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High tide at the blue hour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:07

The view over the Rhine to the west bank, including the crane houses, is impressive. At the blue hour, however, as soon as the windows of the offices are lit and reflected in the Rhine, this scene is again enhanced. Corresponding picture compositions can only be optimally realized if the blue hour takes place before the office closes, as otherwise the office rooms are not illuminated.

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The huge Naruto whirlpools

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 03/21/2021 - 18:20

Due to the narrowness between the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Awaji, the tidal range pushes the water at up to 20 km/h - the third fastest tidal current in the world. This is how the huge Naruto whirlpools with diameters of up to 20 meters are created under the 1.6 km long Naruto Bridge that connects the islands.

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The Milford Sound

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:19

Milford Sound is a fjord on New Zealand's South Island. It belongs to the Fiordland National Park, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Boat tours along the many waterfalls and through the narrows lined with pointed mountain cones are impressive.

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The Moeraki Boulders

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:36

Moeraki Boulders are a large number of spherical rocks on Koekohe Beach on the South Island of New Zealand near Moeraki. The unusually symmetrical shapes have led to legends. Maoris suspect that the balls are eel baskets, bottle gourds and sweet potatoes from the wreck of the legendary canoe Arai-te-uru.

We were able to photograph the impressive balls in the best weather.

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Cefalu in Sicily

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 17:59

Cefalu in the province of Palermo in Sicily is a pretty little town by the sea that lives mainly from tourism. The colorful boats on the beach are a popular photo opportunity. A hike up the nearby mountain offers a good balance to the narrow street canyons and attracts with beautiful views of the town.

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Thingvellir

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 14:56

The place Þingvellir or Thingvellir has a special meaning for two reasons: One is geological. because one is here in a rift zone at the boundary between two tectonic plates. On the other hand, one of the oldest parliaments in the world met here. Since about the year 930, the traditional Althing assemblies have been held annually in Thingvellir, which have both legislative and judicial functions.

The place impresses with the high basalt rocks and its waterfalls. It is not far from the capital Reykjavík.

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The Gullfoss in Iceland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:28

When the Hvítá river in the Haukadalur falls over two cascades into the depths, it has gathered enough energy to make its way through the adjoining gorge - a natural spectacle that is second to none. Since the Ice Age, the river has cut itself every year around 25 cm deeper into the rock and the 2.5 km long gorge is now 70 meters deep.

Its first cascade is 11 meters high, while the second, at 21 meters, almost doubles the first fall. The waterfall is approached on the so-called Golden Ring, the route with special sights of Iceland.

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Friedrichstadt - Little Holland in North Frisia

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:57

Friedrichstadt was founded in 1621 at the confluence of the Treene and the Eider in North Frisia. In order to get the water of the city under control and to realize a quick settlement, knowledgeable Dutchmen were recruited to build dykes. Since the Christian religious community of the Remonstrants was persecuted in Holland at that time, many Remonstrants settled in Friedrichstadt, as Duke Friedrich III guaranteed the residents freedom of religion here.

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