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals” (wikipedia) since they are one of few animals recognising themselves in a mirror.  This could be the reason for having a magpie nest in front of my large office window. And it seems that they feel comfortable in-midst the highly urbanised setting.


urban dwellings

nice Rhine view

Friday, January 6th, 2012

And here the nice view overlooking Father Rhine:


Rhine view

unidirectional urban beauties

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
In Cologne, the most attractive flats are the ones overlooking the river Rhine. The views from the flats are stunning, while the views towards the flats adhere a certain degree of bleakness, particularly during this ‘dark’ winter season without brightening snow cover.

urban beauty 2

urban beauty





Happy New Year 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012