Europe - Views of the old world

Assorted things from Germany, Spain, Greenland, Turkey, Switzerland, England, Denmark, Norway, Finland and other weird places.

  • Thy fearful symmetry

    The old warehouses are divided by canals.

    HafenCity, Hamburg

  • Row your boat

    The river La Riera divides the city into Upper town and Lower town.

    Palma, Spain

  • Unyielding

    This bridge crosses the Rhine river. It is the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany, since it connects Hauptbahnhof and Messe/Deutz stations.

    Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

  • Ice ice baby

    Opera House in Oslo, Norway

  • Bay of the maiden

    According to legend, the stretch of sand across the bay was named after a girl who filled her skirt with sand and tried to make a bridge for herself across the water to escape the pirates raiding her village.

    Kizkumu, Turkey

  • Frozen world


  • Top of the world

    A beautiful early morning in the snowy mountains.

    Snowboarding in Hemsedal, Norway

  • Where ocean pulls me close

    The northernmost part of Denmark is named Grenen, a small slice of mud where two oceans meet: Skagerrak and Kattegatt.

    Skagen, Denmark

  • The sound of silence

    I sat down next to the river Thames on a sunny afternoon, had an ice cream and catched up on my Bruce Chatwin.

    Jubilee gardens, London

  • Across the Rhine

    Mittlere Brücke from 1226 is one of the oldest Rhine crossings.


  • New kid on the block

    Munch Museum, Oslo

  • Dinner with a view

    Narvik is located below the mountain Rombakkstötta (1300 meters high) and this restaurant is located at 653 meters.

    Fjällheisrestaurangen in Narvik, Norway

  • I am the senate

    The cathedral at Senate square in Helsinki, Finland

  • The pine hills are alive

    This is the city of Marmaris, located at the meeting place of the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. It has one of the world's largest natural harbors and is preferably entered by boat.

    Marmaris, Turkey

  • City of neon

    Reine at Piccadilly Circus, London

  • City on the edge of forever

    The most remote birthday celebration I've ever attended.

    The village of Svolvaer in Lofoten, Norway

  • Call David Bowman

    The Monolith Plateau features 36 figure groups, surrounding The Monolith itself which took 14 years to accomplish and was unveiled in 1944, featuring 121 human figures.

    Vigeland installation within Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway

  • Rising above the mud

    Kronborg is a castle situated on a small island just off the coast of Denmark. It was the model for Elsinore in Hamlet, and according to legend it is the final resting place of Danish king Holger Danske, who fought side by side with Charlemagne against the Saracens.

    Helsingör, Denmark

  • Shades of green

    The trees outside Esca are a colorful contrast to the old bricks of St Pauls Church.

    Strasbourg, France