Photo: Vintage Trabant

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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.

Impressive!

Photo: Altes Stadthaus Strausberg

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!

Definitely worth your attention.

Ninety Minutes to #Berlin

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250km/h. Don’t try this at home.

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.

Ninety. Minutes. From Hannover. To Berlin.

And yes: Spandau is not Berlin. But from Hannover to Spandau, it will only take around 75 minutes.

Driver

2.51mm F/2.0 1/100s ISO94, HTC U12+, filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC

Some minutes ago, I drove my children back home to their mom. After releasing them at home, I played a little bit with my HTC U12+ and enjoyed its front camera’s ability to add fake bokeh to selfies.

I like this picture!

For the winners

3.95mm F/1.8 1/100s ISO400, Huawei P20 Pro, filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC

Today, a ballroom tournament takes place in the wonderful Tanzschule am Bürgerpark in Berlin Pankow.

The team has prepared everything and is ready for some great competition. And the winners will receive and glory and those wonderful cups.

Go for it!

The good old times

The other day, I was driving with my girlfriend through Berlin Köpenick. Suddenly, this old tram crossed my way and I was able to capture this cool shot. I used such a tram myself back in the day when I was a kid.

Most people tend to think, that these trams were built in the 50s and 60s, but actually their origin is far older – the base is actually from the 1920s. These trams were built since the East-Berlin public transportation authority was not able to buy enough new trams back then.

So, everytime I see one of these, I actually see something originally built nearly hundred years ago.

4.46mm F/1.8 1/4673s ISO54

Google Pixel 2 XL, heavily filtered using Adobe Lightroom CC and Google Snapseed