Month: April 2019

General, Insider tips for Germany, Travel

6 German folk festivals besides Oktoberfest

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The Oktoberfest in Munich is the biggest folk festival in Germany and it’s the most famous fair in the world. That’s why this folk festival goes beyond the borders of Germany. For instance, only in the United States there are over 100 copies of the original German Oktoberfest taking place. Meanwhile, there is even in China an Oktoberfest in the city called Qingdao Allegedly, the Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, called “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati” ist the best of all US copies. I’ve never been in Cincinnati and I cannot compare it with the German original. And if I even would have been in Cincinnati, I could not compare it because I never went to the Oktoberfest in Munich. The reason for that is, that to me as a German, Oktoberfest is nothing special because there a lot of folk festivals spreading across Germany. Actually, almost every German town and city has its own fair. Therefore, I would like to introduce to you some other famous folk festivals in Germany which are at least as good as Oktoberfest. (more…)

Photography, Photoshop & Lightroom

Photoshop’s LAB mode – edit photos like a boss

Photoshop* has tons of features to edit and to retouch photos. As a beginner, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of possibilities and ways how to achieve great results.  Maybe that’s why the most people using Photoshop are not familiar with the so-called LAB mode which lives in a shadowy existence of the RGB mode. But if you delve more into this mode, you will see that the LAB mode brings a lot of advantages the normal RGB mode often cannot provide. Thus, getting closer this topic, you would bring your Photoshop skills to a next level and gain an edge to stand out from the crowd. That’s why I’d like to introduce to you the LAB mode and show you the advantages. (more…)

Germany, Travel

Traveling by train in Germany

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The Germans have different opinions about the German railway company, called Deutsche Bahn [dɔʏtʃə ba:n]. A lot of them love to travel with the “Bahn”, how it’s called in Germany. On the other hand, a lot of people cursing it as unpunctual, as dirty, with bad service, and with a fare system which nobody understands. But in defence of the Deutsche Bahn I need to say that the Germans tend to complain and to grumble often. That’s why we in Germany have a saying, that the Germans have a so-called “whining gene”. Besides that, opinions are very subjective, and if you consider it more objectively, you will find that to travel by train in Germany is not as bad as it’s been told. I’ve been traveling for a couple of years by train across Germany and had mostly good experiences. In this article I’d like to give you some information about traveling by train in Germany. (more…)

France, Travel

Things to do in Marseille – Château d’If

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Have you ever read the book “The Count of Monte Cristo” by the great french writer Alexandre Dumas? If so, you surely remember the beginning of the story as the protagonist Edmond Dantès was imprisoned in the prison called Château d’If. To visit this place was for me something special as I loved to read “The Count of Monte Cristo”. After you’ve read this article, maybe you would feel the pleasure to read the book too and then to visit this Château to get close with this thrilling adventure novel. So read on, folks.
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Stock images, Wallpapers

Muscle Cars – free download

Do you like muscle cars and would you like to have a couple of pictures? In this post I give you a possibility to download five photos of differen muscle cars. I shot them on a Shelby event last year, and you can have them for free, folks.

The only thing you have to do, is to share this post on Facebook. After done, the download button will unlock and you can start the download. Enjoy! (more…)

Snoopy Alien