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Sardinian flair

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:53

Olbia is an idyllic city in northeastern Sardinia, whose winding streets contrast beautifully with the inviting harbor promenade. In the bay of Olbia there are nice dream beaches with crystal clear water and sometimes bizarre rock formations. Impressive historical buildings like the former cathedral of San Simplicio from the 3rd century AD point to the important historical past of the island.

We had rented a house in the neighboring hills of Olbi and from there explored the island up to the Emerald Coast. The photos shown come from the following regions:


Saarpolygon in Ensdorf

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:42

The Saar polygon is located on the Duhamel mine dump in Ensdorf, the mine dump of the Saar mine, which rises around 150 meters above the Saar valley. The steel sculpture is reminiscent of the hard coal mining in the Saar area, which finally ended in June 2012, and at the same time shows the many directions of possible further development of the Saar industry.


Neum on the Adriatic

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 16:32

Neum is the only place in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has access to the sea and geographically divides Croatia. If you drive along the Adriatic coast, e.g. to get to Dubrovnik, you cross a short piece of the territory of Bonsnia-Herzegovina

Neum is an important source of income for the country. The first tourist accommodation was built here as early as the 1950s. Today there are six hotels and many private guest houses in Neum.



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

At first glance, Tartu in Estonia only appears as a small, insignificant point on the map, but on closer inspection, the city turns out to be a cornucopia of impressive cultural and architectural features. There is the "Tartu Tower of Pisa", the "Leaning House" at Rathausplatz 18, half of which was built in 1793 on the medieval city wall. The other side of the house is, however - like all other houses in the old town - supported by posts in the peat floor. On this side, the house subsides more and more over time as the water table of the Emajõgi, the longest river in Estonia, sinks.


Swan Lake

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:03

The ponds around Herrnstein Castle near Ruppichteroth in the Rhein-Sieg district always offer opportunities for beautiful animal photos. Today the waters were mainly populated with many mute swans, but rust and Canada geese as well as pond and coot also attracted attention. We had a tripod with us for the Nikkor 200 - 500 mm f / 5.6, but this beautiful lens can also be used by hand thanks to the VR II image stabilization.


Brussels in the sea of flowers

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:05

Every two years the Great Square, a landmark of Brussels, is covered with a sea of flowers. This event takes place in mid-August and makes the beautiful old guild houses and the town hall appear completely unfamiliar. More flower constructions can be seen throughout the city, making all of Brussels a special tourist attraction.

Manneken Pis, who wears special clothes on this day, is surrounded by crowds - good to have a telephoto lens.


Husum - picturesque town in Friesland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 12:06

The second Marcellus flood, in January 1362 destroyed cultivated land on the entire Frisian North Sea coast and the important trading town of Rungholt, which was by the sea at that time. Whole stretches of land were flooded and Husum, further inland to the east of Rungholt, now became a port city and gained increasing commercial importance.