Train Travel

Lots of train travel this year. Vienna:

U-Bahnhof Donauinsel


M3 Metro Line


Gare de Viry - Chatillon


Pictures from Paris Part 2

Two years after part 1, here are pictures from another visit to Savigny-sur-Orge for a guest performance at the beautifully located Lycée Jean-Baptiste Corot.

Lycee J. B. Corot


Karrusell in der Abenddämmerung (2)

Avenue Montaigne

…day in Paris. Love the beautiful Lutetian limestone in Paris’ buildings.

Häuser im Sonnenlicht


Hiking in Heimbach (Eifel)

As there were two holidays last week, I decided to get out of town to take a short vacation in Heimbach (Eifel) for some hiking. The Eifel is only two hours away by train, but you feel so much closer to nature around all the forests and lakes.

Burg Hengebach

Burg Hengebach mit Brücke

The landscape is dominated by various reservoirs and dams, most notably the Rur dam. Below the view from the Hirschley atop the Kermeter onto the Rur lake.

Hirschley Panorama


More reservoirs downstream from the Rur dam.

Stauanlage Heimbach


The Art Nouveau hydro-electric power plant in Heimbach.


Vitra Architecture Tour

On the last day of my Obereggenen vacation, we went to Vitra in Weil am Rhein. They are a maker of designer furniture, show-casing some of their offerings in this stylish building.

Vitra Alice in Wonderland

Vitra Haus

As part of their architecture tour we got to see their production facilities where almost every building has been designed by famous architects; e.g. passage cover by Álvaro Siza and fire station by Zaha Hadid.

Vitra Überdachung

Vitra Fire Station

Vitra Zelt

Vitra Zeltdach

Vitra Bank