A Power Plant in a Small German Town

I spent the first night in Boehlen, Germany. It was a tiny town about an hour south of Leipzig. I noticed when I drove up that there was a power plant there right by the town.
A Nuclear Plant in a Small German Town

Electric Skies over Disney

Here is another shot from later in the fireworks show at Disneyworld.
Electric Skies over Disney

The Baby – A baby macaque with his dad in the distance in front of the inky blackness of the Batu Caves

Baby monkeys are cute… you can see his dad sitting in the distance keeping a lookout. This was shot deep inside the Batu Caves in Malaysia. The blackness behind them is one of the large vault rooms of the cave.
The Baby

The Genesis Project

We went out into the extremities of Iceland to get this shot. The earth was brittle and you had to watch where you were stepping. Some parts were mossy and full of life while just a few meters away there were pools of boiling acid and boiling sulfur.

The second shot I posted is an older one from Iceland that I wanted to re-post because I like it so much!
The Genesis Project

Cleaving the Earth

They Know Everything About You

Moving from courtyard to court hard within the temple, I came across these three monks in their bright orange robes.

They Know Everything About You

The Ferry Port of Hong Kong

This was taken around 11 PM after I took the ferry back from Kowloon to the island of Hong Kong. The big building there is the controversial IFC2 building that went against the city building codes by exceeding the visible height of the nearby mountains.
The Ferry Port of Hong Kong

Dresden Frauenkirche

This church was completely destroyed during the firebombing and was just rebuilt and completed late last year. I was very lucky to capture it without anyone standing in the middle of the shot!
Dresden Frauenkirche

The Wooden Hull of the German UBoat

I found this deep in Leipzig.
The Wooden Hull of the German UBoat

Stuck in Germany – Dresden After the Bombing, Way after the Bombing

After the carpet bombing from the American and the British in 1945, the city of Dresden was left in ruins. in the past 60 years, the city has been meticulously rebuilt to its former glory.

I had a busy week at the game show in Leipzig… did some good deals and had good meetings… and I took the train on Saturday to Dresden to explore while all the other game people seem to go out to bars until 4 AM and drink, well, like Germans. I don’t know if I am lame for going to bed early then waking up at 6 AM to catch an early train to a city to explore, but that’s okay with me. Just me and my ipod and my camera…

I’ve been completely blown away by Dresden. It was recommended to me by a few friends and after spending the day there, I have to say that it compares closely to some of my best photography days around Italy or France. The Baroque architecture is stunning and it is completely unique and charming. I wish I had more time there, but I did get a bunch of good shots I will sprinkle into my stream in coming weeks.

I’m off to Ukraine next… Aeroflot here I come. I hope the mechanic does not come down the aisle again making a collection to buy a part for the plane. That never inspires confidence.

Stück in Germany - Dresden After the Bombing, Way after the Bombing

The Cathedral after sunset in Halle, Germany

I had a business dinner tonight in Halle, which is about a 45 minute and 45 euro taxi ride from Leipzig. On the way to dinner, my meetingee and I stopped to grab some shots of this old Cathedral near the town square.

This is also the place where Georg Friedrich Händel was born.
The Cathedral in Halle, Germany

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