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  • Dream Team Packages: A Wide Angle LC - A +

    written by agrimony on 2008-11-26 in #news
    Dream Team Packages: A Wide Angle LC - A +

    Combining the LC-A+ with the wide-angle lens and looking through the viewfinder gives you the feeling of more freedom. You are able to breathe deeply – suddenly there is unimagined vastness. Sounds a little bit declamatory but in fact this combination broadens your horizon.

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  • Sony Center

    written by agrimony on 2008-11-06 in #world #locations
    Sony Center

    The Sony Center is situated at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin (district Mitte) and is a big complex containing seven buildings.

  • LC-A+ RL

    written by agrimony on 2008-11-04 in #reviews
    LC-A+ RL

    The LC-A+ RL camera is a small picture view-finder camera with an automatic exposure programme. For the operation of this programme the camera requires three button-cells (1,5V) and it is also featured with an electro mechanic shutter and an electronic exposure meter. The difference between the LC-A+ and the LC-A+ RL is that the LC-A+ RL has built in the original lens made in Russia and it is more expensive, in contrast does the LC-A+ have a lens produced in China.

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  • Potsdamer Platz

    written by agrimony on 2008-11-04 in #world #locations
    Potsdamer Platz

    Potsdamer Platz is a traffic junction of the Berlin district Tiergarten between the formerly city center of East Berlin and the new “Berlin West”.

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  • Holga 120 CFN - The Ultimate Experiment

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-31 in #reviews
    Holga 120 CFN - The Ultimate Experiment

    The Holga 120 CFN camera is – as its name suggests – a medium format camera which uses 120 film. It has a built in colour flash which means that you can take pictures in the colours yellow, blue and red but also natural coloured ones. Because of the flash you need two AA batteries. The first Holga camera was built in 1982 in China.

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  • Chocolate cake at Vienna

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-29 in #world #locations
    Chocolate cake at Vienna

    If you need some rest from all the impressions you got by walking through the city of Vienna and have a little bit of a hypoglycemia sugar is the best thing to fight it! Take some time out at the Kunsthalle-Café am Karlsplatz. If there is summer in the city take place in a very comfortable canvas chair and feel like on a green city beach. A friendly waitress will come soon and ask for your desires.

  • Main Station Berlin

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-28 in #world #locations
    Main Station Berlin

    The main station Berlin is the biggest crossing station of Europe and is situated in the district Berlin Mitte. It was put into operation on 28th of May 2006 instead of the precious Lehrter station. In 2007 it became station of the year.

  • Museumsquartier, Vienna

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-25 in #world #locations
    Museumsquartier, Vienna

    If you are interested in several kinds of art, like contemporary art, expressionism, dance, architecture, and so on, don’t miss to visit the Museumsquartier! There your artistic heart will beat faster and cut little capers.

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  • Munich Airport (Franz Josef Strauß Airport)

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-24 in #world #locations
    Munich Airport (Franz Josef Strauß Airport)

    Mostly when I go on a journey by airplane I use to start at Munich Airport. It is the nearest airport to the place where I live and the one with the best directions. Near these convenient things it is an airport with a fantastic design where your waiting time spins away by watching the great architecture, in comfortable cafes or in the several kinds of shops you can find there.

  • Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-23 in #world #locations
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

    The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is situated on the Breitscheidplatz at the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin Charlottenburg. It was built from 1891 to 1895 in memorial of Emperor Wilhelm I. The first church was designed by Franz Schwechten, the royal government building officer at this time.

  • The Pop 9: Golden* 9Eye is Watching You!

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-22 in #reviews
    The Pop 9: Golden* 9Eye is Watching You!

    There are lots of plastic beauties featured with four lenses, even with eight lenses, which show you moves and bring some action into your life. Among all these plastic fantastic cameras there is one with a little eccentric touch – the golden 9eye! She’s the static queen and pictures a moment of calm 9 times. This means that to shoot one object looks like a fantastic design and that’s why it is almost impossible to mess up a photo. It is often a big surprise to see the results of your film – even when you think that you took some shots which do not live up with your high expectations.

