Der hohe Dom zu Mainz – Mainz Cathedral










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Le bleu

St. Stephan, Mainz
Fenster/windows: Marc Chagall







Dorze Kirche – Dorze church


Guge Mountains, Ethiopia

Finally Gulu – Endlich Gulu

e/d 11 pictures

We had planned to visit Gulu five years ago but back then, it had been a matter of time to decide either to visit Gulu or to climb Mount Elgon in the east. We have had some setbacks when it came to visiting Uganda’s unique nature reserves. Often, it was only possible to reach a national park at great expense and with the utmost effort, paying hundreds and hundreds of Dollars only for permits, entrance fees and the transport to the park. As a compensation, we had decided to not visit Gulu and climb Mount Elgon instead. Weiterlesen

Kampala

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Kampala

e/d Return to Kampala – Rückkehr nach Kampala

Five years after our first visit to Uganda and its capital, we finally revisited Kampala in July – twice. Of course, it´s a characteristic African capital, which means that it has got a modern town centre as well as sheds, huts and slums as far as the eye can see – for probably close to two million inhabitants. But set on “seven hills” amidst a rolling landscape one can also instantly observe the ongoing battle for the souls and the lives of the Ugandan people while looking at Kampala. A battle, which failed to attract my attention back then, but therefor this time, it struck me right away! Weiterlesen

Segnung – Benediction

Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Schweigeturm – Tower of silence

At the rock-hewn church of Bete Maryam; Lalibela, Ethiopia

At the rock-hewn church of Bete Maryam; Lalibela, Ethiopia

Schuhe – Shoes

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At Entos Eyesu Monastery, Lake Tana, Ethiopia

At Entos Eyesu Monastery, Lake Tana, Ethiopia

On the streets of Antsirabe

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On the streets of Antsirabe

On the streets of Antsirabe

Wer Süden, Südosten und den Westen Madagaskars bereisen möchte, wird zwangsläufig ziemlich oft in Antsirabe, der Stadt, „wo es viel Salz gibt“, vorbeischauen. Knapp 150 Kilometer südlich von Antananarivo im zentralen Hochland gelegen, ist Antsirabe nicht nur der statistisch kälteste Ort auf der Insel, sondern aufgrund der fruchtbaren Böden vulkanischen Ursprungs auch ein industrielles und landwirtschaftliches Zentrum und aufgrund der Rue Nationale 7 Richtung Süden sowie der Straße nach Miandrivazo (dem statistisch heißesten Ort der Insel, nur etwa 250 Kilometer entfernt!!!) und weiter gen Morondava an der Westküste ein Verkehrsknotenpunkt. Weiterlesen

Ambositra

Ambositra

Ambositra

Even if Ambositra (pronounced ambooshtre) might be no more than a halt in between for most Madagascar travellers, it´s definitely worth giving it a second glance. Ambositra is a small town halfway between Antsirabe (pronounced unzrabay) and Fianarantsoa (pronounced fyanarantsoo) on the RN7 from Tana down south, and it got charms set in the middle of central Madagascan highland in the country of Betsileo people. Life there is a tough one, especially in the cold southern winter, which is characterized by hard manual labour on the rice paddies, either making bricks or dressing the fields for planting. Weiterlesen