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90. Geburtstag Haidmühle

90. Geburtstag Haidmühle

All Saints Day 2014 - Mortality in Infrared

All Saints Day 2014 – Mortality in Infrared

Often overshadowed by the preceding Halloween, All Saints Day  on November 1, celebrates all of the faithful who are in Heaven. The parish gathers on the cemetery, having dressed up the graves of their late relatives before. A short procession sprinkles holy water to bless for every grave while on stand on the grave and...

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My Astronomy Class - First Pictures

My Astronomy Class – First Pictures

This picture of Orion was imaged on Thursday evening 20th Feb 2014 a Canon 5 D Mark II DSLR with an 50 mm 1.4 and is a stack of 4 X 3  sec (1 not 30) exposures because of light pollution. Cold came in fast, so I was lucky to get this many. Stacked with...
Starting my Second Life

Starting my Second Life

Four years ago my company offered me a generous gradual retirement proposal: Work two years full-time and five years part-time. So I worked the last 2.5 years full-time for 50% salary (actually almost the same net due to some benefits and high tax rate in my country). Now this active part will end next week...
My bike ride to the office 2 days 2 different lenses

My bike ride to the office 2 days 2 different lenses

I bike to my office every day, if the weater allows it. This means pretty much, apprimately 16 km/10 miles across the city one-way. In fall that means starting and finishing the ride at dawn. Since parts of the ride is quite nice with this light, I made pictures on two sequential days: first day...
The unplanned confession - three in one?

The unplanned confession – three in one?

This morning I went to the monastery  St. Ottilien for a retreat with the theme” Difficulties in Believing”.  Munich to St. Ottilien is  just a short ride on the highway and a few miles country side with promise of a beautiful fall day. After I arrived, I checked the TV billboard in the lobby for...

The prospects that AfD offers to Germany's young people

In a talent show or scramble to be exploited for a start-up: the prospects that Europe offers its young people, are staggering. When we finally do not care about future generations, we will soon accumulate their hatred and be brutal pushed aside. Get rid of the mud layer of the EU, G&S and the Euro....

Spiritual hiking weekend of a catholic tribe howling like wolves

Management summary: Spiritual hiking weekend of a catholic tribe howling like wolves. The theme was wolves. Is that the catholic answer pentecostal? It seem it is. Amazing weekend indeed. The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini” wp.me/p2bcCT-1Jo 1 day ago Friday: We meet at the monastery in Tirol. Huge building, Habsburg style, lots of foreign art: the monks still...
Round Trip: Orient Express - Trans Asian - Silk Road - Trans-Siberian Railway

Round Trip: Orient Express – Trans Asian – Silk Road – Trans-Siberian Railway

I plan a round trip, using long distance train from Munich to Istanbul – per Train Iran, pick up  silk route cities of Bukhara and Samarkand travelling Central Asian republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China using the Silk Road Trains. The route will cross sandy deserts, snow-capped mountains and the sub-tropical greenery of southern China. From...
Opportunità Reblog Antonio De Simone

Opportunità Reblog Antonio De Simone

This uplifting poem by Antonio De Simone complements mine about Change. I always like Antonio De Simone  pictures and poems. This picture reminds me on two camp grounds in Italy, one in Tuscany and one at Elba. What does the EU make out of Europe which has such a rich culture, “father countries” and “mother tongues”. Very nice Poem – what a beautiful language Italian is. Vi sono strade che vale la pena percorre viverle anche se sconosciute ed incomprese ai nostri occhi bisogna affrontarle come nuove avventure che se segnate da un destino incerto offrono sempre l’opportunità...
Too many Changes

Too many Changes

Change was always good to me.  Even if it did not seem for the better it always proved later to be good. But today was a real bad day, I had to give away my BMW 520 for a few green bills. I am truly sad. “Business is change, and Change is business” was a...