aesthetics in catastrophy(2)

this weekend, a wildfire destroyed more then 300.000 square meters of precious protection forest next to Bad Reichenhalldue to the extreme drought we are experiencing this april. But many catastrophies have their asthetic aspects, and so does this. Nine helicopters were continously flying on sunday to water the areas where the fire was already extinguished

aesthetics in catastrophy

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I know that easter is over, but it took me until yesterday to find my way to the easter fountain on Bad Reichenhall’s Florianiplatz. those eggs, more than 3000, are not plastic! the fresh colours, the old buildings, the afternoon light and the absence of billboards make up for a beautiful scenery (ok – you don’t see the pub with the traditional bavarian name “dirty nelly’s”). so it was worth a look for me, and an incentive to come back early in the morning to see it in a different light.

easter fountain

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again from the open-air farm museum of Ballenberg, switzerland. these old rakes and scythes were inside an old farmhouse in very dim light, but I decided against the usage of my flash to capture the mood as it was, including the bright light from outside that came through the chinks in the timber wall.

rakes and scythes

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visited the open-air farm museum of Ballenberg, switzerland. the weather was not to fine and the kids quite demanding, so from a photographical point of view the yield was lower than anticipated. but this cross and the mistletoe struck me as quite adequate for Good Friday.

cross

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