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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Old house




Haus Langendreer, Bochum, February 2011.

This house was part of a manor, it's mentoined first 1266.
I like this pediment stairs (German: Treppengiebel). And when I see this old rough stones, I think about time.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Closer to the sky - Nanga Parbat


View from the Karakorum Highway.


Closer to this awesome mountain: in the Tarashing Valley, Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. March 2009.

That's where the trekking of the Rupal face of Nanga Parbat starts.

For our family it was an big adventure to come here.
Watch our impressions in this video: Im Himalaya

For more Sky Watch from around the world, go to Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meeting


My son Thomas with nomadic gold-hunters. Several families live along the Indus River in tents. We met those people while walking a street and waiting for a possibility to hitchhike to Astor.
The surrounding mountains are stunning (from this point the Nanga Parbat is visible). The Indus runs through this rough stone "desert". But get in touch with these people was a highlight.

To travel with small children was easy for us. One thing is important: Time. Time to adapt.

Karakorum, Pakistan, March 2009.

F is for Faces




In the Karakorum, near the Indus River, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, March 2009.

This is my ABC Wednesday. To watch more go to this site from Mrs. Nesbitt.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Underground


Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station), February 2011.

Every working day this is my way back home. I come from the train (S-Bahn) and go to the underground tram (U-Bahn).

Friday, February 18, 2011

In the big mirror


Inside the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, May 2009.

More Weekend reflections from around the world.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tropical sky


In Nuevo Rocafuerte, on the Rio Napo, Ecuador, January 2010.

The Rio Napo is a tributary to the Amazon River that rises in Ecuador.

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Sign #4


Kozikhode, Kerala, India, December 2008.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

E is for Elephant


While driving across Africa from south to north, we saw this sign before. But there were only big patches of feces on the street. No elephants. For example on the Caprivi Strip in the north of Namibia.


In Tanzania we saw wild elephants for our first time. Fantastic! GREAT

This was while driving on a normal street, which goes through Mikumi National Park, in April 2010.
We deceided then to spend an extra day there and watch some more wild animals.

This is my ABC Wednesday. To watch more go to this site from Mrs. Nesbitt.

Sign #3


In the Beijing Subway, China, May 2009.

It's easy to get around with this metro. And be sure: someone is watching.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sign


On Hongshan or the Red Mountain, Ürümqi, China, May 2009.

Maybe my english is not so different from this.

I will post some more signs this week.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

China - reflection


In front of the new Xinjiang Museum in Ürümqi, China, May 2009.

More Weekend reflections from around the world.

China #7

On the road from Kashgar to Ürümqi in Xinjiang. We had to stop. What's wrong?



In the middle of nowhere.


In the small settlement was a workshop. And they repaired the other spare tyre.


China, May 2009.

Friday, February 11, 2011

China #6


At the famos landscape Hongshan Park.


In Ürümqi, the most remote city from any sea in the world. It is about 1,400 miles (2,500 km) from the nearest coastline. It's the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China May 2009.

More Sky Watch Friday here.

Sorry, if you couldn't find this page. This post dissapered. I created it again.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

China #5

Andreas at a place to rest.

We traveled two days with this sleeper bus.
Waiting. On the Silk Road, May 2009.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

China #4 - D is for desert

On the Silk Road between Kashgar and Ürümqi in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

ABC Wednesday from all over the world you find here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

China #3


Cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions, still alive.
Delicacies, in Beijing, May 2009.

Here you can buy it. But I haven't seen one eating this.

Monday, February 7, 2011

China #2

On the border between Pakistan and China, May 2009.

All this people are from our bus and we had to wait for the first border control. Not easy at the heights of 4693 metres (15397 ft). We felt dissy.
Before I posted some information about this border at the Khunjerab Pass. See here.


The road to Kashgar.


Typical houses in the far west of the autonomous region Xinjiang.

The Karakoram Highway is for me one of the most interesting roads of the world. Really worth the effort.

A sandstorm in Tashkurgan. That's the town with the immigration office and the big border control.
A long road to Kashgar.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

China


In Beijing, Wangujing Street Area, May 2009.


I will post some more photos from China this week.

Saturday, February 5, 2011