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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

K is for Kids

Thomas enjoys the time with this little boy (can you read what's on his shirt?), in Moyale, Ethiopia, May 2010.

My sons Andreas and Thomas, playing together in Tumbaco near Quito, Ecuador, January 2010.

Linked to ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Forest


This forest is around 100 meter from our house away. And we like to be in there.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nelson Bridge

Nelson Bridge over the Kootenay Lake, British Columbia (BC), Canada, July 2009.
We spend a great day on the beach and in the water.


We walked on this bridge while crossing BC by foot, 1000 kilometers (in two month) from Vancouver to Cranbrook.

And I love Nelson. Such a cool small place, in Summer.

Linked to Sunday Bridges

Friday, March 25, 2011

In Ethiopia #2

This bridge was under construction. View out of the window from our bus.

The road work is done by hand, without big machines.

Market in Konso.

A typical shop. The yellow cans are used to carry water.

In front of our hotel accommodation in Dimeka: Thomas plays with other small children.

Southwestern Ethiopia, May 2010

Linked to Weekend reflections

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In Ethiopia

Rain will come.

View out of our bus window. After the rain.

Most people carry heavy load, like wood or water.

Southwestern Ethiopia, May 2010

Linked to Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another bus, another day

Difficult road after some rain. While crossing this water we had to step out of the bus. And the bus made it.
Near Keyafa, Southwestern Ethiopia, May 2010

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Journey by bus

A stop to load more firewood on top of the bus. My little son Thomas is watching out of the last window. There is something going on.

Livestock transport inside the bus.


Southwestern Ethiopia, May 2010

This Journey by bus was part our travel across Africa. Every stop was a surprise, what are they loading. For us its a great way to travel by local transport.

I will post more photos the next days.

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Spring in downtown

Dortmund, March 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Istanbul #2


Another shot from the shore of the Bosphorus.
This couple is having a chai for sunset.
View over the Bosphorus from Üsküdar on the Asian side, towards the historic Peninsula with Eminönu in Europe. November 2008.

This shot is part of The Weekend in Black and White.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Reflections in downtown #2


Denver, Colorado, USA, September 2009.
As you may expect, it's not me who took this photo. My husband Hans did it.
And our travel photos are work from both of us.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Someone is watching

On a permanent camp site in Austria. August 2008.

I like the way how this permanent camper is playing with the
prejudice. While waking along the Danube we stayed in our tent on camp sites. Often there is a big gab between the people who stay there and the people who move on (mostly by bike) and only carry light. Permanent campers keep an eye on their exactly trimmed lawn and hedge.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Istanbul


Time for a chai (turkish tea)

View over the Bosphorus from Üsküdar on the Asian side, towards the historic Peninsula with Eminönu in Europe. November 2008.

After spending three weeks in this fascinating city (while traveling over land to Iran), I call Istanbul one of my favorite big cities in the world. I love the uniqueness, the very special atmosphere.

Linked to ABC Wednesday

Linked to Sky Watch Friday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blossoms

Forsythia, March 2011, Lünen, Germany.

For me the yellow blossoms from the Forsythia are a first sign that spring is coming. I love that yellow. Today I see it everywhere. Wide open.

Linked to Mellow Yellow Monday

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Goats on the road

Southwestern Ethiopia, May 2010
While driving in a crowded local bus we met more animals and people on the street than cars or busses. A real scenic road in the mountains.

This is my Shadow Shot Sunday. To watch more participants from around the world, go to Shadow Shot Sunday from Hey Harriet.

Sunrise over the lake

Yellowstone National Park, USA, August 2009.
Somewhere in the wild, on our hiking tour. I mentoined our wilderness trip in this post before.

This shot is part of The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Outside mirror


In Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, May 2010.
We traveled a lot in this minibusses.

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Sunset

Sky in Wadi Halfa. In the backgound you may see the Lake Nasser. Sudan, June 2010.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

H is for Hotel


Not the typical hotel. But a possibility to spend the night in a desert town in Sudan. We had a seperate room. It was so hot in it, much better to sleep outside. Wadi Halfa, June 2010.

While traveling in Africa northbound, now by bus, we stopped several times in Northern Sudan in small towns on the Nile River for one or two nights. In Wadi Halfa we had to wait for the ferry to cross Lake Nubia (Lake Nassa) to Egypt.


In Abri, a small town on the Nile. There was just one hotel, so no choice. But we had a place in front of our room to sleep under the open sky. A relief from the heat. At daytime the heat is incredible. I have never been in a hot place like this before.

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

Woman


For the International Woman's Day I choose these photos. Siama and her mother Josephine live in a slum in the center from Islamabad at the Sitara Market. Pakistan, May 2009.


It's hard for them to find a job. Siama showed me here references, she has worked in households for many years. This paper was for her a piece of hope. And she is hoping for a call.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Black and white – shadow


The same photo in color and some information you find in my previous post Shadow – old meets new
This shot is part of The Weekend in Black and White.

Shadow – old meets new


In the background Haus Langendreer in Bochum (built around 1300, I mentioned before) which is used as an administration for a school complex with three schools. The roof is a bus waiting area at one new school.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hauptbahnhof #3


Another window in the main station Dortmund, from inside.


The front from the entrance hall. Each window has a different design. March 2011.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Old house - reflection


This is the decorativ entrance to Haus Langendreer in Bochum. The house was built around 1300. More photos are in the previous post old house.


March 2011

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