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  • Fortress Kufstein

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-22 in #world #locations
    Fortress Kufstein

    Fortress Kufstein ist the landmark of the city of Kufstein, a picturesque town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal. The fortress is situated above the city and it is a very impressing building which exists since the 11th century.

  • Agfa Clack

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-19 in #reviews
    Agfa Clack

    The Agfa Clack camera was produced from 1954 until 1965. It uses 120 mm film and is part of the Agfa box series – several kinds of cameras designed like a box which were inexpensive and easy to use for everybody. After I had unpacked my Agfa Clack camera I almost had to laugh because of its unusual and somehow funny look – it is the big black teddy bear among all my other analogue cameras. I found it on an online auction for 8€.

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  • Kodak Instamatic 33

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-18 in #reviews
    Kodak Instamatic 33

    The Kodak Instamatic Camera is a camera which was developed in the 1960s to simplify the use of film. The idea was to put in and out a film without any problems because the insertion of normal film often caused troubles. Even professional photographers did it wrong sometimes so that a whole series of their photos was destroyed. So Kodak developed the cassette film (126 film) a rather cheap alternative to usual film at this time, and the above mentioned Instamatic camera. You just have to insert the cassette into the camera – the film transport starts when you turn the film transportation wheel. There is only one producer who still builds 126 films: the Italian company Ferrania. The trade name of the film is Solaris. The format is square and it has 24 exposures. They don’t produce black and white film or slide film anymore.

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  • Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel)

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-17 in #world #locations
    Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel)

    The Eiffel Tower is the town’s landmark of the city of Paris. It was built from 1887-1889 on the occasion of the hundred year anniversary of the French Revolution. It is named after its architect Gustave Eiffel and it is situated on the Champ de Mars at the river Seine.

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  • Castle Rattenberg

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-16 in #world #locations
    Castle Rattenberg

    Rattenberg is a little historic town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal where you can find lots of old and picturesque buildings. It is really worth to take a walk through the medieval Old Town with its cosy cafes and lots of glassware shops.

  • Kitzeck

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-16 in #world #locations
    Kitzeck

    Kitzeck is the highest vineyard village in Austria and is situated in the southern Styrian Vineland in the Sausal. Since 900 years there is cultivated vine because of the mild climate - even figs grow there! The Kitzecker vine is well known all over the country and even furthermore the boarders of Austria.

  • Castle Riegersburg

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-16 in #world #locations
    Castle Riegersburg

    Castle Riegersburg is situated above the Styrian village Riegersburg on a 482m high volcano rock. You are able to reach it by foot or with an elevator. To walk up means to use the original path leading to the entrance of the imposing castle - it is over 850 years old and was impregnable for hundreds of years.

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  • Schloßberg Graz

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-15 in #world #locations
    Schloßberg Graz

    The Grazer Schloßberg is a 123 m high rock which lies on the waterside of the river Mur over the Grazer main square. Here you can find the town's landmark – the Uhrturm.

  • Foggy Night in Ötztal Bahnhof

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-10 in #world #locations
    Foggy Night in Ötztal Bahnhof

    When it is getting colder outside and nights are accompanied by fog it is time for a spooky night walk through Ö., the village where I live. The time is right when it has rained and the air is still humid so that the street lights outside have some blurry glow. The streets are deserted then and a whiff of mystery is in the air.

  • The Tunnel - Austria

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-10 in #world #locations
    The Tunnel - Austria

    Once a good friend of mine told me about an old tunnel somewhere in the mountains near the place I live. It is some kind of secret which everybody knows but nobody could tell where exactly you can find this tunnel. But Ronald found out where the entrance is and where the tunnel leads you to – he’s an adventurer with heart and sole.

  • Into the Wilderness - Haiming

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-09 in #world #locations
    Into the Wilderness - Haiming

    If you want to see an eerie place you have to go into the woods of Haiming, a little village near where I live, when dusk rises. Most of the trees there are gnarly pines which used to look like bad monsters in the growing dark – if you have a little bit of fantasy and imagination.

