Behind the Scenes
150 years of history The Museum Margarethenhuette is a museum that emerged from the former Margarethenhuette. The Margarethenhuette was a porcelain factory in the Sorbian municipality of Grossdubrau, Saxony, Germany, in which electrotechnical porcelain was manufactured. Until it closed in 1991, it was one of the most important electrical porcelain manufacturers of its time. The Margarethenhuette was founded in 1853 and produced porcelain for the electrical engineering industry for almost 150 years until it was closed. In times of crisis, […]
New Images Released!
A long overdue release of new images coming here. Also, I rearranged the image galleries and collections. I have done some adjustments to the site as well. Enjoy!
The Pueckler park The Pueckler park in Bad Muskau is one of the most famous parks in east Germany. The park situates in the town of Bad Muskau. A small town in Upper Lusatia locates at the river Neisse. The whole park consists of an English-style landscaped park. Moreover, it includes an old and new castle as well. The river Neisse divides the park into two parts. The name Pueckler Park is derived from its designer, builder and owner prince Hermann von […]
Mindanao the second large island Mindanao Island is the second largest island of the Philippines and locates in the south of the Philippines Archipel. From Manila the capital of the Philippines it takes a bit more than an hour by plane. The distance from Mindanao to the Indonesian neighbour islands Kalimantan and Sulawesi isn’t so far. Manado in the north of Sulawesi is the next closest big city in the south. The centre and the east part of the island are […]
A landmark for Iligan Maria Cristina falls is a waterfall feed by the Agus river in the north of the Philippine Island Mindanao. Located just before the tail end where the river flows into the Iligan Bay. The next close cities are Iligan in the east and Linamon in the west. It’s, without doubt, a landmark for Iligan city. The Agus river is a river that starts at lake Lanao in the highlands of Mindanao. Lake Lanao is the biggest […]
The midsize town Palapye Palapye is a midsize town in Botswana and locates in the Central District. The town surrounds by savanna only. Serowe is the next nearby city located around 30 km west of Palapye. Gaborone the capital in the southeast and Francistown in the north are the next major cities. The distance to both cities is around 250 km. Even in the first view, Palapye looks very young nevertheless the town has a long history. Palapye is a continuously […]
Nothing special for Africa A sundowner in central Botswana is nothing special for Africa. However, The sunset symbolises in many cultures, the end of the day. The work was done and the time to take a break begins. I have seen a lot of beautiful sunsets around the world. Each time I try to compare and remember which is the best one. However, always conclude that it’s an endless story. Finally, I ended up in the same loop. Because all are amazing, […]
The white sand dunes near Oilifantshoek are a place not far from Kathu. In the Africaans language, they are called Witsand Nature Reserve. What stands for the white sand nature reserve. It’s a trip of three hours to the west. First, driving from Kathu and following the national road N14 in the direction of Upington. Then the second part is an unpaved road. Short after the little town of Oilifantshoek, a poster indicates to turn left from the main road […]
At the end of the day when the sun drops down, the dust settles and after a short twilight transition then the African skies change dramatically. The temperature drops and millions of cicadas start playing music. That is even the time when the sky looks washed and then suddenly the first stars appear. It’s time to enjoy the evening under African skies in the Kalahari desert. That reminds me of the song “Under African Skies” by Paul Simon. For sure. […]
Sishen iron ore mine is a mine near the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape province in South Africa. The iron ore mine opened in the 1950s. Kathu the town beside developed in parallel to the mine. In fact, the Sishen iron ore mine is one of the biggest iron ore mines in the world. That’s why Kathu is also called Africa’s iron ore capital. The iron ore mine in Sishen has a unique feature. The mineral is called Magnetite […]
A great highlight for stargazing was the total lunar eclipse on 2018 July, 28. The eclipse was visible in a clear night sky from Kathu in South Africa. However, the total lunar eclipse on July 28, 2018, started in the evening in the Northern Cape at 19:14. It was exactly the right time after sunset for watching the magic. Interesting in this lunar eclipse is, that planet Mars has had the nearest position to the moon for 15 years. In addition, Mars had […]
Kimberley the capital of South Africa’s Northern Cape province has a deep relation to diamond mining. The Big Hole in Kimberley is the result of diamond mining in the last century. Like the gold rush in the USA, South Africa had a diamond rush. The mine closed in 1914. Since this time the mine was just a big hole for Kimberley. However, in the 1960s a rethinking of the hole came up. The idea was born to turn the old mine […]