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10/22/2016

Coal mine 'Gneisenau II / IV' in Dortmund-Derne (Germany). Opened in 1875, in the 1970s one of the largest coal mines in the Ruhr district, closed in 1985. Today there are still two mining towers remaining. The former company site has been transformed in to a park with playgrounds and sports fields.

 

Mining Tower 'Gneisenau II / IV'

two mining tower - coal mine gneisenau in dortmund derne

 

Playground 'Gneisenau II / IV'

playground (swing) at coal mine gneisenau in dortmund derne

> Urban & Cityscapes

10/17/2016

Sunrise on a Sunday morning near Hamm-Pelkum (Germany).

 

Sunrise - October

sunrise on a sunday morning

> Nature

 

10/10/2016

Mining tower at the coal mine 'Königsborn III / IV' in Bönen (Germany). Like many others in the Ruhr valley the mine was shut down as a result of the coal crisis. Import coal is much cheaper than coal from german mines. Today only the mining tower is left. But this is a very unique one. Build in the 1920s by Alfred Fischer, one of the most talented german industrial architects in the early twentieth century.

 

Mining Tower 'Königsborn III / IV' #1

mining tower - königsborn III-IV

 

Mining Tower 'Königsborn III / IV' #2

mining tower - königsborn III-IV

 

Mining Tower 'Königsborn III / IV' #3

mining tower - königsborn III-IV

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10/03/2016

Steel stairs at the mine heap 'Beckstraße' in Bottrop (Germany).

 

Steps

steps in bottrop

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09/30/2016

Gehry-Tower and opposite building by Frank O. Gehry. Steintorplatz / Reuterstraße, downtown Hannover (Germany).

 

Communication

gehry-tower in hannover

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09/17/2016

Orangutans at the 'Allwetterzoo Münster' (Germany).

 

Male Orangutan

male oranguntan

 

Orangutan mother with baby

orangutan mother with baby

 

Baby Orangutan

baby orangutan

> Animals & Wildlife

09/10/2016

At a dark wheat field before harvest in Bielefeld (Germany).

 

Dark Field & Trees

dark wheat field and trees in bielefeld

> Nature

09/02/2016

In the middle of the 'PHOENIX See' is a small island with a bench on it. The only way to get there is by boat if have one. The lake, the recreation area and the new residential area was created just a few years ago. For many decades there was a steelworks in this place.

 

Bench / Island

island and bench on the phoenix see in dortmund

 

Landing stage / Houses

landing stage, hill and houses at the phoenix see in dortmund

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08/27/2016

'Cloud machine' - art installation by Reiner Maria Matysik at 'Emscherkunst 2016' art exhibition (PHOENIX See - Dortmund, Germany).

 

cloud machine #1

cloud machine by reiner maria matysik

 

cloud machine #2

cloud machine by reiner maria matysik

 

cloud machine #3

cloud machine by reiner maria matysik

 

cloud machine #4

cloud machine by reiner maria matysik

 

cloud machine #5

cloud machine by reiner maria matysik

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08/22/2016

A visit to the 'Herrenhäuser Gärten' in Hannover (Germany): Herrenhausen Palace.

 

Herrenhausen Palace #1

herrenhausen palace / schloss herrenhausen

 

Herrenhausen Palace #2

herrenhausen palace / schloss herrenhausen

 

Stairs - Herrenhausen Palace

stairs at herrenhausen palace

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