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Winterlichter (Palmengarten)

Diese Bilder sind innerhalb von zwei Abenden im Rahmen des VHS Kurses “Winterlichter” im Palmengarten (Frankfurt) entstanden.

Frankfurt by Night – VHS Kurs Nachtfotografie

Diese Bilder sind innerhalb von drei Abenden im Rahmen des VHS Kurses Nachtfotografie entstanden.

Wolkenkratzer- Festival 2013

The Wolkenkratzer-Festival is an irregular event in Frankfurt (Main) and took place in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2007 and 2013. Around 1.2 million people have visited the event 2013. During the festival numerous skyscrapers are open for the public and plenty of other events, like base jumping, parachute jumping, concerts and fireworks, happend in 2013.
We have visited four skyscrapers:

  • Skyper (Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP)
  • Tower 185 (PwC)
  • Trianon (Deka Bank)
  • Main Tower (HeLaBa)


Fly agaric – Fliegenpilz (Amanita muscaria) is generally considered poisonous, deaths from its consumption are extremely rare, and it is eaten as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after parboiling. The name of the mushroom in many European languages is thought to be derived from its use as an insecticide, when sprinkled in milk. The red-and-white spotted toadstool is a common image in many aspects of popular culture, especially in children’s books, film, garden ornaments and greeting cards.

Pear-shaped puffball – Birnenstäubling (Lycoperdon pyriforme) is a saprobic fungus and is present throughout much of the world. Emerging in autumn, this puffball is common and abundant on decaying logs of both deciduous and coniferous wood. It is considered a choice edible when still immature and the inner flesh is white.

Verdigris agaric – Grünspan Träuschling (Stropharia aeruginosa) is a medium-sized green, slimy woodland mushroom, found on lawns, mulch and woodland from spring to autumn.

Spiny puffball – Igelstäubling (Lycoperdon echinatum) has been found in Africa, Europe, Central America, and North America, where it grows on soil in deciduous woods, glades, and pastures.

Magpie Fungus – Spechttintling (Coprinopsis picacea) was first described in 1785 by French mycologist Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard.

Summer Sunset

Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen (Hesse)

Schloss Wolfsgarten was a former hunting lodge of the ruling family of Hesse-Darmstadt and was established between 1722 and 1724 by Landgrave Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt. From 1879, Wolfsgarten became a favorite country retreat for Grand Dukes Ludwig IV and his son Ernst Ludwig.

In the 20th century, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig extensively modernised Schloss Wolfsgarten and rearranged the park. In 1918, after the abolition of the monarchy, Wolfsgarten became the principal residence of the former grand ducal family. Today, the Wolfsgarten is the property of the Hessian House Foundation and is open to the public only on two weekends in May during the annual Rhododendrenblüte.

Sprudelhof, Bad Nauheim

The Sprudeholf or “effervescent” bath is a type of spa bath through which carbon dioxide is bubbled and was one of several types of hydrotherap. The ensemble is an impressive cultural monument and was built between 1905 and 1911. It is a clearly structured and symmetric facility as a whole, as playful and loving is the design of the great little details. The mineral springs in the centre of the “Sprudelhof” are surrounded by six bath houses and each has an aesthetic waiting hall and an enchanting ornamental courtyard with a fountain.


Gernsheim is a town in Groß-Gerau district (Hesse) and is lying on the Rhine. The town is the birthplace of Peter Schöffer (Petrus Schoeffer) an early German printer, who studied in Paris and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451 before apprenticing with Johannes Gutenberg.

Important for the town is the container port with a railway connection. There are also ferries across the Rhine to Eich in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Darmstadt – Around the water tower (Wasserturm)

Darmstadt – Mathildenhöhe

These photos were taken after a sunny autumn day in Darmstadt (Hesse), Germany.

The artists’ colony “Mathildenhöhe” was founded in 1899 by Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and the first exhibition of the artists’ colony took place in 1901. Ernest Ludwig motto was: “My Hesse should flourish, and the art in Hesse too” and he brought together several artists of the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) in Darmstadt: Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen, Ludwig Habich and Joseph Maria Olbrich.