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Frogs and toads

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 20:05

Amphibians (Lissamphibia) such as frogs and toads belong to the order of the frogs (Anura) and are not easy to distinguish from one another. Frogs tend to be slim and agile while toads are rather sedate, stocky and slow. Especially in Panama we were able to photograph interesting frogs, which are sometimes very poisonous, so that you have to be careful when taking photos in the jungle for several reasons.

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Ceaușescu's Villa

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 16:26
Nicolae Ceaușescu and the cult of personality in the Communist Party - his villa in Bucharest, in which marble and gold were processed to the same extent as the population became impoverished and starved, points to a fact that can still be seen today among various heads of state. The Ceauşescu's villa surprisingly survived the uprisings in Bucharest unscathed. It can be viewed (prerequisite: passport and confirmed date). A visit is not only highly recommended for those interested in history.
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Blue hour at the Oder in Wroclaw

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 18:56
Blue hour over the cathedral island on the Oder in Wroclaw - On the right you can see the two towers of the cathedral and in front of it the bishop's seat on the cathedral island in Wroclaw. The term island no longer applies, however, since Breslauer filled up the northern arm of the Oder. In good weather conditions you can take excellent pictures of these buildings with their reflections in the Oder. This photo succeeded in the end of the blue hour.
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Capybaras in Panama

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:53

When the physicist Shelden Cooper ruined his friends' lunch with the story of the faecal eating capybaras in the series Big Bang Theory, these cute giant rodents became somewhat unhappy. These capybaras from the guinea pig family certainly deserve more appropriate consideration - so it was a pleasure to watch these social animals in a marshland in Gamboa and to see how the adult animals shelter their offspring, they play with each other and together to search for information set out.

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Antwerp

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:17

Directly at the Hard Rock Cafe you can walk to the inviting street cafes and impressive squares of Antwerp city center. The Large Market with its imposing buildings, the town hall and the guild houses, also impresses with a decorative fountain, the Brabo fountain in honor of the folk hero Silvius Brabo. This is said to have done the same to a vicious giant who cut off the hands of merchants who were unwilling to pay on the way to Antwerp. Hence the giant hand that is flung away from the stature like a discus.

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The German House on Shikoku

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:22

After the siege of the German leased area and trading base Qingdao by the Japanese army, the German troops in China surrendered on November 7, 1914 during World War II. Around 4,700 Germans were then interned in 12 camps in Japan. The Bando camp occupies a special position here, because while torture was reported from other Japanese camps, thanks to the liberal attitude of the camp commandant Matsue Toyohisa, a good cooperation between the local population and the prisoners developed here.

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Gottorf Castle in Schwerin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 12:05

The Gottorf Castle Sculpture Park was set up on the castle island in the catle lake at the western end of the river Schlei in Schleswig. The exhibits can be viewed and admired on a tour around the castle in the park. The oldest work dates from 1889, the youngest from 1995. In addition to figurative sculptures, abstract works can also be seen.

Gottorf Castle itself is the largest castle complex in Schleswig-Holstein. It is used as a state museum.

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The Hallig world in North Frisia

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 11:59

The ten German Halligen are grouped in a circle around the island of Pellworm. These "young" islands only exist in the North Frisian Wadden Sea. Their land masses protrude a few meters from the sea and are regularly flooded by strong floods (colloquial: "Landunter"). Their residents live in houses on artificial embankments, the terps. These are high enough to withstand "normal" storm surges.

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Holographic art in Pulheim Town Hall

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:37

At the end of the 1990s, the Holography Museum was closed by Matthias Lauk and its approximately 350 exhibits were looking for new owners. In order to be able to assess holographic art, the view must not be obscured by 3D animations, stereoscopic images or simulated pseudo-3D effects with red-green orthogonal glasses. Otherwise the careless assessment of the ignorant takes place too quickly, one is on the level of souvenir articles.

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