New way to frame a photo

Park in Fulda, Germany

Lately I discovered a new way to frame a photo. I just use a local one. So I did in a park in Fulda, Germany.

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub, Germany

On a train journey along the Rhine Valley from Mainz to Koblenz I took this photo of Pfalzgrafenstein Castle (Burg Pfalzgrafenstein). The building situated on a tiny island served as toll station until 1866. More…

Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn

Garden side of Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn, Germany

In Paderborn I visited a palace in the style of Weser Renaissance named Schloss Neuhaus. In 1994 a garden festival took place on the grounds of the palace (Schlosspark) so I had a nice walk along beautiful plantings which were still there. More…

Roman fort Divitia in Cologne

Remains of the Roman fort Divitia, Germany

In Cologne (Köln) there are still remains of a Roman fort to see. Actually the name of the district Köln-Deutz is deriving from the name of this fort called Divitia. During Roman times this fort guarded the big Rhine bridge connecting the Germanic side of the river with the Roman town Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. More…

Ulm Minster in Ulm

Ulm minster on a foggy day

Though Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster) is built in Gothic style it wasn’t finished before 1890. With its steeple measuring 161.5 metres, it is the tallest church in the world. Visitors are allowed to climb up to a height of 143 m.

Roman sewer in Cologne

Roman sewer tunnel in Cologne, Germany

Below the ‘Spanische Bau’ in Cologne there are the remains of the former Roman Praetorium. Right next to this there is also the entrance to a Roman sewer which is still accessible. More…

Montfort Castle in Langenargen

View of Montfort Castle from boat

Montfort Castle (Schloss Montfort) is a lakeside palace next to Lake Constance (Bodensee). It was built for King William I of Württemberg in 1867. I took this photo on a boat trip from Lindau to Friedrichshafen and was especially impressed by the Moorish architecture of the palace. More…

Franciscan Church in Graz

Church of the Franciscan in Graz, Austria

Two beauties of Graz: The landmark of Graz named Uhrturm in the background and the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) in the foreground. The church is part of the oldest monastery in the city. Sometimes I am using the hidden cloister for relaxing from the hurly-burly of the shopping streets in Graz.