A rock by the sea near Tammisaari / Ekenäs. Why i took this picture? The rock has a few details that i found quite fascinating. First you can see how the rock was basically formed or even folded. In the middle of the picture you can see such a fold. And then there are the scratches the glaciers applied to the rock when they moved south. You can see such scratches or sanding marks on rocks literally everywhere across Finland.
Well – and in the background you can see sun setting and the Baltic Sea – which is always a nice photo opportunity. And there is even a small beach, which is rather rare in Finland.
Here’s a closeup of a glacial bedrock with its scratches and the fold near Tammisaari, Finland. The straight scratches were formed by rock fragments being dragged across the finish landscape by glaciers.
A close-up photo of the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Uusimaa. The photo was taken from the backside of the Cathedral – either from Pormestarinrinne or Rahapajankatu. (Now that I’m trying to figure out what street it actually was I have to learn that it’s hard to tell, because they basically meet right behind the Cathedral.)
A front view of Viking cruiseferry Cinderella arriving at Stockholm. In the background you see the skyline of Stockholm’s city center as seen from the Viking ferry terminal in Stadsgården.
The Viking cruiseferry Cinderella arriving in Stockholm. In the background you can see parts of Stockholm’s popular amusement park Gröna Lund, founded in 1883.
Sunset at Mauerpark – the sunlight is reflecting in this graffiti on the graffiti wall in Mauerpark. The wall is not the Berlin Wall – but it was actually part of the border installations. So back in the days when Berlin was separated there was no way to get even close to this wall. Today it is open to the public – everybody is allowed to add her/his art piece to the collection. But please, when you’re done, don’t forget take your trash with you.
The fountain in front of the Orangery Palace at Sanssouci Park Potsdam is a popular photo opportunity – which makes it a bit difficult to take a photo here. There is basicalyy always somebody or some couple posing in front of you. But – when taking pictures one should probably not complain about people taking pictures.
A HDR image of sunset at Danziger Strasse in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, near Schliemannstrasse. The rails of the tram line M10 seem to lead right into the light. In the very center of the image, right above the sun, you can see one of the flood light poles of the football stadium next to Mauerpark. Right below the sun you can see parts of the U-Bahn station Eberswalder Strasse.
View from Brygga 1 – the bridge to Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, a historical wodden bath house and restaurant a.k.a. Kallis.