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06/09/2017

Originally, the Wewelsburg was a castle built in the 17th century in the style of the Weser Renaissance. In the 1930s the castle became a prestige project of Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS. The Wewelsburg was to be built as a sanctuary and assembly center for SS officers. It was never finished. 'verinnern' is an art installation by Christa Niestrath and Christine Steuernagel in memory of the concentration camp prisoners imprisoned and murdered in the Third Reich. Prisoners were also forced to build on Himmler's Wewelsburg project.

 

Wewelsburg Castle

Wewelsburg near Paderborn (Germany).

 

'verinnern'

verinnern - art installation by Christa Niestrath and Christine Steuernagel.

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06/05/2017

Purple Foxglove in the backlight on the southern slope of the Teutoburger Forest near Oerlinghausen (Germany). Nice but very toxic.

 

Purple Foxglove (digitalis purpurea)

Purple Foxglove in the backlight

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06/05/2017

 

Saturday morning 6:20 am

Saturday morning at the Ostwestfalendamm

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06/04/2017

 

Carnation (dianthus gallicus)

Carnation (Dianthus gallicus)

 

Buttercup (ranunculus)

Buttercup (Ranunculus)

 

Red Poppy (papaver)

Red Poppy (Papaver)

 

Meadow crane's-bill (geranium pratense)

Meadow crane's-bill (Geranium pratense)

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06/02/2017

Emperor Wilhelm Monument at Porta Westfalica (Germany). Built in the years 1892 to 1896 the monument represents Emperor Wilhelm I, the founder and first ruler of the so called second German empire. Wilhelm is long gone, the monument is still in it's place.  

 

The Emperor an the Sun

Emperor Wilhelm Monument at Porta Westfalica (Germany)

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05/29/2017

Photos from this years DMSC Bielefeld Motorcycle Grasstrack racing at the 'Leineweberring' on Sunday - May 28, 2017.

 

Motorcycle Grasstrack / Grasbahnrennen

Two motorcycles racing at Leineweberring on May 28, 2017.

 

Grasstrack racing at Leineweberring on May 28, 2017.

Some more photos in the gallery... 

05/20/2017

Blue blossoms of a Siberian bugloss or great forget-me-not. Photographed in the Botanical Garden Bielefeld (Germany).

 

Siberian bugloss (brunnera macrophylla)

Blossoms of a Siberian bugloss (Brunner macrophylla)

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04/30/2017

Violet blossoms of a Aubretia flower (Aubrieta) from the Botanical Garden in Bielefeld (Germany).

 

Aubretia #1

Blossom of an Aubretia flower (Aubrieta)

 

Aubretia #2

Blossom of an Aubretia flower (Aubrieta)

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04/15/2017

Fresh blossom of white European pasqueflower at the Botanical Garden in Bielefeld (Germany).

 

European Pasqueflower (pulastilla vulgaris)

European pasqueflower (pulsatilla vulgaris)

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04/07/2017

Portrait of 'Lolek' - the male lion at the Dortmund Zoo (Germany).

 

Lion portrait

A lions face. Portrait of the male lion Lolek at the Dortmund Zoo.

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