Portrait of a Figure

I saw this figure in front of a Chinese restaurant and decided to take a photo because I did take different photos of figures in the past. While the colored original was fine, I liked it a lot more in black and white. This was shot with my 50mm lens and I think it’s a great portrait lens too. I actually shoot most of my family or friends portraits with that lens too. Continue reading Portrait of a Figure

Sailor Figure

Above is a portrait that I shot of a figure that seems to present a sailor. These or similar figures are not very uncommon here at the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Especially near the beaches, you can often find similar figures in front of restaurants, and some are memorials at hidden places. I can’t recall if there was a story related to the figure in my picture, because sometimes there are small signs that tell you what the figure is about. But I think the sailor in my picture was just decoration in front of a restaurant near the … Continue reading Sailor Figure

Otto von Bismarck Memorial in Lübeck near the Train Station

This is a Memorial of Otto von Bismarck (Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen) who was a prussian Prime Minister from 1862 to 1890 and at the same Time from 1867 to 1871 the Federal Chancellor of the North German Confederation (Nordeutscher Bund). Later he became Reichs Chancellor of the German Empire (Deutsches Reich) in the Time from 1871 to 1890. I guess a lot of People know him but there are more Detailed Infos about him on Wikipedia if you are interested in History and if you want to read a lot of Details. This is one of many Bismarck … Continue reading Otto von Bismarck Memorial in Lübeck near the Train Station