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  • Murinsel Graz

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-01 in #world #locations
    Murinsel Graz

    When I heard of the Murinsel project for the first time I was very curious to see it: A cafe swimming in the midst of the river Mur! When I came to Graz I surely visited this extraordinary cafe. And I was fascinated by the realization of this project.

  • Kunsthaus Graz

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-01 in #world #locations
    Kunsthaus Graz

    The Kunsthaus was built in 2003 when Graz was European Capital of Culture. It was designed by London architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier and is a very cool futuristic building – in my opinion it looks like a big blue space ship - situated near the river Mur between Südtiroler Platz and Lendkai.

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  • Lurgrotte (Semriach)

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-01 in #world #locations
    Lurgrotte (Semriach)

    The Lurgrotte is Austrian’s largest water flowing cave. It is situated in Styria in a little village named Semriach, 25 km away from Graz. The cave is five km long and you can see lots of drip stones, bizarre sinter formations, enormous rock domes and submontane canyons.

  • Gsellmann's Weltmaschine (Gsellmann's world machine)

    written by agrimony on 2008-09-29 in #world #locations
    Gsellmann's Weltmaschine (Gsellmann's world machine)

    When you go on a holiday to Styria, a wonderful province of Austria with a breathtaking landscape, you will maybe hear of Gsellmann’s Weltmaschine. Franz Gsellmann who created this strange machine without any practical use was a farmer in Edelsbach near Feldbach in the middle of the Eastern Styrian Vulkanland.

  • Down By the Riverside (Ötztal Bahnhof)

    written by agrimony on 2008-09-22 in #world #locations
    Down By the Riverside (Ötztal Bahnhof)

    When it is getting warmer outside and the sun shines until late in the evening my favorite place to be is down by the riverside, about five minutes to walk from where my apartment is situated. The river is called Inn and it is the main river flowing through Tirol, the name of the province I live.

  • Stuibenfall (Umhausen)

    written by agrimony on 2008-09-17 in #world #locations
    Stuibenfall (Umhausen)

    The Stuibenfall is the highest waterfall in Tirol (256m high) which you can find a little bit outside the village Umhausen situated in the Ötztal. It is a very impressing an unforgettable natural spectacle and very easily to reach.

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  • Amsterdam ARCAM (Centre of Architecture)

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-05 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam ARCAM (Centre of Architecture)

    If you are interested in modern architecture, and you are on a holiday in Amsterdam, you should visit the ARCAM, the centre of architecture. The building itself is a great peace of architecture designed by Dutch architect René van Zuuk in 2003. It is situated between NEMO and the shipping museum.

  • Amsterdam Grachten

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-05 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam Grachten

    What makes Amsterdam such a special city are the Grachten which crosses the whole (inner) city annular. “Gracht” is Dutch for canal. The Grachten are small waterways spanned by lots of bridges. The start of their building was in 1612 because of more comfortably transport of wares form one depository to another but also for drainage and defense.

  • Amsterdam NEMO (Science Center)

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-04 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam NEMO (Science Center)

    NEMO is the biggest science center all over The Netherlands. You can see it when you arrive at the Central station (the central station) because of its extraordinary architecture – it looks like a big green ship - designed by Renzo Piano. It was built in 1997 and is situated on the fundamentals of the IJtunnel.

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  • Amsterdam Street-Markets

    written by agrimony on 2008-08-04 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam Street-Markets

    One of the most interesting shopping possibilities in Amsterdam is the several street-markets which can be found all over the city. The most famous one is maybe the Waterlooplein –market. There you can buy second-hand clothing but also new clothes, dvds, cds, rummage, and so on. It has its own metro-station and it is open from Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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  • Castle Schrofstein

    written by agrimony on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Castle Schrofstein

    Burg Schrofenstein, an abandoned castle ruin, is situated north-east from Stanz (a very old village of the Tiroler Oberland) near Landeck. To get there you need a car (it's signposted very well) and you should like hiking because you need to get up to the castle afoot. But if you arrived once you will not regret it.

  • Views of Matala (Crete Island)

    written by agrimony on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Views of Matala (Crete Island)

    Interesting place for beach a panoramic view inside the cave.

