Sitting in Barcelona, Spain. Wearing my Indian shirt. Drinking my US-branded coffee. Paying with my UK-based credit card. Loving my German glasses. Shot this picture with my Chinese-manufactured iPhone XS Max.
4.25mm F/1.7 1/17s ISO800, OnePlus 6, filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC, book currently read: “Quicksilver” by Neal Stephenson
At the end of a very busy, exhausting and stressful week, I took out my 5 year old Kindle Paperwhite and decided to read a book. Without disturbances and notifications, without video, color or any other distraction from the only one interesting thing: The book’s content.
As if mother nature is supporting this, today is a very peaceful and quite day. The cats are playing outdoors, the birds are quite silent, my younger son plays some games on his Android phone, the elder one still sleeps and my beautiful girlfriend watches some TV shows on her iPad, wearing her headphones.
So, the world around me is quite silent. I hope, it will remain that way for a while, since I enjoy it.
50mm F/6.3 1/1250s ISO200, Sony Alpha II with Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 vintage lens, filtered using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Once upon a time (some 30 years ago), you had to wait up to 18 years for such a car – usually, the East-Germans ordered one after having given birth to a child. The Trabant was the only affordable car in East-Germany and was a super robust vehicle, which still runs today to thousands.
4.30mm F/1.5 1/3650s ISO50, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC
Today, my beautiful girlfriend and I went for some breakfast. We decided to visit the Milchbar Café in Strausberg, located in the very beautiful and picturesque old town. You should visit both – the cafe as well as the old town of Strausberg!
While heading back home from Frankfurt to Berlin, I had to change trains in Hannover. From there to Berlin the distance is quite exactly 300km. Have you ever tried doing this on the infamous A2 Autobahn? It will usually take around three to four hours, often even more.
In comparison, the ICE train I’m currently in will do the same distance in less than ninety minutes.
4.25mm F/1.7 1/1050s ISO100, OnePlus 6, filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC
For the past three days, I was delivering a Xamarin Training in Munich. My – very awful – hotel was located near Munich Central Station and Theresienwiese. Best thing about it was St. Paul being in very close sight.