Such a wonderful, sunny and warm October Sunday. Perfect for a walk under colored trees, to take the last really warm sunbeams in and fill the reservoire for the long winter days. We took a walk through the Tiergarten in Berlin, where the leaves are still not all colored in fall colors, but it was beautiful anyway. The sun shone through the leaves so bright, that you almost needed sunglasses. We even saw people wandering around barefoot, like it was a warm summer day. What day would be more perfekt to take a fall photo walk.
On Saturday the big Kelby’s worldwide photo walk happened. All around the world photographers would take walks together. When I found it on Flickr, I just had to praticipate since photo walks are one of my favorite things to do. Amazingly Lauren joined too in Seoul, South Korea and she sent me some photos from her photo walk, half around the world. It was exciting to see such a different world happen in the exact same moment.
When I woke up on Saturday it rained cats and dogs. No weather for a photo walk at all. I already saw the worldwide photo walk in Berlin not happen in the afternoon, but when I started walking to the meeting point at the Alexanderplatz, the rain had stopped, thankfully. But the grey clouds stayed, so the decision to change my camera mode to monochrome was easy, there wouldn’t have been much colors anyway. However it was a good training for my photographic eye and I found some new wonderful places, I will come back to, when the weather is sunny and bright again.
We’re back from a beautiful and relaxing vacation at the Baltic Sea. We stayed three days simply at the coast, then two nights in Rostock and four in Stralsund. Two of the most amazing architectural cities, I’ve ever seen. When I walked the streets of Rostock for the first time, I instantly fell in love with the hanseatic architecture. Since the fall of the wall 25 years ago, so much has changed in these cities. A lot of money was paid, so the buildings could be renovated. Almost every house is painted now in bright colors and looks like having build just two years ago, although most of them are over 60 years old. I was especially amazed by the little details and ornaments. Just look at the faces and little flowers or the sun with clouds door handle.
The golden hour – the time for photographers to be on their way taking the best photos in this beautiful, magical light. One hour after sunrise or one before sunset. It’s real magic. When I noticed, that it was one of those evenings, I packed my boyfriend and my camera immediately and took them for a relaxed walk. And what a beautiful light it was. Perfect for a photo walk. Just magic.
Somehow it was a typical April weekend, only in May. One minute it rained, the other the sun came out. Always changing. We had luck and got a whole hour of sunshine to walk the streets of Berlin. First I couldn’t decide, which theme to choose, but as soon as I saw the light green shine from everywhere around, it was clear. This photo walk had to be about leaves. Green, juicy, shiny leaves. Aren’t they beautiful and full of life?
It’s been a long time, since I did my last photo walk. Mostly because the weather wasn’t that photogenic and because I had other things on my mind. But today was perfect. We found the time to walk around the block in the golden hour. The light was magical and the shadows of the trees, made the photos particular interesting. At Prenzlauer Berg, a district of Berlin, most of the houses are very old and have therefore beautiful ornaments at the front. And everyone of them is a little bit different, some older, some younger. Love these differences side by side. It’s always worth to take a walk around the neighborhood.
I took this photo walk parallel to the photo walk: fruits at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich. There were not so many exotic vegetables as fruits, but it was nevertheless fun to capture all sorts of beautiful arranged veggies.
Like last time, you can play a little game and guess the names of all vegetables. You find the solution at the end of the post. Have a ball.
The vegetables in row: tomatoes, green onions, onions, cauliflower, zucchini, artichoke, peppers, garlic, gherkin, cherry tomatoes, leek, radish, romenesco, carrots and salad.
When we visited the Viktualienmarkt in Munich we were amazed by the numerous fruits and vegetables. There were not only regional but exotic fruits like lychees and rambutans (photo above). Yes, I’ve never heared of them before, too. I had to google them on the internet, because I had forgotten to ask at the market booth. They look so funny with their long yellow-green hair.
Are you in the mood for a little game? Try to name every fruit shown on the photos. Most fruits are easy to recognize, but maybe one or two are new to you. You can find the answers at the end of the post. Have fun!
The fruits in row: rambutans, apricots, cherries, mirabelles, plums, apricots, lemons, apricots, grapes, mangos, dark cherries, kiwis, oranges, watermelons and lychees.
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I’m always amazed, what I find on fleamarkets. Everytime there are new, unexpected things. Especially happy I become, when I see things, that once belonged to me or played with in childhood days. Then suddenly some long forgotten memories pop up in my head and lead me back to those happy times. How do you feel, when you find something long forgotten on a fleamarket?
Although I already did a photo walk: fleamarket finds, I couldn’t resist taking new photos on our walk around my second favorite fleamarket – happens every Sunday at the Bürgerweide in Bremen. My favorite one is also the biggest in Germany – it takes place once a month in Bonn at the Rheinaue Leisure Park. Next we will visit different fleamarkets in Berlin and hope to find some unique things for decoration and furniture for our home. What do you search for on fleamarkets?
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Grey sky again… what is spring waiting for? When will the sun finally come out? Yesterday I walked through our new hardware store and right at the entrance, I was fascinated by colors from the painting department. It was like a ray of sunshine on this much too grey day. Exactly what I needed.
I took my iPhone and shot a few of these color arrangements. And just when I finished, some new colors from another corner attracted my attention. An hour later I ended up by taking a full photo walk inside the store, taking photos of all kinds of color combinations – only bright ones. I drove home so much more alive and in a better mood than before. Hopefully, these photos will do the same for you 🙂
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