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.
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.
Frankfurt is one of the few European cities with a significant number of skyscrapers, which are high-rise office buildings and are located in the financial district (Bankenviertel) near the city centre.
These photos were taken during a very sunny and warm April evening in Glasgow.
The former docklands site on the south bank of the River Clyde is the site of the Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Tower and the headquarter for the BBC Scotland and STV. At the opposite, the Clyde Auditorium (Armadillo) and other new buildings found their places. In addition, several new bridges spanning the River Clyde have been built, including the Clyde Arc Bridge (Squinty Bridge) and others at Tradestone and Springfield Quay.
All photos were taken during sunrise and ebb at Aberdeen beach.
Aberdeen Beach is famous for its golden sand and its long curved length between the harbour and the River Don’s mouth and is popular with walkers, surfers and windsurfers.