The second cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Biblis, some 70 kms (43 mls) south of Frankfurt, collapses during its controlled demolition. The power plant was shut down in 2011 following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in a political decision to phase-out nuclear power in Germany.
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One Year of War in Ukraine
A woman with angel wings in Ukrainian colors stands in front of the Old Opera House in Frankfurt during a demonstration on Feb. 24, marking the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – a war that killed thousands and forced eight million Ukrainians to leave their homes and flee abroad.
Madonna in Frankfurt 1987
After purchasing a simple JJC reproduktion device I just took a few frames of old negatives that I shot in 1987 when Madonna performed in Frankfurt. I remember taking these pictures was pretty difficult as none of the accredidated media were aware that we had to shoot from about a hundred meters away from the stage. I was probably the only one who brought that enormous Nikon 600mm telephoto lens. Of course, those were analogue times and I used Fuji 1600 color negative film which even had to be pushed at least one stop. The quality is accordingly bad. These photos weren’t published before.
Reproductions taken with a Sony A7r IV and FE 2.8/50 Macro lens.
An Afternoon in Jerusalem
Last December I had the opportunity of spending an afternoon in Jerusalem.
Carnival Floats presented
The floats for this year’s rose monday carnival parade were presented at a press preview in Mainz, some 50 kms (30mls) west of Frankfurt. Satirical portrayals of politicians and current affairs are an integral part of Carnival celebrations in Germany.
Old Man Scan
After finding my old handheld document scanner I did a scan of an old man.
At St. Peter-Ording on the North Sea coast in Germany, just south of Denmark, Oct.2022.
(Reproductions of Fuji Instax images, shot with a Lomo Instant Square camera)
An hour in Berlin
Last week while being in Berlin I had an hour or so to kill before my train went back to Frankfurt and so I took a walk around the railway station and the nearby parliament building.
Around Alexanderplatz square in Berlin
Being in Berlin on a job left me just a little time to walk around with my Fuji X100F at Alexanderplatz square in the city’s central Mitte district.
Porsche goes Public
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume is reflected in the rearview mirror of a vintage Porsche 356 before the initial public offering for the German sportscar maker at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Sep.29.