Sun comes up behind Frankfurt’s main railway station, May 5, after German train engine drivers downed their tools in the current wage bargaining and went on a six-day strike – the longest in the history of German railways.
A coal train arrives at the Westhafen power plant before daybreak in Frankfurt, Feb. 17. The combined heat and power plant (CHP) is fired with coal imported from the U.S and from Russia. Germany’s shift to renewable power sources has brought the share of green electricity up to about 25% – but the rest of the energy mix has become even more heavily concentrated on coal, which now accounts for some 45% of power generation.
Tracks, trains and wiring outside Frankfurt’s main railway station, seen through a 300mm lens (plus some cropping), Jan.30. May appear a bit chaotic, but traffic runs very smoothly, usually.
(Canon EOS 5d MkIII, 2.8 300mm, f 7.1,1/13 sec. – and a tripod, of course)