I love Bremen

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I have lived my whole life in this city. When I was younger, I always wanted to move away as soon as I would graduate from school. I thought Bremen was too small, a little boring and had no good future opportunities. Although the latter is partly true because finding a job here is not easy, I think differently now. This city is really worth living in. It’s green, has old traditions and a lively night-life and I still discover parts of it that I never knew before. These photos are just a glimpse of Bremen’s beauty and I mean to show you other popular places as soon as I find time to take some pictures! ūüôā

Part One: Twilight Hour in the Heart of the City

Bremen Schlachte Weser

Twilight hour above the Weser. You see the illuminated promenade “Schlachte” on the right side of the river.

Bremen Schlachte Weser

The Schlachte with its ship quays. The square tower with blue light in the distance is the Wesertower.

Bremen Rathaus

The town hall of Bremen, a UNESCO cultural heritage from 13th century.

Bremen Rathaus

On the left side you see the “Roland”, a statue of a knight that symbolizes the freedom of the city.

Bremen St Petri Dome

The St Petri Dome of Bremen is like the town hall one of the old historical building surrounding the central market place.

Five Shades of Uluru

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This is not just a big red rock in the middle of nowhere. It’s a sacred place for the Aboriginal people and the most stunning natural wonder I have ever seen!¬†Uluru¬†(or Ayers¬†Rock as the white¬†people call it)¬†has a kind of energy to it that is hard to describe. Standing in front of it you will only see solid walls of rock and you’ll¬†feel tiny like an ant, unimportant and still so blessed to¬†see this¬†place. Depending on day time and light¬†conditions Uluru will change its face¬†and color many times, sometimes even within minutes… The following pictures were all taken at the same spot, the popular sunset area, and show 5 different moods of Uluru.

uluru sun and shade

Blue sky and sunlight causing interesting shades.

uluru bright orange

Sunset.

uluru dark

After sunset the moon takes over.

uluru grey and yellow

Evening sun with dark clouds.

uluru red

Dark red glow.

 

 

The Great Ocean Road

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Now this roadtrip is definitely a must-do when you are in the area around Melbourne! From the city¬†it’s aproximately a 2 hours drive to get there.¬†It reminded me a lot of the Highway 1 in California, winding its way along steep cliffs and through the rainforest. You can see everything in one day – like we did – but I guess you should rather spend several days there. It’s also¬†the perfect spot for surfing! I caught some moments on camera for you.

shipwreck coast great ocean road

This spot is called Shipwreck Coast.

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Melbourne Street Art

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melbourne street artNow here it is – my next big journey. It led me¬†to¬†Australia where I currently am, trying to share my experiences with you. I know it really is a privilege to come here twice in my life because it’s the other side of the world.¬†My¬†adventure “down under” started in¬†Melbourne, where I stayed¬†for a couple of days. But even after such a short time (and¬†although the weather was mostly crap)¬†I can¬†say¬†it is¬†one of the most interesting cities I have visited so¬†far! It is a very cool, very stylish and creative¬†city with cultural events happening all the time.¬†I was particularly fascinated by the street art. Unfortunately there is no time for¬†a long text¬†because I am staying at hostels where the internet connection depends on luck rather than anything else… But in this case, pictures speak more than words. ūüôā ¬† Continue reading