Chill time in Bali

We decided to have a short stop over in Bali on this trip to Prince John Dive Resort in Donggala on Western Sulawesi.

Even though I’m jet-lagged I really do enjoy the fresh Bintang beer while watching the waves on Kuta beach. It goes without saying that our first move in the hotel was up to the rooftop swimming pool 

 Shortly after we were heading to a massage center. Hey 1,5 hours go for less than 10€! That’s more than reasonable to get all your muscles and bones back into place after more than 15 hours in three different planes.

Now it’s Bintang time, watching the ocean, listening to music and waiting for the sun to set…. If the jetlag doesn’t pull us to dreamland before ;)


fresh Bintang beer- what else?



Climate change

A lot of people are talking about climate change. I witnessed it personnally during my stay in Austria last month. We were visiting the Grossglockner glacier. A funicular carries tourists down to the foot of the glacier….well down where the glacier used to be!

From there you still have to hike for a while to touch the ice. On the way down from the valley station of the cable car you can see sign which give you the glacier position at a given year. Watch for yourself!

Here a view down to the end of the funicular. No ice visible.

I took two images of the position signs : 1985 which was exactly 30 years ago and 1970, the year I was born. The view is quite striking, scaring.

What will be left here in 5 or 10 years?

Here a panoramic view from the top of the cable car

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Photo Expo in Luxembourg City

Rumi – “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you.”

If you happen to stroll through Luxembourg-City you might get a glimpse on a small expo on some of my Underwater photography work. Eight images are exposed at Optique Rodenbourg.
Si vous vous promenez à Luxembourg -Ville vous allez peut-être appercevoir une petite exposition de certaines de mes images sous-marines. Huit photos sont actuellement exposées chez Optique Rodenbourg

Here you get a better glimpse at the exposed images.
Voici un meilleur aperçu de ces images.

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Upper Sure lake from above

I finally found the panorama vista I was looking for. A viewpoint to catch most of the Upper Sure Lake.

I took some images in the early evening and then at night. Most of the images are panoramas stitched together in Kolor’s AutoPano Pro.

Here are the early evening images

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Then came the night with all the stars and the village lights of Lultzhuasen and Insenbron spread a warm light

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on my way back to the car I couldn’t resist taking another pano of the Milky Way over the fields of Kaundorf

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All picture can be seen in high resolution on flickr