Buzzing metropole and quiet country life – that’s Toronto

May 2018 – I have done a lot of walking and driving through Toronto and its countryside during my one week stay but still I have just seen a glimpse of this picturesque country. I gotta say – the stereotype that Canadians are always friendly and helpful is true. I didn’t come across a moose or beaver, so I guess I have to come back for a longer road trip.

 

Snapshots from Sicily

March 2018 – Nature, history, culture and four seasons – Sicilys east coast has it all.

finding serenity in Nepal

February until March 2018  – Nepal is a country of great varieties, lots of colours, great people and the perfect place to find serenity. And a perfect place to dive into photographic mania.

Helsinki attitude

January 2018 – What to do with a 4 hour layover in Helsinki? Fighting rain and wind to get at least some snap shots.

waiting for the arctic lights in Inari

December 2017 until January 2018 – I spent one amazing week in Ivalo, Finland but wasn’t lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Maybe next time…

Photo courtesy: Tim Sieck and Dee Ree

 

End of summer in Ocean City

October 2017 – strolling around the US East coast summer hot spot during off-season 

short Jersey time out

July 2017 – sometimes you better focus on yourself than chasing the world

The liberation of Mosul

May until June 2017 – After the terrorist organisation ISIS captured Mosul in Northern Iraq in June 2014 and announced its infamous caliphate, a battle of Mosul for its liberation started in November 2016 with the cooperation of the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Federal Police, Kurdish Peshmerga Forces and a US-led international coalition.

[UPATE:] In July 2017 the city was fully liberated which was displayed with the visit of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on July 9th 2017.

 

Terror attack on Westminster Bridge, London

March 2017 – A man in a van, armed with a knife, attacked pedestrians and a police officer on Westminster Bridge in London on March 22nd, leaving 4 civilians, 1 police officer and the attacker, shot by police, dead.