surrounded by blue

October 9, 2015 / 3 comments

It’s easy to meet people on the street and take there picture. However, a real conversation besides exchanging a couple of words is hardly possible. This old man sitting in front of his blue house in the old city of jaisalmer was different. Mool Raj Acharieya had been waiting for visitors walking by to invite…

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the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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free hugs

June 8, 2015 / 0 comments

On the way back from picking up my mobile phone at the police’ lost and found office my friend Nico and I passed by Liberty Square again. We found a group of young people offering free hugs. It turned out the students from Yang Ming University were not only there to give free hugs and…

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like kids do

January 6, 2015 / 6 comments

2009 i visited the sultanate oman the first time. i was impressed by the astonish variety and beauty of the landscape and the exceptional kindness of the people. the oman people have such a positive spirit and friendly manner that is also expressed by their mostly colorful and casual way of wearing clothes and the…

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punch anybody?

December 24, 2014 / 0 comments

this was a typical beginning of a story that happens to be quite regularly. i visited the last year’s christmas market with my bronica s2a, which for non-(analog)photographers eyes looks like a very strange object. i took two pictures nearby the punch stand and the two owners observed me with interest, wondering what i was…

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arcade lovers

October 31, 2014 / 2 comments

i was used to be a gamer girl, not very serious but i own a bunch of gaming consoles and i even had one my father brought from a travel back in my gdr childhood. it was an 80’s atari (don’t recall the model number) and i played ‘pac man’ all day long (when my…

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day of the finals

October 29, 2014 / 0 comments

the scenic byway through the high desert of oregon is one of the most beautiful roads in the western u.s. the john day fossil beds painted hills unit is a must see in that area. and a must see is that little town named prairie city. it has an historic hotel worth to stay, a…

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walking together

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

i travelled to israel for 10 days by my own. i have good friends over there so i wasn’t alone all the time. but when i was alone i was’nt it very long. i had an apartment in ben yehuda street in tel aviv very close to the beach. one day i decided to walk…

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before and after

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

retired people have lots of time. they have so much time that they are busy all day long. and the earlier they retire the busier they become over years. bob retired from the army and he is busy like hell. when i came along his place in a small town of victorian style in california…

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