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Sun, 09 Oct 2011

Dresden, California, Poznan

Hofkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Hofkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Bastei, Saxon Switzerland, Saxony, Germany

Bastei, Saxon Switzerland, Saxony, Germany

Fürstenzug, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Fürstenzug, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Near California State Route 46, California, USA

Near California State Route 46, California, USA

Near Generals Highway, California, USA

Near Generals Highway, California, USA

Near Generals Highway, California, USA

Near Generals Highway, California, USA, a bit further down the road.

Parish Church in Poznan, Poland

Parish Church in Poznan, Poland

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011

Impressions of Japan, Thailand and India

It has been a while since I blogged photos of my various travels, although I have visited quite a number of countries in the past 12 months, and travelled overland in a number of them. Here are a few selected shots from three: India (November/December), Thailand (January), Japan (June).

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These pictures are from Kyoto, Nara and Takayama in Honshu, Japan.

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All this is Bangkok, Thailand. Particular interest deserve the gold-based patterns used widely to adorn Thai architecture:

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And finally India (one picture NSFW!):

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This is Mumbai, Ellora, Ajanta, Aurangabad (in Maharashtra); Mandu, Sanchi, Gwalior, Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh); Orchha, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); Bangalore, Mysore (Karnataka).

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Sun, 21 Nov 2010

Chorin

Chorin, Brandenburg, Germany

Chorin Abbey Church, Brandenburg, Germany. Yes, indeed, that's a crane.

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Sun, 04 Apr 2010

Down the Amazon II

As a followup to this blog story here are a couple of non-panorama shots from the trip:

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Sat, 03 Apr 2010

Down the Amazon

After BOSSA in Manaus/Brazil we took a very enjoyable boat trip down the Amazon, to Santarém and particularly Alter do Chão, a ridiculously amazing island paradise with glaring white sand in the middle of the jungle:

Tapajos 2

The town is located on the Tapajós River:

Tapajos 1

Tapajos 3

Up the river you find the Tapajós National Forest:

Tapajos 4

From there we went on to São Luís, a beautiful old colonial town:

Sao Luis 1

Sao Luis 3

Sao Luis 4

Sao Luis 2

A windy and wet sailing catamaran ride from São Luís you find Alcântara, another old colonial town, now partly in ruins and deserted:

Alcantara 1

Alcantara 2

Alcantara 3

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Sun, 21 Feb 2010

Horizontal Panoramas Are So 2009!

Horizontal panoramas are so 2009 -- which is why I now give you the vertical panorama:

Brussels Cathedral

Now if I wasn't too stupid to hold my camera steady shooting upwards, this could actually have been a really good picture.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Seven

Here's the seventh and final part of my ongoing series.

One of the grandest sights in Delhi is Humayun's tomb, a predecessor of the greatest mausoleum of them all, the Taj Mahal:

Humayun's Tomb

A little bit further down a view on the garden:

Humayun's Tomb

From a different corner:

Humayun's Tomb

We'll finish with our last panorama that shows the courtyard the Jama Masjid of Old Delhi:

Jama Masjid

That's all panoramas from this trip. Thanks for your interest.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Six

Here's the sixth part of my ongoing series.

Leaving Jodhpur we continued our journey to Jaisalmer, a sand castle of a town in the Thar desert:

Jaisalmer

In the vicinity of Jaisalmer you'll find cliche sand dunes like you'd expect from a grown-up desert:

Jaisalmer

Our next station after a long, cold and dusty train ride was Delhi. The principal mosque of Old Delhi is the Jama Masjid:

Jama Masjid

That's all for now, tomorrow I'll post the rest of my panoramas from this trip, all from Delhi.

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Sun, 17 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Five

Here's the fourth part of my ongoing series.

After Udaipur the next stop on our trip was Jodhpur, the blue city. Which is called that way due of the blue colour of many of its houses:

Jodhpur

On a hill next to Mehrangarh Fort, one of the biggest Forts in India (the big sand castle on the hill in the panorama above), you find the Jaswant Thada, a memorial of the Maharajas of Jodhpur:

Jodhpur

Inside the fort you'll find highly decorated courtyards:

Jodhpur

That's all for Jodhpur, tomorrow I'll post more panoramas, from other stops of our trip.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Four

Here's the fourth part of my ongoing series.

