Sunrise on a very cold December morning on top of a hill at the 'Lippepark' (Hamm, Germany).


Sunrise - December 5, 2016

Photograph of a sunrise on top of a hill at 'Lippepark' in Hamm (Germany).

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Silhouettes at the 'Datteln-Hamm-Kanal' on December 5, 2016 (Hamm, Germany).


Harbor Silhouette

Harbor silhouette at the 'Datteln-Hamm-Kanal' in Hamm, Germany.


Silhouette & Sun

Silhouette of an warehouse an silo complex at the 'Datteln-Hamm-Kanal' in Hamm, Germany.

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A foggy morning in the fields near Bielefeld (Germany) on November 26, 2016.



tree on a foggy morning


Five Trees

five trees in the fog 



rocks on a hilltop

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Half past six in the morning. Me and my camera, a tripod, the 'Sparrenburg' and no one else. A photographic experiment on Sunday, November 13, 2016. 


Sparrenburg 7:00 am

sparrenburg castle - early morning

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Sunrise - November (Ahlen, Germany)

sunrise - November 1, 2016 at Ahlen (Germany)

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Coal mine 'Westfalen' in Ahlen (Germany). This mine was the easternmost in the Ruhr district. The first coal was mined in 1912, the last on June 30, 2000. What is left today are the mining towers at shaft one and two and some buildings.


Westfalen #1

coal mine westfalen - mining towers


Westfalen #2

old building at the coal mine westfalen


Westfalen #3

coal mine Westfalen - ahlen, germany

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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

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


Sunrise - October

sunrise on a sunday morning

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



steps in bottrop

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