  • Stams in Tirol

    written by agrimony on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Stams in Tirol

    If you are a brave and courageous human and witches or wizards can't harm you, then it is right for you to go to the oak forest in Stams / Tirol.

  • Amrum

    written by agrimony on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Amrum

    If you want to relax and like nature, sand, sea and peace, Amrum is the best place for you. I spent my holidays there and enjoyed it very much. I rented myself a bike and explored the little island (20,46 km²). One of the most impressing buildings of the island is the islands landmark, the lighthouse.

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  • Beach of the River Inn

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Beach of the River Inn

    Come with me and I will show you a place full of secrets, joy and adventures where you can spend your leisure time. The beach at the river Inn in Ötztal Bahnhof/Tirol. You don't have to drive to the south

  • Samos

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Samos

    Samos is a small island in Greece (length: about 43 km, width: about 19 km) but nevertheless full of contrasts ... mountains where you can go hiking (but you should be in good condition), beautiful and lonely beaches, cultural highlights like antique ruins, deep forests, picturesque villages, cosy taverns but also lively cities, where you can go shopping or enjoy nightlife. People here are very friendly and open minded. It's almost necessary to rent a car because public transport is non-lined. The streets are a challenge but great for adventurers like me!

  • Lanzarote

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Lanzarote

    Lanzarote is one of seven Canary Islands and it is situated north-east of the island group. The island is also one of 17 autonomous regions in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 140 km away from Morocco and about 1000 km from the Spanish mainland. The climate is very mild all around the year, like everlasting spring. It is mild in winter and not too hot in summer because Lanzarote is situated in the Passat zone, which means that there are fresh winds from the North which make the high temperatures bearable. Lanzarote is a volcanic island that's why (what a surprise!) you can find some volcanoes on it. To see them visit the Timanfaya National Park where you can see the Montanas del Fuego. It is very impressive to drive through the black fields of lava (only possible with a bus tour). All over the island you can find artworks of Cesar Manrique, the islands figurehead artist. To get some impressions of Manrique's sense of art you can visit his very exceptionally designed house where you can see artworks of Manrique and other artists.

  • Vacation in Berlin

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Vacation in Berlin

    If you live in a little village like me where nothing happens at all vacation means travelling to a big city like Berlin where you can feel life pulsating! It's a really great city with lots of different faces and places, and the people I met were very friendly and open-minded.

  • The Wall Monuments

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    The Wall Monuments

    You can find Wall Monuments all over the city of Berlin. They are charted in mostly every city map of Berlin and are easy to reach with the S-Bahn or on foot. The most popular and largest Wall Monument (1316 m long) is the East-Side-Gallery in the Mühlenstraße between the Ostbahnhof and the Oberbaumbrücke along the river Spree. It is called East-Side-Gallery because after the Fall of the Wall in 1989 artists from all over the world commented the political changes of the years 1989/90 in 106 paintings and graffiti and it is on the formerly east side of Berlin. Lots of those paintings are strongly weathered in the course of time - mostly because of urban emissions. So there was found an association to save this Wall Monument from further destruction and it was renovated and conserved. The East-Side-Gallery is a listed building.

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  • Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse-Bielerhoehe. The Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse is one of the most favored and beautiful mountain roads of the Austrian Alps. It connects the Montafon in Vorarlberg with the Paznauntal in Tyrol. The highest pint is Bielerhoehe in 2030 m sea level. There you can find lots of possibilities to spend your time. The simplest one is to sit down in the restaurant Silvrettasee with its amazing view over the Silvretta Lake. A very special one is to make a boat tour on the Silvretta Lake with the motorboat. It is Europe's one and only motorboat traffic in over 2000m sea level.

  • Vacation in Amsterdam

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Vacation in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam... one of my favorite cities I have ever spent my holidays! There are lots of sightseeing objects in Amsterdam, for example the Van Gogh Museum. It is the main museum with Van Goghs works, also very early ones. Also very interesting is the Rijksmuseum, where you can watch Dutch art from 16th to 19th century or the Rembrandthuis, which was the house of Rembrandt (what a surprise!).

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