Posts in Category: Travel

Fuji XT-2 goes to Tenerife

It took time to get my own Fuji XT-2, I ordered one late November of 2016Photo of the Fuji XT-2 with the Kit lens and by the end of the year I still had no Idea when I would get my hands one one. Reason: Backorder…

Anyway by early February I finally held one in my hands and got to do a bit of personal testing/ exploring. Reading lot’s of reviews did prepare me in a rudimentary way of what the camera has to offer, but in order to learn to use it, I needed to take it out and shoot with it.

At the Moon and Stars Festival

A couple of weeks ago I went on a road trip with some friends to theTom Jones at the Moon and Stars Festival in Locarno in Switzerland southern part of Switzerland, the Tessin and northern Italy. The Tessin is south of the Alps and therefore the weather is usually warmer, sunnier and more mediterran.

Moon and Stars is a week long music festival located on the ‘Piazza Grande’ of Locarno, a charming setting in the center of the town. The main act on the given night where: Earth Wind & Fire and Tom Jones.


Statues on top of the plaza facing St. Peters Basilica.Last Sunday we, my brothers Andreas and Donat, his son Remus and I, few to Rome for a quick city visit. It is fall vacation time here in Europe.

Donat had lived in Rome years back for some time and Andreas had visited there a number of times, as did Remus. For me it was a first! We got our feet on the ground so to speak early afternoon and went for a stroll immediately, not a moment to waste…

Donat took the lead and guided us through the streets, from the back of the Vatican, where we stayed to the front and eventually into the great ‘piazza’ facing St. Peters Basilica. The size and grandeur of the plaza and the basilica is impressive! Even more astounding is the interior of the church…

Lake Cruise

Just a week back I tried a new route across the lake 'Bodensee'. It was a spur of the moment decision with the boat leaving the dock in Rorschach just after 5pm. The trip would take me to Langenargen, a neat small town on the German side of the lake. The prominent landmark in Langenargen is the Castle of Montfort. It is also used as a restaurant and for events. (the caste is at the very left of the first image.

From there I had to take a train to Friedrichshafen and from there back to the Swiss side of the lake to Romanshorn the car ferry. The last image shows the Swiss Cruise Ship Fleet at their moorings in the harbor, night descending...

Castle Montfort, Langenargen

Schweizerische Bodensee Schifffahrt