Berlin: Backside of Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW

Berlin: Backside of Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW

View on the Backside of Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW in Berlin Tiergarten. On the right you can see the bell tower housing the Carillon, a large, manually played concert instrument, comprising 68 bells weighing a total of 48 metric tonnes.

Find out more about the Berlin Carillon and when it is played live on the website at www.carillon-berlin.de.

Inside Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Inside Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Upstairs / inside the freshly renovated Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW.

Malmö Coastline and Turning Torso

Malmö Coastline and Turning Torso

Near the Västra Hamnen area you will not only find nice beaches “Ribersborgsstranden” (Ribersborg Beach) – also a reserved beach area for dogs – but also green. Thousands of square meters of nicely cut grass to sit on, have a picnic, spend time with friends and family. Or just go for a walk and enjoy the view to the baltic sea, the Öresund Bridge and the Malmö skyline – like for example – the Turning Torso.

Boats at Malmö Västra Hamnen Marina

Boats at Malmö Västra Hamnen Marina

Near Västra Hamnen you can find different marinas – or is it a marina? It looks more like a public parking for boats to me – but anyways… Boats. In the distance you can see the Öresund Bridge.

The picture is taken from the pedestrian bridge connecting Propellergatan

Malmö Architecture: Turning Torso in Västra Hamnen

Malmö Architecture: Turning Torso in Västra Hamnen

View to the Turning Torso from in front of a supermarket in Västra Hamnen.

Classic Cars in the Port of Helsinki

Classic Cars in the Port of Helsinki

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Waiting for the boarding of the ferry to Stockholm we were kind of lucky. Next to us – or actually all around us a number of Classic Cars were waiting with us. Buicks, Chevrolets, Cadillacs, a few Ford Mustang – all there. Beautiful.

Doing a little research we found out that the Classic Cars were heading towards a Classic Car festival in Sweden – the Power Big Meet car show. With about 25.000 cars attending the Power Big Meet is the world’s largest classic car show. Find out more on this page at Wikipedia or on the car show’s homepage at bigmeet.com.

Helsinki Cathedral and Market Square as seen from the Sea

Helsinki Cathedral and Market Square as seen from the Sea

The Helsinki Cathedral (Finnish: Helsingin tuomiokirkko, Suurkirkko; Swedish: Helsingfors domkyrka, Storkyrkan) and the central Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish, Salutorget in Swedish) as seen from the Sea. We took a boat from the Market Square to one of the islands around Helsinki and enjoyed this great view.

Find this photo on instagram right here.

Helsinki: Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square

Helsinki: Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square

I took this photo when we were taking a boat from the market square to the islands around Helsinki. In the foreground you see the lively central Market Square – in the background the impressive Uspenski Cathedral. On the right side the iconic Stora Enso building by Alvar Aalto form 1962, also known as “The Sugar Cube” because of its exterior made of pure white Carrara marble.

Helsinki: Merihaka Skyline

Helsinki: Merihaka Skyline

One of my favourite Helsinki skyline views – to the skyline of Merihaka. The photo was basically shot in the middle of the night – a quarter to midnight to be exact.

Cruise Ship Deutschland in Helsinki

Cruise Ship Deutschland in Helsinki

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The Cruise Ship MS Deutschland in Helsinki. The ship is a high class Cruise Ship – sailing the seven seas. In Germany the Deutschland is very well known for its TV appearance in the TV series “Traumschiff” (Dream Ship / Ship of Dreams).

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