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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Town hall

Lünen Rathaus – town hall – the only high building in town, July 2011.


Lünen, where I live now. You see the same building and some information on my post L is for Lünen.
By the way, what do you think about linking back to my own posts?

Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, July 29, 2011

I love libraries – 4

Salt Lake City Public Library, USA, September 2009
And I mentioned here why this is my favorite.

Linked to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Under construction


Lünen, July 2011
The pedestrian zone gets a  new surface. For me a good photo opportunity and for my little son great to watch.

Linked to Thursday Challenge, this weeks theme is "Construction".

Evening sky at Mariposa Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, August 2009
Linked to Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shipping signs at the Danube



Every hundred meters, in Austria near Tulln, August 2008

Kilometric sign in Oltenita, Romania, Oktober 2008

The hecto metric signs are the red numbers on the white ground along the Danube. That's a  lot of work to paint the stones. Kilometric signs are white on black boards.

Linked to signs, signs



Up and down

The paternoster in the town hall, Lünen yesterday
Not for public use anymore, only employees from the Stadt Lünen are allowed to use this paternoster.

Monday, July 25, 2011

To go by bus is different

This afternoon, on the way to Waltrop

Indeed photos from my travel look different to the ones from here.

I miss the wilderness. I miss exotic. I miss nature. I miss adventure.

So there will be more pics from there.


In Ethiopia, on the way from Konso to Dimeka, May 2010


In Kenya, on the way from Nairobi to Moyale, May 2010
this is the bus, in the north of Kenya, close to the border, only gravel from Marsabit on
My ABC Wednesday for the letter B is bus. For sure I like to go by bus.

Linked to My World Tuesday

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Busy


Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), July 2011
Last friday the school holidays started here in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Linked to The Weekend in Black and White

Canadian lake

St. Marys Lake, BC, Canada, July 2009
Fantastic hiking in Canada. Sometimes we walked on Forest Service Roads (on the post below too) from one lake to another over the mountains.
Easy to find a place for the tent for the night.

Linked to Weekend Reflections.
Linked to Scenic Sunday and linked to Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

Shadow hut

Near Redding Creek Rd., British Columbia, Canada, July 2009
Linked to Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A is for Amazon



These people come close to our ship and wait for plastik bags with t-shirts.


On board from our cargo and passanger ship, the only private area is your hammock

Thomas and his friends

chicken, turtel, little monkeys on the passanger deck


Andreas watches a small village

The men bring bananas and pigs on board
All photos between Pantoja (Peru) and Belem (Brazil). That was a long trip. One of our biggest adventures.
And, you know, I love the Amazon.

Linked to ABC Wednesday

My related posts for the Amazon

Tres Fronteras

Going in a small boat from Peru to Brazil, February 2010

From Wikipedia:
Tres Fronteras (Portuguese: Três Fronteiras) is the Spanish name for an area of the Amazon Rainforest, noted for its natural beauty, where Brazil, Peru, and Colombia meet. Cities near here are Tabatinga, Leticia, and Santa Rosa de Yavari, this latter on an island in front of Leticia.

A very interesting stop on our trip down the Amazon in this three cities and three countries all so close together. But try to imagine how hot and humid it is.

By ship we came in two days from Iquitos (Peru), spend one night in the very quite Santa Rosa (no cars), spend three more nights in Tabatinga. To Leticia we drove by mini bus to change money.

Our trip on the Amazon continued from Tabatinga to Manaus (Brazil). Again two days on a local ship. All easy to organize while we were there.

I posted some photos from this leg before.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Morning sky at the Zambesi

Camping in Katina Mulilo, Namibia, April 2010
Imaging you wake up in your tent and have a look around.

The Zambesi is the border river to Zambia.

Linked to to Sky Watch Friday.
Linked to Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zambia

In the north of Zambia, March 2010


What a fascinating country. Unbelievable nature and friendly people. And the north is very quiet.

In Lusaka we met Patrick (via couchsurfing.org). Watch a video about our visit here on You Tube. He lives outside the slum Chawarma and has a small traditionell restaurant (he cooks only on charcoal ) in the Tourismen Ministry Building in Lusaka. The video is mainly in english.

Linked to ABC Wednesday

Monday, July 11, 2011

Backbone

"Show your backbone", Bochum, May 2011
Today evening (out of the car), in Waltrop
Linked to My World Tuesday

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The road less traveled ...

In the south of Namibia, March 2010
... does look like the the road to nowhere.