Nature and Landscapes
Urban and City
Portugals Douro Valley is a dream of a landscape! Small lakes, hills, vineyards... and with a surprisingly high frequency, some restaurants. Here, they served wine right from the valley - which just makes sense if the stuff grows right down the road, hehe. We enjoyed a great wine tasting with 4 different types of portwine - and then were driven back into the city.
This is the famous Yasaka Pagoda (part of the Hōkanji Temple) in Kyoto, Japan - and obviously the street leading up to it. The spot at which I took this photo is rather famous by itself - so as with so many spots, there was a group of around 10 photographers (+tripods) fighting for the best angle. Now, you cant stay behind them as you wouldn't see anything, but you can also not stand in front of them or you will likely be killed. Logically, I shoved by tripod amongst theirs, took the shot and moved on. As a result, there are 10 people that will have the more or less same picture taken within 20-30 seconds apart. Unique, right?
I lived in Germany for 23 years (that is because I am born there though haha) but had never been to Berlin. Once there, I could not help myself and go to the only place that has nothing to do with Berlin - a park. Parks are everywhere, but this one inspired me in particular with its looooong paths.