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Daily Prompt: The Natural World

Today, I have another contribution to “The Daily Post”.

Today’s assignment for photographers is “Nature”. Thus I picked a photograph taken in Cuba at a place, where old trains and their waggons are rusting. You can see, just in that moment, when men stop taking care for a thing, mother nature comes back an takes the reins again.

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schooling

600_6533-sc_wWhen talking about kids, like I did in my last post on Cuba, you also have to talk about education and schooling.

Cuban kids also go to school. Primary schools for the first 6 years are usually in the neighborhoods, secondary schools are a bit more centralized. In the country, where people live more distributed on their farms, schools are really small. In case, there are much too few pupils, the primary school teacher would even come to the farms for 2 or 3 days a week to educate the kids. To get this kids to go to the secondary school, the government offers residential schools.

School starts at 8:30h and lasts until 16:00h. The kids have to wear a uniform. The uniforms Continue reading “schooling”

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Daily Prompt: Travel

My contribution to the “Daily Prompt” was taken on Mahé, Seychelles. It shows the quick ferry to Praslin during on boarding.

When the ferry arrives, all the luggage of the arriving passengers  is put on the quay, just where the luggage is deposited from the passengers waiting for on-boarding.  You have to search your luggage in the crowd. On the other hand, if you want to get your luggage on board, have an eye on it, to make sure, the steward put it on the ship.

Have a nice trip! 🙂

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The ride of Aurora

600_0674-e_wIn the ancient roman mythology, the sun-god Sol (Helios in greek) has a messenger driven ahead of him: Aurora (Eos in greek). She has her own carriage and prepares the path for her following brother.

We left all those old roman and greek gods and goddesses far behind, but each sunrise is still announced by wonderful dawns.

Have you ever observed a sunrise in peace without any hurry? If not, try it. Get up early at night, take some warm clothes and a torch and go in the fields. Look for a place, Continue reading “The ride of Aurora”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

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This is my contribution to the photo challenge organized by the dailypost, here at wordpress.com

Everyone of us has his or her own style of seeing the world. Some see the beauty, others see the waste and the destruction. Some even can find beauty in the destruction. Some see in wide landscapes other are focused on the details. Here in my blog you can find all of them.

My blog is, as you might know, focused on photography and travel. I like taking photos and I like to travel. Each photo and each post are my personal view of the world and you’ve the opportunity to accompany me on my trips virtually. Maybe, I’d even meet one or another in real life.

Today I picked a detail, I found in an industry museum. A former coal industry plant was closed many years ago. Later it was formed into a museum.

Come back, to see more of our world through my eyes.

In the meantime you can have a look on past posts.

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kids in …

600_6602-ec_w… Cuba. In case you grew up in the 1980s you might have continued the words with ‘America’, as the title of a Kim Wild song sais. But even Cuba is part of the american continent, the subject is much more precise with the word Cuba in it.

When talking about people, there are also kids to talk about. Usually you can see poverty at first when looking at the kids. In Cuba I didn’t see any poverty. Although some houses looked like a renovation was necessary, the people looked quite good. Many, but not too much, kids were in the streets. Their clothes were in proper shape and they didn’t look Continue reading “kids in …”

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Nightflight

600_0570-n_wAnother day, another night.

Nightflight above the north-western Ruhr area.

Enjoy a fantastic view at the area with the highest density of population, here in Germany. About 5.1 millionen people are living in about 23 bigger and smaller cities distributed over 4435 square-kilometres.

One city borders so close to the next one, that it is often hard to distinguish where the borders Continue reading “Nightflight”

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Cuban people

600_4205-e_wCuban people are usually not shy. They are open-minded. In Havana you can find people dressed up in traditional ways to earn money from the tourists for getting photographed. But you can also ask common people for a photograph. Be open and ask for permission. Don’t shoot hidden, from a distance or out of the hip.

Even the Cubans are poor, I was very surprised for not seeing beggars. Cubans want to earn money. They try to sell i.e. cigars, invite to paladars (private restaurants), offering taxi services or making music. Santiago de Cuba was the only town we visited, where Continue reading “Cuban people”

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Lovelocks – again

600_9614_wWhile walking on the masonry dam at lake Möhne a few weeks ago, I noticed locks mounted on the security meshs. I wrote several times (here, here or here) on this tradition, mounting locks on bridges for sealing the love.

I explained this practise in one of my past posts Continue reading “Lovelocks – again”

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Buying food

600_5375-e_wYou won’t find supermarkets in Cuba, but small stores and mobile sellers for fresh products. Basic food like rice, milk, cheese and so on you can get only in shops operated by the government. Cuba still have food ration cards with dedicated buying limits for each person. Each food ration card is valid only in one dedicated shop (usually located just around the corner, or at least nearby). Water can be used directly from the pipe, but tourist better use bottled water, because they might get problems from the water even it is good. Tourists always can use it for teeth cleaning without hesitation.

Gas stations sell ice cream, water, beer and so on, Continue reading “Buying food”

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The daily post: forbidden

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Another assignment from the daily post. They asked photographers to show ‘forbidden’.

I choose this photo, I’ve taken in Santiago de Cuba in early march this year. So, it’s also a continuation of my Cuba series.

For more on Cuba you can have a look at my previous posts here in my blog. Have fun!

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red and cute

600_9864_wAren’t all babies cute?

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to take photos from fox babies. It was the second time, I got this chance, but this time the foxes were younger.

Those two little puppies were really cute. One of them very active, while the other one was quite tired. Look, Continue reading “red and cute”

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A waterfall – tourist trap

600_6795-e_wNext to the street to our hotel near Pinar del Río in the north of Cuba, we saw a sign, introducing an interesting waterfall. Curious as any photographers, we went for a look.

A small bridge led us over the river to a cashier desk to collect the entrance fee. As I remember, they asked for 5 CUC, that’s 5 USD or ~4 Euro.  But, one of our group remembered having read about free entrance for hotel guests, so our room key was all, we had to show.

A small cement trail with many steps led us down. Finally Continue reading “A waterfall – tourist trap”