Sugar-to-be

Sugar-to-be

Tons of sugar beet wait for transport to the sugar factory on a field at Riedstadt, some 50 kms (30 mls) south of Frankfurt, Nov.7. Wikipedia says that Germany is the fourth biggest producer of sugar beet in the world. (Taken with my fisheye lens)

Global Darkening

Global Darkening

Fresh and older contrails spread over the otherwise blue sky over Frankfurt, Aug.15, contributing to what is called ‘Global Darkening’. According to scientists, our planet has not only been getting warmer, but also darker. Over the past decades the quantity of sunlight that is reaching the earth’s surface might have reduced by 20 percent due to air pollution and aerosols.