Last saturday, 9:00 am. After hiking one hour through the wood, the first rays of light are falling through the trees. It will be another hour until I am on the top of the Jochberg and I am excited to see the Walchensee finally in all its glory. 6 month ago, I made the same trip, but had no luck with the weather, the mountain was totally covered by fog. So I used the last summer weekend of 2014 to come back, this time with a better weather forecast. At 10:00 am I am sitting on the top of the Jochberg and watching the rays of the last golden october sun falling over the mountains of the Karwendelgebirge. This area is currently my favorite place in the Alps. The views from the mountains around the beautiful Walchensee and Kochelsee are just magnificent. Now, one week later, most of these mountains are already covered by the first snow. See you next year!
View from Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock at night. Part of my "blue.hour.cities" collection.
Panorama view over Berlin during the blue hour, seen from the Fischerinsel. You can see Alexanderplatz, Nikolaikirche, Rotes Rathaus, Altes Stadthaus, Berliner Dom, Park Inn Radisson and the Fernsehturm. Festival of Lights – October 2014 Available for licensing at GalleryStock: http://www.gallerystock.com/archive/-279RYDI7QNLK.html (You need an account to see the image)
Markus Linnenbrink: WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER), 2014 Pigment, Acrylbinder, Epoxidharz/pigment, acrylic medium, epoxide resin Courtesy Taubert Contemporary, Berlin Kunsthalle Nürnberg / KunstKulturQuartier, Oktober 2014
Burj Khalifa is still the tallest building in the world, and after relocating from Dubai to New York, it’s now time for Frankfurt. Why Frankfurt? It’s the only german city, that has a bunch of great skyscrapers. If the Burj Khalifa would have been built in Germany – then definitely in Frankfurt. The location I chose for the skyscraper (828m) is directly near one of Frankfurts biggest malls, MyZeil. To its left stands the Nextower, which is 136m high. The highest tower in Frankfurt is currently the Commerzbanktower with 259m, wich you can see in the foreground.
Night view from the Top of the Rocks onto Manhattan during the blue hour.
View on Downtown with the new shiny One World Trade Center, seen from Empire State Building at night.
Aerial view on New York City Midtown. In some years, this part of Manhattan will look completely different. The railway yard will be replaced with a new district, called "Hudson Yards". It's one of the biggest real estate projects in the history of the United States. I am excited to see the new skyline in may be 10 years ...
After my first visit in the wonderful region "Pinzgau" in Austria during the end of May, I came back in August to be part of an unique event at one of the most beautiful places in the Alps: a Photonightwalk at the artificial lakes of Kaprun. With a group of photographers I spend 24 hours at the lake, between several over 3000m high mountains like the Kitzsteinhorn, Wiesbachhorn and the Großglockner. The event was organized by the austrian power provider "Verbund" and the tourist board Zell am See-Kaprun. We could see and photograph the wonderful nightsky, framed by the mountains. Besides some rain during the early evening, the weather was great and the sky clear. After a short night I hiked up a little bit and enjoyed the beautiful sunup over the Stausee Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden. Big Thanks to Thomas Wurzinger from Verbund and Christian Mairitsch from Zell am See-Kaprun, who made this possible!
The first image from my trip to Zell am See / Kaprun in May. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, covered by fog. I visited the area this weekend again, this time with much more sun. More details soon.
Karwendel series, summer 2012.