After Hampi we went to Bangalore to attend foss.in. (Fantastic conference, btw. The concerts at the venue are unparalleled.) From there we flew up to Udaipur, in Rajasthan. Udaipur is (among other things) famous for being the place where the central scenes of Octopussy were filmed. Octopussy's famous white palace is on Jagniwas Island in Lake Pichola:

Udaipur

This panorama was taken from another island in the lake, Jagmandir Island, which is visible in the following shot on the left:

Udaipur

Udaipur's scenery, seen from the Maharaja's City Palace down onto Pichola Lake:

Udaipur

That's all for Udaipur, tomorrow I'll post more panoramas, from other stops of our trip.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Three

Here's the third part of my ongoing series.

Still in Hampi here's another 360 from the Hills in Hampi down to the Achyutaraya Temple:

Matanga Hill

A little further down, before dawn, here's a shot from the rocky path leading up the hill:

Matanga Hill

Our last picture for today is a view down from Hemakuta Hill which is covered with old temples and other structures. In the middle you'll see the large Virupaksha Temple which is still in full use. In that temple you'll find an amazing camera obscura, a physics teacher's dream that projects the temple tower onto a wall (projection, subject, more interesting in reality. Really.)

Hemakuta Hill

That's all for Hampi, tomorrow I'll post more panoramas, from other stops of our trip.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Two

Here's the second part of my ongoing series.

Climbing down the hills, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river you find people washing laundry and bathing, and coracles waiting to be used for a trip through the river.

Tungabhadra River

The greatest of the ancient temples in Hampi is the Vitthala Temple:

Vitthala Temple

Set in in lush green scenery you find the Achyutaraya Temple, which you already might have seen, from above, in yesterday's series:

Achyutaraya Temple

That's it for today, tomorrow I'll post more panoramas, both from Hampi and other stops of our trip.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2010

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part One

Yes, I won't spare you my panorama shots from my recent trip to India. After arriving in Goa Badami was our next stop. It's a very pretty little town in northern Karnataka, and here's a panorama shot from the entrance of the town's famous caves:

Badami

Next step was one of the most amazing places on earth, Hampi in central Karnataka. It is definitely one of the greatest sights I have ever seen, and I guess I can say I have seen quite a few in my life. A vast landscape of hills covered in boulders, lush mango and banana plantations, rice fields, dotted with age-old temples and impressive ruins. Locals crossing the river in coracles that look like they belong in a time centuries ago. Women washing colourful laundry in the river, pilgrims wading across the river in their black clothes. An India that delivers every bit of that promise it makes to its visitors. The ruins rival the grand sites in Greece and the landscape sometimes looks like a Crysis in-game scene.

Taken from one of the hills in Hampi this is the sunset:

Hampi Sunset

And then, the next day at dawn make your way up the hills again and you can get an even greater view on the whole scenery:

Hampi Dawn

That's it for today, tomorrow I'll post more panoramas, both from Hampi and other stops of our trip.

Also, if you haven't seen them yet, don't miss my panoramas from my India trip the year before.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2009

Jodhpur After Dark

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India is a weird and beautiful country. And I am too lazy to retouch my photos.

