Photo Essay: The Façades of Ljubljana

Ljubljana was an amazingly pleasant surprise. I had heard about the city’s beauty before, but when I got there it turned out that Ljubljana is way more than just beautiful. The Slovenian capital is surrounded by mountains and woods – although you are in a country’s capital, you still feel like you are in a … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Façades of Ljubljana”

Photo Essay: The Christmas Carousel in Leipzig

It’s the Christmas season – time for Christmas markets, lights, hot drinks, and coziness. Today, I visited the Christmas market in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Although I’ve moved and traveled around Germany for the longest time of my life, I had never been to the state of Saxony until now. Among the people living in the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Christmas Carousel in Leipzig”

Photo Essay: The Louvre in the Rain

Paris in the rain is one of the prettiest clichés in the world… Paris is gorgeous in the sunshine, romantic at night – but it feels most unreal and beautiful in the rain. This may sound like a combination of a Woody Allen movie and a Cole Porter song, but for me it’s most certainly true. … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Louvre in the Rain”

Photo Essay: The Cathedral of Cologne

In my very first semester of art history back in 2007 I took a class called “The Medieval Cathedral”… not only because I loved Gothic cathedrals ever since I saw one for the first time, but also because my professor had a field trip planned. He had some connections to the stonemasons’ workshop, which could … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Cathedral of Cologne”

Photo Essay: Lisbon’s Road to the Orient

Lisbon is famous for the old medieval quarters and romantic balconies with fresh washed laundry… But the city also has a more modern side to it: The former industrial area in Lisbon’s east had a bad reputation until it was completely remodeled for the world exhibition Expo in 1998. Since 1998 was the 500 year … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Lisbon’s Road to the Orient”

Photo Essay: Love Padlocks in Paris

I know, it’s just such a cliché to photograph love padlocks when in Paris, but how could I not? Love padlocks are basically everywhere there. They are pretty and romantic. And Paris is the city of love after all. The picture above was taken on the pedestrian bridge Pont des Arts, which is one of the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Love Padlocks in Paris”

Photo Essay: A Magical Sunset in Croatia

Overdue, but not forgotten – I just barely had internet access during my stay in Paris. Actually, I don’t have much to say about this photo. I think it speaks for itself: The landscape on Croatia’s islands is stunning – and combined with the setting of the mild October sun the beauty of nature just … Continue reading “Photo Essay: A Magical Sunset in Croatia”

Photo Essay: The Old Grand Piano in a Croatian Backyard

I love looking out for the little things in life: Random constellations in nature, unexpected street art, things that aren’t where they would be found usually, or things that are combined in a remarkably new way… While staying on the island of Krk this fall, I discovered this backyard right behind the house we rented… … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Old Grand Piano in a Croatian Backyard”

Photo Essay: Sweets in Budapest

Why is it that colorful sweets always make for the best pictures? I have no idea. But they really do. Cookies, pastries, candy… sweets always look just insanely delicious in combination! And when displayed like here in Budapest, you could almost be sad that it is impossible to try them all – at least at the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Sweets in Budapest”