Bernhard Krönung inspects a 17th century putto, made of cast lead, at his workshop near Fulda, about a one-hour drive east of Frankfurt. Krönung is said to be one of the most accomplished masters in the restoration of metal artworks in the country.
Two christmas tree balls shaped like Leica and Rollei cameras are on display at the Christmasworld trade fair that opened in Frankfurt, Jan.24. They are mouth-blown from glass and hand-painted by the people at a small manufacturer in Neustadt in northern Bavaria.
Picture was taken with a Japanese camera, though. (Canon 5d MkIII, EF 24-70 2.8 L II, f 3.5, 1/40 sec)
Three carpenter journeymen in their typical outfit including topper, bundle and hiking pole, walk along a street in the town of Marburg, some 90 kms (52 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.19. The tradition of travelling carpenters dates back to medieval times and is still alive, although rarely, in Germany and in France (I believe). It includes travel for at least three years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman.
Marc Steinike checks the shape of a motorbike seat with his sliding bevel (in German ‘Schmiege’ – a word that until this morning I didn’t know even existed) in his workshop in Darmstadt, just south of Frankfurt, Nov.8. . Steinike crafts custom-made orthopaedic seats for motorbikers.