Autumn: Moods and Colours

Autumn: Moods and Colours

Autumn has always been my favourite season because of its multifaceted nature. The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the city and countryside slowly changes from summer greens into bright yellow, golden orange or fiery red.
Up to the mountains

Up to the mountains

As the Summer of 2020 – also known as the corona summer or the summer that never was – draws to a close, the recurring vacation theme in Austria was “Urlaub Dahoam”.But in landlocked Austria, the destination choices are either historic...
Macro Photography

Macro Photography

I consider macro photography to be more of an inward looking exercise, an activity that requires one to slow down and pay attention to details, very small details. It was the perfect type of photography to take up when most of Europe was in lockdown from February to...
Smoke Trails

Smoke Trails

At the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe in between March and April, my wife and I stayed home and kept much to ourselves to help minimize the spread of the corona virus. To keep busy and keep the creative juices flowing, I tried my hand again at macro...
Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Christmas markets in Vienna are a centuries-old tradition dating back to 1298. From mid-November to 25 December, many of Vienna’s most beautiful and famous squares are transformed into traditional Christmas markets. They lend a festive atmosphere to warm the...
Doors, Doors, Doors

Doors, Doors, Doors

They come in all sizes, colours, styles and materials yet serve the same purpose – as an entrance to an establishment, building, business, house or residence. I’m talking about doors. It has always fascinated me how much time and artistic efforts were...
Pilgrimage to Eggenburg

Pilgrimage to Eggenburg

It’s been an annual tradition of the Vienna English Speaking Catholic Community to go on a Marian pilgrimage every October. The destination has for the past years always been either to Mariazell in the Styrian Alps or to Klein Mariazell in the Vienna woods. For...
Shades of Turin

Shades of Turin

We spent three days in Turin in August — as a side trip really from Milan and Lake Como — and discovered much to our (pleasant) surprise that Turin has much, much more to offer than just the Shroud and football. Shades of Turin by Rodolfo Quevenco on...
Churches and Cathedrals: A Photo Series

Churches and Cathedrals: A Photo Series

I recently completed a three-part photo series on churches and cathedrals all done on the Exposure platform. It was a project that you can literally say took years in the making and one that sort of happened by chance. Through the years, I’ve noticed that...
A View of Hamburg

A View of Hamburg

For visitors to Hamburg and even for most Hamburgers, city life revolves around the harbour, most commonly known as the Hamburg Hafen. And probably the best-known building in the Hafen is the Elbphilharmonie, fondly called “Elbie” by the locals. Accompany...