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I’m not living in an area where riding a bike is that common, because I live in a mountainous region. Even in my state, we have a couple of cities and regions where biking is extremely popular. Despite in the cities and regions, where biking is normal, the streets are equipped with bike roads, and so on, accidents happen there as well as in other regions. Usually, the remains from such an accident are removed quite fast. So, you can’t notice it after a few days. Sometimes you can late find it only as records in the insurance or court files.
From movies and music videos, I knew the idea of setting up a ghost bike as a memorial. But, I haven’t seen one here in Germany. Neither in the regions where biking is popular nor in the region, where I live. About 3 or 4 years ago, I spotted one beside a street in a biking region. Unfortunately, it was impossible to stop. Earlier this year I spotted one in one of our neighboring towns. It’s on the side of a 4 lane main road. Especially at rush hour, the cars queue up and traffic jams are not a rare occurrence. The sign near the saddle gives us a little information about the victim who died here at the age of 47.
I managed to stop and take a photo on an early Sunday morning when coming back from a sunrise photo trip. The road is divided by a platform here, where I was safe to take a photo with a telephoto lens. I waited a couple of minutes to have a moving car in the frame to stress the idea of a bike hitten by a car. Accidentally catching a red one was perfect.
Which camera is the best? This is an often asked question. I usually answer this question with: the one you have with you.
One morning, I was on my way to visit a customer when I came along this alley. I really liked how the two buildings are narrowing the alley and lead the view to the tiny buildings at the end.
The only camera I had with me, was my smartphone. So, my smartphone was the best camera for this job 🙂
I took this image on a rainy day during my second trip to Paris.
Here we have a modern tower representing the modern capital of France: office buildings made of concrete, glass and steel.
In the background you can see the Eiffel tower, built from 1887-1889 for the World Exhibition as a memorial landmark for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
At that time, it was the highest building on earth. 324m of pure iron. Really a world wonder. Until, in 1930 the Chrysler Building in New York took over the label “highest building of the world”.
More of my images can be seen at my own blog.
Two years ago, I was with some friends in Antwerp.Time to freshen up the memories 🙂
We have another theme for Monochrome Madness, this week. It’s “holiday”
End of December every year we have a couple of holidays during the Advent and Christmas season and finally New Year. Many shopping has to be done. So, you’re faced with over-crowded urban centers, traffic jams, full streets and parking grounds, crowded shops and malls.All the people have common goals: buying gifts for Christmas, food for the banquets or feasts, visiting the Christmas markets. Ordering the stuff online does not work any better, because the delivery services are overloaded, too. But, finally the holiday arrives and all the shops are closed. Empty streets and free parking grounds again. Silence, calmness and hold-ups. A breathing time for the shop assistants.
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.
This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “oops”
Take care have a great weekend!
(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)
Each country has its own distinct street signs. While most street signs are standardized nowadays, some signs are still local. Here I collected some of the street signs of Iceland and put them in the gallery below. I guess, you will understand most of them at once.
The most funny one, in my opinion, is the zebra crossing for divers. Other noticeable ones are the warning of free running sheep or the warning of attacks by breeding birds next to the street. They even attack passing cars. Very Amazing!
Very interesting is the huge blue map, meant to help you finding the small hamlets and villages somewhere in the nowhere.
Here we are again, at the weekly photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post”
Nowadays connected often means having a connection to the internet or being on-line.
This photo was taken during a model photo-shooting 3 weeks ago in an urban environment.
(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)
Discussing is part of our life. We try to discuss everything. We want to hear other people’s opinion or we want to persuade someone else.
This couple seems to discuss, which way to go or if they should walk uphill instead of taking the tram. So many options.
When it comes to take a photo, you also have so many options. Decide, on the ISO, aperture, shutter time, view angel and many more things. In post processing you also have many options. Stay with the color version your camera has recorded or change some things, like i.e. convert ist to a monochrome scene.
This is my photo for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.
No? Here they are:
You can find musicians not only in the subway (called metropolitain or metro) stations or the metro trains, but also in the streets or places where many pedestrians come to. So you can find them at tourist attractiions i.e. at the Basilica Sacre Coeur, in front of the former kings palace Louvre (now a big and famous art museum) or at the Eiffeltower. And, certainly, in some restaurants musicians were playing piano.
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