Tag Archive: sunset

Enough of politics, diseases and all that stuff. This is a photography blog. 😉
Do you remember my picture of Devil’s Table from August 2020?
I promised to show you the back side of it, so here we go (later as planned, I admit).
Which side do you like more?

January 6th was the birthday of one of my favourite philosophers: Alan Watts. Alas, I missed the opportunity to post something in his honour, so just a small quote today that came into my mind:

“The more we struggle for life (as pleasure), the more we are actually killing what we love.” 
– Alan Watts

And before I wish you all a nice week, here is an alternative shot to this beautiful rock:

I went a bit nearer for this and waited till the sun was lower.
Have a nice one!


Of Endings and Beginnings

A year ended and what a year it was… It is easy to just think about the negative things, but in everything there lies a chance as well.
Many yearn to “go back to normal”. Really? What is considered to be “normal” nowadays? I think we have a chance to establish a new “normal”.
I guess some people learnt that they should not take everything for granted and that health is the most important asset to have.
It was kind of a reality check for many of those living in a consumerist society. At least I hope it was.
I think it is also an opportunity for some to be grateful for what they have: a roof over their head, food, and clothes. This is not normal, when we take a look at the conditions in which many people all over the world have to live.
More than 750.000.000 people are currently living in extreme poverty (https://worldpoverty.io/map).
About 800.000.000 people worldwide are undernourished.
So all of us who are able to look at a screen, have access to the internet, use mobile phones, make an online order any time, etc. should think again when we complain about not being able to fly to an exotic island right now, go skiing, go on a cruise ship, etc.

Anyways, sorry if I sound self-righteous here. It has been a difficult year for most of us, but I’d just like to take the opportunity to remind us to be thankful for the things we have, despite all the terrible things that happened.

I wish you all a happy new year and that you use the opportunity to think over what is or should be “normal”, on the impact our behaviour has on this planet if we go back to business as usual.


Actually I wanted to write a witty allusion to 2001 (the movie), but that would have been too uninspired, I guess. But there, I made it kind of…
This thing is about 8 meters high and weighs 55 tons.
Took several decent shots during sunset, I liked this one most. Maybe I’ll share some alternative versions on my flickr stream in the next days.
(And as always – click to enlarge this one!)

Have a great week everyone!

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Another one from Paris.
The sun was setting, giving this sight a nice backdrop.



Have had this HDR picture for some time on my hard drive…