Merry Christmas

Mannheim at Christmas

I would like to wish you a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas.

Thank you for all the likes, comments, and support over the past year here, on Facebook and on Instagram. I’d be honored if you would follow me┬áin 2017, I will be sharing more pictures starting in January.

The picture above was taken on December 20, 2016, in Mannheim on the main shopping road, looking towards the water tower. I think it captures the holiday spirit quite well.

Merry Christmas and a healthy, peaceful 2017.


Best Shot 2016


I submitted this to flickr’s “Best Shot 2016” contest. I had quite a few shots that I really liked, so I posted them to Facebook and asked for feedback. First I am humbled by the response, but also very appreciative that so many people took the time out to give me their feedback. It was also interesting to see which pictures didn’t get any likes and which ones evoked an overwhelming response.

Both of the most popular pictures were taken on the night of February 10 at the Winterlichter light show in Mannheim’s Luisenpark. I spent a lot of time, alone, taking these pictures and really enjoyed the evening, despite the cold. You can read the original post about this photo here.

This is my last post for 2016. 2017 will bring many new adventures and many new pictures. I will be facing more time constraints, so I will not be posting as frequently or regularly as I would like, but I will try to get pictures up here.

Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!