The contrast of artificial light in the dark can be very surreal. In Feb 2015 I visited the Winterlichter illumination at Luisenpark in Mannheim. The exhibit was enjoyable and surreal. I especially liked the bright color of these trees, unexpected not only due to the color, but because the trees are illuminated from the bottom, which one isn’t accustom to seeing.
I have always hear about how beautiful Vienna is. I have often been quite disappointed by cities that others had promised were so wonderful. This was not the case in Vienna. It is an absolutely stunning city. One of the must-see tourist sites and symbols of the city is the Prater Riesenrad (Prater is a large amusement park in the city, Riesenrad means Ferris wheel). It is one of the oldest, used to be the tallest, and is worth a trip around. The lighting at night against the metal structure produces some interesting patterns and I was excited to capture the color.
The new year always brings so much hope. A clean slate. After a year of grim headlines in 2015, I wanted to start 2016 with a message of peace and love, symbolized by the iconic LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia.
As a kid, I always looked forward to decorating the Christmas tree. As adult, I still do. I enjoy seeing people’s Christmas trees. I think they are very personal and very interesting to look at. Personality and values come out in how it is decorated.
The Strasbourg Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful I have ever been to. It stretches throughout the entire city center with each street decorated in beautiful lights. In one of the main squares, a giant Christmas tree is decorated, with a small Christmas village underneath.