Almost the same

February 16, 2015 / 6 comments

It’s cold in December in Vilnus, especially for us “tourists” from Israel, who are “spoiled” by sun and hot weather. We saw the booth of Iliana and her husband with a great variety of wool goods from scarves and socks to gorgeous felt vests and coats. First we called on incidentally led by curiosity and…

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Lennart the Sailing Racer

February 6, 2015 / 11 comments

The wind was so cold this morning I couldn’t hold my camera properly, risking to drop it on the rocks of a wavebreaker. When I walked to the nearby harbor, the Ijsselmeer lake looked very angry, the coast was deserted, the beach café closed till Spring, and I thought my chances to meet someone were narrowed…

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the adventurous sisters

February 1, 2015 / 5 comments

i met the girls (sofia 12 and alessia 15) on the top of a zip lining tower at the moaning cavern near angels camp, california, waiting for the race. while it was the first time for me and her father they were experienced flyers and wanted to do the ‘super hero style’ this time, which…

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straight faced kindness

January 27, 2015 / 4 comments

when i stepped into “fat freddy’s” bar and diner in jackson, california, by noon it was dark inside. only a few figures at the bar were drinking beer. nobody seemed to notice me. but as soon as i seated myself and studied the menue the barman slowly went to the end of the counter, grabbed…

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uncle oh playing wood ball woola

January 11, 2015 / 3 comments

Oh Ow Kee is now 72 years old and he lives in Singapore. And he is kind of famous. Not the kind of fame like a TV star but when you search his name on google, many hits with information and images come up. I always used to see him in front of the Takashimaya…

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she reads playboy

December 6, 2014 / 0 comments

the first outdoor lunch i ever had in munich was in a little italian restaurant. i had penne arrabiata. the chef is from sicilia and used to prepare it extra spicy. i had some bottles of water and ordered more bread twice. since then and within 8 years i lived in munich before i left…

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a man and his toy chicken

December 1, 2014 / 0 comments

I met the little boy during a diving vacation in Wakatobi, a small group of islands in the southeast of Sulawesi. The village is on a small island right next to the very secluded Wakatobi Dive Resort. People here live mostly from fishing and nowadays also from having jobs at the dive resort. It’s a…

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i am a father

November 25, 2014 / 3 comments

“what do you do?” “i am a father. three kids and my baby carries the fourth.” or was it the fifth? jeremiah is one of the frequent customers in the ski inn in bombay beach, a very small trailer park community right on the east shore of the salton sea, the largest lake in california…

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woman with hat

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

actually i don’t like portraits in portrait mode, but as you might see it was impossible to squeeze this hat into a landscape frame. normally i don’t ask people for their portrait only and not talk to them for some other reason. but this was a different approach. i saw  this beautiful lady with her artsy…

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tel aviv babel

November 4, 2014 / 0 comments

the bauhaus center in tel aviv is located in the center of the so called white city (the world’s largest district of bauhaus and international style architecture) at 99 dizengoff street close to the zina dizengoff square. one day i took the self guided audio tour with a rented mp3 player and a map which…

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