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Sun, 09 Aug 2009

The Highest Man in Spain

Ever wanted to know what's the view like being the highest person in all of Spain? -- No? Hmm, can't help you then. -- Otherwise:

Pico del Teide

That's on the summit of Pico del Teide at 3718m, on Tenerife island. Unless you leave solid ground this is as high as you can get in Spain. 163m lower it's a bit more obvious that the Teide is a volcano:

Pico del Teide

And coming down to the surrounding caldera it's even more obvious:

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

On a ridge next to the caldera you find the Teide Observatory:

Teide Observatory

The caldera is covered in old lava flows:

Caldera

Caldera

Vulcanism has created various interesting rock formations in the caldera:

Roques

Roques

Tenerife is not just about the Teide and its dusty caldera. In the north of the island you find the Anaga mountain range:

Tenerife North

Neighboring Gran Canaria was where our little trip started and ended, right after the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. Gran Canaria has no Teide but a very impressive landscape nonetheless:

Roque Nublo

That's the view from the Roque Nublo, the island's most famous landmark. The rock itself is visible here (on the left):

Roque Nublo

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Sat, 17 Jan 2009

India, Again

Right after my trip to Brazil in November I flew to Bangalore for FOSS.in 2008. It was one amazing conference! After the bold changes they had announced I feared they might be a bit too ... bold. But they were not. FOSS.in worked out very well, it was a great success, and it was good to see a lot of familiar faces again. (Which reminds me: Hey, the four of you from the PulseAudio Workout, could you please drop me a line? I forgot to put down your email addresses.)

After FOSS.in I flew up to Rajasthan for a much too short trip through this marvelous state:

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Panorama

Panorama

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That's Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal (the real one, not the Hotel they bombed).

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Brazil

In November I spent three weeks in Brazil, the country where I grew up two decades ago. Surprisingly little had changed since then. Except maybe that this time I had an DSLR:

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That's Rio de Janeiro and the old colonial towns of Ouro Preto, Mariana, São João del Rey, Tiradentes, Congonhas do Campo, Paraty in Minas Gerais and Rio State.

Panorama

Panorama

Once again Ouro Preto, and Copacabana Beach at night.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2008

Oh, Solomon! He has outdone you!

Domes

Wide-angle lenses are a great invention.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2008

Topkapi Tiles

Topkapi Tiles

Tiles in the Topkapı Sarayı in İstanbul, Turkey. This time the symmetry is perfect. Thanks to Gimp.

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Topkapi

Topkapi Cupola

One of the cupolas in the Topkapı Sarayı in İstanbul, Turkey. In one of the inner rings is a certain asymmetry. I wonder why?

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Mon, 05 May 2008

Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Recife

In January/February around FOMS 2008 and linux.conf.au I traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, together with two fellow hackers, Kay and David. It took a while until I found the time to go through and sort all the photos I made on this trip. But finally I am done, and I am not going to spare you a few shots.

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That was Singapore. The next destination on the trip was Australia, more specifically Great Ocean Road and the Northern Territory.

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And on we went, for Hong Kong.

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In March I attended the BOSSA Conference in Brazil and visited Recife and Olinda.

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That's all for now.

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Sat, 03 May 2008

360� of Recife

Patio de São Pedro

That's the colonial Pátio de São Pedro in Recife's Santo Antônio quarter.

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Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

Hong Kong

Yepp, pretty well known view.

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360� of BOSSA

Summerville Beach

That's the beach of the Summerville Resort near Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, where the best Free Software conference in existence took place in 2008: INDT's BOSSA Conference. Oh boy, if you don't believe how good it was, just watch their video.

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360� of Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

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Sun, 17 Feb 2008

360� of Petrified Dunes

Petrified Dunes near Kings Canyon

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Sat, 16 Feb 2008

A Whole Lot of Nothing

The Outback near Mount Conner

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Fri, 15 Feb 2008

Kata Tjuta in the Heat of the Day

Kata Tjuta

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Sun, 16 Dec 2007

Back from India

FOSS.in was one of the best conferences I have ever been to, and a lot of fun. The organization was flawless and I can only heartily recommend everyone to send in a presentation proposal for next year's iteration. I certainly hope the commitee is going to accept my proposals next year again. Especially the food was gorgeous.

I will spare you the usual conference photos, you can find a lot of those on flickr. However, what I will not spare you are a couple of photos I shot in Bangalore, Srirangapatna and Mysore.

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Panorama

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Sat, 03 Nov 2007

Rain in Montreal

Sometimes, rain can be quite beautiful.

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I took these during my stay at Montreal after OLS 2007. Which reminds me: don't miss my talks at foss.in 2007, linux.conf.au 2008 and FOMS 2008. I'll be speaking about Avahi, PulseAudio and practical real-time programming in userspace.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2007

Im Zentrum der Macht

The Government District in Berlin, with the Reichstag and the offices of the members of the Bundestag:

Im Zentrum der Macht

The Diana Temple in the Hofgarten in Munich:

Hofgarten

The Königsplatz in Munich:

Königsplatz

The Residenz in Munich:

Residenz

View from the tower of Old St. Peter in Munich:

St. Peter

Green pastures of Hamburg-Wohldorf:

Wohldorfer Feld

All my panoramic photos. (Warning! Page contains a lot of oversized, badly scaled images.)

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Wed, 02 May 2007

Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna

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On Using Hugin

On popular request, here are a few suggestions how to make best use of Hugin for stitching your panoramas. You probably should have read some of the tutorials at Hugin's web site before reading these suggestions.

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Helsingin Tuomiokirkko

Following an invitation of the Nokia 770/N800 multimedia team I've been visiting the Nokia research center in Helsinki last week. A good opportunity to get some more material for Hugin:

Helsingin Tuomiokirkko

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Tue, 24 Apr 2007

Panoramic Hamburg

Did I mention I love Hugin? I do, I really do:

Hamburg Rathausmarkt

Hamburg Central Station

Hamburg Alsterarkaden

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Sat, 21 Apr 2007

Three Sisters

Finally I found the time to sort my photos from Australia, when I vistited the country after linux.conf.au, in January this year. Some photos are quite good, many are not. However one panoramic view of the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains NP is particularly beautiful:

Three Sisters

Just perfect as a desktop background on your Xinerama setup!

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Wed, 13 Dec 2006

San Francisco

As a followup to my Windows of Barcelona series I prepared Windows of San Francisco:

Windows of San Francisco

A few other series :

Adjazenz!

No, the German names and numbers of the series don't have any special meaning, their sole purpose is to sound "artsy", in the spirit of the famous work "Fluktuation 8" by a certain polish action artist.

The remaining photos I made during my visit in San Francisco after the Ubuntu Developers' Summit in Mountain View in November are now online, as well.

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Unique Eyebrows

Dear American People,

I guess you'll find businesses selling unique eyebrow designs only in god's own country:

Unique Eyebrows

And what does "unique" mean? Do their customers get two different designs for their two eyebrows? - What a bargain!

Groucho Marx' greasepaint eyebrows are unique, in a way. Maybe that's what they are selling?

Confused,
     Lennart (a worried European)

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Tue, 11 Jul 2006

Photos from GUADEC

The few images with GNOME people I made at GUADEC are now online, too.

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Photos from Vilanova/Barcelona

I finally found the time to sort my photos from Vilanova i la Geltrú and Barcelona.

My Windows of Barcelona series:

Windows of Barcelona

A few other nice shots:

Photo #361 Photo #371 Photo #366 Photo #381 Photo #386
Photo #222 Photo #210 Photo #125 Photo #137 Photo #5
Photo #311 Photo #301 Photo #317 Photo #281 Photo #269
Photo #268 Photo #89 Photo #49 Photo #35 Photo #95

These are:
1st row: Casa Milà; dito; dito; dito; dito;
2nd row: Palau de la Música Catalana; dito; Mies van der Rohe Pavilion; dito; Vilanova Lighthouse;
3rd row: Sagrada Família; dito; dito; Hospital de Sant Pau; dito;
4th row: Sagrada Família, seen from Sant Pau; City Center/Barri Gòtic; dito; dito; Plaça Reial

A panoramic view of Barcelona photographed from the Montjuic towards the north:

Barcelona Panorama

Those "thunderclouds" on the right side of the image are actually a result of not using the same exposure settings on all photos that are part of the panorama. Which is a mistake I didn't repeat with my second panoramic view, which again shows Barcelona from the Montjuic, but this time towards the east:

Barcelona Panorama 2

Dont miss the the entire album!

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